TO ENJOY: ice cream

Yesterday, I purchased this Cuisinart ice cream maker on One King’s Lane. My Kitchen Aid mixer has been collecting dust since I started teaching this year, and I had been waiting for the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment to go on sale someplace when I saw this one pop up on One King’s Lane, and I realized it got better reviews than it’s Kitchen Aid counterpart. I liked the idea of only having to store an attachment versus a whole maker, but this model is only 10x10x15. Since it was also $20 cheaper, better-reviewed and red, it was a no-brainer.

I cannot wait for it to arrive so I can start making all of the excellent ice creams that I have been pinning, like:

Rose Water Sorbet with Chopped Pistachios

Watermelon Lime Sorbet Slices

Grapefruit Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet 

 (Psst: If you love the turquoise ice cream maker that’s sold out on OKL, it’s on Amazon for only 99 cents more (: )


a prehistoric, gluten-free, Christmas celebration

There are few things more appropriate for a team of preschool/pre-k teachers than dinosaur sugar cookies. Especially Christmas-inspired dinosaur sugar cookies. Or maybe it’s just me… Anyway, these sugar cookies were a hit at my team’s Christmas get-together this afternoon. Since I’m gluten free, I just substituted the all-purpose flour for the same amount of Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend (I swear by this stuff for gluten-free baking; it’s pricy, but so worth it).