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Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.



As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.



Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Friday, November 4, 2011

cinnamon almond ice cream

for the fall, i wanted to try a new flavor of homemade ice cream.  i found a recipe in Susan branch's autumn cookbook for cinnamon ice cream.  since i have been reading many articles about the benefits of cinnamon, i decided to adapt her more complicated recipe to my standard recipe with a few changes.

following my standard ice cream recipe on the blog, add a heaping teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the mixture and substitute almond extract for the vanilla extract.  i also added some chopped sliced almonds at the end of the processing cycle in the ice cream machine.

i feel like i have discovered a really new and delicious flavor of ice cream.  once again, homemade ice cream is so creamy and delicious, much better than any store bought brand.

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