Summer Frozen Berry Meringue Custards


With summer berries in abundance, why not freeze a few to make this light and heavenly dessert?! It is simply out of this world!~Amy

Summer Frozen Berry Meringue Custards

1 recipe vanilla custard
Store bought meringues, broken into pieces
Assorted berries, frozen

Vanilla Custard

1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup half and half
2 tbsp butter
2 tsp Vanilla

In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and sugar. Set aside.
In a large saucepan, whisk eggs until frothy; about one minute. Whisk in sugar mixture, and mix until well blended. Add milk and half and half. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until it thickens. Remove from heat and stir in butter. Add vanilla, and blend well. Pour over broken meringues, and top with frozen berries, and serve immediately.

Recipe by Amy and Madeline Richardson

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Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Ice Cream!


You have made the crumbles, you have made the pies, now it is time for ice cream. Using the same crumble for the pies, I came up with probably my favorite ice cream this year! So creamy, so crunchy, with brown sugary goodness, maybe this will be your next favorite too!~Amy

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Cookie Crunch Ice Cream!

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crumble:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal. Cut butter into flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is pea sized. Spread desired amount evenly onto parchment. Bake until golden brown, crumble when completely cooled. Refrigerate remaining crumble and use as topping for a fruit crisp, cobbler, or coffee cake, etc..

Ice cream base:

4 cups half and half
1/4 brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lemon juice
Pinch of salt

Whisk together half and half, sugars, vanilla, lemon juice and salt.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
When frozen, swirl in baked oatmeal crumble. Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Fresh Strawberry, Raspberry, and Rhubarb Butter Crumble with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream!


I LOVE a fresh baked berry crumble! So delicious, hot out of the oven and topped with a dollop of whipped cream! It is such a perfectly wonderful way to end a late summer evening.~Amy

Fresh Strawberry, Raspberry, and Rhubarb Butter Crumble with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream!

1 recipe
Fresh Strawberry, Raspberry and Rhubarb Pie Filling*

*Recipe found on www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Butter Crumble:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal. Cut butter into flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is pea sized. Set aside.

Pour pie filling either uncooked or cooked into 1 1/2 quarts baking dish or individual ramekins. Pour crumble mixture evenly over the top. Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees until golden brown and bubbly.

Serve with *Brown Sugar Whipped Cream or vanilla or *Brown Sugar Dulce de Leche Ice Cream

Makes 6-8 servings

*Recipes can be found on www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com

Recipes by Amy Richardson

Brown Sugar Dulce de Leche Swirled Ice Cream


This delicious ice cream is sure to be a favorite with your caramel loving friends, easy and so good! ~Amy


Brown Sugar Dulce de Leche Swirled Ice Cream
4 cups half and half
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup Dulce de Leche
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt

Whisk together half and half, sugar, dulce de Leche syrup, vanilla, lime juice and salt.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
When frozen, swirl in additional dulce de Leche if desired. Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Recipe by Madeline and Amy Richardson

Fresh Banana Ice Cream


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This fun flavored ice cream is terrific topped with fresh bananas, caramel, pecans, chocolate, but I like it best simply bare! ~Amy

Fresh Banana Ice Cream
4 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
1 large banana
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt

In a blender, blend together banana, half and half, sugar, vanilla, lime juice and salt, until smooth.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

Recipe by Amy Richardson

Tahitian Toasted Coconut Ice Cream


For all you toasted coconut lovers, this ice cream will take you on a trip to Tahiti! Creamy Tahitian vanilla with a toasted coconut crunch! This sweet treat is sure to please!🌴

Tahitian Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

4 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cream of coconut syrup, Coco Lopez
1 tsp Nielsen Massey Tahitian Vanilla
1 tbsp lime juice
Pinch of salt

1/2-3/4 cup coconut, toasted

Whisk together half and half, sugar, cream of coconut, vanilla, lime juice and salt.

Freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.
When frozen, stir in toasted coconut. Serve immediately, or place in a covered container and freeze for a couple hours for a firmer texture.

Recipe by Madeline and Amy Richardson

End of Summer Fruit Stand Pie Party!


You’re pie party is just a few steps away! The perfect end of summer party for everyone!~Amy


End of Summer Fruit Stand Pie Party!

Party menu:

Homemade Pie Preserves:
Fresh Peach and Lemon Verbena*
Fresh Strawberry, Raspberry, and Rhubarb*
Fresh Blackberry, Blueberry, and Basil*
Bourbon Vanilla Custard*

Fresh Fruit:
Sliced Peaches, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries

Sugared Pastry Toppers, recipe follows

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Butter Crumble, recipe follows

Brown Sugar Whipped Cream*

Sugared Puff Pastry Toppers:
Heat oven to 400 degrees
I package purchased puff pastry
Egg + 1 tbsp water beaten
Crystal sugar

Cut each sheet into 9 Squares. Place on parchment lined sheet, brush with egg wash, and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown 12-14 minutes. Cool.

Sugared Pie Crust Toppers:
Heat oven to 400 degrees
I recipe pie dough, homemade or purchased
2-3 tbsp milk or cream
Crystal sugar

Cut into desired shapes. Place on parchment lined sheet, brush with milk or cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until golden brown 12-14 minutes. Cool.

Brown Sugar Oatmeal Butter Crumble:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, sugars, salt and oatmeal. Cut butter into flour mixture until the mixture is crumbly and the butter is pea sized. Spread evenly onto parchment. Bake until golden brown. Or refrigerate until ready to use.

Entertaining Station:

Belham Living Winfield Potting Table
$180, http://www.hayneedle.com

Coral Coast Halstead Outdoor Wood Potting Bench
$250, hayneedle.com

*Recipes and can be found on my blog at http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com