Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sundaes with Bourbon Whipped Cream and Toasted Pecans

So I've been a little obsessed with making ice cream this summer.  It started several months ago when I stumbled upon the Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home cookbook and realized I could make her insanely good Salty Caramel Ice Cream rather than pay $11 a pint for it at our local specialty foods store.  … Continue reading Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Sundaes with Bourbon Whipped Cream and Toasted Pecans

Cocktail Hour: A Simple Crisp White + Smoked Whitefish Spread

Sometimes nothing is better than a crisp white on a warm summer evening.  Yesterday marked the summer solstice, and we spent it on our just finished stone terrace with chilled sauv blanc and this smoked whitefish spread.  I picked up the smoked whitefish fillets from a fisherman's stand at the farmers' market in Lake Bluff … Continue reading Cocktail Hour: A Simple Crisp White + Smoked Whitefish Spread