Strawberry Rosé Granita was a bonus recipe from awhile back. But it is so refreshing and the perfect make ahead summer dessert that we decided to bring it back as a permanent recipe. We also added in a blueberry version with limoncello and white wine. Hello summertime!
Granita is an easy frozen treat that doesn’t require an ice cream maker. Just a pan, fork and a little periodic scraping. If you don’t have the juicer/strainer attachment, you could also puree the berries in the blender attachment and then strain through a fine mesh strainer to remove seeds. But if you love berries as much as my family does, it is a great attachment! Also excellent for turning bumper crops of tomatoes into sauce during the summer, and apples into applesauce when autumn comes around.
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Oh hey, it’s May! One of the perks of being a blog subscriber is that subscribers receive a bonus recipe every month. This month we are making it available for everyone to view so people can get an idea of what a bonus recipe might entail. We’ve featured homemade potato chips, crackers, a variety of muffins and breakfast bars or griddle cakes, hot and cold dips for those summer get togethers or fall tailgating parties. We’ve even done cauliflower rice with the grater/slicer attachment. But since Mother’s Day is right around the corner, we are going to do a Mimosa Bar this month. Because moms deserve a cocktail, and a foot rub!
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Vanilla Bourbon Pear Butter was featured as the October bonus recipe this year. When I am recipe testing, I often have multiple batches of whatever I’m working on crowding my fridge and counter space. I started to think of other ways to use the pear butter besides the obvious toast, pancake, waffle, charcuterie platter, etc. I scooped out the middle of cupcakes and filled it with a little pear butter (yum!), used it as a filling for hand pies, and then started to think of making truffles with it after Ashley and I decided to have December’s posts be about homemade gifts. I have loved this pear butter every which way I have used it, and while this truffle recipe is time consuming, it is not difficult and makes a unique and lovely gift to share during the holidays.
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