Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Frozen Yogurt + Pizzelle Cones

I had a major craving for Pinkberry the other day and I decided to indulge and remembered how much I love tart, plain frozen yogurt. Making my own frozen yogurt is much more affordable than going to Pinkberry every other day! And this is such a delicious recipe and so easy to make that I definitely recommend trying it yourself. You won't regret it!

I also wanted to experiment with my pizzelle maker so I decided to make mini cones and although they don't hold a lot they are the perfect little spoon to scoop up this wonderful frozen yogurt.

Frozen yogurt + fresh fruit + pizzelle = A wonderful dessert.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt
Adapted from 101 Cookbooks

3 cups Greek-style yogurt
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix together the yogurt, sugar, and vanilla. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Makes about 1 quart.

Cinnamon-Vanilla Pizzelle Cones
Adapted from
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus additional for buttering pizzelle maker
Special equipment: an electric pizzelle maker; a 5 1/2-inch cone-shaped pizzelle mold
Makes about 20.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Floral Embossed Plates

After meeting Rachel and Miss K at Noah's for some delicious bagels this morning, we met up with Melissa and Miss J and drove to some estate sales across Long Beach. I wasn't able to find anything at the first two sales but at the third sale I did stumble across these adorable plates. At only $4 for a set of 8 I just couldn't resist. My only problem...I'm not exactly sure how to use them! I do have a few idea's but I wanted to hear from you.

So tell me, how would you use these plates? They are white ceramic with petals and flowers, about 8.5" in diameter and they would look amazing on a table with my vintage milk glass vases.

Addendum---Thanks to Heidi for telling me that these are artichoke plates. Great to know their original use and can't wait to use them for artichokes and so much more!


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