Root Beer Syrup

I use simple syrup and root beer extract (or concentrate) to make my root beer syrup. The kids certainly don't seem to mind because every time we make root beer soda, it disappears really, really fast!

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Homemade Chocolate Magic Shell

Josh has always loved magic shell on his ice cream and the kids have inherited that love! I like it too but not as much as they do. If you’re a fan of magic shell, you probably know about the kind you can buy at the store.

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Sweet Cream Ice Cream

I made this Sweet Cream Ice Cream as a test, and it turned out to be quite tasty. I was looking for a base to use for other ice cream flavors. This ice cream is good on its own on brownies or with toppings. It is also a good starting point to add your own mix-ins as flavor.

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A Scone Redo: Ginger-Cardamom Scones with Cocoa Nib Chocolate

A few years ago, I came up with these ginger-cardamom scones with cacao nibs that my kids loved. Now, cocoa nibs are kind of expensive to buy already shelled from cocoa beans (though if I see a bag of cocoa nibs at Costco or Sam’s Club, I will probably buy them!) so instead of trying to shell cocoa beans myself, I buy chocolate bars with cocoa nibs in them and use those instead. All I have to do is chop up the chocolate bars and use the chunks. So it is almost like using cocoa nibs, right?

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