Recipes by GrapeSugar

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Pineapple Sage Iced Tea

Pineapple Sage Iced Tea by GrapeSugar

Pineapple sage grows quickly and soon was the dominant plant growing straight up the middle of my herb pot....what to do with all of this sage?! Summer in Boston, and a house without central AC does not exactly lend itself well to something like a roast chicken with pineapple I soon found Rita's recipe for Pineapple Sage…

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Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Bread by GrapeSugar

Well hello!Are you still there? I am here! Really I am.I think of blogging often...but the 'real' world seems to have taken the front seat for awhile...Things have been a little crazy...a little bit of this:A little bit of that...A little tiny bit of this...And a lot of yearning to get back to blogging!Now that we are finally at least…

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Blackberry Sorbet

Blackberry Sorbet by GrapeSugar

Every August growing up, I would walk the edges of nearby fields, picking blackberries, and watching over my shoulder for neighborhood dogs on the loose! Those blackberries were sweet, huge, juicy and plentiful. I'd come home with a sherbet container full, and more than a few prickers.Nowadays, I get my blackberries at Wilson's Farm…

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Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing

Sugar Cookies with Royal Icing by GrapeSugar

I finally accomplished a long held goal, sugar cookies with royal icing! Yay! Not only did I make one batch, I made two batches, for two separate events, within a week of each other.I am now on a sugar cookies sabbatical, at least for a couple more weeks!My first attempt at these cookies was for a dear friend's baby shower. She is…

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Chocolate Sorbet

Chocolate Sorbet by GrapeSugar

Chocolate Sorbet is so lovely. It's rich and satisfying, yet doesn't have the weight of some chocolate ice creams. I say, perfect for summer! Here in Boston, it's going to be in the 90s starting tomorrow!I had the Chocolate Fudgsicle sorbet at JP Licks last weekend, which is exactly what started this quest. Their official…

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Mango Sorbet

Mango Sorbet by GrapeSugar

I know, I know, my last post was about sorbet, but that was chocolate sorbet, I feel like mango sorbet is REAL's fruit! It's like healthy ice cream!OK, so I am a little obsessed with ice cream, sorbet, and my ice cream maker attachment to my KitchenAid...although this you can make without an ice cream maker. (More on that…

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Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread by GrapeSugar

I searched for a zucchini bread recipe for years that would satisfy a childhood memory. I found it.Growing up near the ocean, and near fields, my childhood was spent exploring nature, blowing bubbles, hiking in nearby nature sanctuaries. I now realize how lucky I was. I spent many days walking across the field from my house to my best…

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Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich by GrapeSugar

Need a dessert? Need a dessert for a BBQ without having to use plates or utensils? This is the dessert for you!I made these this weekend for a BBQ, and they were a big hit.The night before the BBQ I made a batch of my mint oreo cookie ice cream, but instead of crushed Oreos I used 1 cup of chopped bittersweet chocolate. I buy Bakers…

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Cornbread and Birthday Cake

Cornbread and Birthday Cake by GrapeSugar

Have you ever seen the cast iron cornbread molds shaped like corn on the cob? My Mom bought one at Brimfield last week and made cornbread for my birthday breakfast this past weekend. So fun.Cornbread Recipe? Ummm, ( was a mix...but oh so good!)Birthday breakfast also included some JohnnyCakes....a RI special. In all honesty…

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Time for Peppermint Bark

Time for Peppermint Bark by GrapeSugar

If it's chocolate and it's mint, I'm a fan. Especially if the chocolate is white chocolate! So of course I love Peppermint bark. A couple of years ago I decided to try to make it myself, and found that it's super easy!I don't temper the chocolate, maybe I'll try it someday...but I just wanted a recipe I could quickly do so I could…

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