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Eggnog Ice Cream

The other day I was in the mood for ice cream. Yeah, it was freezing outside, but I wanted ice cream anyway. So I decided to make these delicious pumpkin ice cream sandwiches. Except that I didn’t have any heavy cream. So I couldn’t make that (or pretty much any) ice cream recipe. As I sat drinking a cup of eggnog, I had a flash of brilliance.

Eggnog ice cream. Here’s what you need.

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Really, that’s it. Since eggnog already has the whole egg custard thing going on, I hoped it would work. It did. I just added a little vanilla extract to prevent the eggnog from crystallizing.

Decorating Cookies

I have been sewing up a storm lately. The problem is, it’s all Christmas presents for people who read my blog, so I can’t share! But one day a little while ago Brad and I were actually off work on the same day (which is quite a rare thing around here), so we decided to bake and decorate some Christmas cookies.

Lottie loved helping to cut out the shapes.

Kelsey loved to lick the frosting off the beater.

(Brad loved that too… if we’re being completely honest here.)

{Christmas in July} Baking

The tip to holiday baking is to do it all at once. I remember my grandma used to say, “It’s just as easy to make 4 dozen cookies as it is to make one.” Sure, she was referring to just a regular baking day, not the holidays, but the same principle applies.

I love baking. (Almost) every Wednesday I bake cookies or some other treat. So, a few weeks ago, instead of making just my regular batch of cookies, I made three. One batch of three different kinds of cookies. And you know what? It really didn’t take me much longer than making my regular batch. Here are the three types I made: