Posts Tagged ‘black cherries’

Cherry-Root Beer BBQ Ribs

Homemade BBQ sauce is a must make this summer, especially when it involves fresh sweet cherries and root beer! Slather it on ribs or your favorite grilled meats.

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Black Cherry-Peach Crisp Ice Cream

If you thought fruit crisp topped with ice cream was good, try mixing it all together. Sweet and crunchy black cherry-peach crisp layered throughout vanilla ice cream.

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The affliction of living with a food blogger is waiting to devour the food until all the photos have been taken at all possible angles. Waiting to be given the go-ahead to eat that gorgeous plate/bowl of food is just as torturous for you as it is for us, I promise. But how do you know for sure when the photo shoot has been completed, particularly for multi-step recipes such as ice cream? Without asking it’s a risky business.

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Yes, this ice cream was dug into before I was finished (photo evidence above). It’s my fault for not stressing this fact to my parents but I was still upset to find a large chunk already scooped out, especially when it was not even completely set yet. Normally I don’t bother with pictures of ice cream in the container but I purposely used a loaf pan this time to get all stupid-food blogger on you by putting ice cream in a baking pan and then taking aerial shots of it being scooped out. Like those first steps in pristine just-fallen white snow. I’ll just have to make more ice cream soon – darn.

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Thankfully the flavor of the ice cream did not suffer from it’s premature scooping. My parents’ inability to wait just shows how much they could not wait to try it. It starts out simple enough with a vanilla base which is then layered with bits of black-cherry peach crisp (notice those beautiful chunks of crisp topping in the post-churn/pre-freeze photo above). I baked a crisp just to turn it into ice cream. Which means this ice cream tastes just like a black cherry-peach crisp a la mode. Cannot really blame my parents, can I?

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One year ago: Greek Yogurt Everything Bagels

Three years ago: Cosmic Brownies
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Dark Chocolate Black Cherry Oatmeal Cookie-wiches

Are whoopie pies cakes or cookies? I know the name says pies, but they do not resemble a pie at all. It is more like a cake-like cookie with yummy filling sandwiched between. But I suppose “cake-cookie sandwiches” isn’t as fun to say as “whoopie pies”. Twittering didn’t help either as people went either way. Some said they were both or neither, claiming to be in a category all their own. I’m going to submit this issue to “Unsolved Mysteries”.

I decided to stick to the name “cookie-wiches” for this creation because they ended up not quite looking like whoopie pies. Shun me if you dare, but these cake-like cookies were just begging to be sandwiched around some fluffy goodness. And there is even 0% Black Cherry Chobani Greek yogurt in there instead of cream cheese. Excuse me while I shake up some other baking ideologies.

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One year ago: Caprese Salad Grilled Cheese Sandwich
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Black Cherry Vanilla Almond Smoothie

This is one of my favorite smoothies. The black cherries are perfectly sweet and the almond matches up so well. Sometimes I pump up the almond a bit and use almond milk instead of regular milk. It almost tastes like dessert!

I loved these crazy straws growing up. I was so excited to find one! Although not the widest to allow for smoothie passage, it’s still fun to look at.


1 cup frozen pitted black cherries

1/2 banana

1/4 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt

1 Tbsp sliced almonds

3/4 cup milk or almond milk


  1. Place ingredients, in the order listed, into a rocket blender. Seal with the cross blade base and pulse until well combined.
  2. Enjoy!!

Source: Adapted from SELF Challenge 2010 Month 1

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