Chef Walter Staib of A Taste of History shares this vanilla ice cream recipe. According to Chef Staib the founding fathers were critical in bringing the dessert to America, even First Lady Dolley Madison was a fan. One respected history of ice cream states that, as the wife of U.S. President James Madison she served ice cream at her husband’s Inaugural Ball in 1813.
28 freezer pop molds or 28 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks
1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2 cups prepared limeade
2 to 3 teaspoons green food coloring, optional
In a large bowl, combine the water, sugar, gelatin and Kool-Aid mix; stir until sugar is dissolved. Add watermelon juice. Fill each mold or cup with 3 tablespoons watermelon mixture. Freeze until almost slushy, about 1 hour.
Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze.
In a small bowl, combine limeade and, if desired, food coloring. If using freezer molds, remove holders. If using paper cups, remove foil. Pour limeade mixture over tops. Return holders or foil. Freeze until firm.
Nutritional Facts 1 pop: 64 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (15g sugars, trace fiber), trace protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch Originally published as Cool Watermelon Pops in Simple & Delicious June/July 2011, p13
Line two greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add egg yolks, vanilla and orange peel; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk and orange juice.
In another bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form. Fold into batter.
Pour into prepared pans. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Gently peel off waxed paper and discard. Cool cakes completely.
In a bowl, combine the chopped strawberries and sugar; let stand for 30 minutes. In a bowl, beat cream and vanilla until cream begins to thicken. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar on high until stiff peaks form. Fold in sour cream.
PLace one cake layer on a serving plate; top with chopped berries and half of the cream mixture. Top with the remaining cake and cream mixture. Garnish with whole berries.
Rub ribs with Cajun seasoning. Layer ribs and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar, orange juice, vinegar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, mustard, paprika, garlic powder, Liquid Smoke if desired and salt. Pour over ribs. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or until meat is tender.
Remove ribs and keep warm. Strain cooking juices and skim fat; transfer to a small saucepan. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into juices. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with ribs.
Originally published as Lazy Man’s Ribs in Simple & Delicious January/February 2007, p.35