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Wine Ice Cream? Yes, please!

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Why didn’t I know about this sooner?

Anyway, apparently this is not available everywhere, only in a few places. Yes, they do ship, but it’s a bit pricey then. However, I’m hopeful they’ll start selling this in more places very soon. Hopefully close to where I live; that’d be awesome.

Mercer’s Wine Ice Cream come in different flavors and they have a 5% alcohol content and 210 to 310 calories per 1/2 cup. The flavors are:

Cherry Merlot: Mercer’s premium ice cream with Bordeaux cherries blended with a Merlot wine recognized for its plum and black cherry undertones.

Chocolate Cabernet: Mercer’s premium chocolate ice cream with bits of bittersweet chocolate blended with a Cabernet wine filled with dried cherry & cassis notes.

Peach White Zinfandel: Mercer’s premium ice cream with fresh peaches blended with a White Zinfandel wine distinguished for its fruity undertones and pleasant finish.

Port: Mercer’s premium ice cream blended with an award-winning Ruby Port wine appreciated for its rich, heavily-bodied flavor.

Red Raspberry Chardonnay: Mercer’s premium ice cream blended with raspberry sauce and a Chardonnay wine known for its delicate vanilla nose and buttery smooth taste.

Riesling: Mercer’s premium ice cream blended with a Riesling wine prized for its fruity, crisp refreshing quality.

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I honestly can’t decide which one to try first. I just want to try them all. Have you tried them? Are they as delicious as they sound?

If you don’t know where to find them, you can use this map provided by Mercer’s.

And no, I don’t work for them, I’m not being paid to say any of this, I haven’t tried their ice cream (although I’d love to!) and had never even heard of them before (until today).

 

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I have a feeling this will only make sense in my head.

That moment when you forget you had something in the oven so you rush to rescue whatever is left of it, but then you get there and the cheese is overflowing and the chicken is all “Rawwr,” and you’re like “Get over it, chicken. You’re just a chicken,” and you realize how much you miss your mom.

Does this make sense?

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This is the look I was going for, I guess. The actual end result was… well… a bit scarier.

 

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Reading, cooking and playing pranks, that’s what vacations are all about.

Right now I’m enjoying some vacation time, and that means visiting my home country, my family, my friends, and my cats. My days are filled with reading some new stories and re-reading old ones, cooking with mom a few of my favorite dishes, and obeying my cats wishes of when and for how long to pet them.

But that’s another story. Let’s go back to cooking. The other day we were able to verify my grandma’s been senile for a very long time. We were using a handwritten recipe book my grandma wrote for me a few years ago. It’s full of dead people’s recipes. Well, my grandma wouldn’t say it like that, but let’s face it, most of our ancestors are no longer breathing.

Anyway, although I love my grandma’s effort in putting all the recipes together for me, I do have to question her at times. I think she forgets I’m not really that used to being in the kitchen and am not sure how to caramelize a pan with no ingredients listed or steps to follow (I do know now and I have to say it’s easier than it sounds).

But some of her recipes are also missing a few basic steps, probably because they were too obvious for her. She doesn’t tell you to bake things, for instance. How long and at what temperature to bake something? Oh, please, of course she doesn’t tell you that! How dare you ask!

Now, the best part was to throw away a whole batch of cream because it was not thickening, just to realize soon afterwards that we were supposed to add the egg yolks before, not after cooking the cream as specified in my grandma’s recipe.

Another important lesson I learned that day: do not try to be funny when your mother asks you if you know how to do something. She starts getting upset, you can’t stop laughing, then you try to make another joke and end up laughing and crying uncontrollably in front of the freezer.

Good times. Good times indeed.

Do you think that’s why she decided to wake me up from a nap using a spray bottle? Nah, of course not. She wouldn’t be seeking revenge, right? Right?

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Cupcakes

So my mother comes with the idea of making cupcakes for Christmas, and what do I do? I research cupcakes for hours and come up with so many different recipes and ideas and now all I can think is how much I want to bake some cupcakes. Funny thing is I don’t even want to eat them, I just want to make them and have someone else eat them.

What is wrong with me?

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S’mores cupcakes

 

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