It's pretty exciting doing something that you've never done before.
The thrill of figuring out how to do it.
The anxiety in wondering if everything will work out right.
The pressure to succeed.
And, yes, I'm talking about cooking here.
I thrive on trying new things in the kitchen whether it's a new cooking technique, new type of meat or vegetable or new technology to help me out in my quest to make something delicious.
I always start out knowing that it's a risk but also knowing that the reward can be so sweet!
Just like the creamy, fruity reward in this Strawberry Ice Cream.
This was my first time to make homemade ice cream and the inauguration of my ice cream maker. I was given this dandy machine as a wedding present and knew that if the summer ended without me using it, I would regret it.
I got this recipe from a small cookbook that I bought in Bentonville called "The Art of Food."
This 40-page booklet of recipes was compiled by Downtown Bentonville and has tantalizing entrees, appetizers, drinks and desserts from all of my favorite restaurants in that area!
I feel like I'm getting into a chef's head when I read this recipe book, and I love it!
This recipe was submitted by Tusk & Trotter, which serves some very tasty pub fare.
But this is just no ordinary strawberry ice cream because it gets a nice brightening up with some lemon zest and lemon juice. The citrus makes it light yet creamy and it tastes just like summer.
This time, trying something new turned out be a creamy, dreamy success.
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