Sweet Dreams

Sweet dreams…

are made of these

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whipped cream

Whipped cream – make your own. Easy peasy. It’s cream and you whip it. Whip it good.

You and I can disagree

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These work really well, too, if you don’t like chocolate or don’t want to run to the store for one thing.

Graham crackers are also very good - Today is National Graham Cracker Day, too

Graham crackers are also very good – July 5th  is National Graham Cracker Day, too. Who knew?

Travel the World and the Seven Seas

Everybody’s looking for something

This month Rachael Ray tackles

ice box cakes.

ice box cake  or Zebra Cake  or Famous Wafer Cake or - it doesn't matter what you call it, it's just as goods

Ice box cake or Zebra Cake or Famous Wafer Cake or – it doesn’t matter what you call it, it’s just as good.

Among other things.

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My sister in law brought Zebra Cupcakes – Famous Chocolate Wafers sandwiched with whipped cream between and stacked into cupcake papers –  to a recent family gathering.

Finger lickin’ good.

There are a whole range of cookies and even crackers that can be creamed, as it were, and left to sit for a while so that it become neither cream nor cookies, but

DELICIOUS

This is more of a concept then a recipe.

Martha Stewart has, of course, improved all  this in the past

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Notice that this is no mere stack of store bought cookies. These are homemade chocolate chippers with whipped cream and shaved chocolate on top. In circles. Fancy.

Did you know you can flavor whipped cream?

Use a different then vanilla extract, or a spoonful of a liquor or some spice – cinnamon, for instance  is fantastic – and for that I must thank Martha, with Everyday Food.

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Good Things.

Speaking of Good Things……

The Oxford English Dictionary recently added the word

EARWORM

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2 responses to “Sweet Dreams

  1. You had me at “Sweet dreams…are made of these” and the tune was still in my mind at “earworm”. Are you a magician, or a mind reader? 😉

  2. Loving your blog. I remember those refrigerator cakes with the chocolate cookies and whipped cream. My mom always added mint extract and a dot of green food coloring to the whipped cream. She also made an appetizer with hard salami stacked with garlicky cream cheese. Chill, add toothpicks, and slice into wedges. Each stack was about 1.5 to 2 inches high, and looked very cool — and reflected the look of the stacked icebox cake at the end. Fun remembering that.

    As for the Sweet Dreams — recently saw a version of the song that went “Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to dis a brie. Everybody’s looking for Stilton.” So now, that’s running through my head. 🙂

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