Fresh Blackberry Custard Tart

I purchased some fresh blackberries by mistake last week. I love the flavor of blackberries so I browsed through my recipe files to find a way use the berries. After a long search, I ended up combining several recipes–a sweet pie crust with a custard and fruit filling. Now it is a delicious blackberry custard tart.  Continue reading

Brandied Blackberry Ice Cream for Valentine’s Day, MegaBus and Family Treasures

Valentine’s Day deserves an extra special dessert. While any chocolate dessert is my favorite, I opted to create something unique in my kitchen this year:  Brandied Blackberry Ice Cream with Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies. Serve the ice cream in an antique Haviland china bowl and share with someone special – in this case our family’s grandmother. My husband’s mother, grandma Jeanne, aged 90 years, discovered MegaBus service and rode in from Houston this weekend to attend my daughter’s double-bass music competition here in Baton Rouge.

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