Rhubarb Butter

Rhubarb Butter | The Gray Boxwood

Jams, jellies and butters are all delicious spreads made with fresh fruits. A butter is a completely smooth spread using equal parts sugar and fruit. When cooked down, it almost becomes the spreadable consistency of softened butter. Rhubarb butter is perfect all summer long, and with a hint of orange, it marries perfectly with fall and winter flavors as well. Even though it involves canning, this recipe is easy and quick. Have no fear and try this one out for yourself!

This post is a collaboration with our good friend Entertaining with Beth. Make sure to watch her video for the perfect homemade bread to pair with this rhubarb butter!

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Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Oatmeal Coconut Cookies | The Gray Boxwood

A cookies’ texture and color can be largely determined by whether vegetable shortening or butter is used as the base. I love both types of cookies, but always forget how perfect a shortening cookies can be: lightly crisp on the edges and perfect coloring. These cookies are simply flavored and delicious straight from the oven or from the freezer! (I do love a frozen cookie on a hot day!)

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Marshmallow Creme Ice Cream

Marshmallow Creme Ice Cream | The Gray Boxwood

Sometimes vanilla ice cream just isn’t right. Don’t get me wrong – vanilla is great, especially homemade, but when I want something a little different I reach for…..marshmallow creme. Yes, the fluffy white confection that many keep on hand only for Christmas fudge. Whipped into ice cream, marshmallow creme becomes ribbons of sweet cream, flavoring the ice cream just enough. It can be enjoyed in place of vanilla or stand on its own as a delicious dessert.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream | The Gray Boxwood

Young or old, there is something special about mint chocolate chip ice cream! For kids, I think it’s the bits of chocolate candy. For adults, it’s the smooth and creamy mint flavor. Either way this is an all-time favorite that can easily be adapted to make at home. And just between you and me, I think mine tastes better than any boughten!

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