Friday, November 25, 2011

Homemade Whopper Hazelnut Ice Cream.

I love ice cream.
I would marry it if I could.

But really. I do adore ice cream.
Even when I have a toothache, I love a bowl of the stuff.

I knew I would be making a lot of new flavors.

Yesterday, for Thanksgiving, I made Cinnamon Bun.
It was delicious.
We snacked on it late into last night.

Today, we were buying bread and I saw Whoppers.
I thought "Ice cream." so I grabbed 6 packs. [The snack ones]

So here's what you need for Whopper Hazelnut Ice Cream.

[I forgot to put the Hazelnut Creamer in the picture. Oops.]

Heavy Cream, Sweetened Condensed Milk, [The basics for all flavors]
6 packs of Whoppers and 2 Hazelnut Creamers.
[I also added a little vanilla sugar.]

Whip the heavy cream until peaks form.
In the Kitchen Kid, I did it on 2 for 10 minutes and then on 4 for 2 minutes.
I wanted it to whip slowly to give me time to get everything else ready.

While that whipped, I crushed my Whoppers in the small food processor.

I mixed my Condensed Milk, Vanilla Sugar and Hazelnut Creamers together 
and then added the crushed Whoppers.

Then I added that to the newly whipped cream and mixed on 2 for 45 seconds.

Pour into a bowl and freeze for 6 hours.

Doesn't that look delicious? 

Whopper Hazelnut Ice Cream

2 cups Heavy Cream
1 Can Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk
6 Snack Sized Packs of Whoppers
2 Hazelnut Creamers
Teaspoon Vanilla Sugar.

Whip the heavy cream until peaks form.
Crush Whoppers
Mix Condensed Milk, Vanilla Sugar and Hazelnut Creamers together and add Whoppers.
Mix into cream.
Pour in dish and freeze 6 hours.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Landon's Birthday ~ Sneak Peek.

My nephew, Landon, just turned one.
Here are a few shots from his birthday party.

More to come!

As always, CC is welcome.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Capturing Beauty ~ Precious Moments

Today I am linking up with Traci.

The prompt for the week is Precious Moments.
Patrick and Dutchess together is precious to me.

When she was born, she was the runt.
Patrick bottle fed her from week 2 until she could eat food.

Now, Dutchess is 3 and such a baby.

He loves her so much.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Good To Wow ~ Week 45 ~ Prompt Family ~ Edit

I'm really enjoying these little challenges I'm doing!

Good to Wow, hosted by Jill and Ashley is always fun.

Here is my SOOC and my edit.

I cropped in, Cloned out the people in the background and the pole over dads head.
Then I dodged the faces and the feet a tad, and adjusted the levels.

I like it. What do you think?

Check out more edits at.....

Monday, November 14, 2011

Good To Wow ~ Week 45 ~ Prompt Family ~ SOOC

Family shots are something that I am pretty new at.

I have only shot a few families.

I'm linking up with Jill and Ashley for Good To Wow.

Here is my SOOC.

I have so many ideas for editing this picture.
Make sure you stop back by Thursday to see what I do!

To see more SOOC shots, visit!

Sunsets ~ Any advice welcome!

I have found myself shooting sunsets a lot lately.

I'm not sure what it is about them, but they make me feel so peaceful.

Here are a few of my recent favorites.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Good To Wow ~Week 44 ~ Prompt Macro ~ Edit

Monday, I posted my SOOC
to link up with Jill and Ashley.

Today, I'm linking up my edit.
Here is my before one more time.

And here is my edit.

All I did was play with my saturation and temperature and curves, 
then I cropped in tighter and added a frame.
[I like frames!]

Make sure you go check out some of the other edits at