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Monday, May 4, 2015

Recipe: Homemade Blueberry Sauce topped on Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Turkey Hill Dairy. All opinions are my own.

I love ice cream - who doesn't? Shockingly to me - there's one person that loves it more than I do - my husband! He's like a kid and can kill a pint in one sitting. That said - with his egg allergy - we're often having to get cheaper brands so he can eat it. But - I finally found something rich and creamy -  with simple ingredients - that we can BOTH enjoy! 

Turkey Hill Dairy All Natural Gelato is so delicious and creamy - and there's no eggs! They have great flavors too - Coffee Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Sea Salted Caramel and more! I grabbed Purely Vanilla and Chocolate Chocolate Chip - cuz duh - they sound delish! And since I had all this amazing All Natural Gelato - I had to come up with something equally good to go along with it!

I had just had a fruit & vegetable delivery and there was a container of blueberries and I thought that was a good start.

After a little research - blueberry sauce is easier to make than I thought! Start with orange juice and blueberries - put 'em in a pan and boil.

 Boil - boil - boil - just a few minutes changes it from orange juice to...

 Rich - Thick - Blueberry - Magic! (You add a little cornstarch/water mix too - that helps the magic.)

Out comes this rich and thick blueberry sauce - the first thing I did was dig into my Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato - I put the Vanilla and Chocolate Chocolate Chip in a sundae glass and topped it with my yummy blueberry sauce. I also might have taken a couple of bites of the sauce on it's own. ;-) It really paired well with the All Natural Gelato - if you didn't know - gelato has less air than most ice cream - which gives it that richer texture.

The funny thing is I had a whole day of creating recipes and cooking for my blog. I made shredded pork, cilantro rice, pickled beets and a spring green salad. I was exhausted!!!! I saved this recipe for last because I thought - after 4 hours in the kitchen - I'm going to need a treat!!! And I did - I was sweating, I was tired, the dogs were drooling all over

In between bowls of Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato - I've been using the blueberry sauce on pancakes too - so good!

Turkey Hill All Natural Gelato is a great partner for this sauce. Turkey Hill is the first major ice cream brand to offer an All Natural Gelato - and I like that. And when I say - All Natural Gelato - I mean it. What are the ingredients? Simple! Nonfat milk, cream, sugar and vanilla. That's it. I love that I know what every ingredient is - heck - sometimes I even have all of them in my house!

You can find Turkey Hill on Facebook and Twitter. All Natural Gelato is available at select retailers wherever Turkey Hill products are sold. I found them locally at Kroger.

Blueberry Sauce
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries, rinsed- if using fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Place blueberries, orange juice, and lemon juice in small pan. Cook it, stirring occasionally, in medium heat. Let it come to a boil.
  2. In the mean time, mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl.
  3. Slowly stir in the cornstarch into the pan. Let it simmer for 5 minutes or until it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Take it off the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  5. Store it in an airtight jar in the fridge.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Cincinnati 2015 Spring House Tour is COMING UP May 9!

It's becoming a bit of a Mother's Day Tradition for us to take my mother-in-law out for Mother's Day and for the 2nd year in a row - we'll be headed on a tour of historic homes! 

Last year at this event - my husband was recognized - a very nice woman came up to him and said, "I know you - you're the Food Hussy's husband!". Poor guy - can't even go to a home tour - he's so famous! ;-) 

This year, the Cincinnati Preservation Association’s 2015 Spring House Tour features six historic homes, including a condo in the Belvedere, on Rose Hill Avenue in North Avondale on Saturday, May 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


North Avondale is one of Cincinnati’s most architecturally distinguished neighborhoods. In the mid-1800s large tracts of land were subdivided and wealthy merchants and manufacturers began building large homes on spacious lots.  Businessmen such as Andrew Erkenbrecher, Samuel Pogue, Frank Herschede, and Barney Kroger built homes on the neighborhood’s winding tree-lined streets.  Today historic homes in North Avondale range from the 1890s to 1930s and are still some of finest examples of residential architecture in the city featuring Italian Renaissance, English Medieval, and Greek Revival styles.

Cost is $25.00 for CPA members and $35.00 for guests/nonmembers. Tickets are $35 for everyone if purchased on the day of the tour. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are welcome.

Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 513-721-4506 or online at www.cincinnatipreservation.org

I was provided with two tickets to the tour in exchange for this post but it's a fantastic event and I wouldn't steer you wrong! ;-) Hope to see you there!