Thursday, April 11, 2013





for this week's friend friday feature 


I want you to meet my sweet friend
Christine
who is the inventor/ creator of this
yummy
 Maple Walnut Ice Cream Pie
with a
Cornbread Cardamon Biscotti Crust
{ featured in my book .....everything goes with ice cream}



you can even use the crust recipe on it's own to make
this delicious biscotti
{a perfect companion for a cup of tea or coffee} 



{how adorable is she ?!}

Christine has the knack for pies
she is my
 "pie specialist"
check out her blog  Pies and Aprons
where she is always up to some sort of
 pie baking
or
 craft making


share the recipe time

Makes one 9-inch pie

Cornmeal Cardamom Biscotti

½ cup butter, room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 tB. pure maple syrup 
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs
1¾ cups flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 tsp. cardamom
1½ tsp. baking powder
Parchment paper


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
2. Cream butter and sugar together in medium bowl; stir in pure 
maple syrup and vanilla extract.
3. Add eggs and beat for 2 minutes until well-blended. Add 
remaining dry ingredients and stir until blended and smooth.
4. Divide dough into 4 equal parts onto 2 parchment-lined cookie 
sheets.
5. Pat each part into loaf shape, about ½" thick, 2" wide, and 12" long 
{dough will rise and spread during baking, so leave plenty of room!}. 
6. Bake 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool 15 minutes.
7. Slice loaves, and lay slices on unlined cookie sheets.
8. Bake an additional 15 minutes.
9. Let cool and cut into long pieces.




Maple Walnut Pie

15 Cornmeal Cardamom Biscotti 
{can use storebought}
½ cup butter
½ cup maple syrup
1 pint vanilla ice cream, softened
1 cup walnuts, toasted


to toast walnuts:
 Preheat oven to 350ºF.
 Spread walnuts in single layer on small cookie sheet. Bake 
10 minutes. Let cool.



1. Preheat oven to 325ºF.
2. Place Cornmeal Cardamom Biscotti in food processor; process 
into fine crumbs. Add butter and pulse until blended. Using 
fingers, press crumb mixture into 9" glass pie pan to form crust.
3. Bake 15 minutes. Let cool completely.
4. In meantime, mix maple syrup into vanilla ice cream; place in 
freezer until firm, but not too hard.
5. Once crust is cool, fill with maple ice cream. Sprinkle with walnuts.
6. Freeze until set and ready to serve.

{xox}



a wee little note.... 
remember to smile this weekend

My therapist told me
the way to achieve true
inner peace is to finish what 
I start......so far today.........
I have finished two bags of M&M's
and a chocolate cake.
I feel better already!
Dave Barry

are you smiling yet? 




43 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, this looks sooo yummieee!! Christine's blog is very inspiring! Have a beautiful friday and a wonderful weekend! Love to you!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Yes....I'm smiling! :) x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my! This sounds divine. I might have to start with the biscotti. Yum! Thanks for sharing! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Lynne said...

So filled with yummy "look and see."

Linda said...

That looks and sounds yummy...I am on my way over to visit Christine. Have a great evening!!

NanaDiana said...

She is just darling. What great recipes, too. Hope you have a great night- xo Diana

Things and Thoughts said...

What a delicious post ! I appreciate these recipes so much ! Thank you Koralee and Christine.hugs

Claudia said...

Yummi.......what a delicious post today :O)))
And what a lovely SMILE :O)
Dear Koralee, I wish you a wonderful and happy weekend!
Love and hugs
Claudia

TACIStudio said...

Love the little note :) and the recipes seem yummy. I might try it this weekend. E thanks for sharing it.

by Teresa said...

Yep, I'm smiling.. what a cute friend you have and I love all the yellow on your post! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Karen Frost said...

Oooooh! This looks too good! Now I must bake. Yum- yum! xoxo

gilly said...

I'm smiling... as your beautiful book arrived from Amazon today - yay! Can't wait to delve into it :-)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Xx

Sarah Jane said...

Smiling away!
That recipe sounds SO yummy! I'm so glad that I have just put a batch of vanilla cupcakes in the oven...

Have a gorgeous weekend,
Sarah xx

paisleysummer said...

Looks amazing! x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

teeeeeheeeeee......I like Dave Barry's analyst's advice and Dave Barry's goal of finishing all his chocolate, like a good boy!

What a SUN-SHINEY POST MY DEAR! Sorry to be so late; I have been teaching all week and go in today as well, with battling an ice storm yesterday during the commute!

How are you dearest one? And your colleagues? This is a lovely way to bring in love and friendship and sweetness by sharing the recipes here. I am loving my book and when the weather gets WARM will be making many of the ideas even more. But not even cold weather stops me from enjoying an ice cold treat!

OK, off to work...Anita

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Oh Koralee,
You always share the most delicious recipes with us...... if I made and ate them ALL I would be the size of a house !!!! haha
Just wanted to say that, do you remember when you sent me snail mail ? Well, I still have all of the pieces that you sent me all over the house and think of you whenever I pass them. Much love. XXXX

It's me said...

What a sweet lady !!...just like you....;-)))...love from me...xxx..

andrea creates said...

looks delicious! thanks for sharing :)

sky-blu-pink said...

Looks and sounds lovely! When the weather is warmer I shall certainly try this!

Christine said...

Love sharing the love (and recipes) with sweetest you:)

Dagmar said...

❤another great receipe to make from your book..I will check out Christine's blog as well..working on making next Friday work out to see you!

Sewn With Grace said...

It sounds yummy! Koralee, I have your pretty cookbook on a stand on my kitchen island where it brings me joy every day. You are a blessing!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

So yummy! Thanks for introducing me to a new-to-me blog!
Love stopping by your blog... it makes me smile!!!!

Madelief said...

The pie looks absolutely delicious Koralee! Popping over to facebook now, to thank you for your lovely card.

A big kiss and hug from Rotterdam,

Madelief x

pollydove said...

she IS adorable, just like you my friend! what great photos ... did you create that one at the top?! it is beyond cheery! I LOVE it. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Marilyn said...

Smiling now!
Now I must make that biscotti.

Sue said...

What an amazing pie! What great flavors, and so gourmet:)

emilyandtheyellowhouse said...

Yes, that made me smile. :)

Libbie Doyle said...

You are right...She is adorable!!! :) & that pie looks pretty good too :)

beachvintage.com said...

My lips are drooling! And yes she is a gorgeous gal!

Shelley in SC said...

I always love a recommendation for a new, fun blog to visit!!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a happy, cheery post...Christine's recipe looks delicious!...Happy Weekend to you Koralee,
Susan x

Vintage Home said...

Oh my this sounds heavenly! Thanks for sharing!

Palomasea said...

hee hee... :)))
Chocolate (and ice cream) make everything better...
Oh...and PIE!
Thank you for sharing this, dearest Koralee...and for bringing joy today...
Your friend is adorable...
Love and hugs,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HAPPY SUNDAY my dearest Koralee!

It was so nice to see you come by this morning to read my poem; I am going to try NOT to subject my blog readers to too much of my poetry, but I had to share this one. I did this assignment with my fourth graders last year and let me tell you, in the hands of a child, this poem can be magical.

Yes, that little blue coat was hand sewn by my mum. I loved that coat, but unfortunately, was lost. For "artistic" purposes, the last line of my poem was constructed as such as not to break the idea, but the coat is no longer in my possession. However, the plethora of PHOTOS of my family is stacked up in boxes in my cold basement. Lovely memories.

WELL MY DEAR! I hope your back is better? Enjoy this Sunday, and blessings to you as you start a new week. Anita

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

yum, yum, yum! love the dave barry quote! lol

polkadotpeticoat said...

They both look scrumptious.....yum! Heidi

Crafted by Carly said...

I HAVE enjoyed catching up on your lovely posts (I missed quite a few while I was away).
This one has made me hungry! I may have to have a snack before bed! ;-)
Hugs,
Carly
x

GardenofDaisies said...

OH my, this recipe sounds so tempting! Yum! I'm on my way over to visit your friend's blog.

Martina said...

Lovely post and recipe - i can smell, how good it is! xox

Sylvia said...

Yes, I'm smiling, Koralee :-)
That pie looks so delicious, thanks for the recipe !
Nice week,
Sylvia

found and sewn said...

Oh Yum! Walnut pie sounds lovely x

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