Fruit Basket Ice Cream Cake + Scenes from Sonoma

Fruit Basket Ice Cream Cake recipe (via - A show-stopping summer dessert that comes together in 5 minutes!

This post is sponsored by I Love Ice Cream Cakes. As always, I only support partners whose products and practices complement those employed in The Pig & Quill kitchen. I am the queen of planning elaborate vacations that never happen. Working by the glow of my laptop, late into the night, researching houses and hotels, the best coffee! the best breakfast sandwich! the best ramen! the best ice cream! until I’ve compiled an itinerary so fitting, in a destination so revered, that my skin literally prickles with excitement. And then something comes up — a work trip or a case of the sniffles or a new subscription to HBO. Distraction ensues, and my tirelessly planned escapade never fully gels. I know this is likely to be the case before I even dive in, and yet I can’t help but mope a little (just to paint a picture: popcorn-to-face, seven episodes deep into the newest season of Silicon Valley), when the realization sinks in. Which is why our most recent weekend in Sonoma was such a surprise smash. It came almost out of the blue, an idea I had when the Columbus bestie announced she’d be coming out West to celebrate the … Read More

It’s a Share the Love Cuisinart GIVEAWAY! (And “Strawberry Milk” Icebox Pie)

Update: This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Dudesies, it’s Valentine’s Day! And in honor of this, the most romantical of holidays, I felt like I needed, well, more than words…to show I feel…that my love for you is real. (Too…Extreme? Ha. Just me? Shocking.) But seriously you guys: I’ve joined nine of my blogger buds to Share the Love by giving one lucky reader an incredible 14-Cup Cuisinart Food Processor! And it couldn’t be easier to enter!  In case you didn’t get that, alls ya gotta do is CLICK HERE to enter through Rafflecopter between February 14th and February 21st NOON on February 25th – simple! (Prize will be shipped within the continental U.S. Must be 18 to enter.) And be sure to check out all the other lovely gals who are Sharing the Love, too, for even more chances to WIN (and some faboo food and lifestyle content, of course):  – With Food + Love  – So…Let’s Hang Out  – Tasty Yummies  – Beard and Bonnet  – Kristen Hedges  – Earthy Feast  – Rubies and Radishes  – Two Red Bowls  – The Dabblist Alright! So now that we’re done there — how are ya feeling about a reward recipe that’ll put that handy new Cuisinart of yours … Read More