Fresh Fridays, June 25

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Thank you to all of you who reached out about my Dad, and the poem he wrote! I love hearing from my readers and I am honored and honestly very humbled that you follow and allow me in your inbox each week!

I hope you are staying cool, wow it has been hot around here! In the triple digits the past few days, and at altitude that is H.O.T.! For those of you who want winter to be over after Christmas — I am the girl who wants summer to be over after the 4th of July. #isitfallyet 🙂

A dear neighbor surprised Mr. Fresh Cooky and me last minute, with a few days up in Vail at her time share this past weekend, what a precious and sweet gift!!

Two images 1) of lamppost with hanging flowers on it looking at blue sky and ski hill, 2) Brad and I on the bridge in Lionshead where he proposed to me 21 years ago.

Vail is a very special place to both of us; a few years before we met, my hubby took a few years off from his job to become a ski bum and taught skiing there for a couple of years before heading back into the “real work” world.

He made true, lifelong friends while there, challenging him to deepen his faith; the happy place feelings run deep for us both. Oh and a fun story; read about how these cinnamon rolls almost stopped our engagement!

Brad and Kathleen in Vail 2nd image of Gore Creek on trail in Vail.

How to Make your Own Gourmet Ice Cream

With summer in full swing, I wanted to get this gourmet ice cream recipe in your hands; creamy, rich, chocolatey ice cream loaded with chewy brownie bites throughout!

Even better than Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream and guess what, like this Copycat Nothing Bundt Cakes Chocolate Chocolate Chip cake — SO MUCH CHEAPER! I’ll show you a few shortcuts you can take too!

I bet you can make a half gallon of this rich, creamy gourmet chocolate ice cream for about the same price as you would pay for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. Not that I don’t buy store bought ice cream, I do! But truly, this is an ice cream ANYONE can make!

Pin for chocolate fudge brownie ice cream with image of ice cream scooped but in the freezer container with sugar cones nearby.
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A few recipes that have been “flying off the shelves” so to speak this week! Popular on the blog and on Pinterest.

P.S. Did you know that clicking the links to the actual recipes on the blog is what ultimately provides the means for me to bring you fresh, new recipes each week! Never at any cost to you!

I invite you to browse through my recipe index, I’ve got everything from brunch ideas, morning sweet treats, all sorts of sensational sides and of course drinks and desserts!

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Stay cool and have a blessed weekend!

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P.S. Be sure to browse through last weeks Fresh Fridays for more great recipes!

Kathleen Pope, The Fresh Cooky.

About Kathleen Pope

Recipe Innovator | Food Photographer | Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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