Homemade Raspberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

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Oh my goodness, summer has finally arrived in Vancouver and I am SO happy about it! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous the last couple of weeks and it is such a treat after the “Juneuary” we were subjected to here this year. Thus, I have been desperately trying to soak up every ounce of sunshine that I can while it lasts – on my lunch breaks I walk down to the waterfront and literally lay in the grass for 45 minutes, and my boyfriend and I try to squeeze a nice walk down by the river every night after dinner but it still doesn’t seem like not enough!

Alright so, in case you haven’t realized, I just love the summer, and I can never seem to get enough of this gorgeous sunshine! You will also never catch me complaining about the heat either because I LOVE when the temperatures reach 30 degrees and higher!  My boyfriend likes to say that I am basically a lizard because while everybody else is seeking shade on hot days like this, I love to just sit and bake outside in the sun – give me some sand, a chair, a patch of grass, heck, basically anywhere that I can lie down somewhat comfortably on a hot summer day, and I will do just that!

I wouldn’t venture as far to say that basking in the sun is my favourite summer activity… but it is certainly at the top of my list. For me there is only one thing that can make a hot sunny day even more perfect, and that would be with the addition of an extra large scoop of sweet, creamy ice cream! Oh yes! And what is even better than store bought ice cream… that’s right, homemade ice cream!

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Vanilla Layer Cake with Whipped Chocolate Cream Frosting for Dad’s Birthday!

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Hello all! This will be my first post since the name change to my website! I was very sad to change it but it was pointed out to me that the previous website name was the same as another blog and in the interest of remaining unique and distinguishing my website from others out there, I decided it would be best to change my name. This new name really says everything about what I am blogging about on this website so I think it is a good fit. Let me know what you think, but for now, lets move onto more important things like… CAKE!

It was my Dad’s birthday a couple of weekends ago and naturally we celebrated by doing a traditional home cooked meal at my parents house, complete with this very large and very delicious birthday cake. I love birthday’s for one simple reason and that reason is the CAKE! As one of my favourite people of all time, Julia Child, would say “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” Seriously, how could you not love that woman when she coins phrases like this one?

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