Recipe: Cider caramel ice cream swirl

Cider Caramel Swirl Ice Cream-22Something different for a recipe this week (we have several cocktail recipes in the print edition!), one that combines dessert and alcohol — a perfect creation for the long Independence Day weekend, and something fun to share with multiple friends at a cookout.

12 oz. bottle of Leprechaun Premium Hard Golden Cider

4 tbsp salted butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup sugar

2 cups whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

1 egg (yolk only)

1 tsp vanilla extract

Screen shot 2016-01-23 at 9.57.13 AMMaking it: In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, simmer cider 10–15 minutes until it reduces and begins to thicken; add butter and brown sugar until mix simmers and starts to bubble, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup heavy cream. Let sit for 10 mins. Transfer to a safe container, and allow to cool at least one hour.

To prepare ice cream base, whisk together sugar and milk in a sauce pan, simmering for at most 5 mins. (until sugar dissolves). Remove from heat, then whisk in cream. The add yolk and vanilla. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 mins. Then, add ingredients into an ice cream maker (follow instructions).

Transfer to freezer-safe storage container and folk in cider caramel sauce. Freeze for at least 12 hours (24 preferred) before serving.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Video (and cocktail recipe): Gov. Chafee ready to give us sixth state

A little after midnight on the New Year’s Even/New Year’s Day transition, an unexpected email hit this writer’s iPhone. It was from a Rhode Island state senator, emailing to say that he plans to proudly vote in favor of marriage equality. A good way to start 2011 (Especially when coupled with yummy Praline Bourbon cocktail I was drinking when I read it. It’s just a good quality bourbon, on the rocks, splashed with a bit of Monin praline syrup. Seriously — a def recommend!).

Now, thanks to a friendly new state governor, that senator’s anecdotal support might just translate into greater civil peace:

Watch: R.I. Governor Lincoln Chafee Calls for Marriage Equality in Inaugural Address [Towle]


*REMINDER: Rhode Islanders, contact your state senators. NOM already did the grunt work for you.

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Joe Farah’s well-worn recipe for railing about conservatives ‘destroying society’s foundation’


The list of conservatives surrendering has been noticed by the homosexual activists, as the homosexual blogger notes: “Ted Olson, Margaret Hoover, Meghan McCain, Glenn Beck, Laura Bush, Steve Schmidt, Cindy McCain, Charlie Baker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck … it’s like each day a new high-profile conservative jumps on the marriage equality bandwagon.”

I, for one, don’t plan on giving up. Someone needs to hold the celebrities accountable. Someone needs to offer correction. If we lose the battle over marriage, I’m not sure there’s much left to preserve. Marriage is literally the building block of our civilization. Destroy it and you destroy the foundation.

The enemy knows this.

— From his column, “Conservative surrender on same-sex marriage?”

Don’t you just love being “the enemy”? I’d love it more if we actually had more equality wins under our belt. But I digress…

WorldNetDaily’s Joseph Farah stepped away from his spittle-covered keyboard for a few days, but he’s back at it, continuing to repeat his despair over GOProud’s upcoming Homocon and the conservatives he says are contributing to the “destruction of society’s foundation” for supporting marriage equality.

I really don’t understand what is going on in Farah’s head; how many ways can he write the same tired diatribe — it’s a well-worn recipe:

1. Mention the traitors. Today he lists “Ted Olson, Margaret Hoover, Meghan McCain, Glenn Beck, Laura Bush, Steve Schmidt, Cindy McCain, Charlie Baker, Elisabeth Hasselbeck.” I know he’s getting that massive moustache wet with spit typing those names in.

2. Dump on Ann Coulter. Traitor #1 on his list. She has earned a special place in Farah’s hell for agreeing to headline Homocon; he publicly dumped her as a personal friend and rejected her for his fundie conference. She has to be mentioned in each column and e-blast. On Twitter he wails: “By the way, how come Ann Coulter is getting all the publicity and I’m the publicity whore?” Joe, you’re getting plenty of publicity, it’s just all bad.

3. Mention and trash “homosexual infiltrators” GOProud. Farah has done more to raise the profile of this upstart gay Republican group than any other single source. GOProud’s Chris Barron and Jimmy LaSalvia should write him a check for PR services. Farah’s problem with gay Republicans is that they were much more compliant in the closet. They were always there in the party and about a quarter of LGBTs still vote GOP anyway, so Farah’s just incensed that some have gotten too uppity and kicked open the political closet door.

4. Start the bible beating. Today’s column is pathetic on so many levels. We get hoary servings of Leviticus, Romans and Matthew. Joe is under the impression that many of these vile conservatives are fundies, and are bucking the man upstairs and should shake in fear. Look at this:

There is no middle ground on this issue. Either you believe the Bible or you don’t.

If you don’t, there are consequences. If you do, you are obligated to take a stand for righteousness. Of course, there are worldly consequences for that, too – for some apparently too great to accept.

Followers of Jesus have a choice: They can please God or please men. They can accept God’s laws, which are not burdensome, and obey them, or they can reject them and try to tickle the ears of men. They can offend God or offend men.

This is a huge assumption on Farah’s part. My guess is that most of the traitor conservatives mentioned above are either: 1) unchurched, and thus don’t care; 2) have a faith that is more open than Farah’s; 3) non-believers; and/or 4) simply tired and offended by the political bedroom-peeping proclivities of people like Farah dressed up as moral righteousness.

I’m sure they’ll take your suggestions under advisement, Joe.


* Today’s Joe Farah Cry for Help: Homocon represents GOP ‘appeasement of the open celebration of sin’

* WND’s Farah obsesses over GOProud’s ‘infiltration and subversion of the conservative movement’

* Mike Signorile interviews WND’s Farah – on Coulter’s ‘betrayal’: ‘My Eyes Have Been Opened’

* Coulter on fundie Take Back America confab: ‘They’re a bunch of fake Christians’

* WorldNetDaily’s Farah in complete meltdown as high-profile conservatives ’embrace the homos’
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—  John Wright