Country Vanilla Ice Cream (Meyer Family Recipe)

11 07 2013

Meyer Family Recipe  (Vicki’s Family)

Country Vanilla Ice Cream

This is the “Meyer Family Recipe” that Vicki and all of my sisters grew up with and I cannot count how many times we have cranked this ice cream…NO ELECTRICITY ALLOWED! We are a true HAND-CRANK ice cream famiy…and when we started getting married, some of the new son-in-laws thought we should go electric…no way!

Ice Cream Hand Crank

It’s all about the experience and sitting on top of that cold freezer on a hot summer day, although we’ve been known to crank ice cream with snow on a cold and blustery winter day too!

Ice Cream Contents

The very best part is when you pull out the “rib” and eat that first bite right from the freezer! What delicious memories!

Ice Cream Bowl

 “This recipe came with the very first ice cream freezer my husband, Herman and I bought shortly after we were married in 1959.”
~Ruth Meyer

Herman & Ruth Meyer
Castle Rock, Colorado

4 eggs, well beaten
2 ½ c. sugar
6 c. milk
4 c. heavy whipping cream
1 ½ T. real vanilla
½ tsp. salt

Add sugar gradually to beaten eggs, beating well after each addition…You cannot over beat this mixture!  When mixture becomes very stiff, add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Freeze per manufacturers instructions.

Hope YOU and your family enjoy this as much as we have!
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118 N Main
Buhler, KS 67522

Adrian’s Boutique ~ The Mustard Seed ~ Small Business Week Partnership

20 05 2013

This is National Small Business Week and Adrian’s Boutique has partnered with The Mustard Seed in downtown Buhler to create awareness of the benefits of shopping, eating, playing and keeping our dollars local! We are so blessed to have some OUTSTANDING businesses as neighbors right in our community, and Cameron & Cindy Kaufman own one of them.  They have built quite a business that brings people from all over the region to enjoy her delicious cinnamon rolls, sandwiches, quiche, soups and desserts.


Cindy and her staff at The Mustard Seed work hard to be sure that your experience will be a good one, every time you stop in for breakfast, lunch or a snack!


The Adrian’s Boutique girls stop for Coffee and/or Breakfast almost every single day at The Mustard Seed…It gets us off to a good start…and we rarely have time to “catch up” with each other throughout the day.  Sorry, totally distracted by the Muffins in this picture…I think I am getting hungry! 🙂

Mustard Seed Quiche

Cindy makes different types of quiche throughout the seasons, and there’s not one that isn’t delicious!

Red Turkey Sandwich

This is a Red Turkey grilled sandwich… Mmmmmmmm!


The Mustard Seed is a GREAT place for the community to gather and catch up on all of the latest news & happenings.


This great group of neighbors has a standing Saturday morning Breakfast appointment, and has done this since the day The Mustard Seed opened in 2004. What a great tradition! Everything served at The Mustard Seed is made from scratch and I promise you, you will LOVE the experience of eating here!


Jim & Evelyn McIver from Buhler and their table of friends rarely miss a Saturday morning at The Mustard Seed.  Their coffee selection is outstanding, the homemade Cinnamon Rolls and everything else on the menu is delicious as well.

Must Seed Blueberry Muffins

Homemade Blueberry Muffins…Oh my! My! My!

Raspberry Orange Scones

Raspberry Orange Scones…A Saturday specialty at the Mustard Seed.


Cameron & Cindy Kaufman… Buhler is BLESSED to have you as a part of our community!

Do yourself a favor and make the short drive to Buhler… You will love The Mustard Seed and all of the other delightful small businesses in our town.  The Adrian’s Boutique girls have breakfast and/or coffee almost every single morning…if we’re not there, we are (literally) out of  “the country!” This is a GREAT PLACE and we are so blessed that the Kaufman’s chose Buhler to plant their coffee shop in. Thank you Cameron & Cindy for partnering with Adrian’s Boutique once again to bring attention to Small Business Week.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the “TOUR” of the Mustard Seed in downtown Buhler… Please visit their Facebook Page and click the “LIKE” button…then drop by for a delicious breakfast or lunch sometime this week! Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8:30-4.


Adrian’s Boutique, along with our Six Small Business Week Partners, are giving away $1,400 in Local Gift Certificates this week to celebrate National Small Business Week! Just stop by any of the following locations to enter. No purchase necessary to enter. Must be 16 or older to enter.

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
Monday- Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Adrians Boutique Facebook Page

Stutzman’s Greenhouse
30th & Apple Lane in Hutchinson
Visit Stutzmans Facebook Page

Stutzmans Greenhouse
6709 W. Hwy 61, Hutchinson

Roy’s Hickory Pit BBQ
1018 Nickerson Blvd Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 663-7421
Visit Roy’s BBQ Facebook Page

Bluebird Books
2 South Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 259-6868
Visit Bluebird Books Facebook Page

Jackson Meat
13 W 6th Ave  Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 662-4465
Visit the Jackson Meat Facebook Page

Hometown Foods
116 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
(620) 543-2230
Visit Hometown Foods Facebook Page

The Mustard Seed
214 N Main St  Buhler, KS 67522
Visit The Mustard Seed on Facebook

3 Layer Caramel Apple Torte

22 11 2011

We are featuring this yummy dessert during the Thanksgiving Weekend 2011 at Adrians in Buhler and will be serving it Wednesday, Friday & Saturday.  We have served this several times, and it is ALWAYS a hit!  This dessert is the perfect end to a heavy meal…nice and light!  It takes longer to unwrap the Twinkies than it does to make the dessert!  If you’re looking for a fast, easy & light desssert…this is a winner!  Enjoy!

Featuring Country Home Creations Caramel Apple Dip and Dessert Mix
   (Available at Adrians Boutique)

1 packet Caramel Apple Dip Mix (Available at Adrians)
1 package Hostess Twinkies (10 Twinkies)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz Cool Whip
2 pkg. (3.4 oz each) instant vanilla pudding
2 3/4 cups milk
ground cinnamon for garnish

Slice Twinkies in half lengthwise and place cream side up, in a single layer in a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.  Using a mixer, blend together softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and 1/2 of Cool Whip until smooth.  Spread evenly over Twinkies.  Next, mix 2 pkg instant vanilla pudding, Caramel Apple Dip Mix, and milk together until well blended.  Spread over cream cheese mixture.  Cover and let set in the refrigerator for an hour or two until set.  Cut into squares and serve with a dollop of remaining Cool Whip on top.  Garnish with ground cinnamon. 

We have also prepared this recipe with the Harvest Pumpkin Dip & Dessert mix…Delicious!

Adrians Boutique
118 N Main, Buhler, KS
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Harvest Pumpkin Torte

31 10 2011

You will LOVE this rich and creamy dessert that is made with our Harvest Pumpkin Dip Mix. We recently served this at our “He Hunts…I SHOP Adrians Event to RAVE reviews!  This is a very nice and light change from Pumpkin Pie.

Featuring CHC Harvest Pumpkin Dip Mix
(Available at Adrians Boutique)

1 packet Country Home Creations Harvest Pumpkin Dip Mix*
10 Hostess Twinkies
1 pkg. (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 c. confectioners’ sugar
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 container (8oz.) Cool Whip thawed, divided
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) instant vanilla pudding
2- 3/4 cups milk
additional ground cinnamon for garnish

Slice Twinkies in half lengthwise and place cream-side up, in a single layer in a 13×9 inch baking dish. Using a mixer, blend together softened cream cheese, confectioners sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract and 1/2 of the whipped topping until smooth. Spread evenly over Twinkies. Combine pudding mix, Harvest Pumpkin Dip Mix, and milk. Whisk (mix) until well blended and layer over cream cheese mixture/layer. Carefully spread remaining whipped topping over pumpkin layer. Lightly sprinkle with ground cinnamon for garnish. Refrigerate several hours or until set. Makes 9-12 servings.

Let us know what you think…We LOVE to hear from you!

118 N Main, Buhler, KS 67522

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Summer Strawberry Gourmet Basket!

9 06 2011

6/15/11…Congratulations to Joan Smith of Hutchinson, Kansas!  She is the winner of our beautiful Strawberry Gourmet Basket!

Thank you to all that entered our drawing!  Please watch Adrians Boutique’s Facebook Page and emails for additional promotions and Giveaways!

With the official start of Summer right around the corner (100° plus already!)…it’s a great time to think of refreshing and cool snacks for your family or for a summer deck party! Our basket features Savannah Cinnamon Strawberry Drink Mix (Great for Lemonade!); Two delicious Jake & Amos items…Corn Relish and Hot & Sweet Pepper Relish; Our Wind & Willow Strawberry Cheesebake Mix; Country Home Creations Strawberries & Cream Dip & Dessert Mix, Tweeds Chia Seed & Chives Chips & Wind & Willow Triple Berry Dessert Mix! 

This Week’s Giveaway!

Strawberry Basket Giveaway!

We’ve always liked to spoil our clients, and this week is no exception. One lucky winner will receive our Market Basket filled with delicious gourmet goodies…Value approximately $65! All you need to do is to scroll down to the bottom of today’s post and leave a comment answering the question…

How many seeds are in an average Strawberry, AND what is YOUR family’s FAVORITE strawberry dessert?

We are also featuring several of our clients Strawberry recipes this week!

Market Basket

The Market Tote…we have several different colors and styles available in the store…perfect to keep in the trunk for groceries; it collapses to take up very little space; strong enough for even the most plentiful shopping trip! Prices are from $14.99 to $24.99.

Wind & WIllow Triple Berry Cheeseball & Dessert Mix

We have filled our Market basket with delightful gourmet goodies!  This is the new Triple Berry Twist from Wind & Willow.  It is delicious as a dessert cheeseball served with graham cracker sticks, fresh fruit or pretzels, and it also makes a delightful layered dessert.

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Strawberries & Cream Cake made with our Country Home Creations Dip & Dessert Mix.

We have some delicious recipes that feature STRAWBERRIES this week…with the abundant supply this year, take an evening and make a wonderful strawberry dish for your family!  Here are the links to some extra delightful recipes:

Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza from a talented local baker, Marlene Neufeld of Buhler, Kansas

Strawberry Swirl Cake

Strawberry Swirl Cake from our daughter, Jenny Adrian in Buhler…(a family favorite!)

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Coffee Cake from Pam Rush in Salina, Kansas…Yum, Yum, Yum! Worth the extra effort on this recipe!

Strawberry Twinkie Dessert

Strawberry Twinkie Dessert is a “MOST REQUESTED” recipe that we have served at Adrians two different times at our events…The Twinkies are a great surprise!  Thank you to Sandy Neilson of Moundridge, Kansas!

We look forward to seeing you soon at Adrians Boutique!

Coming Events:
Adrians Annual Tahitian Beach Party…Next week!  June 16, 17 & 18.
Buhler Farmers Market…Saturday, June 18
Complimentary Horse & Wagon Rides…Saturday, June 18
“Spark in the Park” …Buhler Community Celebration… Saturday, July 2
Adrians Vera Bradley FALL Launch Event…July 7
Adrians Annual “Celebrate Sisters” Event… July 21, 22 & 23

FAN Adrians Boutique on Facebook for all of the details!

It’s very easy to sign up to win our Market Basket…

Just post the answer to the following question in the comment box below, or email Vicki  your answer with “Strawberry Market Basket” in the subject line.  Offer good through Tuesday, July 14, 2011 at Midnight. Good Luck! ~Vicki

PS…Don’t forget to include your email address.  Thanks!

How many seeds are in an average Strawberry, AND what is YOUR family’s FAVORITE strawberry dessert?

Chocolate Amaretto Mini Cakes

13 04 2011

Jenny Adrian
Buhler, Kansas

Chocolate Amaretto Mini Cakes

This dessert started out like many others in our lives…by accident! Jenny had been wanting to purchase a square cupcake pan that she had seen, so once she brought that home, of course, she had to make a dessert right away! 🙂

Start with the basics...

Wind & Willow has so many delicious dessert and cheeseball mixes to choose from.  This recipe would have also been good with the Strawberry, Chocolate Chip, Tirimisu or English Toffee mixes.

Prepare cake mix

Prepare cake mix as directed on the package.

Mix the filling ingredients

Next, mix the Wind & Willow White Chocolate Amaretto Cheeseball mix, one egg and 8 ounce package of softened cream cheese together.  The Beater Blade makes this a SNAP in your Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Prepare the mini cake pan good with Pam or Baker's Joy. Fill the batter to about half full.

Next fill the mini cake pan with batter.  We use an ice cream scoop so that we can measure out the batter evenly.  You can also use a regular cup cake pan if you don’t have the square style…they taste just as good!

Carefully drop in the filling

Now we carefully add the cream cheese filling mixture using a smaller cookie scoop.  Try to get the filling right in the middle of each little cake for a prettier presentation. We used a size 24 scoop for this (about 1 Tablespoon size).

Cover the filling with a little more batter

Top the filling with a little more batter.  We actually over filled these a bit, but more about that later!  Now they’re ready to pop into the oven.

We just had to peek to see how they were doing!

I’m so glad that this picture doesn’t show how dirty my oven is right now!  I have got to get that done before the weather turns any warmer!  Don’t they look pretty?  I think this made about 18 total mini cakes.

Cut off the "tops" and save for another use (or just eat them!)

Now cut off the “tops” to make a nice square little mini cake. Set them on a wire rack to frost.

Melt the chocolate chips and paraffin in the top of a double boiler.

Make the chocolate coating by melting the chocolate chips and paraffin wax in the top of a double boiler. The paraffin gives the chocolate body and gives the finished product a nice shiny finish.

Ooohhh...the fragrance from this melting chocolate is just BLISS!

The chocolate mixture will be thin. We “frosted” the 4 sides with the back of a spoon, then coated the top of the cakes and let the mixture drip off the sides.  Let completely dry…about 20 minutes.

Decorating the cakes with white chocolate

Lastly, Jenny drizzled white chocolate on top…Looks beautiful! Tastes Delicious! We had a fun, chocolaty afternoon, and I think everyone enjoyed the mini cakes.  The White Chocolate Almond filling was a nice surprise inside the cakes. You will want to refrigerate the leftovers to keep them fresh.

We were definitely in the mood for chocolate (as always)!

Chocolate Amaretto Mini Cakes

1 box chocolate cake mix, prepared as directed, unbaked
1 box Wind & Willow White Chocolate Amaretto Cheeseball Mix
1 egg, slightly beaten
8 oz. cream cheese
1 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
1/3 bar paraffin wax (find in the canning & preserving aisle)
1 white chocolate cupcake topping (by the cake mixes), OR white chocolate for melting for garnish.

Mix cake mix according to package directions. Set aside.  Mix Wind & Willow Dessert Mix with the egg and softened cream cheese. Beat well, then set aside. Fill cupcake pan (either square or round) about 1/3 full with cake batter.  Drop tablespoon of cream cheese mixture carefully into the center of each cake. Top with a little more batter.  Bake for approximately 20 – 30 minutes at 350 depending on the size of your cupcake pans until toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool for about 10 minutes, then remove from pan. Set on a wire rack to cool completely.  Cut off the tops of the cakes and reserve for another purpose.  Turn top side down. Melt chocolate chips with paraffin wax over boiling water in the top of a double boiler. Now for the messy part: “Frost” the 4 sides of the cakes with the back of a spoon; place on wire rack and coat the top of the cakes with chocolate/wax mixture.  The bottom of the cupcake is now the nice flat top of the cakes. This part is messy and fun! Let cool completely, then garnish with white chocolate drizzle.  Refrigerate leftovers.  Enjoy!

Click Here for Easy Print Recipe for Chocolate Amaretto Mini Cakes


Remember the tops that we cut off of the cakes?  We decided to use them in another very simple dessert.

We scrounged around in our pantry and freezer and came up with enough ingredients to make a creamy layered chocolate dessert with our leftover cupcake tops:

Garnish with whatever you have available...toffee bits, chocolate chips, etc.

The recipe follows, but this one could have a lot of substitutions…truly a “whatever you have available” type of dessert.

Good ole Chocolate Pudding Mix

What’s not to love? We all have chocolate pudding mix in the pantry…you can whip this up in a hurry!

Layer on the goodies

Layered Chocolate Dessert

2 small packages chocolate pudding mix, prepared separately
1 1/2-2 containers Cool Whip, thawed
Leftover cake or cupcake tops

Prepare the first chocolate pudding mix according to package directions; Pour into bottom of a 9 x 13 glass serving dish.  Top with 1 container Cool Whip.  Add the cake slices, or cupcake tops on top of the cool whip.  Prepare second package of chocolate pudding.  Pour over cupcake tops.  Top with another Cool Whip layer.  Garnish with shaved chocolate, toffee bits, mini chocolate chips or whatever you have available!  No complaints!  What’s not to love?  Chocolate, Cool Whip, Pudding!

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