Milwaukee might be a relatively small place, but it's a positive hot bed for technology & social media. So, it was truly humbling to be in the company of so many creative, media-minded individuals. We've always aspired to making the Burp! blog a creative, friendly place -- not only where we share what WE do, but also where our readers come to chat about their latest creations. And we're so glad that so many of you believe in what we're doing.
So, here's a big thanks to friends & bloggers who voted for us. We're so incredibly honored. And we're tickled that you took the time to think of us! We'd also like to give a HUGE shout-out to the runners up in both award categories. Please stop over to their blogs and give them a hearty congratulations!
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Iron Cupcake / ironcupcakemilwaukee.com
Vegan Milwaukee / veganmilwaukee.com
Favorite Twitterer Runners Up:
@SJWhipp (blogging at sjwhipp.com)
And check out all the award winners at Express.com
In celebration of our awards, we'd like to share another sweet treat with you. Yes, we've been busy at the ice cream machine again. And this time, it's serious.
Those of you who've been around for a while might recall that every year for Christmas we make chocolate covered brandy cordial cherries to give away as gifts.
Now, by mid-March, the confections themselves are usually long gone. But, sometimes we still have a few extra brandied cherries lying around. These cherries are the rejects -- the poor, stemless cherries that were tossed aside in favor of their more sturdily stemmed kin. These cherries remain, swimming in brandy and staring longingly out of their clear glass jarred windows, until one of us rescues them for an impromptu cooking project.
One of the projects I've been meaning to get around to is coming up with a recipe for a decadent brandied chocolate cherry cake. But, this batch of cherries ended up in a batch of celebratory white chocolate ice cream.
And... much like anything that's been steeping in alcohol for a time, they're pretty delicious. This ice cream is the perfect addition to your Easter dessert tray or an accompaniment to that batch of brownies you've been wanting to make.
White Chocolate Ice Cream with Brandied Cherries
And here's to another year of blogging and tweeting!
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