January 2011

Flambéed Banana Crêpes Suzette

The challenge: Whip up a “Steamy Valentine’s Day” Inspired recipe.

I thought to myself, what could be “Steamier” than a Valentine’s Day dessert so hot it goes up in flames?

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Pecan Pie Martini

You know, it’s a funny thing… my husband says he doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth. But I’m not really buying it.

For example, I made this cocktail for him, told him what is was, he took a sip, then his face totally lit up!

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Buttermilk Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Or should I say, an evening at the Blackmarket… Blackmarket Bakery, that is.

A week or two ago Chef Rachel from the Blackmarket Bakery in Irvine, asked me if I wanted to participate in a Food Blogger Focus Group. To get some feedback on her new Cake Decorating Concept.

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Chocolate Pots de Crème

I know we are still a few weeks away from Valentine’s Day… and, if you, or your significant other are football fans you are probably more concerned about getting your Super Bowl menu planned out than you are about figuring out what to serve for Valentine’s day.

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Nutella embodied in a Shot

It’s no secret… I’m a big fan of the Chocolate-Hazelnut flavor combination.

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