Chocolate Blueberry Pavlova

Eau de brownie is the perfume, which can be deceived by the pale beige shade of the outer shell — yet inside; it is luscious like a truffle with the completion and texture that makes a perfect combination. You’ll Need :  For the Meringue  6 large egg whites 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar AContinue reading “Chocolate Blueberry Pavlova”

10 Tips to Make the Holidays Happy for Everyone!

For us… the ” Grown-ups”- the holidays are a festive time. We travel to the homes of family and friends, or invite them into ours. We show off our children and indulge in recipes from our own childhoods. While we like to think the kids are enjoying themselves, that’s often not the case. Unfortunately, for someContinue reading “10 Tips to Make the Holidays Happy for Everyone!”

Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting

Go Ahead…get Boozy with it! You’ll Need: For the Cupcakes: 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cloves 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup good quality cocoaContinue reading “Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting”

Homemade Holiday Marshmallows! 

Try this homemade marshmallow recipe as a base formula. You can make  additions of essential oils or flavored extracts along with organic food colors to create a variety of fun flavors. So easy, you won’t believe it. You will never want eat a store bought marshmallow again!  You’ll Need: 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 1/2Continue reading “Homemade Holiday Marshmallows! “

Traditional Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Red Wine Reduction!

A true prime rib that is labeled USDA Certified Prime, is heavily marbled with a generous amount of fat. These cuts are usually reserved for top restaurants and are hard to come by. It may be better to seek out a fine aged prime rib. Aged beef is similarly hard to find in the supermarket, but you’ll find aged primeContinue reading “Traditional Herb Crusted Prime Rib with Red Wine Reduction!”

Hot Chocolate French Toast with Roasted Hazelnuts

Who doesn’t want to wakeup holiday morning to the smell and taste of hot chocolate and roasting hazelnuts? You’ll Need: 1 loaf Brioche or and Egg enriched bread, cut into 1 inch thick slices Unsalted butter  3 cups heavy cream 6 ounces milk chocolate, coarsely chopped 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 tablespoon vanillaContinue reading “Hot Chocolate French Toast with Roasted Hazelnuts”

Homemade Naan

Serve plain or brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with herbs! Delicious with my Fried Egg and Chili Jam Naan Recipe! 2 tsp dry active yeast  1 tsp sugar or honey  1/2 cup water  2 1/2-3 cups flour, divided  1/2 tsp salt  1/4 cup olive oil  1/3 cup plain yogurt  1 large egg  Here’s How: Continue reading “Homemade Naan”

Fried Egg Naan with Sambal- Oelek Jam

Heat your Cold Winter Mornings!  You’ll Need: For the Chili Jam: 2-4 tablespoons hot chili paste (sambal oelek) 1-2 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar 1-2 teaspoon honey For the Egg Naan: 1/4-1/2 cup Plain Greek yogurt Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper 2-4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 tablespoons butter 2-4 large eggs 2-4 pieces NannContinue reading “Fried Egg Naan with Sambal- Oelek Jam”

30 Minute Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes

Molten chocolate lava cakes were developed by one of the worlds most famous chefs- Jean-Georges Vongerichten! He says more than a thousand of these cakes are made in his restaurants everyday. The ingredient list is simple –butter, chocolate, eggs, sugar and flour which makes this recipe easy for busy people! Below is my adapted recipe.Continue reading “30 Minute Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes”

Holiday Worthy Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce !

Ahhhh, bourbon and brioche. Two of my favorite things!  You’ll Need: 1/4 cup bourbon  1/2 cup currants   1-1/2 pound loaf of Brioche, torn into 1-2 inch chunks, or cut into cubes – allowed to stale overnight   1 1/2 cups whole milk or substitute  1/2 cup heavy cream or substitute 4 large eggs orContinue reading “Holiday Worthy Brioche Bread Pudding with Bourbon Butterscotch Sauce !”