Category Archives: Romantic

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Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

A valentines re-run, originally published 2/10/2010 One of my favorite things to make during the holidays are marshmallows.  This year, I was busy taking care of a newborn and didn’t have time to indulge my candy-making yen. I thought it would be fun to do a Valentine’s day version.  These fluffy candy hearts are a […]

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Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine’s version)

Many people are intimidated by fondant, but it’s really not that hard to make really lovely cupcakes with fondant and a few simple techniques.  Hello Naomi did this great tutorial on making these simple cupcake toppers, perfect for valentine’s day.  The technique could of course be used for all sorts of occasions– you’re only limited […]

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Chocolate Blender Mousse

Creamy, dreamy 10-minute chocolate mousse is easy enough for a child to make, but sophisticated enough for adult appetites. The hardest part is waiting for it to set. Perfect no-bake summer dessert. Get the Recipe: Chocolate Blender Mousse

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Chocolate Mousse

I thought of many desert recipes for the Valentine’s Day but I myself never prefer to get into baking mess at the last minute of my romantic meal so Chocolate Mousse is perfect desert for me when you want to sit, relax and enjoy your desert rather than concentrating on your oven. Prepare Chocolate Mousse […]

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Crab Cakes

Delectable delicious moist crab cakes! It is a perfect blend of spices that leave a little tang on your tang. Get the Recipe: Crab Cakes

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Chocolate Tart with Banana & Pomegranate

I first read about the Gluten Fee Ratio Rally on Jenn Cuisine, and found it just amazing how different ingredients are combined with respect to each other and how it was all about ‘ratios’ and their importance to recreate a gluten-free version of some of the popular baked goodies. In August 2012, when I hosted […]

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Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

This recipe is truly “Summer on a Plate” with the smokey flavors of grilled peaches and vidalias tossed with lettuce and buttermilk dressing. And if that weren’t delicious enough, a few sprinkled pieces of candied bacon to take it over the edge. From the original site: This is a juicy, salty, tangy, spicy (very very […]

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Goat Cheese Risotto

This is a delicious risotto that has tons of veggies and a twist with goat cheese. This is a perfect meal for little kids and adults. From the original site: Can we talk about how wonderful risotto is for a moment? It’s just an incredible dish that can be transformed into so many different flavors […]

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Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms and Onions

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb. Bonesless Skinless Chicken Breasts 1/2 of a Large Onion – Thinly sliced 1 Package of Whole Mushrooms – sliced 1/2 Cup of Chicken Broth 1 Cup Heavy Cream 3 Tbs. Butter – Divided 1/2 Cup of Parmesan Cheese 2 Tbs. Balsamic Vinegar Salt and Pepper Instructions: Saute onions over medium heat […]

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Onion & Feta Quiche

Check out this tasty looking savory quiche from @madalinaa at Duhlicious.. The amount of caramelized onions makes me swoon :) Go get the recipe.  

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Mango Mascarpone Cheese Ice Cream

For all the lovers of mascarpone and mangoes out there, this is the ultimate dessert for them! From the original site: Mascarpone’s silky thickness lends a custard like texture to the ice cream, without the trouble of cooking the custard. It’s a no churn ice cream. Fairly easy to put together and fuss free.

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Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

A must have cake for any occasion. This simple cake is full of home-baked charm. Surely a “must-keep” cake by Lou Seibert Pappas. From the original site: A very moist and tender cake with contrasting crunchy-sweet streusel topping, this cake is perfect for family gatherings, tea parties or if you are anything like me, at […]

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Shortbread Jam Hearts

This is a quick and easy cookie recipe that is bound to bring a smile to your face. The crisp buttery shortbreads are the perfect compliment to the tart berry jam. The heart in the midlle make these biscuits that little bit more special. They make the perfect gift or Valentine’s Day treat. From the […]

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French Macarons wth Nutella Filling

If you love macarons and can’t live without nutella, then this combination is perfect “comfort food” for you with its chewy macaron shells and gooey nutella filling. From the original site: Bake with 4 ingredients…hmmm for me it translated into nothing else but Macarons. For those who follow my posts, pretty much know about the […]

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Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Perfect Spring dessert.The saffron panna cotta came together like a beautiful dream,elegant and smooth. From the original site: There’s something about saffron, something exotic, like a caress, light and beautiful! A tiny bit of this beautiful spice catapults a seemingly good dish into an extraordinary one. Pairing it with a panna cotta I learnt that […]

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Lemon Cream and Saffron Petits Fours

A little lemony treat with a hint of saffron. From the original site: For the longest time a fruit tart was the ‘only’ tart I ever knew. It took me quite a while to understand what a tart was and more so the difference between a pie and a tart. I am not an ardent […]

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Asain Braised Short Ribs w. Cranberry Teriyaki Glaze

This is a decadantly rich Asian inspired recipe for short ribs. This is a perfect Sunday Supper dish! From the original site: Two Words.Short Ribs Not just any short ribs, but ones that have cooked down long and slow in a fantastic broth flavored with soy and cranberry. Then generously lacquered with a deliciously sticky […]

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Rice with Shrimp & Shimeji

Discovering exotic mushrooms at the supermarket can be fun. Especially when it makes you discover a brilliant Japanese Rice dish that’s bursting with flavour and spice. Yum. And oh, did I mention, so EASY! From the original site: It’s got a nice spicy flavour that hits the back of your throat, and smells divine!

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Oranger Pistachio Biscotti

This is a really easy recipe that gives you a great tasting exotic biscotti. Don’t let anyone in on our secret though. Shhh. From the original site: I also discovered a very sweet looking bottle of Oranger from Tunisia. Of course I brought it back.

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Capuccino Biscotti with Hazelnut and Almond

It’s great that this biscotti keeps for over a week, but it’ll never last that long in the jar. This recipe adapted from Sur la Table is quick, easy and unbelievably scrumptious! Make lots because you’ll want to wow everyone you know with it. From the original site: They are good make-ahead cookies and keep […]

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Croissants you can conquer

This recipe stems from Julia Child’s traditional Croissants and Pain au Chocolat recipe. It might seem a bit daunting at first, but you realise that’s because each step is really detailed out, to help walk you through the entire process. It makes something so complicated and challenging quite a cakewalk. And you’re sure to feel […]

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Paparadelle w. Creamy Camembert Champagne Sauce

There is nothing quite like Champagne and Camembert to dress up a dish and this pasta recipe is no exception. Impressive, yet quick AND easy, it will make the intended party swoon. From the original site: I don’t recall the first dish I ever prepared for my husband, but I do remember the first dish […]

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Lucky Koi Mango Pudding

The word Koi comes from Japanese, simply meaning “Carp”. Koi fish the most powerful Feng Shui symbol, symbolizing wealth, harmony & happiness.. It is said that placing a picture of the Koi fish in your home, your dreams will come true.

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Tarts

Wonderful tarts- Perfect for Party Dessert. Tarts are perfect for dessert, as everyone can pick up their own mini-helping and they look pretty and delightful. Also, i personally feel- as someone baking tarts, I would love to serve an assortment with varied fillings. For some reason- they seem healthier too, maybe because of their fruity […]

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Quesadilla Salvadorena

Salvadoran quesadilla refers to a type of pound cake, not a hot cheesy filled tortilla. Quesadilla, in El Salvador, refers to a fluffy and moist pound cake that is made with a cheese called queso fresco. Parmesan cheese is the closest American counterpart to this cheese and works great in Quesadilla. Give this pound cake […]