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Sweets for your Sweet! (Homemade Marshmallows)

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 great alternative to those store-bought message candies we’ve all gro…

Top cupcakes with fondant (valentine's version)

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 by your cookie cutters and your imaginati…

Chocolate Blender Mousse

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

Chocolate Mousse

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 the day before, pop it into the fridge and simply serve after the dinner with fresh strawberries. Fr…

Crab Cakes

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

Chocolate Tart with Banana & Pomegranate

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 the DMBLGiT, Jenn was very kind and accepted to be on the panel of judges. It was during then that I dis…

Grilled Peach, Onion and Bacon Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

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 slightly) and sweet rendition of boring ‘ol lettuce and cucumbers. Ma…

Goat Cheese Risotto

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 and it’s such a satisfying meal! Today I’ve combined another favorite – Goat Cheese! Yes, I’m talking about Goat Ch…

Chicken with Balsamic Cream Sauce, Mushrooms and Onions

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 in 1 Tbs of butter until they are nice and caramelized – About 15 Minutes. When they are a nice golden br…

Onion & Feta Quiche

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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