A collection of recipes for St. Valentine's big day. And yours. ;)
Some of my favorites:
Cleopatra famously perfumed herself with lavender to woo both Marc Antony and Julius Caesar. So we've added the beguiling scent of lavender to this galette.
These cupcakes are tinted pink with raspberry puree, and have an extra raspberry hidden inside. I created the frosting to bring something a little different to the table (pun intended!), with lemon and basil in a creamy, white buttercream.
Artichoke leaves are an appetizer-delivery device, cooked until tender then topped with salmon, garlic-mascarpone and crispy fried rutabaga straws (my new favorite thing).
A sheet pan dinner that helps you clean the pan. (Seriously.) Plus, salmon-asparagus-garlicky-lemony goodness.
The classic dessert, with warm caramelized bananas and vanilla ice cream, topped with rum flambe sauce.
Inspired by the Tale of Peter Rabbit, with blackberries, bread and milk combined into one amazing breakfast. Use fresh or frozen blackberries.
Short ribs, mushrooms and kale in a rosemary-red wine gravy, baked into little individual pot pies.
Frozen puff pastry dough, filled with creamy honey-mascarpone and fresh fruit. The quick and easy way to pull together a beautiful fresh-fruit tart.
The classic French dish, with succulent chicken bathed in a rich, golden broth. All those cloves of garlic turn creamy, mild and spreadable in the slow oven braise. Be sure to have lots of crusty French bread nearby to sop up every last drop.
A simple, rustic tart made with either fresh or frozen cherries, with dried lavender petals. You can pull the cherries directly from the freezer for this.
Chocolate pudding with a hint of chile and cinnamon for a delicious twist. Perfect for any Mexican celebration, or anytime you're in the mood to take chocolate in an interesting new direction.
Super chocolate-y, decadent pudding. Sure, you can serve it to the kids. If you can keep yourself from eating it all first.