fleur de sel caramels

When I said it was time to indulge in a couple sweet treats, I wasn’t kidding =P It’s the day before Halloween and I’m already craving something sweet… something sticky and creamy, buttery, of course, a little nutty and perhaps a little French-y. If there’s a candy that can satisfy all those cravings, it’s gotta be fleur de sel caramels! These taste divine and look so lovely, I bet you can’t eat just one. Even Anthony, who’s never liked caramels before cause they tend to get stuck in [...]

green tea cupcakes with black & white frosting

Halloween is just around the corner so there’s really no better time than now to indulge in a couple sweet treats. These little green tea cupcakes with black & white frosting not only look the part, but also satisfy my sweet tooth without giving me a cavity. I’m not usually a big fan of cupcakes, but it’s most because either they’re way too sweet or just way overloaded on buttercream frosting. These green tea cupcakes aren’t too sweet at all and I have to admit, the [...]

wine jelly wedding favors!

Back in culinary school, we had a special guest chef featured in one of our gourmet workshops on confit de vin, or wine jellies! Chef Marie Maryn of Les Jardins de Marie showed us how to make elegant wine jellies from just a few simple ingredients– a good bottle of wine, sugar, lemon juice and pectin. Et voilà! Paired with some superb cheeses and crackers, we were definitely living the life of a true gourmand

So my friend is getting married at the Wynn Resort [...]

sirloin beef sliders with taleggio & pancetta

It’s a burger, loaded with all the goodies and packed with flavor, made small enough to fit in the palm on your hand and destined to be devoured in two bites. Need I say more?

These super sliders are so irresistible, you seriously can’t eat just one. The burgers are made with ground sirloin and get an extra flavor punch from the garlic, parsley, tomato paste, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. It’s grilled and topped with a generous slice of Taleggio cheese, a light drizzle of sweet, reduced balsamic vinegar, crisp pancetta, [...]

perfect boiled eggs

A simple delight and a classic food find, the boiled egg is to the culinary world as the little black dress is to the world of fashion: it’s one of those things that never seem to go out of style and for good reason! The incredible, edible egg is one of nature’s most finest foods, packed with protein and loaded with vitamins, minerals, unsaturated fats and antioxidants. And even with all that, a large egg only has about 70 calories… incredible, indeed!

Boiling an egg is definitely a no-brainer… [...]

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