Seriously…my last chocolate post.

Chocolate wisdom and cookbook recommendations from our Chocolate Cooking Class with Chef Sarah. . . . → Read More: Seriously…my last chocolate post.

Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Recipes for chocolate spaetzle, butterscotch sauce and candied citrus. . . . → Read More: Chocolate Spaetzle with Butterscotch Sauce and Candied Citrus

Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cocoa Nib and Pistachio Praline Crumble

Well, that is  delicious mouthful.

There is even more—the “double chocolate” requires a chocolate ganache swirled in the already chocolatey ice cream.

This is the sixth part of a series documenting our Chocolate Cooking Class with Chef Sarah Leavell of The Canebrake.

Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cocoa Nib and Pistachio Praline Crumble was the . . . → Read More: Double Chocolate Ice Cream with Cocoa Nib and Pistachio Praline Crumble

Cocoa-Chili Rub for Steak

This is the fifth post in my series documenting our Chocolate Cooking Class with Chef Sarah Leavell of The Canebrake. . . . → Read More: Cocoa-Chili Rub for Steak

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

You may have surmised from my recent OCD posts that I am a bit competitive.    No, really, I am.  🙂

Well, one of The Hubs’ colleagues at work has a girlfriend who runs a cupcake catering business.   Her cupcakes are sublime.   We have tasted many at different company functions and even purchased others from her . . . → Read More: Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Milk Chocolate Earl Grey Buttercream

Classic Chocolate Truffles

How to make perfectly artisinal and decadent chocolate truffles from Chef Sarah of The Canebrake. . . . → Read More: Classic Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate everywhere…

A pre-Valentine’s Day adventure found us at Canebrake in a marathon chocolate cooking class. . . . → Read More: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate everywhere…

The Final Course: Blueberry-Lavender Cobbler with Ginger Struesel

This dessert from our Farmers Market Meals Cooking Class was well worth the wait.    This is a feature dessert at Tavern on Brady and I am so glad that Chef Grant shared it with the class.

First of all, you must start with fresh blueberries.

Beautiful fresh blueberries from the farmers market.

This was . . . → Read More: The Final Course: Blueberry-Lavender Cobbler with Ginger Struesel

The main course: Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken

The main course from our cooking class: rosemary lemon roasted chicken recipe. . . . → Read More: The main course: Rosemary Lemon Roasted Chicken

Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

If you haven’t been keeping up, this is the third installment of some great recipes we learned at a recent cooking class.   We attended a class at The Stock Pot’s Cooking School.   Our instructor for the evening was Chef Grant from Tavern on Brady.

So far, I have featured his classic deviled eggs, balsamic roasted . . . → Read More: Herb & Garlic Roasted Spring Vegetables (another recipe from our cooking class)

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Naked
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls


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