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Pfeffernüsse

by Janelle 11.30.2012
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I have many fond memories of enjoying Pfeffernüsse cookies during the holiday season while living in Switzerland. Pronounced [fef-fur-noose], these delightful German cookies translate to “pepper nuts” and are truly one of my favorite holiday treats. These spicy cookies, full of cloves, nutmeg, ground black pepper, ginger and cardamom, are not for the faint of […]

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Gift Guide: 7 Scrumptious Stocking Stuffers

by Janelle 11.28.2012

If you haven’t noticed, I love the holidays and am so excited to share with you this year’s first Holiday Gift Guide post from The Chic Brûlée ~ 7 Scrumptious Stocking Stuffers. The stocking-size gifts on this list truly keep on giving all year and are sure to impress the food-lovers, bakers, and cooks on your Christmas list. […]

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Roasted Cauliflower Soup

by Janelle 11.27.2012
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Last night I made a hearty Roasted Cauliflower Soup with homemade garlic croutons. If you are looking for an easy weeknight dinner packed with nutrients and good-for-you vegetables, look no further than this recipe. I decided to roast the cauliflower in the oven before I added it to the soup to bring out all of […]

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Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

by Janelle 11.21.2012
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Wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for so many things this year, but most of all being engaged during this holiday season to the man of my dreams. I hope you all have many things to be thankful for this year too. In the spirit of this food-lovers holiday, I’d like […]

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Lightened Up Italian Wedding Soup

by Janelle 11.20.2012
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Here is a recipe I created for a lightened up version of Italian Wedding Soup. Traditional Italian Wedding Soup consists of chicken broth, hearty greens and tasty homemade meatballs. Instead of using the higher-fat meats traditionally used to make meatballs (pork, veal or beef), I used lean ground turkey breast and the results were excellent.

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Dinner at Del Posto

by Janelle 11.19.2012
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This past weekend we finally made it back to one of the fanciest Italian restaurants in New York, Del Posto. The hotspot, run by celebrity Italian food personalities, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Bastianich, occupies an opulent space in Chelsea, where  live piano fills a bustling, warmly-lit dining room. Del Posto received a four-star rating from New York […]

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Rosemary Trees

by Janelle 11.16.2012
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This year, I couldn’t resist the intoxicating scent and festive style of this adorable Rosemary Tree. With its fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves,

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Haute Lobster “Rolls” at Le Bernardin

by Janelle 11.15.2012
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It’s a bit of a secret that many of the top Michelin-starred restaurants in New York offer a lounge menu in their bar area that serves a selection of the chef’s top dishes à la carte without having to

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No-Noodle Sweet Potato “Lasagna”

by Janelle 11.14.2012
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The other night I really wanted to make a hearty and comforting lasagna, but I usually avoid making it because it’s traditionally high in carbs and fat. So, I put together a noodle-less “lasagna” full of healthy vegetables and all of the taste everyone loves from this Italian favorite–creamy ricotta, marinara sauce and a crispy […]

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Sandwiches from Mile End

by Janelle 11.12.2012
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This weekend we checked out Mile End Sandwich Shop, the Noho outpost of the Boerum Hill, Brooklyn favorite. Located on posh Bond Street between Lafayette and Bowery, this inventive and modern Jewish delicatessen is just what we needed in the neighborhood. The inside is sleek and minimalist, with a long communal table filling the room and dozens […]

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