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Giveaway! | Big City Little Sweets

by Janelle 01.23.2013
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I am thrilled to share a special giveaway from Big City Little Sweets, a modern nyc-based dessert catering company that specializes in the two things nearest and dearest to my heart here at The Chic Brûlée ~ living fashionably and dessert! As a little treat, the lovely Julie Hwang of Big City Little Sweets is offering a box […]

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Balthazar Granola

by Janelle 01.21.2013
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This morning I popped into Balthazar Bakery to pick up a bag of their handmade granola. Good granola is hard to find and I have to say Balthazar’s is one of the best I have ever tried. The bakery, on 80 Spring Street in Soho, is adjacent to the famed and timeless Balthazar Restaurant, and […]

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Mini Blueberry Almond Crisps

by Janelle 01.17.2013
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Yesterday I made a delightful recipe from one of my favorite chefs, Carla Hall, recently featured on The Chew. This is an easy and trimmed-down recipe for a scrumptious blueberry crisp made in six ramekins for fun individual portions. The filling, made with blueberries (fresh or frozen), lemon, sugar, cornstarch and salt, is topped with […]

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Leonidas Chocolates

by Janelle 01.08.2013
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This past weekend I checked out famed Belgian chocolatier Leonidas in Midtown, NYC. This tiny boutique, nestled between the posh hotels and fashion houses that line Madison Avenue, features an exclusive assortment of Belgian chocolate and Belgian pralines, truffles, orange peel, and marzipan, all imported straight from Brussels. When you walk into the shop, there is […]

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Merry Christmas!

by Janelle 12.24.2012
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Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all are spending time with your loved ones and enjoying some delicious Christmas treats, of course! If you are still looking for some last-minute baking ideas this Christmas, please check out “Your Best Holiday Sweets” on the New York Times, where I am honored to be […]

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Twice Baked Shortbread

by Janelle 12.21.2012
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Shortbread is the ultimate indulgence. With an ingredient list traditionally comprised of one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour, these Scottish “biscuits,” popular since the 16th century, have surely stood the test of time. On my last trip to the U.K., I took home a box of shortbread from Harrod’s famous […]

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Saltine Toffee

by Janelle 12.19.2012
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I just finished making a batch of one of my favorite holiday treats ~ Saltine Toffee. This crunchy candy is irresistible and so easy to make. Check out my recipe here. Enjoy!

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Christmas Cookies with Royal Icing

by Janelle 12.17.2012
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There is nothing like a batch of freshly baked, buttery Christmas cookies frosted in rich royal icing and dusted with colorful sugar. I can guarantee that you will not find a better, more delicious recipe for cutout sugar cookies anywhere. These festive cookies are favorites of kids and adults alike and are truly a work of art! […]

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Knob Creek Balls

by Janelle 12.11.2012
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Known as “Southern Truffles,” I couldn’t wait to make a batch of fun, boozy bourbon balls. Most of all, I wanted to impress my fiancé, quite the bourbon aficiando, with a dessert made of his favorite Kentucky bourbon, Knob Creek. These no-bake balls are easy to make and pack quite the punch. Inside the balls […]

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Pecan Pie Biscotti

by Janelle 12.06.2012
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This week my grandmother and I stumbled upon a scrumptious looking biscotti in the newspaper. The warm color of the cookies and the addition of pecans, which you do not usually see in biscotti, was especially intriguing this time of year. We noticed there was not any butter or oil in the cookies – quite the […]

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