Holidays

9 Best Christmas Sweets by The Chic Brûlée

by Janelle 12.13.2013

With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share some of my most popular recipes for holiday treats that I’ve baked here on The Chic Brûlée! Simply click on whichever picture you chose and it will bring you to the post page with a full recipe. Each one of these recipes is special to me (and [...]

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Valentine’s Day Flowers For The Modern Girl

by Janelle 02.15.2013
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I could hardly contain my excitement yesterday afternoon when I received the most stylish and unique Valentine’s Day flowers from my fiancé. Instead of the usual dozen red roses, Aaron sent me a striking, modern arrangement of exotic purple orchids set in perfect balance to a giant “flower” of succulents and dozens of ribbons of [...]

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Fudgy Brownie Bites With Ganache

by Janelle 02.13.2013
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For the ultimate Valentine’s Day indulge this year, I made fudgy brownie bites with dark chocolate ganache.  I decorated them in plenty of shades of pink and red, but this recipe can of course be used any time of year for many different occasions that require a fun, bite-sized dessert. I was inspired to make [...]

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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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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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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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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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Link Love: 5 Sweet Halloween Recipes

by Janelle 10.23.2012
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Every year I look forward to baking during the weeks leading up to Halloween. With thousands of ghost, goblin and pumpkin-inspired recipes out there, it’s hard to decide exactly what to make. Lucky for you I have scoured the web for my absolute favorite baked Halloween treats. Get in the spirit and bake one of [...]

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We’re Getting Married!

by Janelle 06.04.2012
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Aaron proposed while we vacationed in Lugano, Switzerland, last week… I couldn’t be happier! 

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Crazy for Colomba! Italy’s Easter Delight

by Janelle 03.19.2012
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When I lived in Lugano, Swizterland, I would always look forward to the delicious pastries served during Eastertime – my favorite was Colomba, a sweet, spongy, eggy Easter bread in the shape of a dove. The cake-like bread is soft, buttery, moist, sweet and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I hadn’t had it since living in Europe, so [...]

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