Recipes

Pork Kebabs with Peach Melba Sauce

by Janelle 07.01.2013
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After a short break which involved getting married (!) and moving across the pond (Hello, London!), the chic brûlée is back and better than ever. I will be transitioning the blog to be London-based, reporting on the latest and greatest London food and style scene, while still of course posting every type of sweet and savory […]

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Almond Butter Rice Cakes

by Janelle 04.11.2013
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I am so excited to share with you all my latest food obsession: almond butter. Luckily, almond butter is not only delicious and satisfying, but it is good for you too. I hate to admit it, but I learned about this snack from a recent episode of Dr. Oz where Snooki (yes, Jersey Shore Snooki), […]

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Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding

by Janelle 03.27.2013
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Today I am thrilled to share a simple yet delicious recipe for stove-top Creamy Vanilla Rice Pudding. To make the pudding, I used a vanilla bean, which infused a rich and intense vanilla flavor into the creamy rice pudding, and truly sets this recipe apart from all of the others. You can find vanilla beans […]

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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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Scallops Wrapped in Bacon

by Janelle 02.07.2013
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For a simple and classic hot hors d’oeuvre, what’s better than a sizzling scallop wrapped in bacon? I made these crowd favorites around the holidays for an elegant appetizer and decided to serve them recently as a light dinner alongside a salad. The recipe has been around forever, but I wanted to post about it […]

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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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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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