Charlotte with Strawberries and Roses de Reims Pink Biscuits

The first time I heard of Roses de Reims biscuits, I instantly wanted to try them. Roses de Reims are little pink finger cookies, dusted with powdered sugar, that are usually used to dip into sparkling wines. The little pink finger cookies quickly absorb the bubbly liquid and make your sparkling wine experience that much … More Charlotte with Strawberries and Roses de Reims Pink Biscuits

Marry Me Chicken

Valentine’s day was a couple of weeks ago and on that night, Bill and I had the fleeting thought, “Maybe we should eat out for dinner tonight?” Then we came to our senses and laughed and laughed. So, we decided to stay in for the evening, though I wanted something special yet simple to make … More Marry Me Chicken

Fresh Mint and Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

I have a very healthy mint plant that I need to trim from time to time to keep it from over growing. This past week I had some more clippings and of course, I couldn’t let them go to waste. Usually I’ll make a cup of tea with them since it’s quick and simple, but … More Fresh Mint and Chocolate Chip Olive Oil Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

Chocolate Panettone

Every year at Christmas time I buy an Italian Panettone. If you don’t know what a Panettone is, it’s a sweet bread that originated from Milan, that’s traditionally served at Christmas time. Usually it’s studded with candied fruits or raisins, but sometimes you can find one studded with chocolate chunks. Panettone has sort of become … More Chocolate Panettone

Red Wine Pear Tart

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year with those you hold near and dear. Our Thanksgiving was held at my sister’s house. Since she was making the turkey and stuffing, it was the responsibility of the rest of us to bring extra sides and desserts. I decided to make a few pies … More Red Wine Pear Tart

Chorizo, Black Bean, and Kabocha Squash Chili with Pumpkin Cornbread

Living here in Southern California, it doesn’t really get that cold (of course unless you live in the nearby mountains), but the weather has been cooling and it’s definitely starting to feel like fall (well, at least for us). Fall weather and the pending holidays always makes me think of comfort food. That’s where this … More Chorizo, Black Bean, and Kabocha Squash Chili with Pumpkin Cornbread