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Mother’s Day Chocolate Mousse

May 8, 2012

Mother’s Day Chocolate Mousse   Here is an easy, but elegant Chocolate Mousse that is sure to make your mother smile.    INGREDIENTS 3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Dutch Cocoa 3 Large Separated Eggs 3/4 Cup Sugar 1 1/4 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream 3 Tablespoons Orange Liqueur 3 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract Extra...

Camille’s Chocolate Cheesecake

May 1, 2012

Camille’s Chocolate Cheesecake If you want friends then make this cheesecake! INGREDIENTS Cheesecake Crust: 1 1/3 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs 1/2 Stick Butter 1 Tablespoon Cocoa   Cheesecake: 12 Ounces Semisweet Chocolate (Chopped Small) 3 (8 Ounces Each) Packages of Cream Cheese 1 Cup Powdered Sugar 1 Tablespoon Custard Powder 3 Large...

Roman Artichokes

April 14, 2012

Roman Artichokes   INGREDIENTS 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 8 Medium Artichokes 1 1/2 Cups Chopped Mint Leaves 1 Cup Dried Bread Crumbs 1 Cup Fresh Bread Crumbs 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Pecorino Romano Cheese 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Chopped Garlic Cloves 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Teaspoon...

Coconut Cake

April 4, 2012

Coconut Cake This week is Easter and coconut cake is on my mind. I wanted to make a cake that is a bit more traditional. Enjoy this time with family and friends and have a Happy Easter. INGREDIENTS 1 ½ Cup Unbleached Flour 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder ¾ Teaspoon Salt...

Marinating Lamb Chops

March 26, 2012

Marinating Lamb Chops These Lamb Chops are wonderful either on the grill or under the broiler. Marinating them overnight really brings out the flavor. INGREDIENTS 4 Lamb Chops 6 Chopped Garlic Cloves ½ Cup Olive Oil 3 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper...

Strawberry Jam

March 21, 2012

Strawberry Jam By adding the grated apple, which is a pectin packed fruit, it naturally jells the jam and gives it a pleasant tartness. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Strawberries 2/3 Cup Sugar 1 Peeled Granny Smith Apple 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice Hull and quarter the strawberries. You may use fresh...

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote

March 20, 2012

Strawberry & Rhubarb Compote Strawberries & rhubarb were meant to be together. The sweet, juicy berries mellow the tart, slightly astringent rhubarb. While there is nothing wrong with the traditional pie, I decided to make a sweet, jam-like, easy compote that is perfect for serving over pound cake or any...

Irish Cream Truffles

March 15, 2012

Irish Cream Truffles These Irish Cream Truffles are easy to make and worth every bite. They make a nice homemade gift or keep them for yourself. INGREDIENTS 1 Cup Whipping Cream 1 Pound High Quality Real Bittersweet Chocolate Broken Into 1 Inch Pieces 4 Ounces High Quality Real Milk Chocolate...

Dry Rub Salmon

March 9, 2012

Dry Rub Salmon You certainly can’t go wrong with a nice piece of salmon. Add olive oil and dry rub and you have a delicious piece of fish. This dish goes well with my Cotswold Potatoes. INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Fresh Salmon 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 Tablespoons Victoria’s Dry Rub...

Red Velvet Cupcakes

March 1, 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes These Red Velvet Cupcakes are unbelievably good. They are so good I could eat 5 in one sitting! INGREDIENTS 2 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour ½ Cup Cocoa Powder 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Softened Butter 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 1 Cup Sour...

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