What’s up, folks? Can you believe it’s Valentine’s time already? I feel like we were just ringing in the New Year, no? Wasn’t it Christmas like… yesterday? Anyone? Just me?
Well, anyways. It’s our first Valentine’s Day as a married couple, and I know I need to up the ante for dessert.
If you’re looking for a really special treat for you and your sweetie to enjoy together, I think I’ve got what you need. This is a recipe designed for two- perfectly portioned, perfectly sweet, and the perfect chocolate dessert to end a special romantic meal. Continue reading
Today I am feeling so excited for the birth of Baby Omeletta!
That’s right, Ruthy from Omeletta is having a BABY! As in, like, very soon. As in, like, any day now. As in I can’t wait til this little nugget is here!
So I’ve made her some delightful lavender madeleines today and posted them over on her blog to help out while she’s with her bundle of joy. Continue reading
HAPPY NEW YEAR’S EVE!
I hope 2013 was good to you and yours. Overall, it was wonderful for me- scattered with ups and downs, like any other year… but in the end, the ups overwhelmingly thumped the downs. For one thing, I got married. For another, I got MARRIED!!!! Ahem.
Note: This was originally posted in January 2011. It has been re-published with new photos and a video! 🙂 I considered adding new text but I kind of liked this walk down memory lane 🙂 Enjoy!
When I was in high school, students taking French had the opportunity to spend about a week and a half in France, spending a few days in Paris and then around a week in Niort, a beautiful town in the West of France with our correspondants, or exchange students. This was one of the coolest experiences of my life; not only was it my first trip to Europe, but I was able to travel with my best friends from school and also meet new ones in France. I still maintain a friendship with my correspondant, Sophie, and in August of 2010 she and her boyfriend actually came to New York and stayed with me in Hoboken for a week- the first time we had seen each other in 6 years!
Anyways, in order to actually get to France, our class had to do some fundraising. I’m sure there were a lot of different ways we tried to do this; to be honest I don’t remember most of them. However, I do know that my best friend Morgan and I signed up to help with the absolute hardest one: making crepes for a French-inspired breakfast bake sale.
Happy hump day! We are officially two weeks out from Christmas, and if you haven’t finished or even started your holiday shopping, I have a little easy homemade gift idea for you today that doubles as the perfect stress-relieving snack for when you just need that hit of chocolate.
These mint chocolate truffles are super decadent, but you won’t believe how easy they are to make! These are based on my favorite Easy Peasy Chocolate Truffles recipe, with a fun and festive hint of mint. I personally love the crackle of the cold chocolate shell as you bite into one of these, followed by the soft, sweet and chocolatey texture of the chocolatey filling.
In the spirit of sharing, I’m so pleased to post my recipe for Mint Chocolate Truffles over at Table for Seven today. So go ahead and click over to see the recipe as well as check out Erin’s wonderful blog!
You can also learn how to make them step by step in a video tutorial I made here:
Happy Eating 🙂