Loves making new recipes from my own imagination, especially ones with either chocolate or veggies.

  • Favorite foods: Anything with dark chocolate!!
    Others include:
    1. Cupcakes
    2. Chinese
    3. Italian
    4. Mexican
    5. Anything after this has to either be incredibly wonderful or include dark chocolate!
  • Last bite on earth: Piropos:
    Beef medallions with red wine sauce
    Crab cakes
    Chocolate mousse
    (In case you didn't get that, all those are from Piropos in Braircliff!)

Turrón de Chocolate (Chocolate Biscuit Cake)

MMMMMM......... Wouldn't my old french teacher love this....... I need to email her the recipe!!!

The Secret Ingredient (Coffee): Espresso Bean Dark Chocolate Bark

Oh now doesn't that look WONDERFUL!!!! I love both expresso and dark chocolate. One bite of those and i was awake for the night! It was so worth it!

Dorie Greenspan's Double Chocolate Cupcakes

This is a more grown-up version of the modern cupcake. It's not too sweet, with super-moist chocolate cake that contains semisweet chocolate and cocoa powder, and a luscious, ganache frosting on top. The recipe is from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours, a book that inspired me to learn to bake and eventually "go pro". I love topping them with spun sugar for birthday celebrations. More

French Chocolate Espresso Mousse

This is a traditional French chocolate mousse inspired by Pierre Herme's recipe that's been punched up a bit with the addition of espresso powder. Many cooks, fearing raw eggs, have taken to using gelatin and cream instead of eggs in mousse, but I find those recipes to be leaden and missing the point. This is the real deal. More