Triple Chocolate Ganache with Blackberries

Another birthday to celebrate, so I chose to make a triple chocolate ganache, with orange, jalapeño and almonds…..and topped it off with fresh blackberries on top of a dark chocolate cake.1-30-2016 3469

Before washing the bowl….just had to dip a blackberry into the ganache….and was transported to a very Happy Place!!!!

Absolutely divine!

This birthday cake rocks it!

 

Homemade Oatmeal Raisin Bread

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What is it about homemade bread that makes me happy? Watching flour and a few other ingredients come together to make a fantastic meal!

I decided that oatmeal would be the “ingredient of the week” and opted to make a simple white bread but incorporated 4 heaping cups of old fashioned oatmeal with raisins in the flour mixture.

Quite delicious it turned out. Everyone seemed to enjoy it as before the end of the day, one loaf was gone!

A Hearty Brunch: Asparagus-Potato-and-Tomato goodness……with two sunny-side-up eggs!

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I love having time in the morning to make a good breakfast that ties me over through a good portion of the day…..and Saturday was the day for me to take a good look in my fridge and see what I could incorporate into a healthy yummy breakfast.

Having purchased a bunch of asparagus earlier in the week, I took that out, one potato, one tomato and two eggs….peeled the potato and made thin slices using a mandolin, fried them in a small pan for a few minutes with half a chopped onion and a dash of sea salt and freshly ground peppercorn, and then placed two eggs in the same pan….can I say that it was absolutely delicious and fulfilling? Two slices of wheat toast made this a great brunch start to my day.

What did you make yourself for breakfast today?

Turmeric Homemade Bread

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Always trying to do something different, I chose turmeric as the item to highlight a couple of weeks ago, so I made a spice mix of turmeric, paprika, and marjoram and placed those spices with yeast and voila! Turmeric bread……really delicious, with a little spicy kick at the end of a bite.

Chocolate Ganache Cake with Mango Frosting – beyond delish!

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I wanted to make something super special for a couple that just had their 35th Anniversary(!!!) so the chocolate cake is a combination of cake flour with melted ganache and sour cream, and the frosting….it’s all about mango.

Needless to say I did a taste test on cupcakes that I made with some of the batter….and me, oh, my! Soooooo good. Dangerously delicious!

Happy Anniversary!!

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Orecchiette with a Tomato-Garlicky-Meat Sauce that’ll make your toes curl in joy!

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Made a homemade meat sauce with plenty of garlic and onions, freshly grated peppercorns with sea salt and tomato puree. When the orecchiette was cooked almost pre-al dente, drained it and allowed it to cook for another 3 to 4 minutes in the meat sauce.

Result: mouth watering pasta in a thick tomato garlicky sauce that just made my toes curl……yum!