Monthly Archives: May 2013

Diet Coke Can Fondant Cake with Genoise Sponge Cake and Italian Buttercream

This is my daughters college art final.  She had to make an ephemeral art piece (not a permanent piece, it decays over time).  She hates the kitchen and doesn’t bake unless forced to so this was quite the accomplishment for her.  The entire project is made with edible products such as cake (obviously), buttercream (obviously), fondant, pearl dust (for the… (more…)

Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Smoked Pork Belly

I don’t know how it happens but every time my husband goes to the grocery store, I end up with Brussels sprouts in my refrigerator.  He says they just jump in the cart but I think something else is going on.  Pan Roasted Brussels sprouts have been a family favorite for quite some time so I decided to share it… (more…)

Mango Caramel Sauce

WARNING:  This sauce is deliciously additive.  You’ve been warned! Mango Caramel Sauce 1.5 c mango juice or nectar 2 c granulated sugar 1 T agave syrup 3/4 c heavy cream Place all the ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a rapid boil.  Reduce heat but maintain a low boil.  Continue to cook until the sugar begins to caramelize.  Once… (more…)

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