Lavender-Vanilla Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée is one of the worlds most famous and seductive desserts. Its status is well deserved -delicious, sophisticated, and elegant, there are few people who can resist it. Serves 4-6 depending on ramekin size Julia Child believed that every woman should own a blowtorch. If you’ve lucky enough to have one, it will come…

Herb & Panko Crusted Rack of Lamb with Mint Yogurt Sauce

Roasted rack of lamb is a brilliant centerpiece dish because it’s effortlessly-impressive to serve for special occasions, yet simple to prepare for an everyday meal. You’ll not go wrong with this roasted rack of lamb. The recipe uses a Panko coating with a blend of fresh spices that makes gives it full flavor. It also calls…

Peppermint Bark Blondies

Chocoholics, prepare to swoon…cause these will rock your world. Seriously though, I’m not exaggerating when I tell you these blondies are ambrosial and completely irresistible. When we made the first batch I didn’t get any photos because we scarfed it all. But that allowed for adjustments like using dark chocolate peppermint bark and toasted the…

Deep Caramel-Chocolate Sauce

Makes 3 cups Caramel and chocolate is a wonderful marriage made in dessert heaven. For depth of flavor caramelizing the caramel to where you think it’s about to burnt is what you want. Also selecting premium bittersweet chocolate in the 68% – 70% is key, I use Valrhona (available at TraderJoe’s) Scharffen Berger or Lindt….

Wild Blueberry-Chipotle Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4 Here’s a surprising and flavorful way to prepare pork tenderloin, one of the leanest and most economical cuts of pork. With just 6 ingredients — pork, wild blueberry preserve, chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, red wine vinegar, paprika and Herb de Provence — you have an extremely elegant dish that is easy and…