Tag Archives: elegant

Moscato Poached Pears Wrapped in Puff Pastry

Poached pears, yeah, they’re good.  But how about poached pears, wrapped in PUFF PASTRY?!  There are some foods that are ugly but taste good, some foods that look good but don’t taste that great, and there are dishes that look … Continue reading

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Homemade Phyllo Cups

You don’t need to tell me, I can hear it already, “Oh boy, here goes Joanne with her cups again” hahahaha.  What can I say, I’m a big fan of making various bite sized munches in muffin tins.  I love … Continue reading

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Framboise Panna Cotta with Raspberry Gelee

I know this recipe sounds really fancy schmancy, but I promise it is very easy to make.  Besides tasting absolutely sublime, it is also stunningly beautiful, and would be an excellent dessert to serve at a party in martini glasses … Continue reading

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Parmigiano Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Spears

Prosciutto wrapped asparagus is a beautiful classic dish that a fair amount of you may be familiar with, but for those of you who haven’t had it, you need to try it, and put my little twists in there!  Vegetables … Continue reading

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Raspberry Cream Pistachio Crisp Towers

Yes, this tastes as good as it looks.  Wafer thin pistachio cookie crisps (which you will have a difficult time not devouring on their own), layered with whipped cream, fresh raspberries, and chopped pistachios.  Seriously, it’s dishes like this that … Continue reading

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Featured Friday: Cayenne Dusted Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

What’s my favorite thing about these cheese straws?  The cayenne pepper gives you this slight tickling burn in your mouth after eating one.  Ooooo ahhhhhhh =)  Such a pleasant little surprise.  Oh, and then there’s the buttery, puffy, flaky from-scratch … Continue reading

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Agave Brushed Salmon with Orange Watercress Salad

Look at that photo.  Isn’t this dish so gorgeous?  Let me tell you, it tastes just as good as it looks, and the flavors here just make me go wild.  You get that slightly sweet crust on the salmon from … Continue reading

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