This classic Italian dessert is made with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese in a trifle bowl or a springform pan
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Hire me for your special brunches! Makes a great Birthday or Mother’s Day gift
Call Brian to Schedule at (916) 879-4611
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Hot buttered English muffins, Canadian-style bacon, and poached eggs are topped by a heavenly drizzle of hollandaise sauce. Wonderful for Easter, Mother’s Day, or anytime you want to treat yourself to the best brunch in the world! Serve with roasted potatoes for mopping up the extra egg yolk and hollandaise.
Vamos a celebrar! Today we commemorate the history, culture, and ancestry of Mexico. Cinco de Mayo is primarily celebrated in Mexico, but celebrations also take place in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands.
Cinco de Mayo has been a celebrated holiday since May 5, 1862 after the unexpected victory over the French Army. The Mexicans were considerably outnumbered during this battle and the French were significantly better equipped. Secondly, this was the first battle since the Battle of Puebla that a country in the Americas was invaded by an army from another continent.
Join Mexico in celebrating its unity and patriotism by attending a parade, listening to mariachi music, and practicing folk dancing! You could even host a Cinco de Mayo fiesta complete with colorful decorations, Mexican cuisine, and of course, margaritas!
Reminder: Instant read thermometers are not meant to be left in the roast during the cooking process.
A full prime rib/standing rib roast is seven (7) ribs, close to 15 pounds, and enough to feed a crowd of 14 or more people (depending on how big of eaters they are). The term “standing” means the bones are included in the roast, thus the roast can stand by itself. A rib roast comprises of seven ribs starting from the shoulder (chuck) down the back to the loin.
There are dozens of delicious types of pies around the world – which can make it difficult for people to choose which one they want to eat! Today the decision is easy though because it is National Blueberry Pie Day.
Blueberry pie is a sweet pie that can be filled with fresh or frozen blueberries, blueberry filling, or even blueberry custard. It is one of the more popular pie flavors in the United States. Blueberry pies are also quite common at summer picnics and July 4th celebrations when blueberries are in season.
Did you know that Maine produces more blueberries than any other state? In fact, Maine produces 25% of all low bush blueberries in North America. That makes this New England state the largest producer of blueberries in the world!
Head to your favorite bakery or make your own tasty Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie to enjoy on National Blueberry Pie Day!
Since Easter is now over, I am now way overstocked on my Peeps supply. So what can i do with all these Peeps
I love me some Peeps! Do you love Peeps, too?
I’ve gathered a few peep-a-liscious ideas in case you’d like to impress your peeps with your Peep skills .
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Today we celebrate two great holidays: National Cherry Cheesecake Day and National Picnic Day! Take advantage of the spring weather for an outdoor get together. Grab the blankets, sandwiches and fruit… and don’t forget dessert! Here are 121 recipes for Cherry cheesecake
This is a favorite family recipe of the Lisle Family. It is perfect for Easter or Christmas Morning, Mother’s Day, or any special Brunch.
Strata is a savory bread pudding, consisting of layers of bread, cheese, and other ingredients, topped with an egg and milk custard mixture that soaks into the bread. It’s a great dish for brunch because it requires an overnight stay in the refrigerator. Assemble it a day ahead of time, and the next morning all you need to do is bake it.
I hit on what I believe is the best chicken salad sandwich recipe ever. It is more than just a basic chicken salad recipe, but it has a bit of finesse. This delicious and easy chicken salad recipe will be right at home at a kids’ lunch table or a bridal shower buffet. It can be simple or elegant.
When you place your Valentine order by February 1, we will deliver a complimentary pair of Chocolate Carmel truffles with your flowers. Flower Fiesta has contracted Sac Chef to ensure we have some very tasty truffles! What a treat!
Our gorgeous premium long stem dozen roses (your choice of color when you order ahead) will all the filler flowers and two amazing sprays of Phalaenopsis moth orchids. Order well in advance as we cannot get this type of orchid at the last minute!
I hope you will consider doing business with Flower Fiesta this Valentine holiday.
My Gift to You ~ No matter what roses cost us during the valentine holiday, we NEVER raise the price on YOU for a dozen roses for Valentine’s day!
Geri Ann Alviso
(916) 225-2623 / (916) BAL-ANCE
toll free 866-377-4952
Flower Fiesta delivers 7 days a week.
Order before February 1st to receive the free pair of Sac Chef Chocolate Carmel Truffles with your order.
For our customers only: Sac Chef will bring the catered Valentine dinner to you for just $100.
Most importantly, a massive thank you to everyone who has supported me and my business throughout 2010, particularly my best friend, Scott who has been along side me on the roller coaster ride. I would also love to thank all of my supportive ”sales force” in BNI. The support and networking you all did for me was “GREAT” (attn: Brian Sharp)!
It has been great getting to know some new customers this year, as well as catching up with old customers who have now become repeat customers! Champions!
I have decided to start 2011 with starting my own private catering company. If you’ve been thinking about hosting a cooking class in 2011, I’d love to hear from you, and have the opportunity to teach you and your friends something special. You can also contact me for a simple dinner for two for Valentine’s Day, or I can cater your Superbowl Party.
Let me dirty my Kitchen, so you don’t have too!
I started this blog in October 2009. Since then i have created 731 posts which led to over 77,000 visiting readers on this website. I am now averaging over 1000 hits per day! My best day was on Dec 22nd, with 2,139 hits (Thats one person to my site every 40 seconds) even beat the google rankings of other websites the Weekend after Thanksgiving and The NFL on “SuperBowl recipes” the day before the big game.
THANK YOU all for visiting my site. This would not have been born without the special advice from John Lisle at Outback Solutions and the amazing talent of Stephanie Urzi who created my brand and logo. A special thanks again to Scott Seviour, I would not be here if not for his website design work.
Have a great holiday…..Cheers!
BORK BORK BORK!
Today’s holiday recipe – a quick holiday Appetizer winner perfect for last minute get-togethers.
Every day I’ll feature a recipe that will ensure your holiday get-togethers are stress-free and delicious. Whether you’re planning the big meal or need a dish for an impromptu gathering, we’ve got you covered! Stay tuned all week for our fabulous recipe suggestions!
Save yourself time tomorrow with a few do-ahead steps today for a very Happy Thanksgiving meal.
Putting a holiday meal on the table can be a daunting experience for first-timers and seasoned pros, alike. But with a little planning, everything will come together flawlessly. Avoid a last-minute scramble by making portions of your meal ahead of time.
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HOW TO CARVE A TURKEY
Think it’s too early to start planning Thanksgiving dinner? Think again! Nov. 25th may seem like only next weekt, but to me, it’s right around the corner. That’s why I want to give you preparation tips to ensure your Thanksgiving is as smooth as your gravy (should be). Here is one tip to start thinking about today!
It’s one of the most stressed-over tasks of the holiday season, but it doesn’t have to be! Learn how to easily carve a turkey
1. Grasp end of one leg. Place Carving knife between drumstick and body of turkey. Cut through skin to joint. remove entire leg and thigh portion by pulling out and back, using the tip of the knife to disjoint. Separate thigh and drumstick at joint. cut dark meat away from the bone and place on serving platter. Repeat with other leg.
2. Insert fork into wing. make a long horizontal cut above wing, cutting through bottom of breast to body of turkey. Disjoint wing from body.
3. Cut a thin slice from breast with even strokes, using fork to hold slice in place. The slices will fall away from bird when knife reaches horizontal cut. Place on platter. Repeat as directed above to carve other breast.
Celebrate Food Holidays For Waffles, S’Mores, Filet Mignon & Lemon Meringue Pie
August is the biggest vacation month, but it is also:
National Brownies At Brunch Month
National Catfish Month
National Panini Month
National Peach Month
National Sandwich Month
National Apple Week Is The Second
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Only 5 months ( 152 Days) until Christmas.
Now is a great time to start your Holiday shopping!