Chicken Mole Poblano

Chicken Mole Poblano

Mole Poblano is an ‘old fashioned’ Mexican sauce that goes way, way back. It’s not as popular as it once was (so I’m told) and I’m not sure why…because it’s truly a great sauce! The combination of the heat of chipotle pepper and the sweetness of chocolate is perfect together. I usually serve my Chicken Mole Poblano with a delicious Coconut Rice. Give it a go – I think you’ll be surprised not only with how easy it is to make, but how truly flavorful this sauce really is! Continue reading

Mini Chocolate Lava Cakes

Mini Chocolate Lava Cake 1

These little treasures are great to make and have in the fridge for a plethora of occasions. I serve them at dinner parties and give them as gifts in pairs every Valentine’s Day to friends and family. Today I made 40 of them for a bridal shower as a favor to take home and bake… but of course my Hubby and I had to have a little sample so I could show you how awesome and easy they are… (now there are only 38). The best part is they can be stored uncooked in the fridge for several months and you can pop them in the oven any time you want one. Here, have a bite… Continue reading

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone Icing

Flourless Chocolate Cake with Mascarpone Icing

A few months ago we were invited to a wine & cheese party at a friend’s house. Everyone was to bring a wine and appetizer or dessert from a certain country or region. My husband and I chose the Lombardia/Piedmont regions in Northern Italy. We brought along some fabulous Nebbiolo, from the Piedmont region, which borders the Lombardia region on the west. And since I knew that Mascarpone cheese was made in the Lombardia region I wanted to find a dessert that complimented the wine. After searching for a while I found a chocolate cake that used mascarpone in its icing. The cake was flourless, and I had never made a flourless cake before, but I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did…it was absolutely delightful!

When I made the cake back in February my boys could only take a peek – no bites for them! So last night I made it again so they could taste it too…they loved it…and so will you!   Continue reading