Candied Roses for Mother’s Day & Dark Chocolate Sorbet

May 7, 2010.   Categories Chef Rima Olvera, Desserts, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day.

Candied Roses for Mother’s Day & Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Candied Roses for Mother’s Day – Not Just for Vases Anymore Recipe for Dark Chocolate SorbetWISHING YOU ALL A HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Mom’s all over the world will be celebrated this coming Sunday.  I’ve always felt Mother’s Day isn’t just about Mothers with children (although they get top billing!)… it’s a celebration of women.  There are all kinds of “moms” in the...

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Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake with Rosemary and Chantilly Cream

April 14, 2010.   Categories Cakes, Chef Dawn Viola, Contributing Chefs, Desserts, Easter, Mother's Day.

Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake with Rosemary and Chantilly Cream

Rhubarb Strawberry Shortcake with Rosemary and Chantilly Cream Recipe and photo and chef’s notes reprinted with permission by Chef Dawn Viola www.wickedgooddinner.com Dawn Viola of “Wicked Good Dinner” is an award-winning chef and food-writer.  She recently won the 2009 Crisco National Apple Pie Championship (professional division) for her wonderful Vanilla Vanilla-Bean Roasted Apple Pie.  As I write this she is...

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Homemade Rose Petal Pistachio Ice Cream

June 11, 2009.   Categories Chef David Lawrence, Contributing Chefs, Desserts, Ice Cream, Mother's Day.


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Homemade Rose Petal Pistachio Ice Cream

Homemade Rose Petal Pistachio Ice Cream Chef David Lawrence is a Facebook friend and lately he’s killing me with his recipe posts!  His new blog… www.forkingdelicious.blogspot.com is a combination of stunning food photos, humorous writing and interesting culinary creations.  He has been gracious to allow me to re-post many of his recipes.  So many are wonderfully inventive and decadent that I find myself asking him...

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