By Shirley Fan
Recipe: Box Office Brownies
Summary: While these brownies don’t include buttered popcorn, movie buffs and candy lovers will appreciate this treat that’s made with the boxed candy found at movie theater concessions. Pack them up in a food-safe tin and send them with a pair of movie passes or some DVDs of past Oscar winners. They will keep for 5 days.
Recipe: Saffron Margarita
Summary: What a big difference the reddish-orange wisps of saffron make in this drink, suffusing an already delicious cocktail with an indescribable exotic flair. If you cannot find fresh mango, look for frozen mango puree in your supermarket freezer section.
Recipe: Lovers’ Hot Chocolate
Summary: Amaretto is the Italian liqueur of love, and it blends beautifully with chocolate and coffee, both of which are in this drink, an offering to the senses. Use a richly flavored chocolate ice cream here.
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From cupcakes and Bundt cakes to whoopie pies and rocky road pies, Red Velvet Lover’s Cookbook has all of the ideas you need for adding a red velvet touch to your favorite breakfasts and treats– just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Recipe: Raspberry Hot Chocolate
Summary: Raspberry and chocolate join together to become a taste delight for any and all. You can transform this recipe into one for strawberry hot chocolate if you prefer by simply substituting strawberry syrup for the raspberry. This recipe is also a base for real Swiss-style schoggi, the Swiss version of hot chocolate.
Recipe: Walnut Vinaigrette
Summary: Unreﬁned walnut oil is delicious, fragile, and expensive. Store it in the refrigerator and use it within 3 months. You can, if you prefer, use all walnut oil in this dressing, though I ﬁnd that diluting it with another oil results in a more balanced vinaigrette. Makes about 1 cup.
Lucy interviewed on FLAVORS with Greg and Marleen.
Lucy demoed Grilled Chicken with Tex-Mex Marinade on AM Northwest.
Reviewed in the Detroit News.
Reviewed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “If you’re looking for easy ways to add extra flavor to chicken legs, pork chops and T-bone steaks — or even antipasto platters and vegetable medleys — marinades can make the difference between a run-of-the-mill meal and a stellar one.” Read full piece here.
By Dede Wilson
Recipe: New Orleans-Style Pralines
Summary: If you like brown sugar and pecans, there is no better way to get them into your mouth than via this candy. Pralines (pronounced prah-leens) are a simple mixture of brown sugar, butter, and milk, cooked and stirred until somewhat creamy, somewhat crumbly—with a bunch of pecans thrown in for good measure.