Spiked Jello Poke Cupcakes

October 10, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Butter, Cake, Cream, Nutella, Recipe, Rum, Strawberry, Vanilla | 1 Comment
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With homemade Nutella buttercream frosting! 

This year for Victor‘s birthday I wanted to make something extra special. I have made Jello Poke Cake in the past but wanted to trying something that would be easier to serve to a dozen friends out for a birthday brunch in the neighborhood. These vanilla cupcakes are special because they have stripes of strawberry rum jello inside. They are topped with an icing made with a blend of butter, sugar, and everyone’s favorite Nutella (an entire jar!). These were a sell-out hit at Victor’s brunch, everyone had two. Happy Birthday Victor!

Click here for the recipe…

Chai Tea Panna Cotta

March 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Chai, Cream, Tea | 2 Comments
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Served recently a dinner party with new friends, these Chai Tea Panna Cotta cups were a huge success. They are made with brewed chai tea bags, heavy cream, and garnished with chocolate wafers and blackberries.  The recipe for these is in my new book which, as of last week, is now on sale!

Mudslide Jello

January 2, 2012 at 11:08 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Coffee, Cream, IrishCream, Jello Shots, Kahlua, Vodka | 4 Comments
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I rang in the new year over the weekend with a little something boozy from the book.  This very rich and creamy Mudslide jello, fashioned after the cocktail, is made with generous amounts of coffee and Irish cream liqueurs, heavy cream, and a touch of vodka. A little cocoa powder tops it off (whipped cream and/or chocolate syrup would also be good).  Have a happy New Year everyone!

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