Formal Chocolate Strawberries

A classic, easy dessert to make for any special occasion. The key to making these great is to use high quality chocolate. There are only three ingredients, so you need them all to be top notch. Decorating them with the little tuxedos and pearl necklaces is a fun way to spruce up any formal event.… Continue reading Formal Chocolate Strawberries


Rosemary & Apricot Rice Krispy Treats

I made this dessert for the Academy Awards one year and loved the way they came out. I love the juxtaposition of a child's dessert with such elevated flavors. The rosemary in the bars breaks up the extreme sweetness and really entertains your tongue. They are definitely not for everyone, but your foodie friends will… Continue reading Rosemary & Apricot Rice Krispy Treats

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Salted Butterscotch Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate is best made by taking high quality chocolate and grating it. The smaller, flaked pieces melt into warm milk much better than chips or blocks. Doing it this way also prevents separation as the hot chocolate sits for a period of time. I wanted to spruce things up a bit, so instead of… Continue reading Salted Butterscotch Hot Chocolate


White Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

I first made this dessert for the Broncos vs Seahawks Super Bowl and it was such a hit! Thank God, because the game itself was a complete disaster. Puppy Chow is something I had a few times growing up, but it always makes people so happy. The traditional recipe is a little on the sweet… Continue reading White Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow