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blond[ies] have more fun!

So I had a blond[ie] moment today… that sweet craving that can’t be satisfied by just any old treat!
After chopping up some semisweet and milk chocolates, they were gently mixed into a creamy, buttery mixture made up of white and brown sugars, butter, flour, baking soda, homemade vanilla, eggs and salt.
Once spread into a greased and floured baking dish, it was off for a nice half hour bake. After cooked through, the blondies were set aside to cool entirely and then cut into sizeable cake-like treats!
Served with an ice cold glass of almond milk, these heavenly [yet sinful] delights didn’t stand a chance!

at a low simmer…
-R

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sweetheart dinner…

On a day when one professes their love, sends bouquets of roses and boxes of chocolate, I displayed mine with the gift of food…
Instead of a night on the town [don’t fret that is already planned], I decided on preparing a pan seared duck breast and sautéed brussel sprouts paired with an incredible bottle of red wine. To finish off this luxurious meal… homemade meyer lemon mousse topped with crushed amaretti cookies!
The duck was perfectly cooked and beautifully tender, the ‘sprouts’ crisp and full of flavor, but we all know the most important part of the meal… the dessert! The mousse was silky and seductive, each bite transported us to another realm… no denying it took some work to prepare, but it was worth every effort… [so happy I made extra]

at a low simmer…
-R

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