Warm Melting Chocolate Cake from Carnival

  How many eggs does it take to make the 12 million servings of Warm Melting Chocolate Cakes created aboard each of the ships in the Carnival Cruise Line? The astounding answer is 48 million eggs. With this recipe for Carnival Cruise Lines' most requested dessert you can make four at a time in your own kitchen. This chocolaty, rich and decadent single-serving cake is more like a truffle than a cake; all soft gooey luscious chocolate in the center. This would be a perfect finish to a special dinner with your Valentine at home. Or make it just because you love chocolate anytime. This warm, fudgy cake recipe is provided by the chefs at Carnival Cruise Line and easy to make. Baked in four individual ramekins, you’ll have enough for seconds or whatever you decide to do with them-we [...]

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Hummus From The Eclectic Wines and Tasting Room of TeSoAria

TeSóAria first came on my radar as a tasting room in North Portland, Oregon serving a vegan menu on Thursdays to pair with their wine. Not a traditional tasting room, they have a talented and versatile chef, Max Germano who also bakes breads. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:49+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: Appetizer, Featured, Food & Wine Discoveries, Oregon, Portland, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , |2 Comments

Buttercrunch Toffee Recipe

For #Worldchocolateday here’s a delicious recipe for that sweet tooth of yours. Yes it has chocolate, almonds, butter, sugar and for an bit more decadence some Fleur De Gris French salt, So don’t let me bore you any longer, here we go. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:49+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Featured, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Copper River Salmon With Brown Sugar And Fleur Des Gris Glaze

May and June signal the start of summer in the Pacific Northwest. It also is the time when the Copper River Salmon begin their run in their namesake river.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Main Course, Recipes|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Florida Keys Cuisine: Key West & Grouper Fritters

  What’s not to love about Key West's palm-lined streets and fish that is fresh enough to draw any committed culinary traveler? Not to mention yummy tropical inspired drinks and beach culture with a laid-back vibe. . . Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Buffett, a few celebrated pirates and many others lost their hearts to Key West. Here within the distinct mixture of cultures and seafood scene, vibrant sidewalk cafes lure in passersby while live music and hopping bars are the perfect places to watch the sun drop into the Gulf of Mexico. Right click the image open the link in a new tab The Florida Keys is home to five districts, each with their own charm. The southern-most paradise, Key West, is just miles from Cuba and is home to an enviably temperate climate and a delicious array of [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Categories: Featured, Florida, Key West, Main Course, Recipes, United States|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Crispy Neufchatel Maitake Mushroom Duxelle Egg Rolls With Blue Lump Crab

Chef Ivan Flowers has done it again with this recipe, It hits all the right notes, with the creaminess of the Neufchatel, umami of the mushrooms and touch of sweet from the crab. Oh and the crispy rolls just set this whole recipe off. Let’s make it, and thank you Chef Flowers.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:50+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Categories: Appetizer, Chefs, Recipes, Savor|1 Comment

Brownies 2.0 Decadent Creamy And Low Fat

I love chocolate, and growing up the sweeter the better. But as I got older my tastes began to change, and now I’m a fan of deep dark chocolate. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:51+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Desserts, Recipes, Savor|0 Comments

Savory Aged Cheddar Cookies

This is one of my favorite snacks. I usually make these only around the holidays because they are so addictive. The problem is if I make them more often I’d probably gain way too much weight. It was also a tough recipe to share because I like it so much.  […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:52+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Appetizer, Featured, Recipes, Savor|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Chef Flowers serves up “What A Pear” Side Dish For The Holidays

Being in the midst of the holiday season, just like you I find myself busy and sometimes distracted. This is especially true when it comes time to prepare a nice and healthy meal to enjoy with family and friends. I enjoy the old standby recipes that I make year after year,  but this can get a bit old at times. So I decided it was time to make some changes and reach out to some of the most talented chefs I know for some holiday recipe help.  Chef Ivan Flowers a consulting chef, and former Executive Chef of Top of the Market San Diego, was kind enough to take the time to share this delicious and versatile recipe, and I wanted to present it to lucky you. The ingredients are simple, but the extra nuances that chef adds make for [...]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:52+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Chefs, Recipes, Savor, Side Dish|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Pecan Spoon Bread From Portland’s Country Cat

Sweet and savory, this spoon bread compliments of Country Cat in Portland Oregon is a new spin on an old recipe. A welcome change up to the old standard, this side works with just about any dish.  And yes it does have bacon in it, but like anything this decadent, enjoy it in moderation.  Imagery credit Portland Monthly Magazine. […]

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By | 2017-07-11T21:38:52+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Recipes, Savor, Side Dish|Tags: , , |0 Comments