Private Dinner

I had an awesome opportunity to prep and plate a five course wine pairing dinner with my executive chef and one of our company’s kitchen managers a couple weeks ago. These pictures are of the first course which consisted of a Neapolitan of oven dried heirloom tomatoes, topped with pistoline olive tapenade, caraphilly (goat cheese mousse), hazelnut brittle crumbles, micro greens with three different herb infused oils. It was delicious!!!

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Pictures of the other courses before dessert are coming…

For now we will skip to dessert! We were told to make an ultimate chocolate dessert that needed different components. We came up with a chocolate pot de creme (in the shot glass), a chocolate truffle rolled in cocoa powder with drizzled chocolate, and a homemade brittle candy bar with candied pecans, garnished with fresh berries, eatable flowers and chocolate shavings!


Mmm, mmm did that taste good! The family we served was so pleased with everything, and hopefully they will invite us back! Check back soon for pictures of everything in between 1 course and dessert!


Chocolate chunk peanut butter brownies! !



Had some time to kill before work so I whipped these little babies up. I used a toothpick to spread the peanut butter. Think I am going to warm it up next time because it didn’t spread as much as I would have liked.

Taco Pie


Had a day off, so Brendon and I made a 4 layer taco pie with refried beans, turkey meat, Spanish rice, doritos, habanaero and pepper jack cheeses. It was delicious!

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

I made this cake for my little brothers boy scout auction to raise money for his high adventure camp this summer. It’s a chocolate cake with fresh raspberry swiss meringue buttercream. Chocolate gnash is dripping down the sides… It was my first time trying this style of decorating… I let the gnash cool too much before pouring it over the cake so it built up at the top. But hey it doesn’t look too bad, and it tastes pretty good if I do say so myself.



Chewy Snicker Doodle Bites!

snickerdoodle bitesOkay here goes my first post. . . These are some little snacks I whipped up for a Bruins game. Definitely adding some nuts and possibly some popcorn to them next time! I am going to start a new baking job at the beginning of May so many more pictures to come!