Hi everyone, hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend! Summer is here and the time is right..for dancing..in…the…STOP ME. OK, to let’s get to the good stuff. A few weeks ago, Chef Dennis of A Culinary Journey, asked if I could do a guest post Friday on his blog. Could I? You bet I could! There wasn’t even the slightest hesitation. just a “Yep, yes, definitely” kind of reply.
I’ve known Dennis for 6 months now, and outside of being a terrific person, he’s an amazing chef and a wealth of information, providing help and knowledge to food bloggers all over the world wide web. His blog is phenomenal; you get beautiful and tasty food, all kinds of links and tutorials to help food bloggers find their way around sites such as Foodbuzz, advice on blog etiquette, and using social media for your blog..plus much, much more! Just loads and loads of information for food bloggers! He also has a fantastic ‘Ask Dennis’ feature that I read regularly, and look forward to each week.
I sort of wracked my brain through what I was going to make. It ran the gamut from banana verrines to a savory, layered torta milanese (coming soon) which I love. What I wanted it to be was something incredibly decadent with a bit of ‘Wow’ factor.
That being said, obviously you’ve noticed these cute, little cakes. Well, this is what I made for my guest post. They’re Chocolate Panna Cotta – Berry Mousse Cakes with Toasted Hazelnut Ganache. Of course there’s a side of disaster along with the cakes, as it seems to have become an ever-present part of my cooking/baking these days! If you’d like to read about it and get the recipe, head on over to Dennis’ blog and see it HERE. You might even see Brian Boitano skating on the cake!
Now..what most of you have eagerly been waiting for (well…sporadically waiting for, maybe?) The winners of my three year blogging anniversary giveaway.
First off, I’d like to say it was fun reading what you eat at sporting events. The most popular were hot dogs, nachos, peanuts, popcorn, funnel cakes, boiled peanuts, cotton candy, garlic fries (YUM), hot pretzels with mustard; the beverages of choice: diet pepsi and beer. Siobhan brings a stash of peanut butter to dip her popcorn in! Love it!
I’ll start with the two 14- piece cake decorating sets, and then work my way down to the 55 piece pastry tube set and food colors.
The first winner of the first 14-piece cake set is, random Number 75 (can’t post the random integer photo because WordPress suddenly started bugging and won’t let me scroll bneath any other photo I post). Number 75 is Aparna E of notmyleaf.com! Congrats, Aparna! I will send you an email to get your info so I can send it out asap!
The winner of the second 14 piece cake set is random Number 131. Number 131 is Amelia Zwiebel. Congrats, Amelia! Sending you an email to get your info so I can send it right out.
And now the winner of the Ateco 55 piece pastry tube set and 12 bottles of food gel colors. The winner is random Number 9. Number 9 is, wow, Katrina from In Katrina’s Kitchen! She’s definitely going to put these to good use..check out her blog! Katrina, I’m sending you an email so I can get your info and mail it right out to you!
Congratulations to all three winners! If someone does not respond to their emails within 72 hours, I will be choosing another winner for that prize, so stay tuned all, just in case!
Don’t forget to check out my guest post at A Culinary Journey Until next time, have a great weekend, all!