Category: GOURMET L-O-V-E

“Marry Me” Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

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By Jackie DeKnock

“How Much Do You Make?” Bacon Wrapped Smoked Oysters

A quick, simple and ‘effective’ appetizer…to get everyone in the ‘mood!

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“Have You Figured Out Your Calling in Life?” Chicken Breasts in a White Wine Sherry Cream Sauce

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“What’s Your Favourite Place in the Entire World?” Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

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“What’s in Your Fridge?” Ultimate Twice Baked Potatoes

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“What Should I Know About You That I’d Never Think To Ask About?” Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Coulis

Chocolate and raspberries, a match made in heaven! This is one of my absolute favourite desserts. It’s so quick and simple to make, it’s sure to impress your significant other! I’d put money on it!

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“Gonna Find My Baby” Feta and Herb Phyllo Pastry Purses

A Taste of Greece. Crispy phyllo triangles stuffed full with feta cheese and herbs.

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“Gonna Hold Her Tight” Creole Crab Cakes with Remoulade Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce

A Taste of New Orleans. A southern classic spicy seafood treat with a blend of spices and aromatic vegetables.

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“Thinkin’ of You’s Workin’ Up My Appetite” Roasted Chicken, Monterrey Jack Cheese, Jalapeno Pepper Tortilla Spirals

A Taste of Mexico.Bite-sized baked tortilla pinwheel-style appetizers with roast chicken that are quick and oh so flavourful. These zesty appetizers are delicious and fairly simple to make with few ingredients.

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“Please Be Waiting For Me Baby When I Come Around” Spicy Smoked Salmon Corn Cakes with Crème Fraiche

A Taste of Canada’s West Coast. Warm savoury smoked salmon ‘pancakes’ and cream sauce. These are deliciously simple to make. They take a little time to prepare, but are well worth it, especially this afternoon!

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“Sky Rockets in Flight” Chocolate Pâté

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“You Can Leave Your Hat On” Seared Scallops Over Avocado and Wasabi Cream

A simple wasabi sauce cream dresses up seared scallops beautifully. If ya got it, flaunt it!

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“If Ya Got It, Flaunt It” Stuffed Chicken Valentino In Champagne Mushroom Sauce

Now that you’ve opened that bottle of champagne, you’ll just have to drink the rest of it, won’t you? C’est tres romantique.

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“Take Me To Bed Or Lose Me Forever” Heart-Shaped Pasta With Shrimp And Scallops In A Champagne Rose Sauce

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“Naughty But Spiced” Molton Lava Chocolate Cakes

The connection between sex and chocolate is more than just a marketing gimmick. Chocolate is a source of quick energy and elevates moods because it contains stimulants that can make us feel good!

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“Loosen up” Phyllo Cup Crab Appetizers

Here’s a simple, yet decadent appetizer for the two of you to whet your appetite for the main course!

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“Talk Dirty to Me” Cheese Fondue a la Diable – Nectar of the Gods

Cheese fondue is only as good as the cheese you put in it—so always choose the best…nothing but ‘the’ best for this evening of course! Whisper sweet nothings in his or her ear as you eat.

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“Let Me Hear Your Body Talk” Two Hearts Salad with a Hand-made Dressing

Let Me Hear Your Body Talk!

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“Voulez-vous Coucher Avec Moi?” Chocolate-Amaretto Heart Cake

This cake is sheer decadence, it is probably one of ‘the’ most impressive chocolate cakes that I have ever bitten into!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork – Show your crock pot some love!

Tender enough to be shredded with a fork, pulled pork makes an easy buffet mainstay. Offer buns (to pile high with pork), this recipe makes 8 servings.

By Jackie DeKnock

Engagement Pork Tenderloin in Cream Sauce – The perfect marriage.

Wanting to get engaged to your significant other? Make this dish…it’s a sure-fire way to impress, it’s the perfect marriage.

By Jackie DeKnock

Chocolate Pâté (en Francais – Marquise)

This Pate is absolutely the best, the bomb (as my son would say). It comes from the Loire Valley from Monique. I absolutely LOVE it, it is so, so decadent and so, so easy.

By Jackie DeKnock