Monday, August 30, 2010

Romancing the Home "ENTERTAINS' is about to debut!

Finally, after 2 years, Romancing the Home "ENTERTAINS' is ready for printing! It's 372 pages of over the top entertaining ideas that anyone can do! Filled with over 370 color photos and 210 recipes, this book is eye candy for the soul! We are so excited about our cover - zebra, ribbon, and rhinestones- three of our favorite things! We are taking pre-orders now. Order by September 25th and pay $65.00 instead of the regular price of $75.00. This book is double the size and double the pictures of most books. This 11 inch square book makes a perfect coffee table book. All of the recipes are gathered from family and friends over the past 35 years and are tried and true. "Entertains" makes the perfect Holiday gift. On November 4th, we will have our book signing party complete with recipe tasting and tables for the holidays. So order now and don't miss out - the first printing is limited.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Witch Craft at Romancing the Home

Yes, I know it's early to start talking Halloween. But when three of the cutest witches arrive in your store on a Saturday afternoon in August, you just have to talk about it. An extremely talented local artist made these unbelievable witches for us, complete with warts, black fingernails and glass eyes. Can you imagine the stares when you are driving down the road on a very hot day in August, with 3 life size witches in your car? Complete with vampy dresses, high heels and knock out cocktail rings, they are ready to party! What a fun addition to your Halloween decor this year!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Hot Baked Chocolate Croissants the Simple Way!

When having breakfast in Paris, there is nothing like a freshly baked hot, flaky chocolate croissant. Even though I have tried to bring croissants home and warm them, there is something special about the taste when they are just baked and come out of the oven. Layers of flaky dough and gooey chocolate make fresh croissants memorable treats. When I found the frozen croissants at Trader Joe's, I purchased some to try. You let them rise overnight on the counter and bake them off in the morning. After brushing with the suggested egg wash, I let them bake for exactly 25 minutes. The aroma was intoxicating. The baked pastry was airy, filled with the perfect amount of chocolate, and just divine. Breakfast was served on vintage hotel china and silver, easily grabbed from the stocked cupboard in the dining room With the perfect European strong cup of coffee, with a beautiful thick foamy layer of crema, ( made in a Jura Capresso machine) , and a little fresh fruit mixed with mint, these croissants transported us back to breakfast in Paris. I highly recommend stocking your freezer with several boxes of these delectable delights. Hat's off to Trader Joes for bringing us a little part of Paris!