I was introduced to Fontina cheese when I worked at a local Italian restaurant in college. It has a deliciously mild and nutty taste to it, but is most excellent when melted. This garlic bread has really simple ingredients, but packs in so much flavor. I especially love the combination of the two types of cheese. I hope you enjoy!
My video on how to make it here:
On our first valentines day, when Nate and I were still in the beginning stages of dating/getting to know each other, he surprised me at work with a four pack of Kara's cupcakes - filled with peanut butter/chocolate, vanilla/chocolate, chocolate velvet, and vanilla/vanilla. He sure knew the way to this girl's heart! Since then, cupcakes have always had a special place for us on valentines day.
For this Valentine's day, I'd like to share with you a very delicious recipe and video on how to make a decadent chocolate cupcake!
Recipe adapted from Ina Garten
1-3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup strong, freshly brewed coffee
2 eggs @ room temperature
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Preheat your oven to 350º F. Combine your wet ingredients (buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil, vanilla) in a bowl. In your mixer bowl (separate) combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, baking powder) and mix on low speed for a minute. Then slowly pour in the wet ingredients bowl, adding to the dry mix in the mixer bowl. Let it come together (don't overmix) and add the coffee. Fill a cupcake pan with liners and transfer the batter into a measuring cup or pitcher for easy pouring. Fill the liner cups 3/4 or 2/3 the way up and bake for 13-16 minutes. Toothpick test the cupcakes and if they're done (toothpick comes out clean) let them cook for 10 minutes before applying frosting. Enjoy and don't forget to share this video!
*makes 2 dozen cupcakes
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Enjoy and Wishing you a Happy Valentines day!
I had the wonderful opportunity to collaborate with another YouTube channel - Blended Recipes last month, to film a few smoothie recipes. Unfortunately things didn't go as planned and our audio recording didn't pick up the sound, but I had a really great time getting to know other YouTube creators and to film in their super cute studio. I had originally planned to film 5 episodes, one of which included an exotic fig and strawberry shake, a medjool date shake, and a coconut strawberry and pineapple shake. My favorites! I think eventually I will end up translating them onto my own channel, but in the meantime here are some stills and one successful video from that day. Their aprons were all sponsored from Jessie Steele, who made these adorable vintage pinup style aprons.
Peppermint Mocha Smoothie - Honeysuckle Catering