Friday, February 10, 2012
Local chefs have created special menus to delight diners in the mood for romance.
Love is in the air and there are lots of places in Foxborough to fully embrace it this Valentine’s Day. Area chefs have been working hard to woo you in with their creative menu planning. Here is a list of some of our favorites. Tasting's Wine Bar & Bistro Friday, February 10th - Sunday, February 12th: A 3 & 5 course prix fixe tasting menu in addition to our regular menu. Tuesday February 14th: A special Valentine's Day 3 & 5 course prix fize menu. They will also be featuring the classical guitar sounds of Steve Marchena live from 6pm - 9pm Make your reservations today! Call 508-203-9463. Tavolino Indulge in your favorite Italian foods this Valentine's Day! Tavolino is serving up a special menu starting on Feb. 10 though Feb. 14. Click here…
Monday, September 5, 2011
There is no such thing as too much chocolate!
This cake is a cross between a brownie and angel cake. It gets a lift from the egg whites alone, so no baking powder or soda is needed. It is light and soft- almost sponge-like. But, I think the best thing about this cake is that it is not too sweet and not too rich so you can self indulge and not feel too guilty! Ingredients: 3 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped ½ cup plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt ½ cup boiling water 3 large eggs, separated, at room temperature ½ tsp pure vanilla extract ¼ cup all-purpose flour 3 large egg whites, at room temperature ½ tsp lemon juice 2 to 3 tsp icing sugar for dusting Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Line the bottom of an 8-inch …
Monday, June 13, 2011
A simple yet rewarding cupcake recipe
Cupcakes are everybody's best friend. They are moist, delicious, and can always put a smile on your face. These cupcakes are topped with a ganache-like frosting. It is very easy to make and even more easy to put on the cupcakes. Once you cook the cocoa, cream, sugar, and butter together, you simply dip the vanilla cupcakes in it. And, the results are beautiful. So, if you are looking for a dessert that will impress your friends or coworkers, here it is! Ingredients: For cupcakes: 2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsps baking powder 1/2 tsp salt (omit if you are using salted butter)1 c sugar 1/2 cups unsalted butter ,room temperature 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 tsps vanilla extract For frosting: 6 tbsps unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup …
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Feel like eating an elegant French dessert? Try this profiterole recipe!
I made profiteroles for you today. You can fill them with whipped cream or icecream and voila, they become cream puffs! Or, you can pour hot fudge all over them and pop them in your mouth like they're candy. Ingredients: Directions: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Combine water, butter, sugar, and salt into a saucepot over medium-high heat. Bring this mixture to a full boiland then remove from heat. Immediately add flour and stir constantly until well blended. Reduce to medium heat, return pot to stove and continue to cook while stirring constantly until the mixture forms a ball and comes away from the side of the pot. It will also form a thin skin at the bottom of the …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Do you ever lose sleep over what to do with the remaining bread sitting in your fridge? Has your bread lost its freshness? The answer to your problem is chocolate bread pudding!
Bread in my opinion is one of the best foods ever made. It is so unbelievably, indescribably delicious when it is warm and fresh out of the oven. But then, after just a couple of days, it's glory fades. It starts to become dry and crumbly or chewy and sometimes even stale. What do you do when you find your bread in this situation? One clever solution is to make bread pudding. And, even if you are not the owner of stale bread, try this recipe. I bet it'll fly out of the pan and into the bellies of your guests in records time! Ingredients (Yields 8 servings) Directions Whisk the milk, heavy cream, eggs, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and chocolate to the saucepan. Heat the mixture over a low temperature, stirring only until …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
A sweet recipe from Norwood Patch's parenting columnist. Good for any time of day if you ask us.
From Norwood Patch's parenting columnist Colleen Reynolds, a recipe good for Mom's little Valentine's this week or really anyone with a sweet tooth and a love of waffles. Come on. Who doesn't love waffles? Ingredients: Preparation: Sift together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Combine egg, milk, vanilla, chocolate, and butter; blend well. Add egg mixture to sifted ingredients; mix well. Bake in hot waffle iron.
Friday, February 11, 2011
Need a few ideas to get your weekend going? Look no further.
Tired of the snow and cold weather? Need to get away from the couch and the TV? Locally, there are plenty of options within driving distance for fun. 1. Music Double Header at Showcase Live Where/When: There will be double the music and fun at Showcase Live in Foxborough Friday, Feb. 11. David Binder will present “A Tribute to James Taylor” at 7:30 p.m., followed by The Jam Stampede at 10:30 p.m. Price: $19.10 for regular seating and $45.60 for VIP 2. Hairspray the Musical Where/When: Broadway comes to Foxboro! The Orphem Theatre in Foxborough is presenting “Hairspray the Musical” at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Price: Premium $26, Reserved $24, Balcony $20 3. Bill Love-Andy Jaffe Repertory Big Band Where/When: Get ready to get energized …