You've made it past the first date, the first kiss, and those first awkward silences. He has grilled steaks for you at his place while you watched him dreamily and sipped on your Pinot. Now it's your turn to invite him over for a thoughtful and delectable meal prepared by you! If you start to panic while reading the above scenario, take a deep breath, I've come here to rescue you. First of all you can (and will) prepare an easy dinner that will wow him. No man can refuse a good old plate of meat and potatoes so give him what he wants: chicken and potatoes. Show off your sophisticated style by taking regular chicken 'n' taters to the next level: Chicken Roll-Ups With Goat Cheese And Arugula and Garlic Roast Potatoes. The potatoes can be roasting in the oven when he arrives and the rolled up chicken waiting to be cooked in the fridge. Cap the night with Easy No-Bake Peanut Butter Squares: or purchase a sweet treat at your favorite bakery. Make sure he brings the wine and you're guaranteed to have an easy, stress-free romantic dinner.
I consider risotto to be the sexiest of rice dishes. It's Italian, it's creamy, and it takes time (and love) to make it. Risotto is typically made with red or white wine, but why not jazz it up a bit for Valentine's Day by making it with champagne? It gives you a great excuse to pop open a bottle of bubbly and you can enjoy a glass or two while stirring away. Risotto pairs nicely with fish, poultry, or meat and this version can easily be modified to include pancetta or mushrooms or asparagus... whatever floats your fancy! To make this for your happy single self or for your sweet boy toy, read more
The stage is set for my intimate Valentine's Day dinner. My gorgeous, fabulous boyfriend is expected at my house in thirty minutes, the smell of fresh clams baking wafts through the air, the champagne flutes are in the freezer and the bubbly is chilling on ice, rose petals are strewn elegantly around the house, and the candles are lit creating gentle sexy shadows. Now all I have to do is hit play on my iPod to officially begin the most romantic evening of the year. Doesn't it sound absolutely divino (divine in Spanish, pronounced DE-VE-NO, sounds so much more divine to me)?
An evening in with just me and my non-existent imaginary boyfriend... Ok so I'm single and I won't be hosting a private seductive dinner, but that doesn't mean you can't! Girls with unromantic boyfriends, this Come Party With Me is dedicated to you, blow him away next Wednesday with an enticing meal. I have planned everything out for you, everything except the playlist, which you can take a look at if you read more
Valentine's Day is less than a week away and the only thing stopping you from having an incredibly lovey-dovey dinner with your lover is yourself. It's not impossible, you can plan a private little passionate evening for you and your honey bun that's sure to be 101 pounds of fun. Many couples feel pressured to spend a lot of money on an expensive meal at a fancy restaurant in order to properly celebrate their love for one another. I propose that instead of making reservations, you make plans to host your own special dinner to express your heartfelt, genuine feelings for your guy. You will be in control of everything including a hand written invitation, a budget-able meal, and an enticing bottle of champagne. To learn how to change the look of your house to reflect that of a romantic seductress, read more
Valentine's Day is a short week away and if you have not made it over to your local wine shop do so now. Why you wonder? Well you don't want them to sell out of the best champagne! You can't enjoy the most romantic day of the year without enjoying a little bit of bubbly. I'm planning a romantic dinner for you and your significant other (I'm single so I'll be sipping my sparkly with the gals). I started on Monday by creating a love note invitation and yesterday I planned out a savory seductive meal perfect for snuggling over. Today I'm discussing the drinks for this private little party of 2 and it's all about the bubbly, baby! To see my wine recommendations (and cocktail ideas) read more
About two weeks ago I got a very nice email from my older brother Michael. He lives in Los Angeles and is always helping out and that's why he sent me an email full of romantic recipes! Now Mikey doesn't really cook because he stays in a lot of hotel rooms - where he's discovered these amazing cocktail recipes in the hotel magazines, but he took the time to type out the recipes and send them to me (thanks Mikey!!). And now I'm sharing them with you! Today's recipe is for a Strawberry Kiss, a blended creamy dessert drink that is sure to get your sweetie swooning. Stay tuned for the rest of the seductive love potion cocktail recipes.
To learn how to make the strawberry kiss, read more
Only 8 short days to the most romantic day of the year and I am in the middle of planning a super special dinner for two. Soft music, dim lights, lacy clothes, red hearts, rose petals...the whole shebang. You know I love going all out and I take Valentine's Day (ok any holiday) very seriously. Even if I don't have a significant other, I'm planning this party for you. Follow my step-by-step, day-by-day instructions and next Wednesday you'll have one seductive, sexy, homemade, memorable meal with your lover. Yesterday I made your love note invitation and today I'm talking food. To indulge yourself (and your boy-toy) with my menu, read more
Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse to plan a romantic dinner for two: you and your (insert boyfriend / girlfriend /lover /husband /crush) here. I love planning romantic dinners. When I was living with my Spanish ex-boyfriend I surprised him once a week with a romantic dinner. Unfortunately I won't be having a romantic dinner any time soon, but with my plan you can prepare one for your honey. If you have never created a romantic dinner then you must make one next Wednesday. Even if your squeeze is one of those unromantic types, I guarantee that he/she/it will be impressed, touched, and satisfied with your efforts. To see how I suggest you invite your sweet significant other, read more