Parties

Mocha Mousse Marshmallow Cake from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Mocha Mousse Marshmallow Cake

Mocha Mousse Marshmallow Cake. Or you could just call it mmm cake because it is so delicious it really needs no extra description. Okay fine if you need more of a description, here it is: Moist mocha-flavored chocolate olive oil cake, layered with rich and creamy chocolate mousse, and topped with fluffy white marshmallow frosting. […] Read more…

Cranberry Brie Bites from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Cranberry Brie Bites

It’s Thanksgiving night. My belly is full of turkey, rolls, and mashed potatoes. The girls are soundly asleep and our Christmas tree is leaking water all over our living room floor. Yes, we did a Thanksgiving thing and a Christmas thing on the same day. We spent the day cooking and eating with David’s family […] Read more…

No Beans Beef Chili recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Beef Chili with No Beans

David and I entered a chili contest recently against 6 other entrants. We didn’t win. Whomp whomp! It was the only chili with no beans. Even though we didn’t win, it was one of the entrants that was completely empty by the end of the evening (and it was a larger batch than at least […] Read more…

Deviled Egg recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Deviled Eggs for Cory

“Do you know what Greek yogurt is?” “Yes.” “Okay. Does Greek yogurt have chunks in it?” “No.” “Oh. [pause] I think I ate bad yogurt.” A real conversation with my younger brother, Cory. I think this is all you need in order to understand why I was his personal chef in Junior High. We would […] Read more…

Cook a Doodle Do dinner menu from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Cook a Doodle Do – Family Dinner Book Club

Our Family Dinner Book Club selection for the month of June is Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens and Susuan Stevens Cummings. Here you’ll find a menu that can be prepared with the help of your children, and will hopefully be a fun and interactive activity for the whole family. Head over to Growing Book by Book […] Read more…

Easy Green Party Salad recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Easy Green Party Salad with Honey Orange Vinaigrette

Summertime is party time! Backyard barbeques, birthday parties, wedding showers, graduations. You name it, you’ve probably already gotten an invitation for it, right? Well, I am here to help with your party planning needs! This easy green party salad is so named because it is first and foremost EASY. Secondly, it is great for a […] Read more…

Mango Basil Coconut Ice Cream

The days in Southern California recently have been hot, hot, hot. We didn’t get much of a winter, we have had barely any rain, and now we aren’t really having Spring. It seems we’ve leapt straight into summer. This is not my ideal weather so to make up for the way too high heat, I’ve […] Read more…

baked brie from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Garlicky Baked Brie

I used to live in a downtown college area near tons of bars within walking distance. I loved it because I was able to convince my friends to go out near my apartment and I would walk to meet everyone. One place that we frequented was a wine bar that also served small bites and […] Read more…

Doughnut Birthday Tower recipe from ChefSarahElizabeth.com

Doughnut Birthday Tower

I’ve told you twice now about a bubble-themed birthday party I did recently. All the foods were bubble shaped, aka spherical, and the cake did not get a pass! I thought I would have some fun with this party and serve doughnut holes for dessert instead of cake or cupcakes. There is a fancy French […] Read more…

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