SIX the Musical Party

The modern Tudor rainbow feast of my dreams Last summer I fortune to see the United States premiere of SIX the Musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre last summer and I was so blown away and inspired by the show that I decided to host a SIX-themed party to celebrate its Broadway debut. You might not…

Spanish Queen Crostini

An appetizer fit for a queen! Need a quick an easy appetizer that is sure to impress? My Spanish Queen Crostini looks and tastes super fancy but is as simple as slicing bread. Here toasted baguette is topped with fig jam, chorizo, manchego cheese, and edible gold flakes for a show-stopping appetizer. The sweetness from…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

 Something magical happens to prosciutto in the oven. It gets even fancier. I cut each prosciutto slice in half lengthwise, wrap two asparagus spears into snug little packages, drizzle with olive oil, grind a little black pepper on top, and toss them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they’re done to my liking. They’re so…

Artichoke Heart of Stone Tartlets

A fancy appetizer that’s easier than it looks Looking for appetizer inspiration? Here crispy mini tart shells are filled with creamy ricotta cheese, a bit of lemon, artichoke hearts, and chives. So easy and SO good! I came up with this recipe for my SIX the Musical party as a play on words of Jane…

Orange Honey Pheasant

“Bring me some pheasant, keep it on the bone” Pheasant stuffed with earthy rosemary and sage, juicy orange, and spicy garlic cloves get an orange-honey butter treatment to up the flavor profile. This delightful fowl recipe is made even better when served with champagne beurre blanc! I learned how to cook pheasant for my SIX the…

A Sexy Little Tart

Gruyere, bacon, and caramelized onions. Does it get sexier than that? This is the tart for people who think they can’t make tarts. That’s right, it’s a total cheat. It uses a sheet of puff pastry for easy entertaining. Simply top with caramelized onions and gruyere cheese, pop in the oven until the cheesy is…

Parmesan Cheddar Scones

The best savory scone recipe on the internet. There, I said it. I originally planned to serve these fluffy English scones with whipped bacon butter and the bacon actually detracted from the scone. That’s how good these are. They’re mind-blowing. Serve them at brunch, at afternoon tea, or just wolf down one or three whenever wherever…

Royal Champagne

A lemon champagne cocktail with liquid gold *Sponsored by Barnabas Blattgold* A bit of a twist on a French 75 (one of my favorite cocktails!), this festive drink has actual gold flakes in the drink. How? Barnabas Blattgold Edible Gold Flakes for Drinks! (Available on Amazon.) Simple funnel champagne into the bottle of gold leaf,…

Crowning Glory Cake

A rainbow cake topped with a shimmering gold crown Have you ever seen a more mesmerizing cake? I could look at this all day! I came up with this show-stopping rainbow cake for my SIX the Musical party to celebrate the six queens coming together at the end of the Tudor musical. This would be the…

How to Make a Fondant Crown

Here’s how to make a fondant crown! What you need: Yellow fondant Rolling pin Nonstick spray Oatmeal container or something round of similar size Fashion measuring tape Culinary paint brush Extract (I used lemon) Gold shimmer dust Measure a large oatmeal container. Mine was 12.5” so that’s the measurements I’m using for my crown. Roll fondant out 12.5”…