Fancy (and homemade) feasts abound in February
A look at last month’s submissions to #Austin360Cooks.
It’s the first of March, but I’m still thinking about Valentine’s Day. (Or maybe I’m just still eating Valentine’s candy.)
Either way, when I was browsing February’s #Austin360Cooks photos on Instagram — we got more than 350 submissions last month — I was delighted to see so many people treating themselves, their loved ones and even their kids with special homemade treats all month long.
My kids and I spent Valentine’s eve making dozens of cupcakes for their classmates, but those treats paled in comparison to @hawaiilifeatx’s epic chocolate-dipped strawberry dessert. Marshall Taylor, a Hawaii-loving Le Cordon Bleu graduate, made a chocolate cup in which he served chocolate-dipped strawberries dipped in a variety of ganache and served with whipped cream, toasted pecans and cookie crumbs.
The trio of kiddos behind @thefoodiekids recently launched their own blog, thefoodiekids.com, where they posted the recipe for a flourless chocolate cake they made for the holiday, and the husband-wife team behind @foodbanjo, Aimee and Josh Pruett, shared their recipe and photo for a vanilla creme brûlée on their blog, foodbanjo.com.
Men across Austin, including @allieeatsatx’s boyfriend, pulled out all the stops for a special night in. He made filet mignon with sauteed mushrooms over a bed of grilled
Blue Bell has a new flavor of ice cream rolling out this month that tastes like an ice cream cone.
What does ice cream cone ice cream taste like, you ask? According to the Brenhambased company, which is still recovering after a massive recall that threatened to close it down, “Ice Cream Cone is a tasty vanilla ice cream loaded with dark chocolate-coated cone pieces, chopped roasted peanuts,
Blue Bell’s newest flavor is called Ice Cream Cone and includes chunks of chocolate-covered cone in the ice cream.
Emily Teachout made this beautiful lobster tail around Valentine’s Day, and she used curry spices to add even more flavor.