I’m so excited to share our evening of

Chocolat with you but first,

a note of thanks…A sincere thank you to: Cindy of

Haley’s Cottage for organizing the

guest list, Haley from

Rendezvous Soy for the delicious

‘Chocolat’ soy candle…guest takeaways, made just for

this event, the talented Stan McMeekin of

Solana Productions Northwest for capturing our

evening on camera. By the way, Stan was just named Director of

Photography for A & E’s ~ Sell this House Extreme ~ airing Saturday

at noon (so cool, congratulations Stan!)

Next, thank you to my incredible helpers, my sister and cooking &

sewing extraordinaire Linda Sacco.

 AND of course, a big

thank you to the really

cool women, who spent a night

IN with me. I mean what girl doesn’t

love a little…



Chocolat ~ Truffles & Souffles

Pre-Party Prep

It’s just minutes before our

guests arrive and the house is

aglow with excitement. As night sets

in, I add a few

finishing touches before

 the doors open and our evening of

 chocolat decadence

unfolds. Classic bubbles…with a

a straw twist and our first course,

homemade Parmesan-thyme

crackers with a pat of

creamy herb coated cheese, wait

in the wings. It’s


The lovey ladies arrive and

enjoy sips and a bite or two,

including my signature

Crab Bisque, served

hot off the stove, in

fine china, followed by

 petite Meyer Lemon & Rosemary

Popsicles. (Recipe soon!)

 There were a few fun photo

ops to be had…

Among our gorgeous guests,

 fellow bloggers, Cindy from

Haley’s Cottage Blog, Lauren from

Laurenscape, Lenae from

Silver Sage Design Studios & Haley

from Rendezvous Soy

Soon, it was time to get

cooking. First we pulled together a delicious batch of

perfectly imperfect, rustic,

dark chocolate & Vin Santo infused truffles,

served on  a

DIY truffle

tray with good cocoa powder and

smoked sea salt toppings.

And then it was on to our

chocolate souffle bites.

After a quick demo,

the ladies rolled up their sleeves,

melting chocolate over

simmering water and

beating the separated eggs.

We popped the souffle

bites into the

oven, using these festive

free standing

baking cups.

I finished off the souffles with a

pretty dusting of powdered

sugar, a drizzle

of rich dark chocolate and a

side of

fresh berries


 jeweled skewers.

These souffle bites would be

beautiful for a

bridal shower or ladies luncheon.

Or a bigger presentation…

for the

guys. Just a thought…

Before this girly gathering wrapped,

the ladies were treated to

those delicious Chocolat Soy

Rendezvous Candles…

thank you Cindy & Haley!

And thank you all for

coming, especially our returning guests!

I really enjoyed our inspired evening

of friendship and of course…