Lavender Creme Anglaise

This rich, creamy vanilla custard sauce will take your desserts to the next level! A classic recipe that’s infinitely versatile, made from just five ingredients, plus lavender in this recipe. The creme base is versatile when used to make ice cream, as a layer in a fruit tart and more. It also can be flavored with liquors, chocolate, spices, and herbs. I love to use fresh vanilla bean because it is...

Roasted Red Grapes with Fresh Thyme, Ricotta Cheese on Bruchetta

Roasted Red Grapes with Fresh Thyme, Ricotta Cheese on Grilled Bread is a crowd pleaser for sure. With the holidays upon us, everyone is always looking for a delicious appetizer to serve guests when hosting a dinner party. The grapes melt in your mouth and when roasted, will blister and caramelize on the outside, and will be extra juicy and practically jammy on the inside. The grapes will pop when...

Summertime Grilling with Tuna Steak!

Tuna Steak

Are you ready for summertime or all-year grilling and eating fresh and flavorful delicious foods? Then, I have the dish for you. Grilled Tuna Steak at Cafe Laurie was one of the most popular dishes from the opening day, by far, and will be your favorite once you make this dish.  Consequently, the recipe has lastest the test of time. I have people stop me all the time and ask about...

Smoky Salmon Chowder with Apple-Smoked Bacon, Corn, Fresh Thyme

This salmon soup is a wonderfully hearty and healthy recipe that is great to battle off the winter cold. It could be a great super-bowl party meal or just having friends over for the night. Add a nice green salad and some crusty bread, and you have a meal. Serve with some crisp white wines, like a Pinot Blanc or a Sauvignon Blanc or a lighter red, such as Pinot...

Marshmallow Creme Fudge

Fudge

Oh, creamy fudge!! Does it not bring back tasty memories from childhood?? When I was growing up and making fudge, this recipe was called Fantasy Fudge. We made it all the time, and I decided this Christmas I would make this recipe again for my family and friends! It is still that dense, rich chocolate that we all love and melts in your mouth with every bite! Print Marshmallow Creme...

New Price for Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook!

new price

We are officially into The Holiday Shopping Season and what better gift than a copy of my cookbook – Laurie Bakke’s Cookbook. It’s full of delicious and healthy recipes, pictures, tips and more! Best of all, there is a new permanent price at $19.99 down from $30.00. Buy one, by more because it’s an ideal time to buy for hostess gifts, the one a kind cookbook for that special chef...