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Valentine's Day or simply: If you love me you'lll take me to Bonanza

February 13, 2009 - Taste Buds
As we write this on the day before Valentine’s Day, we look around the office and know - just know - almost every woman in the joint (perhaps even the world?), is waiting for someone to show up with flowers!

It’s almost Valentine’s Day for cripes sake! And we all know there is no better way to tell someone your love them than to drop a million dollars into Cupid’s pocket!

Or is there? (Insert evil laugh here.)

We have decided there are two distinct phases of love when it comes to Valentine’s Day - young love and old love. This does not refer to the age of those involved in said love, only the age of the actual relationship.

Take us for example. We represent both!

New love is getting a couple’s massage and a romantic dinner. Hubba-hubba!

We won’t tell you which one of us will be getting this but it’s not Bud Tricia.

There is great potential for the involvement of rose petals and candlelight. We speculate there will also be plenty of wine. We won’t go into any further detail, Em’s Grandma might be reading this!

Our point is that a lot of planning, anticipation and shaving (wink wink) are going into the occasion.

Bud Tricia will be swept away by her Prince Charming by having dinner at Bonanza.

We hear you laughing but there is an explanation - let’s just say one Valentine’s Day gone awry had led to it becoming a tradition of ribeye steak and buffet-style grazing.

She probably won’t even shave her legs for this!

Still, its old love. It’s her love! That’s life!

One is not better than the other - just different!

Ain’t love grand?!

Hey, we’re just happy our “loves” aren’t Chris Brown or Joaquin Phoenix (did you SEE him on Letterman?! )

This week’s Recipe Spotlight is on Louise Pastre of Dillonvale and her luscious recipe for Tiramisu - sure to get any Valentine’s heart racing!

Make it!

Bring us some! We’d love a sample! We’ll tell you if it’s good or not!


2 dozen macaroons, crumbled

1/2 cup bourbon or rum

1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter

1 cup sugar

6 eggs, separated

2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 dozen double Ladyfingers

3/4 cup heavy cream, whipped with 3 tablespoons sugar until stiff

Soak crumbled macaroons with bourbon or rum. Cream butter with sugar. Beat in lightly beaten egg yolks; add melted chocolate, vanilla, nuts and macaroons. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into chocolate mixture. Grease a springform pan; line with separated Ladyfingers. Alternate layers of chocolate mixture with remaining Ladyfingers. Chill overnight. Remove from pan and decorate with whipped cream.


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Happy Valentine's Day from the Taste Buds.