LA makes it pretty hard to feel like the Christmas holidays, but damn if I don’t try! Every year I throw a holiday party for my book club and girlfriends, replete with delicious nibbles.
The dessert of the hour were these incredible, gourmet Cake Truffles by 95th Street Bakery.
Made with only the finest dark chocolate (versus cheap candy melts), these divine truffles had all the girls’ eyes rolling back into their heads! I wish I had taped their reactions to eating them- it was comical! We enjoyed unique flavors like Eggnog, Panettone, Red Velvet, Holiday Mint, Candied Orange, Cookie Dough, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate. GOOD LORD did you see all those flavors!? GOLDEN CHERRY Truffles I tell you! (Photo by Lynn Chen)
Allyson of 95th Street Bakery also brought us these delectable, homemade Ice Cream cups for everyone. How’bout them flavors?! Maple Whiskey Bacon, Nutella, White Russian Christmas, and my favorite, Mistletoe Mint Oreo. YUM-MERS!
And while these Chocolate Peppermint Pretzels from Trader Joe’s were store bought, I couldn’t get enough of them. But horray! I just found out that Trader Joe’s doesn’t carry any items with GMOs!
OK, I know this is a dessert blog, but I just have to share that this is the BEST Mac and Cheese in the WOOOOORLD. I got it at Erewhon natural foods store on Beverly. Mmmmmmmm. I die.
Check out Lynn Chen’s post from the Actor’s Diet on my little soire here.
I hope you are all having Very Merry Holidays yourself!