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Dinner at Cafe Kanape

Last night for dinner we tried out an Eastern European Cafe on Broadway called Cafe Kanape.  I noticed from looking at their website that they use all organic ingredients and they even has Schnitzel, which is something I have been wanting to try, so I couldn't wait to visit this cafe. 

Cafe Kanape is located at 700 Broadway East Suite D in Seattle. 

I liked the Cafe's decor-a mix of framed animal photos and black and white floral wallpaper.  The cafe is small with only around 10 tables which fill up very fast around Happy Hour time.  Monday-Friday from 4-7 pm. 

A glass of Pinot Noir, a light and refreshing red wine that went perfectly with my meal.

I ordered the Schnitzel, pan fried chicken with homemade breadcrumbs and a side of herb roasted potatoes with an organic green salad. 

They have a nice Crepe menu featuring savory crepes and dessert crepes.  My husband ordered the Chicken Crepe and we shared each other's food.  I liked this crepe so much, I would return to e…

Cake Pops

Yesterday I got the chance to try making cake pops for the first time.  They are little balls of cake on a stick, dipped in icing or melted chocolate and then dipped in sprinkles.  First, it was cupcakes and now its cake pops that have hit the dessert scene.  They are the perfect little bite of sweetness that we all crave and just having one won't hurt.  This post will show you how to make your own cake pops. 

You can use a cake mix for your pops.  Make the cake mix as directed.  We used Red Velvet Cake Mix and added chocolate pudding to our mix. 

After you bake your cake, break it up into small pieces and melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and add it the cake pieces.  You will then form balls and put them in the freezer for ten minutes.  Then put sticks into each ball making sure the ball doesn't break. 

Melt some chocolate to use for dipping the balls.  We used white chocolate, blue, semi-sweet and confetti chocolate chips. 

Now hold each cake pop by the st…

National Chocolate Caramel Day

Today is National Chocolate Caramel Day and I am celebrating by posting photos from some local Seattle Cupcake and Chocolate shops.  Everybody loves chocolate and caramel together, its a classic combination and just happens to be my favorite.  Whether in a chocolate candy or in a cupcake, its heaven and well worth the calories. 

                                           A visit to Fran's Chocolates in Downtown Seattle

To find out more about Fran's Chocolates, click here.  Bobby Flay took a visit to Fran's on the Food Network show, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, which is how I got the idea to visit the store.

                                     Salted Caramel Cupcakes from Cupcake Royale

                                 For more info on Cupcake Royale and its Cupcakes, click here

                                              A Salted Caramel Cupcake from QFC

This was my first time trying Salted Caramel and I gotta say, Wow!  Who knew the combination would be so good?

Oreo's 100th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary to the Oreo Cookie!  Oreo's are the most popular cookie ever and were created in 1912 in Chelsea, New York.  I never knew Oreo's had been around that long. You can eat them many different ways, but I like to just bite into them like a sandwich.  How do you enjoy your Oreo's?

To celebrate the popular cookie on my blog, I uploaded some Oreo photos I took and also a recipe for Oreo Truffles which I made this past Christmas. 

Here is my recipe for Oreo Truffles.  The recipe is originally from  These truffles melt in your mouth.  They have crushed up oreos with cream cheese and then they are covered in melted chocolate.  You can decorate them however you want.  I used red sprinkes because it was Christmas time, but you can roll them in white chocolate, or place Hershey kisses or caramel pieces in the center of each truffle.  They also freeze well too.  Around Christmas time, I make goodies to eat and then freeze about half of them to enjo…

Paris, France 2011- One Year Ago Today

Exactly one year ago today, on March 14th, my husband and I flew to Paris, France.  We stayed for a week and fell in love with the City of Light. 

One of the things we loved about Paris is the old world architecture that basically makes up the city. It seems like there is a unique building everywhere you look just begging to be photographed.

The main reason I wanted to visit Paris was for the food.  While I was researching places to discover, I found Angelina.  Located on 226, rue de Rivoli, this tearoom was founded in 1903 and is known for its Chocolat Chaud.  Chocolat Chaud is very thick and dark drinking chocolate.  The smoothest and richest drink I've ever had.  Was it worth the trip to Angelina to try it?  Oh yes. Not only do they have Chocolat Chaud, but a full menu, so off course we had some lunch too.   But best of all, when you first walk in, there are french pastries as far as the eye can see.  I bought a Mont Blanc and took it back to my Hotel.  The dessert was so ric…