141.6…Would you like some Kahlua in your brownies?

Yes Please!

When my husband came home last night and asked me if I wanted to go to Firenze (my favorite restaurant) for dinner, the answer was YES!

Monday night is a great night to go to Firenze because they have half price bottles of wine. Nice.

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We split our regular salad: Chopped Caesar.

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I ordered a basic angel hair pasta with tomato sauce:

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My husband ordered spaghetti with chicken meatballs. He asked me if I wanted one. Yes, please.

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Oh my….those are big balls!!!


I went to bed happy, food coma and all.

Breakfast was egg beaters with some leftover guacamole…nice combo by the way! I had half an apple too.

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I took the kids to school and then went to Great News for a cooking class. Today’s class was a shorter class where you come for “lunch”. Instead of a bunch of different things, they make an entire meal that you eat at once.

I stopped at Starbucks for some tea while I caught up on blogs. I brought some cherries to snack on.

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Today’s class was Quick & Easy Lunch – Valentine’s Day. We had Almond Crusted Chicken Breasts with Lemony Leek Sauce, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Broccolini with Grape Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs:

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This would be a great meal anytime, not just for Valentine’s Day. I loved the crunch of the almonds on the chicken and the sauce was to die for. I was worried I wouldn’t like the buttermilk in the mashed potatoes but you couldn’t really tell…they were perfect!

But what was really perfect was the dessert: Chocolate Kahula Torte with a Cheesecake Swirl and Raspberry Sauce:

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Amazing. The raspberry sauce had Chambord liqueur in it. :) The torte was baked in a springform pan but could easily be baked in a 9x13 inch pan for a more brownie style. I will definitely be making this torte/brownies soon so be on the look-out!

I have Bunco tonight at Lisa’s so I need to get dressed and get on outta here! Have a great evening!

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, what will you be doing? 


  1. That is a GIANT meatball! OMG!

    Your cooking class sounds like so much fun! I wish I had access to one here! <3

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. Chocolate Kahlua Torte?!!? Yes, please! I need to take a cooking class! You come up with some great stuff!

  3. Please, please, please! Yes I would like some brownies! Maybe this can be part of our post RNR celebration

  4. Kahlah In brownies!? Yes Please! Sounds delish! :)
    Looks like you have been eating amazing food, AND that meatball was huge!


  5. I'm a bit obsessed with Kahluah, so I'd be all over that torte. mmmmm.

  6. I love Kahlua in desserts! I made "tiramisu" with it once and it was awesome!

    We don't really celebrate valentine's day...but maybe since it's our first v-day married i might have to think of something ;)


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