It’s my actual birthday today and I’m celebrating with this fabulous chocolate peanut butter mousse from At Home with Lynn Crawford.
Lynn Crawford is one of North America’s most popular celebrity chefs. Known for her work in restaurants (including the highly-acclaimed Ruby WatchCo), she’s also seen on Food Network Canada (most recently, as a judge on Chopped Canada). Lynn’s style is reflected in At Home with Lynne Crawford where you’ll find 200 delicious and simple recipes – Lynn’s all-time favorites that she makes at home as often as she can to share with family and friends! The collection is rounded out with Lynn’s all-time favorite casual home-entertaining recipes that include drinks, fancy cocktails, late night snacks, and much more. At Home with Lynn Crawford celebrates home cooking at its best – simple recipes that taste great and that don’t involve a ton of ingredients (most of the recipes are one page only, which I love!).
I recently had the chance to cook with Lynn at an event organised by KitchenAid Canada and loved her attitude to food prep – it should be fun, un-fussy and easy to make delicious dishes (which we did that day, even under the clock!). The chocolate peanut butter mousse was the dessert of the day and it was so good I knew I had to recreate it for myself. Last weekend we spent time with dear friends and I knew it was the prefect dessert to celebrate Mothers’ Day (for my friends) and birthdays (for me). I was not wrong! You can find the recipe for Chef Lynn’s chocolate peanut butter mousse here.
Because this week also happens to be my blog birthday – marking FIVE YEARS of eat. live. travel. write. I know, right? FIVE YEARS? Who would have thought when I hit “Publish” back in 2009 that I’d still be blogging in 2014? Certainly I didn’t dare to think that I might be! But here I am, my blog is a huge part of my life and brings me (and my taste-tester neighbours, colleagues and friends) so much pleasure.
So here’s a little something to say “thanks for reading”:
A (Canadian) giveaway!
Because I think everyone should have an awesome hand mixer to whip up dishes such as chocolate mousse, thanks to the kind folks at KitchenAid Canada, I have one KitchenAid® 9-Speed Architect Hand Mixer (MSRP $99.99) to give away to one lucky Canadian resident and because I think it’s a great companion to a new hand mixer, we’re throwing in a copy of At Home with Lynn Crawford as well!
The 9-Speed Hand Mixer, with an exclusive Accessory Pack (2 Stainless Steel Turbo Beater™ II Accessories, Stainless Steel Pro Whisk, 2 Stainless Steel Dough Hooks, Blending Rod and a Storage Bag to neatly protect and organize everything), offers endless opportunities in one hand-held appliance. It’s the perfect go-to small appliance for mixing, kneading, whipping, blending and so much more.
How to enter:
There are 2 ways to enter (maximum of two entries per person for the duration of the contest).
1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me the first thing you’d make with your new hand mixer.
2. Tweet the following message: Enter to win a @KitchenAid_CA hand mixer + At Home with @Chef_Lynn on @eatlivtravwrite (Canada only) Details: http://bit.ly/1fZNpI5 then come back to leave a second comment letting me know you did.
Eligibility and contest rules:
– Open to Canadian residents only.
– No purchase of any product necessary for entry.
– Winner will be chosen randomly (using www.random.org) from all qualified entries on Monday May 19th after 6pm EST.
– Winner will be notified via email Tuesday May 20th.
– The prize consists of of one KitchenAid® 9-Speed Architect Hand Mixer and one copy of At Home with Lynn Crawford (to be shipped separately)
Let’s ALL get kids excited about food on May 16th 2014 – Food Revolution Day! Check out all the details on how you can participate here.
Congrats to Leanne who won the Nespresso VertuoLine cokffee machine. I’ve emailed you!