Comfort Food & Friends

Comfort Food: a meal that warms your heart and sparks conversation, laughter, and memories.
This is my Happy Place

When I think of comfort food, I think of family, friends, and the enormous heart warming food fight scene in the movie Hook.

A few days ago I gathered together a group of family and friends to celebrate my Birthday with a Chocolate Making Class — the ultimate comfort food! We all met at Tifa Chocolate and Gelato in Agoura Hills, CA to learn all about the art of chocolate making, including a history lesson! This was such a wonderful way to celebrate and bring everyone together. I definitely have a new found appreciation for chocolate and the cacao bean. I don’t think a simple bag of M&M’s will cut it for me anymore.

After our history lesson we paired up into teams to first make our shells for the bonbons, complete with luster dust!

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Next up was making our ganache fillings for the bonbons. Everyone ended up creating a different flavor combination, making the samples at the end (and during) that much more fun! We made Vanilla Peppermint, Peanut Butter Almond, Pomegranate Ginger, Bananas Foster, and Vanilla Lavender Cardamom. I have a creative group of friends and it was so fun to see everyone let loose and try different things!

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We then filled our shells with the ganache and gracefully waited for them to set, not wanting any product to go to waste!

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And here is the finished product — the fruits of our labor!


I highly recommend doing any sort of cooking class with your friends and family for a special event, or even just because! I actually offer culinary classes and can even do them in your home! My next post will have more details around that including a sample menu. I haven’t perfected the art of chocolate making yet, but maybe someday I can add that to my list of offered classes!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Stefani says:

    What a great way to celebrate your birthday and enjoy life with friends and family. I look forward to seeing what you will create with this new skillset.

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  2. Susie S says:

    🙂 Happy Birthday! Glad I got to share your special day with you!


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