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Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Ingredients 2 cups heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped 6 large egg yolks 1/2 cup granulated sugar plus 6 tablespoons Directions 1) Heat the heavy cream, milk, and vanilla bean in a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. 2) Place the egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof mixing bowl and […]

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Wednesday Recipe: Challah French Toast Casserole

This recipe is great for breakfast or brunch and easy to boot! What could be better? 1 loaf challah 12 ounces of cream cheese, softened 8 jumbo eggs (or 10 large) ¾ cup of maple syrup 2 cups of milk (can use low fat) ½ cup of sugar Cinnamon Maple syrup Place half the challah […]

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888-Carat ‘Star of Jolie’ Is the Largest Gem-Quality Star Sapphire in the World

Carrying an asking price of $5 million, the recently revealed “Star of Jolie” weighs 888.88 carats and is said to be the largest gem-quality star sapphire in the world. The pear-shaped, double-cabochon black star sapphire, which is named for actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, made its debut last week when jewelry designer Robert Procop unveiled […]

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Caramel Apple Cupcakes

Caramel Apple cupcakes (makes 22-24 cupcakes) INGREDIENTS: APPLE SPICE CUPCAKES 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 3 egg whites 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup milk 3/4 cup salted […]

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163-Carat D-Flawless Diamond Is the Largest Ever to Appear at Auction

On November 14, Christie’s Geneva will offer for sale the largest D-flawless diamond to ever hit the auction block. The 163.41-carat emerald-cut diamond was cut from a 404.20-carat rough named “4 de Fevereiro,” which was discovered at Angola’s Lulo mine in February 2016. It was bought by de Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi and unveiled to […]

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Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients 4 large bell peppers (any color) 1 pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef 2 tablespoons chopped onion 1 cup cooked rice 1 teaspoon salt 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 can (15 oz) organic tomato sauce 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (3 ounces) Steps Cut a thin slice from stem end of each […]

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