Entries by Amy Reiley

Sexy Poached Salmon in Rosé Wine Sauce

This is my variation on Chef Eric Ripert’s Barely Cooked Salmon with Leeks and Red Wine Butter Sauce. The original recipe is amazing and an incredibly sophisticated dish for something so easy to prepare. However over the years, I’ve evolved the recipe into something I love even more–if that’s possible. What I most love about […]

Five of the Best Aphrodisiac Foods to Serve to Your Lover

Want a no-fail romantic evening? These are the foods to serve to your lover If you are looking to pepper your meal with aphrodisiacs, you need look no farther than your pantry. A surprising number of ingredients can claim an aphrodisiac history. But even among aphrodisiacs there are most valuable players. These five ingredients, many […]

Planning Your Valentine’s Day Menu–tips for a no-fail romantic dinner

As an authority on aphrodisiac foods, I’m asked the same question by both professional chefs and home cooks: What’s the best thing to put on a Valentine’s Day menu? A surprising recommendation My advice is simple and perhaps a little surprising. First of all, I won’t recommend any one dish or ingredient to suit every […]

10 Tips for Baking with Chocolate for a Better Valentine’s Day

These 10 insightful tips for baking with chocolate–one of my favorite aphrodisiac ingredients–come from the chocolate expert I dubbed “The Bundt Babe,” Chrysta Wilson, author of Kiss My Bundt. Wilson believes that the day of love should be a day to celebrate our love of sweets. Her are her suggestions for stirring up a little romance […]