Entries by Diane Brown

A Romantic St. Patrick’s Day Menu

Romancing the Blarney Stone–a romantic St. Patrick’s Day menu by Diane Brown Our favorite expert on romantic menus, Chef Diane Brown, created this romantic party plan. Funnily enough, she was challenged by a publicist to come up with a romantic St. Patrick’s Day menu. And this seductive meal for two is the result. Certainly St. Patrick’s […]

Fennel, Asparagus and Artichoke Bottom Empanadas Recipe

Vegetarian empanadas from cookbook author Diane Brown This beautiful recipe is a part of a larger story I created for us on aphrodisiac tapas. Empanadas are savory bundles found in Spanish and many Latin cultures. The name “Empanada” comes from the Spanish word empanar, roughly meaning to wrap or coat in bread. My version of these little […]

Spanish Style Mussels in Sailor’s Sauce – an aphrodisiac tapas recipe

A hot tapas recipe from cookbook author Diane Brown Serve these Spanish style mussels as a part of a Spanish tapas-inspired evening…or just enjoy them on their own. This recipe is part of an entire meal of fabulous (aphrodisiac) appetizers. But I like to think each one also stands alone as an easy dinner dish. These […]

Triple Citrus Sangria with Red Wine

Diane Brown, author of The Seduction Cookbook and our Diva Dish maven of dining for two gave us this recipe for citrus sangria from her Family Farm Box blog. She used California’s summer Valencia oranges to make this tart, tangy and refreshing treat. We love the layers of aphrodisiacs in this drink, including: cinnamon; citrus; […]

Diane’s Caipirinha Recipe–a drink for seduction

We’re feeling the need for a good, stiff cocktail right now. We thought something refreshing, like this Caipirinha recipe would put us all in the mood to transition to spring. (And the thought that really motivates this post? We’re betting that the combination of the aphrodisiac spirit cachaca with fresh citrus will help you get in […]