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Ladies Night In…Wine, Cheese and Dessert!

by Aggies Kitchen on October 27, 2009


My good friend Betsy hosted a little get together for just the ladies last Saturday night for a Premier Designs jewelry party.  She was smart about getting us all over to buy some jewelry…she made it even more fun by serving delicious wine, cheese and desserts…how could one resist?  :)


Not only did I go home with a gorgeous new ring and bracelet…I got to drink some good wine and sample some of Betsy’s delicious desserts!  She made a flourless Chocolate-Espresso Torte with raspberry sauce that was to die for.  I don’t normally go gaga for chocolate desserts, but I could not separate myself from this one.  The raspberry sauce was the perfect complement to the rich chocolate.  I can not wait to make this one at home.  I can definitely see it making an appearance around the holidays!

Find the recipe for Chocolate-Espresso Torte here…


And of course I have to mention the adorable mini cheesecakes and classic chocolate covered strawberries.  I popped a couple of those in my mouth as well.

Find the recipe for Mini Cheesecakes here…


Thank you Betsy for a great party…and for some great recipes to share!  Since I’m baking challenged and don’t bake often I get excited when I have the opportunity to photograph and “steal” recipes from others!  Enjoy!


And for those that are interested … the wines on deck were:

Clayhouse Adobe Red 2006

Francis Coppola Petite Sirah

2007 Moon Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay

Schmitt Sohne Piesporter Michelsberg 2008

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria October 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I am loving that chocolate dessert!


Lisa October 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

You just gave me a chocolate craving!


Erica October 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm

What a fun party! You wouldn’t have been able to get me away from those chocolate covered strawberries


Jamie October 27, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Why are you showing me this? :)

I want to make that chocolate cake and those mini cheescakes. And who can resist chocolate covered strawberries. Looks like a fun time. Buying jewelry and eating desserts….what more can you say!


teresa October 27, 2009 at 10:41 pm

what a fun evening, food and jewelry? sign me up!


Meghan October 28, 2009 at 9:06 am

What an awesome party!!! I would love all three of these desserts. That cake looks like pure fudge – yum!!! I just got my mini-cheesecake pans, so I love seeing how big of a hit they are for parties!


Ninette October 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

What a fun night all we girls should have!


Aislin October 29, 2009 at 8:09 am

That torte sounds amazing…I love rich chocolate and raspberry sauce together and the espresso makes it sound even better!


April Marie (Girl Japan) October 29, 2009 at 10:47 am

I will be right over.. just have to book my flight!!! What a fab, fab party!!!! The choco cake.. oh my goodness— the choco cake.. and wine…..


Biz October 29, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I don’t usually go for desserts being diabetic, but that cake looks insulin worthy! :D


Jessie October 29, 2009 at 2:39 pm

ohhh that looks like such a fun party! you cannot go wrong with have a dessert party along with some great wine and cheese :)


Shelby October 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

That tart looks sinful and SO delicious!


Kim May 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Hi I would very much like to view some of the links on your site, however, when I right-click to open a new tab, as I would like to stay on YOUR page, I get this pop-up stating I am trying to steal your stuff. Kinda annoying, cause as I said, I like to stay on the main page and open in diff tab – can you set yout links to open in a new tab? Or allow me right-click?


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