Thursday, April 2, 2009

Pink Friday, a New Recipe, and a GiveAway!

Pink Friday

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Marie Antoinette

What a trendy theme it seems to be!

Marie Antoinette was young, tall, blonde and beautiful and she set fashion trends through France and Europe. Her flip remark, "Let them eat cake" (attributed to her, but never confirmed) was the spark that ignited the French Revolution.

Today, we simply cannot get enough of "Marie".
She became Queen of France while still a teen. Her excessive fashions for high headdresses, plumes and voluminous dresses were subject to public
comment, admiration and ridicule.

To escape the formalities, boredom, and royal obligations of court, Marie-Antoinette created a private realm of pleasure for herself and her friends at the Petit Trianon, a small retreat palace on the grounds of Versailles, and Hameau, where she planted the first Anglo-Chinese garden; collected all species of antique roses; and revolutionized architecture and gardening trends.

So why do we love Marie Antoinette today? All her extravagance, her life of excess, her hairstyles that were larger than life, her reported love of pastries and champagne (some truth and some fiction as Marie was a teetotaler) all create for us a time and place

where a young girl can be Queen.
(--Director of Community Relations @

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Now for a recipe decadent enough for the pickiest of queens!

This recipe was a favorite at my coffee house, "Great Expectations". Although we closed the shop a few years ago I still have former customers who comment on this delicious treat!

Mocha Chocolata

Ingredients: Chocolate ice cream, espresso coffee (prepared), Torani chocolate syrup, Torani French Vanilla syrup, 1/2 cup Half&Half, whipped topping, Hershey's chocolate syrup, chocolate sprinkles.

In a tall soda glass place two large scoops of chocolate ice cream. Pour one or two shots of freshly made hot espresso coffee over the ice cream (depending on how much of the coffee flavor you like). Pour the Half&Half over this. Then pour two shots of Torani Chocolate syrup and one shot of Torani French Vanilla syrup over the top. Top with whipped topping and garnish with chocolate sprinkles.
Serve with a long sundae spoon and enjoy!
We also called this the PMS Special for obvious reasons! :)

And now for the giveaway...............drumroll please!

The first person who leaves a comment on this post telling which song
the title of my recipe comes from will win a special little something
from Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor!
(Check back in a few days to see who the lucky winner is.)


Marie said...

Hi Debbie,
Great post. Love that recipe. It has all my favorite flavors.

Sharon said...

Lady Marmalade~ yaya

Dianne Hadaway said...

Hi Debbie, the title is from Lady Marmalade by LaBelle! I love that song! It also has to only French I really know how to say, LOL "voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?" Very risque!

Joyce Lucas- Cottage Collections said...

Ha! Lady Marmalade? The recipe looks great by the way!

lisa said...

Lady Marmalade

Trisha Evans said...

Lady Marmalaude - Pointer Sisters?

Elena said...

Ooh, very decadent! Don't think I'd need a 'reason' to indulge in Mocha Chocolata.
Elena :)