Monday, February 22, 2010

Someone’s in the Kitchen with Ina

If you aren’t already aware, all of the Barefoot Contessa Pantry items are exclusively distributed by Stonewall Kitchen. We create them based on Ina Garten’s recipes and, with her oversight and approval, bring her decadent treats to the home cook in easy-to-follow mixes.

If you like chocolate, then the best place to start is with her classic Outrageous Brownies. Featured in Oprah Winfrey’s “O Magazine” and a perennial best-seller, these brownies are rich, dark, and chewy, with a fantastic hint of coffee. Truly deserving of the “outrageous” description. Recently, we also made available the inspired variation of Outrageous Mint Brownies. A classic combination, chocolate and mint make these brownies even more mouth-watering than the original. Take either Outrageous brownie over the top by adding some super premium vanilla ice cream and a warm drizzle of Decadent Fudge Sauce.

And then, there is the Brownie Pudding. With a brownie-like top and molten chocolate center, this delectable concoction will win rave reviews (and be gone in an instant). As my father used to say, “Heavens to Murgatroyd!” Actually, it was Snagglepuss who repeated that phrase which was first uttered in the 1944 film “Meet the People.” My father took it one step further, regularly calling me Murgatroyd Schlibberbitz. But that’s a story for another day.

Don’t want to wait until snack time for just a touch of chocolate? The new Chocolate Swirl Coffee Cake fills the bill perfectly. The combination of cinnamon, brown sugar, malt, sour cream, and (of course) chocolate is an exquisite way to start the day.

Not a fan of chocolate? (I can’t imagine it, but I know you’re out there.) Barefoot Contessa has you covered. These delightful Lemon Bars are tangy, sweet, and simply wonderful. Fellow television chef, Bobby Flay, named Ina’s Red Velvet Cupcake Mix as a top new product at the Fancy Food Show. And the Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars are a fun flashback to the school lunchbox.

So, if you’re aiming to impress but don’t have the time (or inclination) to start from scratch, head over to the Barefoot Contessa Pantry for lots of great ideas.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE Ina! And have bought and made her popovers, coconut cupcake and coconut cookies with raspberry jam thumbprints...all soo good!


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