It's not often that I host a dinner party, but I enjoy it when I do. Our church congregation instituted Dinners for Six, which actually turns out to be the perfect number of people when you're trying to get to know someone beyond the "Hi, what's your name?" conversation that seems to happen over and over each week when there are 300 people milling around. Roommate and I pulled out our colorful bowls and had a fiesta last August. She was recently returned from summer adventures, and it was maybe a house-warming of sorts. I'm getting hungry just looking at this picture.
Almond Hazelnut Cupcakes with a Chocolate Ganache frosting. It took a few hours, but totally worth it!
You start by toasting the almonds and hazelnuts. Toasted nuts are soooo good.