This is Amy. You’ve met her before here. In an ideal world, Amy, Food Network’s newest star, Anne Thornton and I would be best friends. We’re all blond, we all love rap music and we all love dessert probably more than anyone should. In this little scenario, Anne would come up with the recipes, like this one for Salted Caramel Banana Pudding Pie (her signature dessert), Amy would make it and I would eat it. I mean, they could eat it too, but that would be my job. I have to contribute something right? But Anne lives on the East Coast so we can’t live the dream of blasting ‘Paul Revere‘ while becoming charmingly dusted with flour as we bake our 5th batch of something wonderful (you know among other reasons like we have never actually met or that, oh um, she’s a tv star). So for now, we’ll just have to follow along with her recipes, making sure to keep OUR roles intact – Amy cooking, me eating. I’ve been looking to incorporate more tutorial type posts in to the blog but I lack time to do it all. Amy will be stepping in to do some posting. We’re going to free form it right now and see how it goes. And when I saw this recipe come across my inbox I knew it would be the perfect first dessert for her to make for me, uh, I mean the blog.
Where has this show been all my life? I mean, Dessert First is like my unspoken motto. Food Network is premiering the new show ‘Dessert First with Anne Thornton‘ this Sunday, October 24 at 12 pm Eastern and I can hardly wait! First off, how darling is the graphic? I’ve been totally into blue and pink for party themes lately and this is the perfect mix of cute, retro and modern. But who is Anne Thornton? You can view her full bio on the Food Network site here, but most recently she was Executive Pastry Chef and Event Coordinator at Hotel Griffou (I want to go to there) in New York. I got a chance to ask her a couple of questions to get to know her better.
She’ll also feature a twist on an old standard with her Couture Caramel Apples. With toppings like salted pecans, toasted coconut and candied ginger this treat would surely win best dressed.