Super Bowl is right around the corner and so is Valentines Day. The only way to anyone’s heart is FOOD! Save yourself and buy good quality items. I’m going to show you a quick use for leftover brioche burger buns today that turns Super Bowl into Valentines Day deliciousness in 24 hours! St. Pierre has been around since 1986 and they are my go to for brioche breads! If you haven’t had brioche…..stop reading and go to the store and get you some! It’s life changing!

Research of 3,000 American adults revealed almost three quarters believe the age-old phrase ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ does ring true.

And when asked if this applies to themselves, 70% of women and 75% of men agreed.

More than half admitted their mood can be improved with good food and 48% said some of their most treasured memories are around eating.

Two in five class themselves as a ‘foodie’ while 43% feel they are a ‘feeder’.

Similarly, people like feeding others as it brings them happiness (61%), they have a maternal or paternal instinct (44%) and like to share their culinary creations (43%).

The study, commissioned by America’s favorite brioche brand, St Pierre and conducted by OnePoll, also found cooking from scratch, knowing how to make something without a recipe and not getting stressed in the kitchen are among the things that impress people about others.

Three in 10 also like it if someone knows the best spots for food in different cities, while just as many are impressed if a host always has food on offer for guests.

On the flip side, those polled have tried to impress others with their great cooking skills (30%), by creating a meal out of leftovers (27%) and discussing food with a passion (23%).

Paul Baker, founder of St Pierre Bakery said: “The study shows just how important food is to moods, relationships and memories.

“Foods often bring back nostalgic experiences such as eating with family or friends, trying new cuisines for the first time, going on a first date or being on holiday or in a different city.

“It’s great to see how passionate the nation is about food and that the way to a person’s heart really is through their stomach.

“Often the best pick-me-up is a simple homecooked meal or baked treat – and we can all relate to that.”

A further 38% believe sharing food brings people together and two in five said food traditions have been passed down through their family.

For 33%, sharing food is key to their family dynamic, whilst 35% admit that food is at the heart of every family occasion. Sharing food is seen as a way to bring people together for 38% and Americans typically have four conversations a day about food.

Reflecting their love for edibles, 35% have been bought a food themed gift, while 39% have been the giver of a such a present.

A quarter of Americans have even set up a social media page dedicated to their passion for food and 27% have visited another country purely for the cuisines, with Italy, Mexico and France the top go-to’s.

Paul Baker added: “At St Pierre, we’ve always maintained that great food is a joy to be shared – and that rings especially true as the holidays approach. Whenever you ask someone about their favorite food, the reason for their answer is almost always linked to a treasured memory – and that’s a beautiful thing.”

The poll also asked respondents what it was that stood out about food in fond memories. Whilst 58% said the taste and 52% the smell, almost half (43%) said that preparing the food with their loved ones was key to making the memory stand out.

The study also found it’s important to 78% that a potential partner likes food and 39% agree that preparing food for people is a demonstration of love.

Baker continues, “It’s clear that food is central to memories and relationships and as a brand that offers authentic French brioche from the city of love, we are looking forward to seeing how consumers embrace our new look.”

If meeting up with a friend, relative or date, two in three (63%) admitted it’s likely to involve eating and 51% said food is central to gatherings with their family.

A third struggle to understand people who don’t get excited by food and confessed that fussy eaters annoy them. More than half of Americans admit that they’re always thinking about their next meal (51%).

Here’s a fun little quick to to identify the way to your heart, along with a host of recipes to share with loved ones this holiday season plus lots of great ideas for recipes for Valentine’s Day! Click HERE

St. Pierre offers a large variety of products check out their website HERE and to see where you can purchase them. For me it’s my local Kroger and Target. I can not wait to try out some of their crepes, waffles and Croissants!

I’ll share some more recipes using their products in some upcoming post so stay tuned!

Lemon Cheesecake French Toast Casserole
(Adapted from Will Cook For Smiles)

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French toast:
About 17 oz Brioche loaf I used leftover brioche hamburger buns
8 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cheesecake layer:
8 oz cream cheese softened
Zest from 1 lemon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup of white granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
3/4 cup flour
4 1/2 Tbsp butter melted
Zest from 1 lemon

Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a casserole dish. (You can use a 9×13 casserole dish or a deep 9×9 casserole dish.)

Cut Brioche loaf into 1/2 inch cubes. Spread out 2/3 of them in the casserole dish. Set 1/3 aside for a little bit.

Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream in a mixer until smooth and fluffy.

Transfer cheesecake mixture into a piping bag (or a zip-lock bag), cut off the tip to make a small opening and drizzle cheesecake mixture over the bread crumbs. Try to get all the areas.

Spread remaining 1/3 of bread crumbs over the cheesecake drizzle.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, sugar, lemon extract, and vanilla extract. Whisk well and pour it all over the bread.

In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, white sugar, lemon zest and flour. Mix well until all ingredients are incorporated evenly.

Pour in melted butter and carefully fold it in with a large fork. You will want to be careful so you don’t over-mix. Streusel should look like large crumbs and not paste.

Spread the topping all over the bread mixture.

Bake for 45-55 minutes.

Disclaimer: Samples where provided to me by St. Pierre for this Review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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