Who is The Dekadent Diva?
Well, to many good friends I'm the girl next door with an appetite as big as her heart, witty sense of humor and incredible taste in ... pretty much everything. To some, I'm recognized as Nikki Kaapke from the long time running and popular reality television series "The Bachelor" & "Bachelor Pad".
Beyond the TV cameras, stage lights, sequin gowns and life in "The Bachelor" world, I was once a beauty queen. After a decade of pageantry and to put it so boldly "eating like a bird", I decided to hang up my crown & sash and trade them for a pretty apron & whisk. Now I spend my days brainstorming on what fantastic dish I can whip up for dinner, Sunday brunch or as a treat after a long day at the office.
After many wonderful friends lovingly nudged me in this direction of my life I created "The Dekadent Diva", opening the flood gates to MY version of cooking, delectable goodies, savory treats and splurges that everyone should allow themselves. Through this cookbook you will learn my vices of anything and everything covered in frosting, cocktails and the introductions of "Champagne Thursdays" and "Frosting Fridays".
So please, pop open a nice bottle of wine, slip on an apron and join me in my never ending relationship with the always reliable and comforting plate of something that makes you want to say, "mmmm...now that's good!"
Check her out!
Special Holiday promotion: Order the book by December 31, Nikki will sign your copy.
Bacon Wrapped Scallop & Pineapple Mango Cilantro Chutney
¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Cilantro
½ Cup Mango Baby Food
½ lb. Bacon
1 Cup Canned Crushed Pineapple
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
6 Fresh Scallops