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"Food should be fun and not feared! Now get in there and cook something!" ~abbvn

Welcome and Thank You for stopping by my culinary creation website supporting my cookbooks, pastries, and brand under Simply Fancy Cuisine.

I am Angela Brooks-Van Niel, a Home Culinary Artist.
Although, I have a Masters degree it is not in the culinary arts. I have no Cordon Bleu or AI degrees or certifications. But, what I do have is a lifetime of training from: my southern Grandmother (RIP, Mamie), my Kosher friends, and my Neapolitan & Sicilian neighbors. I have taken what I've learned and coupled that with my own unique & creative palate to create great fare.

My friends & family kept telling me I should write a cookbook, so I finally did:
"Simply Fancy Cuisine: Bringing the World's Cuisine to your Home Plate," is my 1st cookbook. It covers International Cuisine from Croque Madames to Pavlovas. My second installment to the Simply Fancy Cuisine series is "Just Desserts" and its just that a book filled with Cakes, Pies, and more DESSERTS!
Both autographed copies of my cookbooks are available for purchase via my online store:

Checkout SFC Fresh New Look...

Check out SFC new logo!!!! Big Thanks to Redlands' own Jose of D.M. Art and Designs, for the fantastic work. Come out to the Redlands Thursday Market Night tonight and see our new look and grab some great grub while your there. See ya at the Market!

SFC's Caramel Apple Cake & Cupcakes are a hit at Riverside Wedding

SFC goes Black & White for                     The Redlands Bowl Gala #51

Chocolate Coma w/ White & Dark Chocolate ♪ & ♫ music notes

SFC debuts at Redlands Market Night

We are located on 5th and State St on Thursday Night in Downtown Redlands, CA.

SFC provides delectable appetizers for Stone Wheel Olive Oil Co.'s soiree for the Downtown Redlands Artwalk


Thanks to our fantastic, loyal customers & supporters!!!!

Simply Fancy Cuisine

came in 2nd Place at 

The IE Cupcake Fair

for our "Hummingbird"

SFC won 2nd Place at the IE Cupcake Fair with our "Hummingbird"
SFC is making its debut at the IE Cupcake Fair

This Sun. (5.4.14), SFC is competeing for the Best Overrall  & Unique Ingredients Cupcakes at the 2nd Annual Cupcake Fair in Riverside. Come by and cheer us on.  Sorry, Simply Fancy Cuisine will not be at either Farmers Market this Sat. (5.3.14). Don't worry we will return the following weekend.  

SFC making another milestone...SFC finally making its presence known at the Redlands Sat. Farmers Market

Our 1st customer at our new home at the Redlands Sat. Farmers Market

Simply Fancy Cuisine 1st Anniversary (1/20/14)

Thank you to all of the wonderful friends, family, and clients for making this milestone possible!!!

SFC is now available every Sat. at the Grove School's Farmers' Market

Want some goodies right away? You can come out on Sat. mornings to The Farmers' Market at The Grove School at 11126 Iowa St. at Orange Ave. in Redlands, CA from 8am-noon. 






Also every Friday on my Facebook Page ( I will post the Sat. menu. Keep your eyes open for all the new goodies I create using the fresh produce from our local farmers. 

SFC is Possible with Chef Robert Irvine

Me with Chef Robert Irvine

Look who's eating Simply Fancy Cuisine's Pastries


Yes, that's Restaurant: Impossible host, Chef Robert Irvine. 

I provided the cast & crew with my delicious homemade gourmet

pastries on the set recently in Redlands, CA.

What's in my Brownie??                                                             I'll never tell Mr. Summers

OMG!!! Yes, Marc Summers is really eating and loving my food (SFC Brownie)!!!!

Yes, that's Mr. Food Network and Mr. Unwrapped himself, Marc Summers

eating a sinfully, fudgy Simply Fancy Cuisine Brownie on the

set of Restaurant: Impossible in Redlands, CA.

Thank you again for visting my site and have a great day!

Checkout what's Cooking & Upcoming...

Simply Fancy Cuisine


Angela Brooks-Van Niel,

Culinary Artist/Author





Square Marketplace (online store): Simply Fancy Cuisine


Serving Southern California for deliveries, ships worldwide

Comments from my satisfied Clients:

From: C. Johnson of Grand Terrace:

Okay, seriously, if you like hummingbird cake, you MUST go to and order some! I just got ANOTHER order of the hummingbird cupcakes from Angela Brooks-Van Niel and I am simply in love with these cupcakes!!!! — feeling wonderful.


From: J. Soto of Redlands

Thank you very much Angela, we all loved the cake. I have shared it with everyone had has come to the house and they all loved it. 

What's New:

Dear SFC Supporters there's big news in the works... I will let you guys know on 11/11/13...Keep your fingers crossed!! 

New Caramel Apple Cupcakes available this Fall for the Holidays

Welcome in the change of season with some Autumn/Fall Flavored Pastries. Here's SFC's Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes. Made from FRESH Pumpkins.

Thank you to all that attended. Had a great time at the Meet & Greet in LBC.

Hello SFC Friends:


Its been a long time coming, but its finally here, "Simply Fancy Cuisine: Just Desserts." It's now on sale via Amazon


Simply Fancy Cuisine's: Just Desserts edition will be ready and available via around mid-June. Stay Tune!!! Check out the latest pictures of test recipes.

Hot off the presses...SFC was in the Sunday, May 5th edition of the Press Enterprise, check it out...

Now Selling my Pastries via phone and online orders

(in So. California only)

Please check out my wares for sell, TY!! :)

Dear SFC Supporters:

I'm so sorry that its been awhile since my last blog, but I have been at a stand-still due to the loss of my culinary mentor and muse, my grandmother, Mamie Denson-Tisby. She taught me so much and instilled my love of cooking. She also gave me the drive to see things thru. So, I will complete my next installment cookbook, "Just Desserts" by the end of May.


**Check out the new pastry photos!! Thank you.**

Currently as of March, I am still testing out recipes for my next Simply Fancy Cuisine installment, Just Desserts. Hopefully it will be out by the end of the month.


Here's a few more new things...


I am catering a food truck tasting themed bridal shower in San Jose later this month, photos to follow.


And I am also participating in the Redlands' No Kid Hungry Charity Event on March 30th at the Ed Hales Park. Check out!/pages/Redlands-Bake-Sale-for-No-Kid-iHungry/190335047741445 for more info.

And if you're in the Inland Empire area stop by and purchase some of the great baked goodies and donate to this worthy cause.


My 1st cookbook, Simply Fancy Cuisine Bringing the World's Cuisine to Your Home Plate, is now available on Amazon and for the Kindle:


Also available on Create Space:


Check me out talking about my new cookbook with my old friend, Carlton Burgess, on his radio blog show:

(My interview is towards the end)

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