Simply Fancy Cuisine
Simply Fancy Cuisine

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"At SFC, we feed you like family!"

Welcome and Thank You for stopping by my culinary creation website supporting my cookbooks, pastries, and brand under Simply Fancy Cuisine (SFC).  SFC is an Award Winning, homemade gourmet, sweet & savory Farm to Table Patisserie located in the Inland Empire community of Redlands, CA. 

I am Angela Brooks-Van Niel, the Culinary Artist behind SFC.   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.
SFC is a cottage industry, meaning I'm licensed and inspected to cook out of my home kitchen. SFC can handle your small intimate get togethers to Galas hosting 500+. In the near future SFC, will have a brick and mortar location to better serve our clients.
But until then...You can find us at the Downtown Redlands' Sat. morning Farmers Market on the corner of Redlands Blvd. and 6th St. from 8a-11a and you can always purchase items online via .  See ya at the market!!!

What's new with SFC...

SFC's Veggie Quiche

Prepping my local organic veggies for a great quiche 

Thank You Inland Valley Farmers for Stonefruit  season 

Green & Red Plum Galettes 

My Mixers

Here's Big Red and Battleship Bertha, the work horses behind SFC

My latest love & addition, The Bosch Universal Mixer

Brunching @ Home

Using the fresh vegetables and eggs from my local Redlands Farmers Market, makes eating healthy a breeze.

SFC is Culinary Copycatting at its best

My take on the LA based Eggslut breakfast fav, the Slut

Inspired by Craftman & Wolves' the Rebel Within, I created the Commuter

SFC is much more than just Baked Goods

Teriyaki Chicken 

Latest Creation

Butter Cheesecake Cake

The Proof is in the Proofing

Made a killer eggy and buttery Brioche Dough for my award winning Cinnamon Rolls

Please Vote!!!

It's that time again SFC supporters. We need your votes for the

"Best Bakery" and "Best Budget Birthday Cakes" in the IE. 

Please go to and VOTE until Oct. 31st. 

Thank You



Ode to Childhood Memories

Recently, I was thinking of my late mother, BeLinda.

Boy oh boy could she make a mean Banana Pudding.

My Brulee Banana Pudding

SFC does Cubano

I'm a Southern Girl from Florida and I grew up in diverse neighborhoods. One of my favorite foodie communities was Cuban in Ybor City of Tampa, FL. Here's my take on the Medianonche Sandwich encased in my homemade flaky puff pastry.

SFC Bakes Savory Too

Made this delicious 

Ham and Cheese Quiche

for one of our loyal clients

SFC's Baking Up a Storm

SFC joined the King Arthur Flour Co.'s Bake Along and made this delicious Pane Bianco 

Pokemon Go...When you gotta catch them all

Here's a cake for the Pokemon Kid in you

SFC is always Creating New Unique Treats & Seizing the Seasonal Bounty of the IE...

Utilizing that wonderful local produce
Using local Soffel Farms Blueberries for some Seasonal Treats
Cherry Cobblers made with Ruby Farms cherries

          When Inspiration hits me,                Great food is made...

                                                          Pate a Choux Frites

Savory Breakfast in one bite. Hence, The Commuter is Born
Breakfast is Served...Pancakes and Maple Bacon all-in-one, YUM

Helpful Honda, they do exist

We got a Helpful Hand at the market today from the Helpful Honda People

SFC is upcycling & repurposing with our new R3 Company

We are offering these unique handmade Repurposed, Recycled, and Reused coffee bean bag totes through our sub-company, R3. 

We have T-Shirts!!!

Show your SFC love and support with our New T-Shirts!!!

SFC went on a Road Trip


The ultimate foodie road trip

3,250 miles

up the Pacific Northwest

There was so much to journal and so many photos

that I made a quick video to give you a taste (pun intended)

of our food adventure

                  SFC Cooking Demo at                    Solera Oaks in Beaumont

Had a great time out at the Solera Oak Senior Community talking all things food. taught them how to utilize the local produce and made some fresh Homemade Pasta & Primavera Sauce
With this group it was hard to stay on script
Solera Oaks Bon Appetit Club, what a great group of people
Primavera Sauce, chock full of local veggies
Homemade Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Primavera

              SFC takes center stage at                                City of Redlands'                         Brunch & Broadway Event

It was such a pleasure and honor to provide food for the City of Redlands and RCMA/Redlands Bowl Brunch & Broadway Event sponsored by the USDA. I had a great time teaching people about the quick homemade meals that can be made with our wonderful local fruits and vegetables. On the menu: Veggie Quiche made with farm fresh local eggs, Oven Potatoes with roasted peppers and onions, Blueberry Muffins, Sweet Potato Muffins, Homemade Salsa, Fruit  Skewers & Parfaits, Fruit Smoothies and fresh squeezed Juices.

SFC, City of Redlands, and RCMA Broadway & Brunch 2015 Event
Ladies enjoying their farm to table food from SFC.
City of Redlands Sing-A-Long Broadway & Brunch Event 2015
SFC feeding families Farm to Table style at the Redlands Bowl Brunch & Broadway
Thank You to our local Redlands' Farmers for your great produce


Excerpt from Redlands Daily Facts By Rory O’Sullivan, Correspondent



REDLANDS>> Brunch and Broadway participants Saturday morning had a plate full of farm to table food and sang along to favorite show tunes.

The Mission Gables House was full of people having quiches, muffins, mac n’ cheese and locally grown fruit shish-kebab style. Chef Angela Brooks-Van Niel said she uses the best ingredients. There was also fresh juice and smoothies.

Brunch and Broadway was made possible by a grant from the USDA’s Farmers’ Market Promotion Program to introduce locally grown produce to seniors and families and a grant provided by the James Irvine Foundation to the Redlands Bowl. The goal of the grants is to enhance awareness of Redlands’ farmers’ markets and to make locally grown produce more accessible and to promote the arts in the community.

Brooks-Van Niel said locally grown food has more nutrition, no preservatives, is affordable, gives you an opportunity to socialize with the friends and helps stimulate the economy.

Simply Fancy Cuisine purchased freshly grown produce from the downtown Saturday Farmers’ Market and Market Night to prepare brunch spinach-and-kale quiche, fruit salads, fresh juices and roasted vegetables.

Farmers markets in Redlands are Saturday mornings in downtown, Saturday mornings at The Grove School and Thursday evenings in Downtown Redlands.

Brunch and Broadway was part of the June in Jumpin’ series put on by the city of Redlands.

Meet Big Deborah, SFC take on the Oatmeal Sandwich Cookie

SFC can be found at the Sat. Market, but is always available for your private events. 



SFC participated 

and provided chocolate goodies for the

Redlands-Riverside area

Boys & Girls Club's

21st Chocolate Fantasy

fund raising event.

We even won Best Decoration.

Want to know more, then click below.


Happy New Year!! 

We did it...

Thanks to YOU!!! 

SFC was named one of 

the "Best Bakeries" in the

Inland Empire for 2015

by Inland Empire Magazine.

We are truly blessed and honored 

by this acknowledgement

and grateful for your loyal support.

Thank you. 

Got Desserts...

The Holidays are right around the corner.

So, let SFC prepare your holiday desserts for you and your family

or for your company's holiday party. 


And if you give us your pie dish, we will prepare your

pie and you save 10%. 

You save money and you can tell everyone

that you baked it yourself.

                                                                           That's a Win-Win!

Please VOTE for Simply Fancy Cuisine in Redlands, CA for the Inland Empire Magazine's Best in 2014 (Best Dessert, Chocolate Dessert, Pie, Pastry, and Bakery)...

VOTE Until Oct. 31, 2014

Thank You

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 City of 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 were a hit at a wedding in Riverside 

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

Chocolate Coma Cupcakes with 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!!!

SFC truly is a Farm to Table Patisserie

Simply Fancy Cuisine

came in 2nd Place at 

The IE Cupcake Fair

for our "Hummingbird" Cupcake

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

               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. Marc Summers

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!

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