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,
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 https://squareup.com/store/simply-fancy-cuisine . 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
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
Butter Cheesecake Cake
The Proof is in the Proofing
Made a killer eggy and buttery Brioche Dough for my award winning Cinnamon Rolls
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 inlandempiremagazine.com/readerresponse.html and VOTE until Oct. 31st.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
markets in Redlands are Saturday mornings in downtown, Saturday mornings at The Grove School and Thursday evenings in Downtown Redlands.
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
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
SFC MAKES IT OVER 3500 LIKES
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 IEShineon.com 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
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!