Mike and I made creme brulee last week. It was so delicious! For those of you (like me) who have never had it before, it's basically a really great custard with a paper-thin layer of sugar. It was remarkably easy, and so creamy and decadent. Those little black bits? Little vanilla beans. I got such a kick out of using a real vanilla bean. I may be a big dork, but it was fun. :) Plus the vanilla flavor was out of this world!
Sorry I can't include the recipe, but it's an America's Test Kitchen recipe that you can find in their Baking Basics DVD or I'm sure in one of their books. The only change I would make is the sugar for the top. They call for demerara sugar, but we preferred regular old white sugar.
I totally recommend trying it, especially since we have Valentine's Day coming up! What a fancy little dessert for the little sweeties in your life. :)