Red Wine Chocolate Frosting-11556

Red Wine Chocolate Frosting

With the advent of Pinterest, the idea of a simple wedding has fallen on the wayside.  Events oozing with immaculate decor is now the standard and you’d be hard pressed to find a fete without some sort of mason jar DIY detail.  But there is something to be said for the understated wedding.  Take for example today’s real nuptials between cuties Kyle and Melody.  This stunningly simplistic outdoor wedding in California would make even the most crafty couple yearn for the simple things in life.  We’ll let photographer Jessica Hensley introduce you to the couple, but make sure to grab …

Drunken S’mores Mousse-11448

Drunken S’mores Mousse

With autumn in full gear, what better way to celebrate the cooler temperatures and changing seasons than with a rustic vineyard wedding.  Featuring a warm palette of maroons, golds, and dark greens, this event perfect example of how subtle fall themes can be simply stunning.  So take a look at all the thoughtful details and get your hands on our uniquely inspired Drunken S’mores Mousse recipe… it’s sure to be a hit around the campfire! DRUNKEN S’MORES MOUSSE INGREDIENTS 1 ounce of dark chocolate 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons of Kahlua 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream 2 …

Sunflower Biscotti-10235

Sunflower Biscotti

[yumprint-recipe id=’45’]I’ve recently received some emails from brides-to-be who are concerned with the use of flowers for autumn-themed weddings.  In short, they feel that their only options are to use fall leaves as floral arrangements.  Although I’m certainly a sucker for the oranges and reds of the season, why not try sunflowers?  The end of their peak season is in October and they carry with them that overall feel of Autumn decadence.  Don’t believe me?  Then check out this gorgeously styled California bridal shoot and warm up with a crunchy plate of our Chocolate Hazelnut Biscotti that was inspired by …

S’mores Pie Pops-13811

S’mores Pie Pops

Have you ever pondered life’s big questions? Like how can the universe have originated from the Big Bang? Or where does my lost left sock live now? Well there’s one life-altering question that I always come back to… how can I improve upon the s’more? I know what you’re thinking “Sam, you’re crazy because the s’more is perfection incarnate!”. Yes, but what if we could combine its essential elements with another seemingly infallible dessert? Inspired by this fabulously all-American outdoor picnic, I present to you S’mores Pie Pops… S’MORES PIE POPS INGREDIENTS 1 pie crust 1 cup of semisweet chocolate …

Butter Macadamia Truffles-15104

Butter Macadamia Truffles

When composing today’s post I found myself at an impasse. Do I lie to you, my loyal reader? Or do I fess up with the cold, hard, ugly truth. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not afraid of a bit of ugliness. In fact, I seriously considered looking you straight in the face and in my sincerest, most heartfelt voice flat out lying to you. I was going to write a whole article about how great these truffles came out. That they are easy to make and fool-proof. I was even going to be so bold as to proclaim that they …