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Waffle Fry Shortbread Cookies

A question I am often asked is why I named my blog ‘The Frosted Petticoat’. Well, the short answer is that I like to pair seemingly dichotomous flavors in perfect harmony. It’s like looking at a gorgeous painted petticoat from afar, only to realize that close-up it’s actually made of frosting. That’s where the whimsy comes in, of course. Cooking should be fun and you should feel free to experiment with unusual pairings. There really are no rules in the kitchen. And if you’re a rule bender like me, you might just come up with some ‘frosted petticoats’ of your …

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The Fantastical Paris Chez Sharon

Every week my email box is flooded with questions: How do I make cupcakes without a cupcake pan? Where did you find that tablecloth? Can you send me a piece of that cake you made last week? I try to answer all of these as honestly as I can, but sometimes I simply can’t reply to everyone… and no, I am not going to send you a piece of cake in the mail… plus, I already ate it all. Well, one of the most common questions I receive, is who are my favorite chefs to follow on Instagram. I have …

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Best January Recipes

Boozy Peach Lemonade With the close of January, it’s time for my monthly Pinterest round-up! For those of you not familiar with this series, I am (oddly enough) a pretty big in the Pinterest world. A few years ago, I received an email from a company I had never heard of… Pinterest. They were a start-up that was going to be launching a revolutionary website and they wanted to know if I would be a Beta-tester. Not one to turn down being on the forefront of revolution, I said “Hell yeah” and started my quick descent into pinning oblivion. By the …

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5 Must-Try Dessert Recipes

GUEST WRITER: Robin Young Burinskiy of Feather & Flint Robin is a writer & photographer living in the suburbs of Boston. Blogging occupies all of her waking hours—from 9 to 5, she’s the managing editor & content writer for a growing company’s blog; and in her free time, she recently started Feather & Flint, her lifestyle blog. She writes thought-provoking pieces about relationships & careers; gathers recipes & playlists for the perfect dinner party; posts photos & advice from her world travels; and so much more.  Follow along with Robin: Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+.   At the risk of revealing …

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Buttered Sugar Cookies

Now that it’s officially the holiday season, you might find yourself in need for creative photo card ideas.  Well today we have two photographer’s fun takes on this end of the year tradition.  The first features a retro-y styled couple baking classic sugar cookies.  The second is a modernly fun take on the ugly christmas sweater.  So take a gander at these two vastly different photo shoots and start scheming the theme of your holiday card… and while you’re at it, bake up our Buttered Sugar Cookie recipe inspired by today’s events. BUTTERED SUGAR COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 cup of butter …

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Winter White Chocolate Macarons

Oh the weather outside is frightful… so let’s embrace it!  If you’re looking for some cold-weather party inspiration then you’ve come to the right spot.  Onida Cruz of Petite Seats worked collaboratively with a team of vendors to produce today’s Winter Wonderland, petite-sized styled shoot.  And my, oh, my is it a gorgeous one!  Complete with angel wings, a grand table setting, and a dessert table to rival even the sweetest dreams, this is one children’s party your little munchkin wouldn’t want to miss.  Inspired by the heavenly desserts, we’ve added our own Winter White Chocolate Macarons recipe to the mix. …

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Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tis the season for milk and cookies!  So why not spice up this favorite midnight snack with a little bourbon?!  Inspired by today’s gorgeous wedding, we’ve invented a devilishly yummy Bourbon Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.  So bake up a batch and revel in the chilly glory of Kerry and Chris’s beautiful Maine winter nuptials. BOURBON CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon of bourbon 8 ounces dark chocolate chips 2 1⁄2 cups of flour 1 cup of butter (softened) 2 cups of granulated sugar 2 eggs 3⁄4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to …

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Celebrate Everything

  My job as a food writer and stylist has more perks than just getting to taste-test my subjects. From dinner with Giada de Laurentiis to talking rustic pies with Curtis Stone, I get to hang out with some pretty cool people. And one person I am thrilled to constantly cross paths with is Darcy Miller. If you’re a die-hard Martha Stewart fan, then you know exactly who Darcy is. The founding editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, her creative genius and amazing ability to put together a killer party has catapulted her into goddess status. Seriously, Google her… you won’t be …