JaM Cab + Ice Cream-15019

JaM Cab + Ice Cream

Labor Day is just around the corner and it often serves as a marker of seasonal milestones… the end of summer, the beginning of school, the start of pumpkin spice season, and the end of ice cream’s yearly reign. So it is only natural that the holiday serves as one last long weekend to sit back, relax, and enjoy the last fleeting days of warm weather. What better way to do that then with a glass of wine and a bowl of homemade ice cream? The sweetly named, JaM Cellars, sent me a few bottles of their JaM Cabernet to …

Swiss Meringue Cake with Huckleberry Drizzle-12637

Swiss Meringue Cake with Huckleberry Drizzle

Ever considered planning a whole event around a dessert?  If you answered yes, then you are clearly a very wise person (and I know that we will get along just fine!).  Today’s gorgeously styled event was fashioned after this stunningly beautiful cake.  With a Swiss Meringue Buttercream filled layer cake topped with Huckleberry Drizzle as its centerpiece, the rest of this rustic woodland affair just fell into place.  So revel with us in the loveliness of this styled event and take a try at creating our own inspired version of this scrumptious cake. SWISS MERINGUE CAKE WITH HUCKLEBERRY DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS SWISS …

Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies-12871

Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies

Life is sweet when you’re in love… and for newlyweds, Janelle and Aaron that couldn’t be more true.  Celebrating their nuptials on seaside cliffs, it was filled with romance and a appropriately sweet dessert table. Get ready to sigh at the sight of these gorgeous photos and print out our inspired Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies recipe for your records.  [yumprint-recipe id=’119′] Photographer:  Laura Elizabeth//Linens and Coverings: Grand Event Rentals//Cinema and Video: Justin Kauffman//Dress Store: Nordstroms Wedding//Event Planner:Rebekka Wall//DJ: Ric Hansen Entertainment Inc//Hair Stylist: Salon Maison//Caterer: Snuffin’s Catering// Submitted via Two Bright Lights PLEASE NOTE: The recipe was created by The …

Rice Krispie Cake-12232

Rice Krispie Cake

For most people, a Sweet 16 celebration is about coming of age and (largely) learning to drive!  But for beautiful Brittany, this birthday celebration holds a much deeper meaning… it marks 7 years being cancer free.  This lovely young lady has lived through some unimaginably trying times and has come out the other end.  To mark this extraordinary day, she was treated to an ethereal day in the woods. Photographer Courtney Lovestrom introduces us to this remarkable young woman: Brittany isn’t you ordinary 16 year old. She was diagnosed with non Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 7. She faced …

Retro Cream Soda Cupcakes-12357

Retro Cream Soda Cupcakes

Looking for a modern take on a classic theme?  Then you’re going to dig today’s fun stylized shoot.  Showing off the yummy Cupcake Libations’ wonderful treats, this birthday celebration combines the best of retro soda shop goodness with the crisp lines of a modern fete.  From candy favorites to a dramatically modern (yet fun!) take on a birthday cake, it can serve as a great example of party planning ideas.  We were so inspired by the shoot, we came up with our own version of a recipe that would fit in perfectly with this shindig… Retro Cream Soda Cupcakes!  Enjoy! RETRO …

Butterscotch Basil Shortbread-12369

Butterscotch Basil Shortbread

THROWBACK SPOTLIGHT: As we find ourselves immersed in the dead of winter, let’s pine for warmer days.  Jess and Jeff’s Connecticut Spring wedding is a perfect way to escape our cold environment.  Sweetly designed in a shabby chic motif, this pastel meets rustic atmosphere made for one lovely day.  So sit back and let the photographers from “a guy + a girl photography” take us through the dreamy day… and get in the mood by baking up a batch of our inspired Butterscotch Basil Shortbread cookies while you’re at it! It was a beautiful morning in northwestern Connecticut as we …

Blackberry Pine Nut Bread-14933

Blackberry Pine Nut Bread

The moment we hit mid-August, I jump the gun and start my fall baking prep. I am an Autumn girl through and through, and live for the day a cool breeze rolls through the trees. It not only signifies the end of sweltering heat, it means it is the official beginning of baking season. So to help get your own cold-weather baking on, I have put together a delicious sweet bread recipe to get the season kicking. Blackberry Pine Nut Bread, my friends! Oh yes, I went a bit crazy in the test kitchen at the simple thought of Autumn …

Sweet Curry Cake-14795

Sweet Curry Cake

As a professional recipe developer and food stylist I face a major obstacle once a year. It always occurs at the same time, on the same day every single time… my husband’s birthday cake. You may be thinking to yourself, ‘wait this should not be a problem at all for you’. But being married to a person like me comes with some issues. The key issue being that you get spoiled. Oh yeah, my lovely husband no longer wants a regular old birthday cake. No, he wants a fancy pants, knock-my-socks-off one of a kind masterpiece every year. So that means …