Top 10 Summer Foodie Must-Haves-13761

Top 10 Summer Foodie Must-Haves

Summer is upon us and with that comes the “Top 10” lists. Top 10 places to vacation. Top 10 beaches to visit. Top 10 summer beauty products. Well, with the help of Nestlé® Drumstick® S’mores today I’m bringing you my own countdown… Top 10 Summer Foodie Must-Haves! Oh yes, my friends. This is the one list you’re going to actually want to scroll through because if you’re anything like me, then food gets blood pumping through your veins. As a fun bonus, I decided to make this list about food-themed items, not necessarily food itself. I’m talking about food-themed decor, clothing, and …

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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

Looking for a rather traditional way to celebration your wedding, non-traditionally? Wait, what?! Yeah, exactly! Cutie pies Amy and Michael put together a rather spectacular classic tea party for their nuptials. They spent months finding mismatched vintage china and created lace balloons for their decor. Their fare consisted of local brews and a pie bar instead of a wedding cake. With a gorgeous tent set amongst the mountains of Tennessee, they created a rather non-traditional affair out of traditional elements. So check out the festivities below and grab our inspired Strawberry Rhubarb Pie recipe while you’re at it. STRAWBERRY RHUBARB …

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Afternoon Tea Party Ideas

If you have read this blog before, then you know that I am a sucker for a good tea party. There’s something so appealing about the marriage of an elegant get-together with a decadent sweet indulgence. So yes, essentially I view a tea party as a sophisticated way to pig-out. Now you know the true reason I love tea parties so much… a highly civilized justification to be a glutton.  So you can imagine my squeals of joy when Lipton Tea approached me to put together an unique afternoon tea party using their Berry Hibiscus and Peach Mango teas. Without hesitation, I …

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Quick Macaron Decor

For those of you that are avid readers, then you know I have a few (lazy) hosting tricks up my sleeve. From making “professional” cakes in your home to creating the perfect sangria station, I’ve perfected the art of expert hosting deception. But hey, I’m a busy working mom, so I take pride in my party hacks. Well, today I’ve got another shortcut to make your next dessert table scream of slaved-over perfection (without the actual slaving-over!).  These gorgeously artful macarons from The Sugar Shack are fabulously wonderful if you can get your hands on them. But if not, then …

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Coffee & Donuts DIY Party

Let me tell you a little bit about the designer of today’s feature. Her name is Carolyn and she is awesome! To surprise her husband, Justin, on his 30th birthday, she threw the (dare I say) most badass party ever in the history of badassery. That’s right, she threw her husband a Coffee & Donuts party.  Alright, Carolyn is officially the best wife around. When I saw these photos, my first thought was “How do I become friends with Carolyn?!”, my second thought was “I need to recreate this!”. So, if you plan on jumping on this fabulous bandwagon and want …

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Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake

Spring is in the air and along with blooming flowers comes the season of pastels! The soft palette is unarguably associated with the quarterly months and brings with them a colorful rebirth of nature.  Let’s celebrate the season with a pastel-y Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake recipe inspired by today’s bubbly styled shoot. Get the recipe below and follow along as photographer Linda Borrego shares her vision behind the event: I came up with the idea to do a spring styled birthday party shoot as I love spring colours and girly things. I wanted to incorporate watercolours, which are shown in the stationery …

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Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear

There are a few foodie milestones that come with growing into a proper adult – eating your first mouthful of caviar without gagging, knowing the difference between chocolate truffles and actual truffles, and learning to pair a good wine with a yummy dessert.  Well, I can’t help you with the caviar reflex (not something I’ve mastered yet, myself), but I certainly can help you with the dessert-wine pairing.   I recently teamed up with Gloria Ferrer to create a sweet spring recipe to go along with their Pinot Noir.  But before we jump to the recipe, it’s a good rule of …

Spring Fruit Galette with Bob’s Red Mill-12692

Spring Fruit Galette with Bob’s Red Mill

There is one tradition that is a must in my household come Easter and its name, my friends, is baking.  From sweet hotcakes to a rustic bundt, it’s a requirement for the holiday.  Not only is it wonderful to get spoiled with a bit of sugary decadence, it’s a wonderful bonding activity that has been passed down from generation to generation in my family.  My mom learned the art from her grandmother and made it an integral part of Easter celebrations during my childhood.  Plus I always got to lick the bowl… obviously, the best memories I have as a …