Gloria Ferrer & the Poached Pear-12821

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 …

The Starbucks Cozy Collection-12586

The Starbucks Cozy Collection

  Let’s set the scene:  It’s blistering cold outside.  Snowflakes fall as the wind rustles through the trees.  Even though it’s mid-day, the sky is shaded by a thick layer of frost-filled clouds. On a day like this, can you think of anything better than cozying up with a blanket, cookies, and a delicious cup of hot cocoa?!  I thought not!  The afternoon that I received Starbucks® Cozy Collection in the mail was just that sort of bone-chilling winters day.  And it couldn’t have been more timely… I squealed with delight upon opening the box, because clearly my day was about …

Pomegranate Cake Filling-12504

Pomegranate Cake Filling

There are certain foods that are more than just edible.  From the sinful temptation of an apple tree to the bountiful luck of harvested wheat, they serve as timeless symbols of parables and emotions.  Today we celebrate one of these meaningful fruits, the pomegranate with a beautiful story of true love.  Follow along below as photographer Valentina Pelucca walks us through Luca and Anna’s story and file our Pomegranate Cake Filling in your recipe book for a romantic occasion… POMEGRANATE CAKE FILLING  INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds 1 2/3 cups of pomegranate juice 1/3 cup of raspberry jam 2 …

Buttermint Frosting-12484

Buttermint Frosting

Whether you like it or not, winter is still upon us.  And if you’re anywhere past the Rockies, then you’re feeling the bitter sting of Mother Nature’s wrath.  So, instead of fighting the cold, let’s embrace it.  If you’re stuck inside today, get some serious winter fashion inspiration from today’s post and whip up our seasonally appropriate Buttermint Frosting for your baked goods… it’ll surely make this frigid weather more enjoyable! BUTTERMINT FROSTING   INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of butter (melted) 1 tablespoon dry mint (powdered) 2 cups of heavy cream 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar INSTRUCTIONS Using a mortar & …

Sara Lee & The Cranberry Cheesecake Shake-11686

Sara Lee & The Cranberry Cheesecake Shake

  If you’re anything like me, then you take pride in throwing an amazing party. But as joyous as the holiday season can be, it is often paired with a smidgen of stress.  From surviving the mall crowds to hours of wrapping gifts, it’s not all fun and games.  So how do you avoid being overwhelmed and transform the holiday from good to great?  My secret?  Creative shortcuts!  That’s right, I like to cut corners and cheat a bit when it comes to hosting. Today with the help of Walmart and Sara Lee, we’re going to offer you one inventive …

Big Apple Cheesecake-12121

Big Apple Cheesecake

Are you the type of person that associates food with wonderful memories?  You know, how every time you bite into a creamsicle you’re transported to the childhood summer you learned to swim?  Well, today I’m teaming up with Stella cheeses to bring you a yummy recipe that conjures up a night out, enjoying dinner and a show.  Living in Manhattan, some of my favorite memories are the nights when I catch a Broadway show with my sweetie and we indulge in a good ol’ New York dessert afterwards.   So to commemorate this happy occasion, I’ve created “The Big Apple” recipe – a Stella Fontinella and Ricotta …

Rosemary Lavender Cake-10711

Rosemary Lavender Cake

We rarely get a glimpse into the minds of professional photographers.  Usually all we see are other peoples’ events through the lens.  However, today we get to witness a dream shoot put together by the talent behind Aldabella Photography.  Wanting to create an affair that perfectly captured their business brand, they set their plan in motion amongst the Colorado Rockies.  With a mix of whimsy and rustic wonder, every detail is something special to behold.  Inspired by their simple naked cake, we’ve included a delicious Rosemary Lavender Cake recipe for you to enjoy.  So get your baking pans ready, scroll through …