Cherry Spice Bread, recipe

Classic Rerun: Cherry Spice Bread

Sometimes recipes are so good, they go into syndication! That’s why today, I’m playing a rerun of one of our most popular summertime recipes, Cherry Spice Bread. And with cherries in season, it’s time to dig up this old classic… It is not even August and all I can think about is the Autumn baking season. Cakes, pastries, muffins, scones, and breads! Oh, I can just smell those sweet aromas now. Fall is my absolute favorite season for the baking alone. And it is always at about this point in summer that I start getting the itch. Sneaking warm, seasonal …

Italian Dessert Table

Styling an Italian Dessert Table

Children’s parties often come with themes: Lego, Mermaid, Dinosaur, Disney’s Tangled (3 years in a row!). But as we get older, this time-honored childhood tradition fads away. Why can’t adult parties come with themes? Sure you’ll have a murder-mystery or costume party pop up now and again, but they’re few and far between. An adult party theme can be much more subtle. Think of a favorite foodie region and BOOM! You have a party theme, my friends. Take for example, this stunning affair in the Shenandoah Valley. It is a beautiful display of how you can carry out a foodie …

Circus Pink & Gold Dessert Table, Baby Shower,

Luxe Circus: Pink & Gold Baby Shower Dessert Table

Continuing with our new “Entertaining” series, today I’m featuring this beauty of a baby shower. Put together by a lovely group of vendors in El Paso, Texas, this Luxe Circus is not to be missed. With a pink and gold baby shower theme, the dessert table is the particular star of the show. Photographer Elise Taylor breaks down the details: What a way to celebrate the impending arrival of a bouncing baby girl!  Glam meets three-ring-circus with all the shades of pink worthy of a little princess, accented with touches of gold in this exquisite design by Three Sisters Events. Who …

Backyard Bestie Birthday Party, Donut Tower, Middle Sister Wine

Backyard Bestie Birthday Party: Donuts & Middle Sister Wine

Thank you Middle Sister for sponsoring this post. Bring your favorite Middle Sister wine along to all of your celebrations this year! Did you know that you can have more than one soulmate? Sure, we all know about the romantic soulmate, but what about your foodie soulmate? Mine is donuts. We were destined to be together. Or how about a kindred spirit who just so happens to be a furry friend? I certainly have had other worldly connections with a dog or two in my life. Those that find themselves with more than one soulmate are truly blessed. Especially when they …

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes, Nutella, Hazelnut Spread, Pancakes

Blueberry Swirl Pancakes with Nutella® Hazelnut Spread

Special thanks to Nutella® for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. Nostalgia comes in many forms. For me, a jar of Nutella® hazelnut spread fills me with warm childhood memories. Pastries made with love and an encouraging nudge from my mom to help myself to the delicious spread. Nostalgia so perfect, that I want to recreate it for my own daughter. So you can imagine my squeals of joy when the heavenly brand asked me to design a breakfast recipe to complement their scrumptious spread. Wanting to capture the whimsy and warmth of happy childhood memories, I whipped …

Cheese danish, pepperidge farm, puff pastry

Blackberry & Orange Blossom Cheese Danish

This post is sponsored by Pepperidge Farm but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Spring is a time for fresh flowers, blue skies, and fruity cheese Danishes. Well, at least in my world Spring and Danish are synonymous. And yes, I do pair foods with the seasons. Think about it. You’re finally emerging from your wintery cave, breathing in the crisp fresh air, and taking a scrumptious bite of a cheesy pastry. I truly can’t think of a better way to welcome Mother Nature’s bounty. So as we start to get wisps of Spring on the breeze, …

Ice cream, potatoes, potato ice cream

Rosy Red Potato Ice Cream

Thank you Potatoes USA for sponsoring this post. Make a delicious and convenient meal for your family tonight with potatoes! There are many perks to having a diverse family, but one of my favorites is food fusion. Like America itself, my dinner table is a melting pot of ethnicities and flavors that fuse together in delicious harmony. Between my husband and me alone, we represent 6 different cultures: German, Russian, French, Armenian, Irish, and Lebanese. No lie, our daughter’s favorite foods are hummus, spaetzle, croissants, boiled potatoes, and chicken kebab… like every toddler, she’ll only eat beige. So when I …

Honey Pecan Drizzle, Recipe, Coffee-mate, natural bliss

Honey Pecan Drizzle with Coffee-mate® natural bliss®

Although many of you on the East Coast might not believe it, Spring is here! March has arrived, flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and a fresh batch of recipes need to be tackled. We’ll be ushering in this bright season with a slew of deliciously themed recipes to make the most of the fragrant, crisp air. Let’s start off with the one thing you all start your day with… coffee! I’ve teamed up with Coffee-mate® natural bliss® to create a unique recipe using their line of Honey Creamers. So get a pot brewing, while we get to work on a …