Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff - Nightmare Before Christmas Halloween Recipe

Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff

I have a confession to make… I am a Pinterest mom! Well, that’s not totally honest. I’m a bit of a hybrid between the frazzled, over-caffeinated parent and the whimsically crafty Mary Poppins mama. In reality, that means that I like Pinterest-worthy treats without the excessive Pinterest-worthy effort. If you are nodding your head right about now, then you will love my super easy (and quite lazy) Halloween treat for your little munchkin. Made in under 20 minutes flat (and that includes cook-time!), this is my Jack Skellington PB & J Pastry Puff for your own Nightmare Before Christmas… As …

Retro Donut Stand Party

All you need is Love & Donuts!

Who doesn’t love a donut? Well, if you think you’re obsessed with the little rings of heaven, then you’ve got to check out this real-life elopement. Photographer Christina Maldonado explains… This couple didn’t want a big wedding celebration. They just wanted to elope at City Hall, then celebrate with a sweet breakfast at a local donut stand. To achieve this, we combined retro style and a pastel color scheme to create a darling breakfast setup, complete with mini donuts, milk and coffee, showing that you don’t need a huge budget or a large celebration, all you need is love and …

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 …

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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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Pomegranate Rosemary Bread Wreath

Christmas is just around the corner, so you know what that means? It is baking season, my friends! Sure, receiving gifts and celebrating with loved ones is nice and all, but the true joy of the season for me is baking. Yes, I am very specific and fickle with my standards for happiness. During the holiday season, I am a baking machine. Every chance (or far-fetched excuse) to bake something and I am on it. Need me to bring something to the office party? Boom, Bavarian chocolate cake! Oh, you want to go meet Santa Claus at the mall? Kazaam, stained glass …

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Baked Maple Apple Donuts

Today’s gorgeous wedding proves that love truly conquers all.  Megan and Jason were high school sweethearts that lost each other and ended up marrying other people.  Years later each found themselves single again and thinking of one another.  They reconnected only to find that their love had endured all those years.  Marrying in beautifully rustic style in the wilderness of Michigan, this is their lovely wedding.  So revel in the gorgeousness of their romantic day and grab our inspired baked maple apple donuts recipe for yourself… you’ll want a batch to munch on while you reminisce about your high school sweetie! …

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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 …