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Butter (Chardonnay) Mom Up!

With Mother’s Day just moments away, it’s time you seriously start brainstorming how you’re going to be spoiling that motherly pillar in your life. I actually had the pleasure of teaming up with JaM Cellars recently to create a “Treat Yo’ Self” day for the mom’s in my life using their Butter Chardonnay. And being a mom myself, I unabashedly joined in on all the festivities. So, if you’re a bit stuck on how to celebrate the upcoming holiday, then follow along with the steps below to recreate my (relatively) easy Mother’s Day celebration. STEP 1: The Wine No Mother’s …

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Valentine Rejects Bark

Today’s recipe is for the rejects. The has-beens. The losers. It is also for the lazy. The procrastinator. The anti-Valentine. It’s my ridiculous easy recipe for Valentine Rejects Bark. I am not kidding about how easy this recipe is. It’s so easy, even a love-spurned grump can do it blindfolded on a lonely Valentine’s Day night. I originally started making this bark years ago, as a visceral ritual of candy repurposing. It’s perfect for that random, flavorless cupid candy you get on the day of from a co-worker, friend, or let’s face it… your mom. Yup, I am in my …

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Coconut Lingonberry Margarita

The fondue is laid out to perfection – kebabs of strawberries, pound cake, and marshmallows await their warm dip into a chocolate bath. The candles are lit, filling the room with a glow that breathes romance. Marvin Gaye softly serenades you as you spray on an alluring scent. The mood is all set, except for one thing. The drink. Well calm your yearning heart, I’ve got your Valentines libations covered. I present to you the Coconut Lingonberry Margarita. A traditionally prepared margarita, the cocktail is initially light and sweet. But don’t be deceived, it ends with a complex and deceptively …

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Bleeding Heart Cupcakes

Funny thing about recipe development, sometimes it goes horribly wrong. For the sake of transparency, I have shared my past cooking disasters with you. I am giving you the stink-eye, Butter Macadamia Truffles! My journey with The Frosted Petticoat has been one of growth and learning. The website is a little microcosm of life, one would say. And like in real life, on my site I am honest to a fault. That is why I quit my day job as a trial attorney to pursue food. How does your client plead, guilty or not guilty? Me: Eeehhh? Not guilty? *shrugging shoulders*. …

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

Red Velvet Hot Chocolate

If there is one thing I love on a cold winter’s day, it’s a cup of hot cocoa. Add to that another one of my loves, red velvet cake, and you have one heck of a drink recipe. Now, if you’re not too familiar with the world of red velvet, it is a red colored chocolate cake that is topped with cream cheese frosting. Yes, it is as divine as it sounds. So, it isn’t a huge leap to incorporate the two most famous elements of the dessert into a piping hot cup of cocoa. All we have to do …

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How to Make Edible Glitter

  Glitter is always fun, no matter where you use it – on cupcakes, in drinks, on donuts, you name it! Sure, you could run out to the store and buy sprinkles. But I know you’re more creative than that. So, before you head out look for something to jazz up your treats with, check out this glitter guide by Shari’s Berries on how to make some sparkle you can eat. We’ve teamed up with the company to bring you their easy-to-follow recipes below. So, I’m going to let Shari’s Berries take over as they spill the beans on one of their secrets to dessert success!   …

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Rose Ginger Ricotta Delights

If I were to tell you that this is my last Christmas post for the season, what would your reaction be? I imagine there are two schools of thought among my readership. The first being sadness because you would get an I.V. drip of yuletide if it were available. The second being happiness because you are fed up with everything Santa. If you find yourself in the first camp, welcome my friend. If you are in the second camp, this is a place of peace and merriment so you should just get the hell out. Alright, now that I’ve done …

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Classic Cookbooks

Being a successful food blogger during the holiday season is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, I am one of the first to know about new food products out on the market and thus can offer up some pretty unique gift ideas. On the other hand, everyone and their mothers (literally) expects that if they receive a present from me, its going to be an amazing, brand-spanking-new kitchen appliance. Don’t deny it, friends and family! I have seen the disappointed smile when you unwrap the box of bubble bath I thoughtfully purchased for you. Or the faked “oh yay, a …