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 …

Curtis Stone & the Ocean Spray Bog-11672

Curtis Stone & the Ocean Spray Bog

The bucket list… most people’s list include things like skydiving and swimming with sharks.  Mine?  Well, mine has more food-centric goals like diving into a tub of jello and eating a full size chocolate sculpture of Marie Antoinette.  So you can imagine my squeals when I received an invite to eat lunch with Curtis Stone in a cranberry bog created by Ocean Spray in Rockafeller Center.  Not only did I get to eat a Thanksgiving themed lunch with Curtis Stone, I got to do it while wading knee deep in a cranberry bog.  This is stuff that foodie dreams are …

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 …

Bella + Chef Jason Roberts-11076

Bella + Chef Jason Roberts

Autumn is right around the corner and with it comes a season of new and improved products.  Fashion houses aren’t the only ones holding Fall previews, appliance companies are as well… and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  Personally, I prefer the sexiness of a streamlined toaster over the sultry strut of a supermodel any day!  That’s why we jumped at the opportunity to visit Bella Housewares’ headquarters in New York last week to see their new line of appliances and attend a cooking demo with celebrity chef Jason Roberts.   Upon entering the Bella headquarters, we were treated to cocktails and the …

Dinner with Giada & Frangelico-10547

Dinner with Giada & Frangelico

There are magical milestones in a person’s life… falling in love, eating a croissant in Paris, having a baby, binging wantonly during the holiday season and not gaining weight.  You know, the basics every self-respecting dreamer fantasizes about.  Well, I just had one of these moment.  As if the spatula gods looked down on me with favor, I received an invitation to an exclusive dinner party hosted by Frangelico and Giada De Laurentiis.  How did I receive such an invitation, you ask?  Why do unicorns poop rainbows? I have no clue!  But like all of life’s mysterious moments, you don’t question …