Big Apple Cheesecake-12121
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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Bites by Chef Quezada-10371
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Bites by Chef Quezada

Oh boy, do we have a special treat for you today!  Chef Sandra Quezada of Tunnel Bistro in Texas is sharing with us some of her favorite summer dishes.  And the best part?  She’s even given us some of the delectable recipes.  From an ingenious tequila shot in a hollowed out cucumber slice to a mouth-watering shrimp cocktail served in a coconut, these are the dishes that warm-weathered dreams are made of.  So get ready to jot down these exclusive recipes and feast your eyes on these scrumptious plates, it’s time to sit poolside with Chef Quezada! TAMARIND MARTINI     INGREDIENTS 1 …

Dinner with Giada & Frangelico-10547
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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 …

Limoncello takes the Cake!-10290
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Limoncello takes the Cake!

As summer comes to a close, we want to celebrate the last few moments of bright colors and warm weather.  And what better way to do that than with vibrant Massachusetts nuptials.  High School sweethearts Kelsey and David’s got married at Quonquont farm in rustic style. From the centerpieces to the invitations every thoughtful detail was beautifully handcrafted by the bride and groom. With a wonderfully vivacious yellow palette, we couldn’t help but think of a cool glass of Limoncello in the hot summer sun.  So to commemorate the festivities, we’ve created a gluten free Limoncello cake recipe and hope it gets …

Gevalia + Rosewater Whipped Cream-9774
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Gevalia + Rosewater Whipped Cream

Do you remember the sheer exhilaration that pulsed through your veins the first time your crush acknowledged your existence?  You know, that moment that he actually made eye-contact with you, gave you a half-smile, and sent your heart into cardiac arrest?  Well, I just had one of those moments… with Gevalia Coffee. For the past decade, I have been a Gevalia-phile.  From saving up to purchase the company’s coffee maker for my first apartment to forgoing shopping excursions with girlfriends so I could afford my monthly coffee subscription… I’ve been a bit obsessed.  So, you can imagine the heart-pounding elation when …

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Mad Hatter Baby

Combining sophistication and whimsy is an art form.  You don’t want the event to be too stuffy and you also don’t want it to feel like you’ve stepped into a cartoon.  Whether it’s incorporating a cheeky detail or seeing the theme through the end, this combination can lead to spectacular results.  Take for instance today’s mama-to-be.  From the moment she found out she was pregnant, Natasha implemented her fairytale style in all things baby.  And with a Mad Hatter themed baby shower, she clearly has brought her whimsical game.  Photographer Krystal Zaskey breaks down all the fabulous details: This baby shower …