Mini French Bread Loaf-12057

Mini French Bread Loaf

Searching for timeless winter party decor?  Then look no further than today’s gorgeous stylized affair.  A palette of green, gold, and white set the scene for the nights’ festivities and rustic leaf accents bring the forest indoors.  In particular we are digging on the place setting and the ingenious bread-favor place card.  Use our inspired mini French bread recipe to bring a bit of this lovely affair into your next holiday party. MINI FRENCH BREAD LOAF INGREDIENTS 8 cups of flour 3 cups of water 4 tablespoons of honey 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 teaspoons of salt 2 tablespoons of …

The Accident-Prone Cook-15362

The Accident-Prone Cook

Life is full of twists and turns. Believe it or not, my background is not in the culinary or design worlds. I went to law school and worked as a trial attorney in my early professional years. Lucky for me, I quickly realized that I had chosen the wrong career path and through a series of very fortunate events, I found myself here. Editor-in-Chief, food stylist, and recipe developer of The Frosted Petticoat. Food was always a passion, but it wasn’t until it became my career that I realized it can be a dangerous world. That’s why I am happy …

S’mores Pie Pops-13811

S’mores Pie Pops

Have you ever pondered life’s big questions? Like how can the universe have originated from the Big Bang? Or where does my lost left sock live now? Well there’s one life-altering question that I always come back to… how can I improve upon the s’more? I know what you’re thinking “Sam, you’re crazy because the s’more is perfection incarnate!”. Yes, but what if we could combine its essential elements with another seemingly infallible dessert? Inspired by this fabulously all-American outdoor picnic, I present to you S’mores Pie Pops… S’MORES PIE POPS INGREDIENTS 1 pie crust 1 cup of semisweet chocolate …

Seaweed Caprese Salad-13801

Seaweed Caprese Salad

Are you ready for summer? Whether it’s getting your “beach bod” in order or (more importantly) planning a summertime menu, it’s a great time to start anew. So, with that in mind I was inspired by this Under the Sea themed soiree to make the old new… and a bit more fishy. Seaweed Caprese Salad, anyone?! Try out our refreshing summer take on this traditional dish and check out this fun ocean themed party. SEAWEED CAPRESE SALAD INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup of dried seaweed strips 2 cups of chopped heirloom tomatoes 1/2 lbs. of fresh mozzarella cheese 1 garlic clove 1/2 …

Pomegranate Chipotle Salsa-13748

Pomegranate Chipotle Salsa

If you follow the blog’s social media feed, then you know that I have been fortunate enough to live in two of America’s greatest cities… Los Angeles and New York City.  Growing up in relaxed Los Angeles was juxtoposed by a fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle in my 20s. Well, now in my early 30s, I decided to split the difference and move to Texas. And before I even started unpacking my bags, I started hitting the Texas foodie scene… hard. What can I say? I’ve got my priorities straight. In the short time (i.e. less than a month) that I’ve lived in the Lone …

How to Sear a Scallop-13681

How to Sear a Scallop

There are some things in life that I find terrifying… jumping out of a plane, swimming with sharks, sleeping in a haunted house alone, and searing scallops. Yeah, you heard me right. Searing scallops is right up there with my worst fears. It’s not that I’m not skilled in the cooking arts, its just that scallops are a pain in the ass. They’re expensive, finicky to work with, and easily ruined in the cooking process. Inspired by today’s gorgeously styled Steampunk affair, I decided to conquer my fear and lay out the proper way to go about preparing seared scallops. …

Lavender Madeleines-13359

Lavender Madeleines

If it’s Spring, then I’m finding any excuse I can to throw a tea party. Personally, I believe tea parties can work well for any season, but there’s something about the fresh blooms and delicious fruits of Springtime that make it a bit more magical. So, today I was inspired by this gorgeously styled seasonal shoot and dreamed up a Lavender Madeleines recipe to compliment your own teatime plans. Bake up a batch of these bitesize treats and make sure to send me some! LAVENDER MADELEINES INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons of edible lavender Edible lavender stocks (for garnish) 2 cups of …

Wildberry Woodland Cupcakes-13458

Wildberry Woodland Cupcakes

If you happen to be in the general Austin, Texas region then there is a group of vendors that you need to know about! This event planning, photography, vintage rental, venue team is the absolute best in the nation. Every single time I’m sent an event by them, I’m blown away. Well, today we have a special treat from this talent team. One of it’s members is having a baby! Yay! Photographer Amy Gawlik celebrated the upcoming birth of her munchkin with a perfectly themed camp baby shower. Everything from the DIY trail-mix with woodland themed ingredients, picnic tables to …