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 …

Foodie Gifts with a Conscience-14894

Foodie Gifts with a Conscience

You know that exhilarating moment right before your open a gift? Oh, the promise! Oh, the anticipation! Oh, the excitement! That is until you actually open the gift and it is a green tie-died scarf your friend clearly picked out of the clearance rack. You smile half-heartedly in the best attempt at enthusiasm you can muster, and quickly shuffle the gifted monstrosity to the side. Well my friends, I am on a quest to rid the world of horrifying gifts and I will do this by revealing to you my most coveted secret gifting weapon… UncommonGoods. Oh yes. If you …

Glazed Glitter Donuts-14601

Glazed Glitter Donuts

Your alarm did not go off this morning, so you barely had time to get dressed and rush to work. On the commute, you spilled your coffee down the front of you. At work your boss micromanaged your every move and your tuna melt sandwich at lunch was stale. You got stuck in traffic on the way home and you forgot to DVR your favorite show that you wanted to watch tonight. You know what you need right now? Glitter donuts! Yes. That is the only thing that is going to turn this day around. You know it. I know …

Florida Blueberry Pancakes-14569

Florida Blueberry Pancakes

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.   Earlier this month, I introduced you to the food educational campaign by the Florida Department of Agriculture called “Fresh From Florida”.  The program is aimed at promoting locally grown Florida produce and fresh seafood, while educating the public about the seasonal produce that comes out of the state. I was excited to team up with the group since I actually rarely know where my own food comes from… a sad, but common reality amongst many home cooks.  The wonderful thing about buying Florida produce …

Versatile Macarons-14537

Versatile Macarons

If you follow along on this website, then you know I like to use food for more than just eating. It actually serves as an excellent decoration, game piece, gifts, and an even organizational purpose. In the past I’ve given you ideas on how to decorate your shelves with margaritas, repurpose a vintage buffet as a donut bar, and even an edible paint tutorial. Simply stated, food is versatile. There is no more versatile piece of food than the macaron cookie. Not only is this one of the better tasting desserts, it can serve multiple purposes. As today’s stylized party …

Spiked Funfetti Cupcake-13963

Spiked Funfetti Cupcake

If you have ever had a birthday, which it is probably safe to assume, then you are likely acquainted with Funfetti. You know, that boldly speckled vanilla cake that is a staple for celebrating the day of your birth. What you probably do not know is that Funfetti dates back to the Medieval era. Legend has it that a rural baker in Wales accidentally poured a batch of sugared berries into the bread dough he was mixing. Not wanting to waste the precious food, he baked up the batter and served the Frankenstein bread at supper, which also happened to be …

Mandarin Elderflower Mimosa-13946

Mandarin Elderflower Mimosa

If you’re an avid follower of the site, then you know I’m a sucker for reinventing the old. With the accessibility of the digital age and the advent of such heavenly websites as Pinterest, you don’t have to look too hard to find competent classic recipes. Want to make a traditional tasting apple pie, you’re set. That is why I like to play with a good thing and you will often find unusual twists on foodie classics in this forum. So, with that said let us dive into a fresh take on the incomparable mimosa. The timeless drink is 50% …