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 …

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 …

Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies-12871

Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies

Life is sweet when you’re in love… and for newlyweds, Janelle and Aaron that couldn’t be more true.  Celebrating their nuptials on seaside cliffs, it was filled with romance and a appropriately sweet dessert table. Get ready to sigh at the sight of these gorgeous photos and print out our inspired Lemon Drop Sugar Cookies recipe for your records.  [yumprint-recipe id=’119′] Photographer:  Laura Elizabeth//Linens and Coverings: Grand Event Rentals//Cinema and Video: Justin Kauffman//Dress Store: Nordstroms Wedding//Event Planner:Rebekka Wall//DJ: Ric Hansen Entertainment Inc//Hair Stylist: Salon Maison//Caterer: Snuffin’s Catering// Submitted via Two Bright Lights PLEASE NOTE: The recipe was created by The …

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 …