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% …

Mascarpone Banana Ice Cream-13891

Mascarpone Banana Ice Cream

Some of my fondest childhood memories begin with a simple tune – ice cream truck music. You’re hearing it in your head right now, aren’t you? If I caught even a solitary note on the heels of a soft breeze, I ran like hell to the front yard. I then would proceed to flag down the ice cream man, like a shipwrecked survivor seeing their first airplane in years. If you were lucky enough to catch him, then came the difficult decision. Oh, the choices – orange creamsicle, no, chocolate covered drumstick, no, the handlebar bomb pop. But in the end, what kid could resist …

Cheesecake Mousse-13869

Cheesecake Mousse

When you’re planning a large fete, it can be a bit overwhelming making enough food for the guests. With your plate already filled with tasks like cleaning, decorating, and hosting the event, you often need quick and easy solutions to the night’s bites. When I find myself in these situations, I like to turn to my trustworthy friend… mousse. The delectable dessert is easy to make in large quantities and a sure bet for a yummy treat. Plus, the versatile sweet can be topped with your hearts desire and served in anything from a shooter glass to a teacup. Take …

Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches-13425

Waffle-Iron Hashbrown Sandwiches

I have a secret to admit that I am ashamed of. I am in a dinner rut. That’s right, in my family we have four dinner dishes that are constantly on repeat. Now before you get all my-cooking-is-holier-than-thou on me, don’t pretend that you’re not doing the exact same thing. I can see your downcast eyes and slightly flushed cheeks! But, hey it is an easy trap to fall into… you rush to the market without an ingredient list so you just buy the stuff you need for the three to five different meals you already have memorized. And so the …

Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake-12950

Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake

Spring is in the air and along with blooming flowers comes the season of pastels! The soft palette is unarguably associated with the quarterly months and brings with them a colorful rebirth of nature.  Let’s celebrate the season with a pastel-y Rainbow Sherbet Cheesecake recipe inspired by today’s bubbly styled shoot. Get the recipe below and follow along as photographer Linda Borrego shares her vision behind the event: I came up with the idea to do a spring styled birthday party shoot as I love spring colours and girly things. I wanted to incorporate watercolours, which are shown in the stationery …