Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples-10227

Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apples

Some kids are born into British royalty, some into money, but little Elijah was born into ridiculous creativity!  For cutie pie Eli’s first birthday, his mom decided to center the festivities around his birth month of October.  Styled and photographed by the uber talented parent, this is one birthday that’s going to be hard to match.  Complete with a gourde theme, beautiful details, and a dreamy rustic setting, you’ll be wishing you were born into this creative family!  Adding our own twist the festivities, we were inspired to create a Pumpkin Pie Caramel Apple recipe to match little Elijah’s wonderful …

Amaretto Finger Cookies-10216

Amaretto Finger Cookies

AMARETTO FINGER COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 tablespoons of Amaretto 1/2 cup of raw almonds 1 egg yolk 1 cup of flour 1/3 cup of granulated sugar 1/4 cup of unsalted butter 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a stand mixer, combine the sugar, butter, amaretto, and egg yolk. Mix thoroughly. Add the flour and baking powder to the stand mixer. Change your mixer attachment to a dough hook and mix until a ball of dough has formed. Roll out the dough on parchment paper …

Best Recipes of the Week-15222

Best Recipes of the Week

A few years ago, I received an email from a company I had never heard of… Pinterest. They were a start-up that was going to be launching a revolutionary website and they wanted to know if I would be a Beta-tester. Not one to turn down being on the forefront of revolution, I said “Hell yeah” and started my quick descent into pinning oblivion. By the time the website was officially open for public consumption, I was hooked. But what I didn’t know was that I was about to be launched into Pinterest fame and glory. The company suggested The Frosted …

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 …

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 …

Coconut Cardamom Coffee-12652

Coconut Cardamom Coffee

Coffee bars are all the rage at parties these days… and to that I say “Hallelujah!”  With so many delectable combinations, why shouldn’t you have an area of your fete dedicated to the addictive drink?!  Newlyweds Paige and Joel did just that at their stunning California nuptials and it was clearly a hit.  Check out their beautifully detailed day and make up a batch of our inspired Coconut Cardamom Coffees to sip on. COCONUT CARDAMOM COFFEE INGREDIENTS 1 cup of dark roast coffee 2 tablespoons of coconut milk 1 teaspoon of cardamom 1/4 cup of whole milk Coconut (shredded) INSTRUCTIONS …

Swiss Meringue Cake with Huckleberry Drizzle-12637

Swiss Meringue Cake with Huckleberry Drizzle

Ever considered planning a whole event around a dessert?  If you answered yes, then you are clearly a very wise person (and I know that we will get along just fine!).  Today’s gorgeously styled event was fashioned after this stunningly beautiful cake.  With a Swiss Meringue Buttercream filled layer cake topped with Huckleberry Drizzle as its centerpiece, the rest of this rustic woodland affair just fell into place.  So revel with us in the loveliness of this styled event and take a try at creating our own inspired version of this scrumptious cake. SWISS MERINGUE CAKE WITH HUCKLEBERRY DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS SWISS …