Tutorial: Holiday Wreath Charcuterie Board

Appetizers, Brands, Entertaining, Gluten Free, Holidays, Meat, Party Themes, Recipes, Tutorial

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Diamond®. The opinions and text are all mine. You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m telling you why. The relatives are coming to town! Oh yeah, ‘tis the season for judgmental holiday guests. They will criticize your …

How To: Set a Whimsical Easter Brunch

Brands, Entertaining, Holidays, Home, Party Themes, Product Reviews, Recipes, Tutorial

The most common email I receive from readers asks how one can recreate my photo shoot tablescapes. To which I always reply: layers! Layering is the key to creating a stellar holiday table. To show you just how easy it is, I have teamed up with Chinet Cut Crystal to create today’s Whimsical Easter Brunch …

Honey Braised Pork Ramen

Meat, Recipes, Tutorial

At dinner parties and social events, people are fascinated to find out that I am a professional food blogger. They always want to know how I got into the business, what my background is, and what my day-to-day schedule looks like. But the one question that inevitably pops up is: How in the world do …

Caprese Ladybugs

Appetizers, Brands, Party Themes, Recipes, Salads, Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mondelēz International Group. All opinions are entirely my own. My 18-month-old daughter has an (understandably) limited vocabulary. Amongst the usual suspects like ‘Mama’, ‘Dada’, and ‘bear’, there is one word that is at the forefront of her burgeoning literary vault. ‘Cracker.’ Yes, my little …

Waffle Fry Shortbread Cookies

Brands, Cookies, Dessert, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

A question I am often asked is why I named my blog ‘The Frosted Petticoat’. Well, the short answer is that I like to pair seemingly dichotomous flavors in perfect harmony. It’s like looking at a gorgeous painted petticoat from afar, only to realize that close-up it’s actually made of frosting. That’s where the whimsy …

Valentine Rejects Bark

Candy, Cocktails, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

Today’s recipe is for the rejects. The has-beens. The losers. It is also for the lazy. The procrastinator. The anti-Valentine. It’s my ridiculous easy recipe for Valentine Rejects Bark. I am not kidding about how easy this recipe is. It’s so easy, even a love-spurned grump can do it blindfolded on a lonely Valentine’s Day …

Pomegranate Rosemary Bread Wreath

Brands, Bread, Dessert, Donuts, Gluten Free, Holidays, Recipes, Sweets, Tutorial

Christmas is just around the corner, so you know what that means? It is baking season, my friends! Sure, receiving gifts and celebrating with loved ones is nice and all, but the true joy of the season for me is baking. Yes, I am very specific and fickle with my standards for happiness. During the holiday season, …

Ice Wine Holder for Georges Duboeuf 2016 Beaujolais Nouveau

Alcohol, Cocktails, Entertaining, Home, Product Reviews, Recipes

With just a little over a week until Thanksgiving, we are about to be catapulted into the holiday season. Before you know it, your in-laws are going to be pouring into your house like locusts on the eve of the apocalypse. And like those bugs, they are going to decimate everything in their path: The perfectly …