Happy Monday! I’m slowly easing back into the swing of things with my right hand. Last week I received a custom splint and started my PT, so I’m moving in the right direction. It’s been 3 weeks since my surgery and I’ve been itching to get back into the kitchen and bake! With all the new cookie cutters that I designed earlier this year, it’s been on my list of to do’s to try them out.
Take plain popcorn to the next level with a few sweet and spooky add ins, fitting for Halloween.
This quick and addictive popcorn mix takes just moments to make, with dark chocolate chips, salty pumpkin seeds and ghostly mini marshmallows.
The marshmallows are super cute and take seconds to decorate using an edible food pen.
Happy Friday!! I’m sure most of you are aware that today is National Doughnut Day, aka an excuse to eat donuts without any guilt, which I’m happily taking advantage of. Because summer seems to have made an early appearance here in the PNW, I’m honoring the sweet circular treat in a way that’s very fitting for our warm temps, by pairing them with ice cream!
So…. the Super Bowl. I guess I haven’t said much about it up to this point, because unfortunately, my Seahawks lost. What a sad day for all of us hawks fans, hence the reason for me dragging my feet on a football post. It’s just not as exciting to tune in and celebrate when your favorite team’s not a part of it. But, the show always goes on and I’m certain the half time performances, the commercials, good food and company will be more than enough to make up for it! So If you’re throwing or attending a Super Bowl soiree and are in need of a quick and easy treat to share, you’ll love these chocolate dipped mangoes! Made with just 4 ingredients (all vegan) and shaped into little footballs using the miniature football cookie cutter from the posh shop. With their touchdown worthy taste and all natural ingredients, you’ll feel good about serving these fab little footballs tomorrow!
As seen in the first issue of Stylish Milk Magazine
Add some festive flavor and color to your holiday treat lineup, with these bite sized and baked mini donuts. They’re dressed in a seasonal tart cranberry glaze and topped with a little unsweetened coconut for crunch and wintry appeal.
This has quite possibly been the busiest summer we’ve experienced yet. My hubby and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary yesterday and will be leaving town for a much deserved kid free weekend, thanks to Grandma. After we return and things settle, I’ll be getting back to my regular posting schedule. I truly can’t wait to share the photos from my daughter’s Pastel & Pony party with you, among many other exciting changes that are all happening here. Promise to have all of that coming soon, but in the mean time, it’s Friday and my brain is in vacay mode. Blame it on our crazy summer schedule, or our upcoming weekend trip, or the fact that National Rum day happens to be on Sunday. Whatever the case may be, all of the above seem like fitting excuses for today’s cocktail inspired sorbet, complete with fresh pineapple and coconut cream for a play on the well known Piña Colada.
What do you do when you have leftover Lavender Paloma cocktails from the weekend?! Naturally, you turn them into mini popsicles that you can freeze and enjoy on National Tequila Day, which just happens to be tomorrow..July 24th.
Speaking of tequila, these mini Lavender Paloma pops pack quite the punch.
Revisiting an old recipe and adding a few new twists because the Oscars are airing on Sunday and they’ve got me feeling inspired. Today’s sweet indulgence, would be perfect for your sunday viewing party. A decadent pairing of gooey marshmallows, homemade graham crackers, and dark chocolate that together create an uber delish s’more that’s richness will capture the elegance of the Academy Awards. But of course it doesn’t end there. This time around I’ve spiked the marshmallows with my favorite elderflower liqueur that just happens to be “gold” in color, like the iconic award itself. And since I’m certain we’ll be seeing plenty tuxedos on the red carpet tomorrow evening, a dark chocolate bow for a touch of whimsy and an oscar worthy finishing touch. If ever there were an award show for desserts, these elevated s’mores would certainly be nominated.