15 RECIPES USING FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

15 summer recipes

Check out Summer's Bounty :: Recipes with Fresh Fruit & Veggies by Chris Nease at Foodie.com I may have mentioned this before, but growing up in the South on farm land made for the best kind of childhood. We ran through fields, hiked through the woods, climbed trees, and jumped through lawn sprinklers. And in […]

RICH & CREAMY EASY ICE CREAM RECIPE

rich and cream easy ice cream

When I was a kid growing up in the country {yep, surrounded by fields} my dad used to make homemade ice cream on summer weekends as we gathered with family and friends. I remember that old hand-cranked ice cream maker, before we finally bought an electric one, and his favorite flavor to make was banana. […]

SUMMER ENTERTAINING + 4 LAYER ORANGE CAKE RECIPE

Summer Entertaining

I have to tell you I’m thrilled with how today’s photo shoot turned out and I’m excited to share it with you! Not only did I create a design for summer entertaining, I developed a cake recipe that’s the perfect dessert to serve for this party. I was asked to come up with some ideas […]

TREND ALERT :: CHURROS

Churros

I hope you all had a great Memorial Day weekend, and start to summer. We had out-of-town guests and spent the entire time going to the pool, eating, drinking, and laughing about old times. I can’t tell you how important my old friends are to me, especially as I get older and find that it’s […]

FOR THE LOVE OF CHOCOLATE :: GIFTS & TREATS

chocolate gifts and treats

PIN this Post We’re all girls here, right {maybe 5 guys out there reading}? Who doesn’t love chocolate?!! Well, here are 4 delicious ways to get your chocolate fix and you don’t even have to drag out the mixer or warm up the oven. Some recent chocolate goodies I’ve had the pleasure of sampling are: […]

DIY :: HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE NESTS

hanging cages diy

I have a long over due tutorial to share with you today, and it’s something I’ve used in a couple of different parties I’ve styled – chocolate candy nests.  These chocolate nests are so cute and appropriate for Spring and Easter entertaining, as well as Nesting showers, or Woodland birthday parties. I’m not the genius […]

TREND ALERT :: COOKIE SHOTS

cookie and milk shots

You all are familiar with the Cronut® craze of 2013, right? Well, the same creative brain who brought you the Cronut® has now created a new sensation known as the #cookieshot. Dominique Ansel Bakery is in New York city and I’m jealous just knowing that those New Yorkers can head over any time for a sweet treat. […]