There is always time for a Cupcake

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I had to share this supper cute and EASY cupcake decoration:

Orange frosting and sprinkles topped with a pretzel = Thanksgiving Cupcake!


She’s My Cherry Pie

This was my grandmothers cookbook

For work we had a pie baking contest. And being that I am a girl who loves…Food…and…Shoes…I combined the two.

Cherry Pie…Made with LOVE


Farmers Market Time

Over the weekend I went to the farmers market and instantly fell in love with the lifestyle. I am dreaming of having my own greenhouse and running a little stand on the weekends.

I have also decided that for me to run a successful fruit and veggies stand (in my dreams), I need the perfect farmers market outfit….

Dress from Anthropologie – $268

Here is me….Not really….

Like any good farmer, I need a basket to carry my goods in! Looking the part is half the battle!

Basket from Crate and Barre – $17.95


Coconut Macaroons

Happy Fathers day to all the dads.

For my Dad (whom loves sweets); I gave him so homemade love.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut and salt. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla using your hands until well blended. Use an ice cream scoop to drop dough onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about golf ball size.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until coconut is toasted.

Mini Banana Split

OK This is Way to Cute!

I have been really into party planning over the last couple months. One of my co-works sent me a link to these Mini Banana Split and I fell IN LOVE! I have to admit…I am addicted to all mini foods…they are just so cute!

No recipe just a few notes from the creator:

  • Use firm bananas and cut into 1 inch sections. Leave the peel on for easy handling, and with a melon baller, dig a well in the middle of each banana section.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip the bottom portion of the banana in chocolate and then dip it once again in either non-pareils or chopped peanuts. To quickly harden the chocolate, place dipped bananas in the freezer for five minutes.
  • Fill each well with ice cream (I filled mine with vanilla chocolate chip) and top with whip cream and a maraschino cherry.

Via Here


Rosemary Peach Spritzer

For me there is nothing better than an amazing drink on a hot summer day. I love just relaxing outside sipping on something tasty. Thanks to Café LynnyLu for sharing this Martha Stewart recipe.  Now all I need is a sunny day to try it….come on Seattle…please give me sun!

* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 1/2 cups water
* 4 large ripe peaches (about 1 3/4 pounds), halved, pitted, and cut into 1-inch slices
* 4 sprigs rosemary, plus more for garnish
* Ice, for serving
* 4 cups cold white or rose wine
* 1 liter cold club soda

Directions

1. Bring sugar and water to a boil in a medium saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add peaches and rosemary, and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat. Cover, and let cool. Discard rosemary. Peel peach slices if desired. Transfer peaches with syrup to a container; cover, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
2. Place 2 peach slices and about 1/4 cup syrup in 8 ice-filled glasses. Add 1/2 cup wine to each; top with club soda. Garnish each with a rosemary sprig, and serve immediately.


I am Dreaming of Birds

Over the weekend I had a baby shower for my sister-in-law and cousin-in-law (also known as two girls that I just love to death).  Anyways, any good party planner knows that their needs to be a theme. And with a theme comes millions of details to make a perfect party.  I give you the start of the Bird Baby Shower:

This is the creation of the bird stir sticks and flower arrangement decorations.

Final Product:

More to come. Stay tuned!