t's late and you're already behind the clock getting dinner together. Darn it, you wanted to include a dessert tonight but you just don't have time. Shoot.
Well, no need to dump dessert after all.
You can whip up this recipe in no time at all and still get the dinner on the table without missing a beat.
n just a few days many of us will be celebrating the 4th of July. Can you believe it's almost July already? Anyway, with the upcoming holiday in mind, I thought I'd use the opportunity to revisit some of my favorite patriotic-themed blog posts.
I hope you enjoy these 4th of July holiday inspiration.
ooking at the title of this post, I think you can see this is going to be a mouthful. However, sometimes you just want something special for breakfast. This is definitely that dish.
Breakfast doesn't get much more special than this French Toast Brioche with its decadent chocolate filling and fresh fruit sauce.
om's Day is right around the corner, and if you're stumped for gift ideas, then this post is especially for you.
In my latest Fab Finds column, I'll share a handful of goodies I've stumbled upon that are not only perfect gift possibilities but just for the fun of it, also happen to all fall in the Robin's Egg Blue category.
s tasty as these chocolate chip cookies look, this post is not about cookie treats. This post is about what you can see "behind" the cookies.
Welcome to the latest edition of my regular GET THE SHOT photography column.
Throughout this post, I'll show you how easy it is to take a simple wood crate and turn it into a versatile backdrop board that you can use time and time again to enhance your food styling photography.
on't you love the calming color of green in the spring? I do and it's with that in mind that I decided to share a few of my favorite posts that feature the color GREEN.
Let's start with these adorable cookie mix gift sacks.
These handcrafted sacks (feature pre-packaged, store-bought cookie mix inside) are really quite simple to make and you can see my easy tutorial HERE.
Sometimes a room can sit for years before you figure out how to put it to perfect use.
That's what happened to this small loft space which until now never got its just due or desserts.
Throughout this post, I'll walk you through how I transformed this room from under-used and drab to cheerful, summery fab.
f you browse food photography as much as I do, you may have noticed the trend toward dark and moody photos.
These photos may have been snapped mid-day but they look more like they were photographed in late evening, illuminated by only the tiniest amount of light.
I'm pretty obsessed with this particular food photography style right now.
aise your hand if you're more than ready for Spring. Hang in there folks, it's almost here.
With Spring florals in mind, I've created these fun inspiration throw pillows and I'm sharing this easy project over at Ella Claire Inspired you can check out my colorful tutorial HERE. ♥
have a confession. As much as I enjoy cooking and baking, my secret motivation for many of the dishes I whip up in the kitchen is directly connected to my efforts to become a much better food photographer.
OK, I'm a little obsessed with food photos, food props and food styling.
As I continue to try to make my own photos look more and more mouth-watering, my family and friends are the beneficiaries of my tasty aspirations and with this post... so are you.
ifficult. Finicky. Troublesome. Sneaky. Frustrating. Disastrous. Those are just a few of the adjectives that I've alternately used to describe the process of making French Macarons at home.
I could use more descriptors but I think you get the idea.
French Macarons are by far the most difficult dessert I have ever tried to make.
aby it's cold outside and when the temps dip this low, comfort food is the one thing that can really warm you up.
That's where this recipe comes in. It's my all-time favorite chili recipe and it's filled with the perfect blend of spices and other flavorful ingredients that will definitely warm you up in a hurry.
nother year has come and gone and last year was filled with a ton of projects, recipes and inspiration. I always enjoy putting these retrospectives together because it's not only fun for me to look back on my creative offerings but I think it's a great chance for you to catch up on any of my projects and ideas you may have missed throughout 2014.
I've included a series of mosaics featuring all my posts from last year along with corresponding links for your convenience. Enjoy the look back.
The Year in Review 2013|Nana Banana's Cinnamon Rolls|Thanks Mom-Favorite Ad|From Fabric Scraps to Fabric Envelopes|Vintage-Inspired Handcrafted Fabric Note Cards|Eiffel Tower Sugar Cookies|Sweetheart Cookies|How to Miter Fabric Corners|Flatware-Inspired Embroidered Napkins|Linen Organization|The Embroidered Attic- Jacobean Embroidered Pillow|Spring-Inspired Cookie Gift Sack|Mason Jar-Inspired-Animal Cookie Gift Jar|Blueberry & White Chocolate Muffins
absolutely love old books, don't you? This particular collection of vintage books had been sitting on a shelf at my parent's home for several decades just waiting to picked up again.
During a recent visit, my mom (many of you have already met Nana Banana), said that I could take the books, to add to my personal library. My twin sister, Paula was standing next to me at the time and she quickly snapped her fingers in good-natured frustration for not having asked mom for the collection first.
When it comes to having an affinity for vintage books, it runs in the family.