Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

March 13, 2014

St Patrick's Day | DIY Rainbow Decorated Cookies Recipes

St. Patrick's Day is around the corner, so let's make some Rainbow cookies, shall we?!

If you've never decorated a cookie in your life I know these can look daunting, but believe when I say they are not. They are really easy to make and now you can learn how to make them with my video tutorial.

February 26, 2014

21 Delicious and Warming Pie Recipes

I hate the cold, but one of the perks is the excuse to eat pie. I mean, don't get me wrong, pie is great any time of year as far as I'm concerned. But in winter, it just feels right! 

So before Spring pops along and we run out of excuse to indulge, here are a few of my favorite recipes -There are sweet, savory, dinky mini pies (perfect for a pie bar?!), and big to-share pie whoppers. All delicious and easy to make!

February 17, 2014

My fave comfort foods + YOUR chance to Win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

With the cold weather here to stay, sometimes you just gotta reach for that plate of comfort food to keep moral in check. It feels good to indulge in a plate of something familiar that makes me feel fuzzy inside. And despite trying to keep my new year's resolutions, I have no problem taking a detour in winter. It's my go-to equivalent of wearing a really snugly woolly sweater. But involving melted cheese instead.

Yes, some of my fave comfort foods include cheese. The melted kind. Like a good ol' mac and cheese. Or a lasagna. Or tuna melt. Are you the same? 

February 3, 2014

Top 20 Decadent Valentine's Day Desserts

I'm a "eat dessert first" kinda gal, and Valentine's Day is no different. So I've rounded up some of my faves to share here. 

I mean, if Valentine's day is not en excuse to cook up something sweet for the ones you love, then why not treat yourself?! ;)

January 23, 2014

Cake it Pretty: How To Make Ribbon Candy Cake

Truth be told, I have not always been a cake gal. As a child, I would have surely picked ice cream over sheet cake. 

My tastes have certainly changed over the years, but I will always have a huge sweet tooth. I love and work in pastry and I most definitely have my chocolate-craving days, but sometimes I just want some good old fashion candy. 

January 17, 2014

16 Great Recipes for a Healthy Start !

Though in winter I crave mostly carbs and comforting foods, I am determined to make my resolutions stick this year, and try to eat more healthily.   

But I always struggle when it comes to snacks and appetizers. You know, the stuff that needs to fill a gap when craving strikes? So I have been scouring the web for amazing, healthy and totally scrumptious recipes to make and share - From smoothies to dinners and all in between. Here's my top faves:

January 14, 2014

Authentic French 'Fondue Savoyarde' Recipe

Following on from yesterday's Fondue Party post, here's my go-to French Savoyard Cheese Fondue recipe. 
Warning: Delicious and very addictive!! ;)

December 21, 2013

DIY Gumpaste Mistletoe

This Gumpaste Mistletoe tutorial is from our fabulously talented guest contributor Shaile!! Isn't this perfect as a cake topper for Christmas Yule log?! We can't get the mistletoe where I live, for love nor cupcakes. So this version made with gumpaste is just what I've been looking for!  

December 13, 2013

Our Top 20 Recipes from 2013

The year's coming to a halt, and there's nothing I like more than reminiscing. About the good, the bad....and the yummy! 

So today we have our Top 20 Recipes from 2013 from the blog, including some fun ideas for the end of year festivities like homemade edible gifts!! 

December 9, 2013

Last Minute Homemade Gift Idea: White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark

This one really is totally last minute - Tried and tested! I was invited to an impromptu dinner party on the weekend, and was caught short on gifts, so I took a bottle of wine (of course, that I have in stock, no problem!) and a little box of homemade White Chocolate and Peppermint Bark - So yum and festive, no-one need know it took less than 10 minutes to make! ;)

December 6, 2013

Hot Cocoa Mix Gift in a Jar with FREE Printable Gift Tags !

Since this week's been all about Hot Cocoa, I thought a befitting gift or favor idea would be a jar of homemade hot cocoa mix for guests to enjoy at home. It's quick and inexpensive, tastes yummy and looks so cute. Perfect gift, did you say?! ;)

Oh yeah, and there are some freebies for you to download to go along with your little jar of sweetness!

December 5, 2013

Quick and Easy Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Recipe

Following on from our Hot Cocoa Bar pots, today I'm sharing my recipe for delicious Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa.

I love hot chocolate. And salted caramel. But only recently tried combining the two into a beverage fit for the gods. This recipe is so easy and quick since I used ready-made caramel. But works just as well with caramel sweets, which is super fast and easy! 

December 4, 2013

RECIPE: Crunchy Chocolate Macarons with Chocolate Ganache

Macarons are my Achilles' Heel. So until I perfect them, I'm more than happy to buy ready-made. And it was no different for my Hot Cocoa Bar on the weekend. 

I found these delicious chocolate macaron that had a crunchy (thin French wafers called Gravottes) topping and ganache filling, and it was so beyond delicious!!! 

November 26, 2013

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers and Cocktail Ideas for All The Family

We're epicureans in our home, and food takes center stage at any of our shindigs. But this year, I'm being a little more sensible. At least when it comes to the party appetizers. Don't get me wrong, I love a good ol' stuff-a-thon, but if you count all the grub that will be gobbled from now until end of the year...

Anyways, I've been scouring the web for delicious, unique and above all healthy party appetizers that are great for all the family. These yummy ideas are also super simple and quick, and therefore perfect for rustling up at the last minute!

November 14, 2013

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Vanilla Frosting Recipe with FREE Printables

Cupcakes are befitting of any occasion as far as I'm concerned. And Thanksgiving is no different.
My go-to recipe for spiced, pumpkin cupcakes is from our blog contributor Hani. And I love topping it with cream cheese vanilla frosting (my fave standby frosting)

November 11, 2013

Salted Caramel Apple Favors and Recipe + a Blog Hop !

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and though I really wanted to style a full-on table for you this year, I've been up to my eyebrows in crafts for the Paris trip this week.

So I got some of my fave party gals to help me come up with some cool ideas on how to use our FREE Thanksgiving printables in recipes, table styling and party favors. We're all posting today, and you'll find the links to the awesome tutorials on the bottom of the post. 

November 8, 2013

Muscat and Tangerine Mulled Wine Recipe - Perfect for Thanksgiving !

I hate the cold, there I've said it. Yes, I do enjoy the end of year festivities and such like, but the cold? Not so keen. But as far I'm concerned, some of the season's upsides are the mandatory fluffy socks, woolly hats (that hide a multitude of hair sins...), fireside snuggling and of course, the good ol' hot toddy!! ;) 

So over the years I've tried an array of flavors and, this sweet mulled wine is one of my faves! It's perfect for Thanksgiving too. I make it with Muscat wine and a dash of tangerine juice, which helps complement the citrus notes in the wine. 

October 30, 2013

How to Style a Halloween Chilling Chili Buffet: Witch's Fingers Break Sticks Recipe

I have to say, these bread sticks look a little realistic... But I can also assure you they taste absolutely scrumptious, and totally helped to make the Halloween Chili Buffet a hit!

So much so in fact, that when I asked my daughter "What would you like to do for Halloween this year?"  (meaning costume...), she replied without a moment's hesitation - "Witch Bread Fingers!" :)

October 29, 2013

How to Style a Halloween Chilling Chili Buffet: Homemade Chili Recipe

My husband makes the best chili I've ever tasted. So much so in fact, that I never order it in restaurants for the fear it won't be on par! :)

So when styling my Halloween Chili Buffet, the natural choice was to cook his chili recipe, and today I'm sharing it with you. It's simple, unctuous and tastes awesome. And you can make it ahead of the party! ;)

October 21, 2013

Cake It Pretty: Fall Leaf Mini Cakes Tutorial


If you would have seen my face yesterday as we drove out of the city and into the country for the afternoon, you would have thought the barrister slipped in a little something extra into my London Fog. On our way out the the pumpkin farm, the high-rises of our neighborhood were quickly replaced with row after row of golden-leafed trees. Maybe it's because I've lived in the city for a while now, but I had no idea I could ever be so excited about fall foliage. The beautiful colors of fall were captured in these Fall Leaf Mini Cakes.

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