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Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, freelance photographer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas and photos have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine, Celebrate Magazine, All You Magazine, Elle Decor and MarthaStewart.com. She also regularly creates content for brands such as PBS Parents, HGTV, Coca-Cola, NestlΓ©, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
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Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall


Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall

Quick & Easy Chocolate Grazing Board for Fall - a delicious and bountiful platter filled with seasonal produce, perfect for serving on Thanksgiving! by BirdsParty.com @birdsparty #chocolate #thanksgiving #freindsgiving #nobakedessert #grazingboard #charcuterieboard #treatsboard #dessertsboard #dessertsplatter #grazingplatter #sweet

'Tis the season for entertaining, and you can't go wrong with setting up a bountiful grazing board to feed your guests!

Grazing boards have been so popular and trending on Pinterest for a couple of years now, and I can totally understand why!

They are so quick and easy to put together, and are always a crowd-pleaser. Hence today's chocolate grazing board, which turns out to be the perfect dessert or treat to serve during the Thanksgiving festivities!

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Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate + Peanut Butter Fudge Drink Stirrers

Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate + Peanut Butter Fudge Drink Stirrers

This post is sponsored by the National Peanut Board . I received compensation, but all opinions and content are my own. When the weather turns colder, I reach for the hot chocolate. Are you the same? It's the perfect, comforting drink and one of the perks of winter for me! In fact, it's a tradition this time of year in our house to have a hot chocolate station set up with mugs, toppings and fun treats in our kitchen, ready for when the craving for a mug of hot cocoa hits. And this year, I've upped the ante on my go-to hot chocolate recipe, with peanut butter!

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Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce

Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Garofalo®. The opinions and text are all mine. Today's post is inspired by great food and Italian heritage! What's not to love?! Being from Italian descent, I take my pasta very seriously, as you can imagine. That's why I'm super excited to be teaming up with Garofalo® Pasta to share my quick, easy-to-make, but super delicious Farfalle All’Arrabbiata Con Salmone (Farfalle Pasta in a Spicy Tomato and Salmon Sauce).

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Halloween Chocolate Orange Layer Cake with Meringue Ghosts πŸ‘»

Halloween Chocolate Orange Layer Cake with Meringue Ghosts πŸ‘»

Today's post is a Halloween chocolate and orange cake, with a chocolate orange buttercream, a chocolate drip and sweet meringue ghosts to add extra spookiness to the ensemble! Talk about spook-tacular, right?! πŸ‘» This cake combines some of the trendiest techniques out there for decorating layer cakes, like stripes and drips, and the chocolate orange flavor is a combo made in Halloween heaven. Or hell 🀷‍♀️

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Apple and Cinnamon Punch Cocktail

Apple and Cinnamon Punch Cocktail

We're ending our apple-themed month of posts here on the blog with a toast. An apple and cinnamon punch cocktail toast, to be precise. This cocktail embodies all things fall with its seasonal flavors and its amber good-looks. Not to mention that it's a super easy-to-make recipe that will take you beautifully all the way into Thanksgiving! You can make this cocktail in a shaker and play bartender in front of your guests, or simply make a big batch ahead of your party to serve a thirsty crowd. Both recipes given below for your pleasure. You're welcome! πŸ˜‰

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Apple and Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drip

Apple and Cinnamon Layer Cake with Salted Caramel Drip

As you probably noticed, this month we're celebrating all things apple.  And you there's no better way to celebrate anything than with cake, am I right?!  Apple and cinnamon together also embody everything "Fall" for me, and is one of my favorite flavor combinations ever! Add salted caramel to the mix...and you have me hooked. For life. So today I'm sharing with you my latest layer cake creation, which consists of a delicious, fluffy apple and cinnamon sponge cake filled with a gorgeous apple and cinnamon pie filling, frosted with a creamy cinnamon frosting, and topped off with a to-die-for salted caramel drip . You're welcome! 😁

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No-Bake Coconut Pudding Recipe

No-Bake Coconut Pudding Recipe

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Family Celebrations at Publix . The opinions and text are mine. Did you know that September is National Hispanic Heritage Month? For those of you who don't know, “National Hispanic Heritage Month is the period from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the group's heritage and culture” (source Wikipedia).

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Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies

Lemon Decorated Sugar Cookies

Following on from our lemon themed party , today I'm sharing the super pretty, but oh-so-easy-to-make lemon decorated cookies I made for that event. Sugar decorated cookies is another of my passions, but as much as I love a detailed cookie design, most often I'll try to simplyfy the techniques to make the decorating part more fun (and quicker)! πŸ˜‰

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Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

Lemon Shaped Mousse Recipe

If you follow the blog, you probably have noticed the lemon themed posts lately , hence today's lemon shaped mousse. I made this mousse a few weeks ago in view of shooting it for the lemon party I shared last week . But this is one of those desserts that deserves its own post! This lemon and white chocolate mousse is so delicious, light and refreshing, not to mention super pretty due to its charming lemon shape. Therefore, I'm naming it "best dessert of the summer"! 😊

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Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

Lemon Ombre Layer Cake with Lemon Curd Filling

I'm currently working a photo shoot for a French brand around lemons, so I'm obsessed with the theme! Needless to say, I've also been baking quite a bit of lemon flavored treats, hence today's Lemon Ombre Cake with Lemon Curd Filling . You're welcome! 😁 This lemon ombre layer cake is perfect for so many summer parties. Think themed birthdays, bridal or baby showers, or a simple summer dessert to wow your family and friends with!

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4th of July Big Batch Fruity Sangria

4th of July Big Batch Fruity Sangria

If you need a delicious, quick to make cocktail for your upcoming 4th of of July celebrations, than you can't go wrong with this crowd-pleasing fruity sangria! Not only this sangria recipe is super delicious, very seasonal and oh-so easy to make, it also looks pretty pretty if I may say so myself!😍 It's the perfect big-batch cocktail to serve a crowd on your 4th of July party or another summer event!

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