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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, Nestlรฉ, Pillsbury, PayPal, Mars, Hellmann's, Cultura France and Danone to name a few.
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

Salted Caramel Popcorn Recipe

With Valentine's Day and the Super Bowl around the corner, I thought I'd share this delicious salted caramel popcorn recipe with you guys! My daughter and I make it on a regular basis for our movie nights on the weekends, and it's the perfect snack for either occasion! In fact, I don't think there's any celebration where salted caramel popcorn wouldn't be welcome, am I right?! ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜‰

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs Gifts & My Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Valentine's Day Hot Cocoa Bombs Gifts & My Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

It's just over a month away from Valentine's Day and unlike previous years where it just creeps up on me, this year I'm starting early, so I'll have plenty of time to share lots of fun and creative ideas with you guys! Kicking off the season with these Valentine's Day hot cocoa bombs that are just too cute to make with the kids or to gift to teacher's, neighbors, friends or co-workers! ๐Ÿ’–

French Almond Frangipane Galette des Rois or Kings Cake Recipe

French Almond Frangipane Galette des Rois or Kings Cake Recipe

Epiphany is nearly upon us so I thought I'd share a super delicious, but really easy to make dessert that is so popular this time of year in France - the Galette des Rois or Three Kings Cake ! This is really a tart or pie sort of "cake" that dates back to medieval times, and is meant to celebrate the feast of the three wise men or three kings from the nativity of Christ.  The Epiphany feast is held on the 6th of January each year, and this dessert is therefore eaten on this day of course, but folks start enjoying it as early as January 1st in my experience living in France. 

Quick and Easy Curried Sausage Rolls Party Appetizer

Quick and Easy Curried Sausage Rolls Party Appetizer

This time of year we're all looking for tasty but easy party food and nibble ideas, right? So, I decided to bring you my family's favorite snack/treat for the holidays - my husband's curried sausage rolls ! These curried sausage rolls have been a tradition in our home every Christmas, New Year and beyond! They're SO delicious, quick and easy to make, not to mention budget-friendly too!

How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs for Christmas

How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs for Christmas

This post is the bomb. Literally! Sorry, couldn't help myself, it's all the Christmas spirit! ๐Ÿ˜ Anyways, today I'm showing you how to make hot cocoa chocolate bombs, from scratch, at home, in a super easy and fun way! These hot cocoa bombs are perfect for adding a little fun to your hot chocolate station, Christmas movie marathon or simply wrap them up to give to someone you love!

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving is nearly here, and if you need some quick and easy dessert ideas then this post is for you! I've rounded up my go-to, last-minute, affordable and easy desserts recipes that also have the wow factor without much effort at all! These desserts can be made in advance or at the very last-minute, so be sure to stock up on a few essential ingredients so you can whip them up for any impromptu gathering over the holiday season!

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Pumpkin Shaped Cheese Ball Appetizer

Thanksgiving is nearly here (how did that happen?), and so I find myself dreaming up pumpkin-themed crafts, recipes and dรฉcor. Are you the same? ๐Ÿ˜ Hence, this pumpkin-shaped cheese ball appetizer that looks so fun, tastes SO yummy, but was a doddle to make!  I love a  tasty grazing board or charcuterie platter for entertaining, so for each season I try to re-invent the classic cheese board spread to bring a little fun to my party tables!

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

Halloween Jack O' Lantern Hand Pies

I love all the themed Halloween treats around, but my priority these days is to make something delicious but that's also easy and that I can whip up with store-cupboard ingredients if possible ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hence these adorable Halloween Jack O' Lantern hand pies! These yummy pies are not only super fun to look at, but they're also very tasty indeed, only require 2 ingredients, and you can whip up a batch in a jiffy!

Pumpkin Spice Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles

Pumpkin Spice Brazilian Brigadeiro Truffles

'Tis the season of pumpkins so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make one of my favorite desserts -  pumpkin spice Brazilian Brigadeiro, aka pumpkin spice truffles! These little sweet bites not only look quite adorable, but they're also SO incredibly tasty, made with condensed milk and all the comforting flavors of Fall! YUM! If you like pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice anything, then you'll love these! In fact, these make a great alternative to your more traditional Fall or Halloween pumpkin desserts. Plus, they'll look just as yummy on a Thanksgiving desserts platter too, so be sure to pin it for later! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosa Appetizers

Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Filo Pastry Samosa Appetizers

Fall is the season for pies, so I thought I'd share these tasty, savory feta cheese and sweet potato samosas or hand-pies, which are the perfect appetizer and ideal for entertaining! My husband cooks most of the time at our house, so this recipe is originally his, but using spinach instead of sweet potato, 'cause he's not a fan ๐Ÿ˜ฒ But because he had forgotten to buy the spinach, I snatched his ingredients to make these delicious feta cheese and sweet potato appetizers, because my kids and I LOVE sweet potatoes!

Fig, Prosciutto Ham and Feta Cheese Pizza

Fig, Prosciutto Ham and Feta Cheese Pizza

Fig season is upon us, and I couldn't pass up the chance to create a delicious recipe using the figs from my garden. Hence this Fig, Prosciutto ham and Feta cheese pizza ! We've had our fig tree for about 5 years  now. Last year, the fruits were attacked by bugs before we could enjoy them, so I'm mega happy to be able to harvest anything we can this year. These figs are juicy, plump and super sweet, and although beautiful to eat as is; I decided to add them to a sweet and savory pizza alongside some delicious Prosciutto ham and Feta cheese.

Cantaloupe Melon Lemonade

Cantaloupe Melon Lemonade

Now that summer's ending, this is the perfect recipe to make the most of those Cantaloupe melons which are still abundantly available, but not quite at their best.  A few summers ago, my husband successfully grew cantaloupe melons from seed in our garden, and it's become one of favorite summer fruits! This year we have added it to salads, smoothies, fruit salads...and now, this delicious and refreshing melon lemonade!

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