Strawberry Pie Cake …

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Our sweet friend, Carrie from The Cake Blog created this gorgeous Strawberry Pie Cake and we bet it is as delicious as it looks! Perfect for a Strawberry Party or for any summer celebration for that matter. We can’t wait to find out how she made it so smooth and created those cute flecks! Get Carrie’s recipe here! Looking for more strawberry party […]

Glorious Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes…

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My sweet friend, Glory from Glorious Treats recently published her first book, Glorious Layered Desserts! I was thrilled when she asked me for a quote about the book and I’m so honored that it is published inside. She surprised me by including me in the acknowledgments, as well. Amazing how much can happen in a […]

Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches…

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Yes, I said pumpkin and it’s July. I don’t know about you, but almost everyone I know loves pumpkin. I’m wondering why we have to wait until Fall to enjoy the yummy pumpkin flavor? Well, we don’t! Pumpkin recipes typically call for canned pumpkin, which is available year round. As part of the Cans Get You […]

Gorgonzola Crostini Recipe…

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  Here is another recipe we featured in our Tea Party Bridal Shower shoot! This crostini is so delicious, simple and stunningly gorgeous. Creamed Gorgonzola with Fig and Honey Crostini Ingredients 8 oz mascarpone cheese 1/8 cup gorgonzola cheese or to taste crusty baguette sliced fresh figs sliced honey to drizzle Directions Slice baguette on […]

How to Create a Rustic Cheese Board…

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We posted our Tea Party Bridal Shower yesterday and today we are sharing the savory recipes and ideas created by Jessica Helgeson from See Salt! She came up with three savory, light bites to serve at any celebration! We started with a Rustic Cheese board. Here are Jessica’s tips…  Creating the Perfect Cheese Board Things […]

A Tea Party Bridal Shower with Smith Teamaker…

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When I was in London in April, I had the opportunity to enjoy a proper afternoon tea at The Berkeley. It was so beautiful and quite delicious! Tea parties are perfect for bridal showers and baby showers. My baby shower for Kate was afternoon tea hosted at The Phoenician. Such a perfectly girly thing to […]

Fresh Fruit Tartlettes…

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I had so much fun coming up with delicious treats for the DIY Network Spa Baby Shower. Focusing on lighter fare, I created a menu that would keep guests satisfied without being overly full. Because let’s face it, no one likes to be stuffed while being pampered. So smoothies, citrus fruit bowls and cucumber crostini, among […]

Spa Baby Shower on DIY Network…

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We are so excited to share this Spa Baby Shower with you today! We styled this shoot for DIY Network and created ideas for party decor, delicious recipes for food and desserts, homemade spa treatments and even tips on setting up a smoothie bar! The bright colors and poolside vibe are perfect for a summer […]

Fruity Summer Cupcakes…

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Happy Monday! You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing our series Cupcake Mondays lately, but after spotting these Fruity Summer Cupcakes by Trophy Cupcakes on Oh Joy!, I’m thinking it’s time to bring it back! Do you miss it?  Oh so darling, right? The cupcakes are inspired by Joy’s new party collection at Target, which […]

Almond Butter Cups…

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Boy, our foodie contributor, Joanna knows me pretty well. I can’t wait to try her recipe for a healthier version of peanut butter cups… One of my favorite candies are Reese’s peanut butter cups. They are terrific for a quick treat and even better, served at parties! I don’t know a single person who doesn’t […]