Posts Tagged ‘cooking’

Serving Up Love, Valentine Style

Heart Shaped Food Ideas for Valentine's Day
Spice Cake Doughnuts with Cinnamon Glaze via My Baking Heart, Heart-Shaped Pancakes via Shopping Nanny,
Cherry Tomatoes & Cocktail Sauce via Eye Candy

Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Food
Heart-Shaped Appetizers via Martha Stewart, Four Cheese Ravioli via Annie’s Eats,
Heart-Shaped Pizza via Chef Mom

Show Valentine’s Day love for the sweeties in your house by surprising them with meals that will delight them (and earn you points for creativity). Start the day with heart shaped spice cake doughnuts or pancakes, snack on cleverly skewered cherry tomatoes or figs and sup on heart shaped ravioli or pizza for the kids. Get creative! Have some fun food ideas you’d like to share? Let us know about them in the comments below!

Mocha Peppermint Cupcakes

epicurious mom mocha peppermint cupcake recipe
At Layla Grayce, we love a sweet treat (just about any time of the day or night!) So you can imagine how thrilled we were when Katie Koonce of Epicurean Mom “gifted” us with this inspired cupcake recipe that she created exclusively for us. Mocha Peppermint cupcakes are today’s feature – delish! Katie explains how she incorporated favorite holiday flavors of chocolate and peppermint to create this palate pleaser:

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Treat ‘Em Right This Halloween

Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies
Recipe and image by: Jenny Flake of Picky Palate

Goblins and Ghouls of all sizes will have no trouble gobbling up this treat frighteningly fast. Using the classic sweetness of a favorite childhood confection, Jenny from Picky Palate adds a sweet smooch to these Shortbread Candy Corn Kissed Brownies making them perfect for a special dessert or Halloween party! The buttery shortbread base, milk chocolate goodness and melted Kiss frosting on top guarantee a yummy bite that will bring screams of delight! See the entire recipe here.

She’s Amazing (and so chic ALL the time)

Jessie Steele coordinating kitchen accessories
You know the type; if it’s not you, it’s the gal you aspire to be like. She cooks, she cleans and she entertains in high style (always fashionably attired). She does it all herself and will soon be rocking the latest Jessie Steele kitchen gloves and oven mitts to match her favorite fashionable apron. With the perfect degree of sass she throws on some dangly earrings, bakes a cake that looks amazing on her new Rosanna Inc cake plate, cleans up the kitchen and then greets guests. Cooking and cleaning have never been so appealing!