Friday, August 15, 2014

Dessert Roundup - Baking with Coffee

Marble Cake recipe, best coffee cake recipe, espresso beans, coffee desserts, espresso dessert
{Mocha Marble Cake with Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans}

There's something to be said for morning java. I start every day off with a cup of black coffee, no sugar. It's the perfect way to get me going. Don't get me wrong, though - I love sugar! I just reserve it for desserts. Take these coffee-infused desserts for example ...

Vegetarian Chocolate Cake, Espresso frosting, coffee frosting, Vegetarian Cake, healthy dessert recipes

Coffee Agar, coffee Dessert, Coconut Agar, unique coffee, unique desserts

Coffee Cake, dessert Bars, Chocolate Coffee Cake

Coffee Cupcakes, unique cupcakes, coffee infused desserts, party desserts

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Supermoon Art

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In honor of this week's supermoon, I thought I'd share this lovely piece of art by Elise Mahan. It just speaks to me. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Dessert Roundup - Boozy Bites

vodka fruit, orange vodka, alcohol infused fruit, edible alcohol, party desserts

If you're anything like me you'll agree that alcohol makes food infinitely better! Red wine in spaghetti sauce, salmon poached in white wine - it elevates a dish like no other ingredient.

Baking with alcohol is just as incredible. Sugars blending with sugars and flavor sensations with serious depth. It borders on magical!

Here are a few delicious ideas!

Wine dessert recipe, Strawberry Sauce recipe, ice cream tea cup, teacup dessert, tea party dessert recipes, bridal shower recipes

Caramelized Banana dessert recipe, Upside Down recipe, best tart recipe, new orleans dessert

alcoholic desserts, drunk food, food porn, Fig desserts, Greek desserts, Game of Thrones food, Game of Thrones recipes, Mascarpone recipes
{Drunken Honeyed Figs with Lemon Mascarpone Whipped Cream}

best bread pudding recipe, st. patrick's day recipes, Irish Cream recipes

beer candy, alcohol candy, Guinness desserts, Guinness recipes, superbowl recipes, super bowl recipes, game night recipes

Rum Ball recipe, Martha Stewart recipes, rum dessert recipes, holiday dessert recipes

Moonshine recipes, unique dessert recipes, gourmet marshmallows, boozy bites

Jack Daniels recipes, Jack Daniels desserts, whiskey bar recipes

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Washington Trip Summer 2014

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Yeah, big fans of flying here ;)

I tend to visit my family in Washington for a week or two each year and I always get a little homesick. This year I decided to take a bit of home with me! My boyfriend overcame his nerves and got on a plane, and we spent 9 days with my dad. Here's a little recap of our trip ...

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He got through each leg of the flight with a little help!

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And I enjoyed a delicious Strawberry Bellini during our layover in Portland.

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We went to a car show and I checked out a Porche ...

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Visited Riverfront Park and the Spokane River ...

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Did a bit of storm chasing ...

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Found the top of Mt. Spokane ...

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Drank huckleberry wine at a Greek restaurant called The White House Grill ...

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Played pull tab bar games ...

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Played slots and blackjack at Northern Quest Casino ...

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And then we hopped on a plane and came back home. Check out our little good luck stowaway!

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And my delicious sky beer!

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Finally, home sweet home.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Dessert Roundup - Cooking with Flowers

unique cookies, best cookie recipes, best shortbread recipe, cooking with flowers, baking with flowers, pansy cookies

You expect to see flowers at your dining table as a centerpiece, but would you expect them in your dishes? You should! Cooking with flowers is playful, fun, aromatic and unexpectedly delicious. Take a look at these recipes to get an idea of what you can bring from garden to table.

Funnel Cake recipe, Elderflower recipes, Fritter recipe, cooking with flowers

cooking with flowers, Honey Cookies, Lavender Cookies, unique cookie recipes, tea cookies, wedding shower recipes, bridal shower recipes

Raw dessert recipes, Lavender Cake, baking with flowers, unique cheesecakes

cooking with flowers, unique foods, unique recipes, unique appetizers

unique cheesecake recipe, Turkish Delight recipe, Turkish Delight desserts, European desserts