Jul 31, 2011

If you have been to starbucks lately, you should have drooled over the new coconut frappuccinos. 

copy cat recipe:

Jul 21, 2011

national ice cream month

in the sweltering summer heat of july, nothing sounds better than ice cream. 

1. honey comb ice cream

2. smore ice cream
S'mores Ice Cream

3. tea and biscuits ice cream
Tea and biscuits close up

4. chai tea latte ice cream
Chai Ice Cream Stay Cool with Chai Tea Latte Ice Cream
from babble

5. coconut chocolate chip ice cream VEGAN
dairy-free coconut chocolate chip ice cream recipe

6. fruity ice cream smoothie pie
"fruity ice cream smoothie pie"

7. cake batter ice cream VEGAN
funfetti icecream

8. buttered popcorn ice cream

9. lavender honey ice cream

10. cinnamon ice cream
scoop of cinnamon ice cream

Jul 1, 2011

strawberry shortcake

i've been grounded from baking for the past ten days. but the second my groundation ended, i ignited my gas oven and went to work. i made mini strawberry shortcakes drizzled with strawberry syrup. i've never eaten one and they looked so pretty and dainty. i had to give them a try.

recipe from savory sweet life

super grape drink

i would like to introduce to you the most elegant grape juice you will ever drink. meet first blush, a 100% pure merlot juice. varietal wine grapes are crushed into a pure, sweet juice swimming with antioxidants and no mystery chemicals. there are literally two things on the ingredient list: merlot juice and filtered water. i like to make my merlot sparkle by mixing it with club soda. but find recipes here.

Jun 28, 2011

summer desert

 you know it's officially summer when you've been invited to a barbeque. i volunteered to bring deserts, but i'm oh so indecisive...

1. mini strawberry shortcakes

from snappy gourmet

2. olive oil cake with candied oranges

from food babbles

3. blue berry streusel bars with lemon cream filling
Blueberry-Streusel Bars with Lemon Cream Filling
from tracey's culinary adventures

4. strawberry cream cake

from everyday occasions

5. chocolate tart with creme and blood orange

from our kitchen

6. strawberry upside down cake
from joy the baker

7. citrus cake with lemon curd filling and orange lemon icing

from apollinas

Jun 12, 2011

ice ice baby

every summer i make mid-year resolutions. one of mine this year is to drink more water. i think water is boring so i revised that resolution and opted to drink more iced tea.

1. iced chamomile sun tea

2. hibiscus tea

3. strawberry mint iced tea

4. mango iced tea

5. ultimate iced tea

Jun 11, 2011

gimme gimme more

gimme sweet nostalgia, backyard campfires, burnt marshmallows, sticky fingers. gimme s'mores.

1. s'mores bars

2. s'mores cake in a jar

3. s'mores graham cookies

4. chocolate covered s'mores grahams
Chocolate Covered S'mores Grahams

5. peanut butter s'mores turnovers

6. s'mores cupcakes

7. chocolate covered s'more cookies
cookies on plate close

Jun 9, 2011


meals are sacred and therefor shall be enjoyed in sacred surroundings. if your area is not as lovely as your meal, make some changes. even if they are minuscule; set out some fresh flowers, use cool salt and pepper shakers, add some color. 

decoração apartamento móveis 31 605x403 Decoração em tons pastéis
pictures from dwellinggawker.com

Jun 5, 2011

wild and free

i am currently on a road trip through the midwest. between colorado, new mexico and arizona, i've seen plenty of colorful wild flowers growing. they look so beautiful i could just eat them all up. maybe i will...

1. violet tea cupcakes

2. humming bird cupcakes with pineapple flowers
Hummingbird Cupcakes2

3. rice salad with carrots and chive flowers

4. fruit and flower salad

5. garden rose syrup

6. lychee rose cupcakes
Lychee Rose Cupcakes

7. rose petal and coconut fudge

8. rose milk
Rose Milk
from ecurry

9. espresso white chocolate rose cake

May 31, 2011

get your drink on

it's summer! that means it's time to hydrate!

1. strawberry lemonade spritzer

2. watermelon frosty

3. vegan coconut cream pie milkshake

4. orange juice frosty
citrus smoothie8 Vibrant Orange Juice Frosty

5. guava hibiscus soda!

6. peppermint mocha ice cream shake
[i know this isn't a summer drink, but i'm a sucker for anything minty and chocoltey]

May 15, 2011

build your own bread

with the help of food network magazine i created my own bread recipe. they provided a basic bread recipe and i chose the add ins.
 i dont know what to call it yet. but it is the best bread i've ever had.

pear-coconut-walnut-spice-bread with cream cheese frosting

my recipe:
Mix 1 1/4 cups flour,
3/4 cup sugar,
1 teaspoon each baking powder and salt, and
1/2 teaspoon each baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl;
add 3/4 cup of walnuts kind of crushed and,
1 cup shredded, sweetened coconut

In a medium bowl, whisk 2 eggs,
 1/2 cup vegetable oil,
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 and 1 teaspoon citrus zest (optional)
Stir 1 cup shredded pears into the egg mixture,
then fold into the dry mixture until just combined.

bake about 55 minutes. cool for 30 minutes. make some frosting.

cream cheese frosting recipe:
Whisk 1 cup confectioners' sugar,
3 tablespoons softened cream cheese,
2 tablespoons milk and ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract.

spread and let set for 15 minutes.

cookie brownies

during the school week i was craving something sweet and something majorly chocolatey. i was torn between chocolate chip cookies and brownies. im the worst decision maker, so combined the two!

chocolate chip cookie brownies
i didnt really like the recipe, but it was a cool idea!

plain yogurt

this morning i sent my dad to the store for plain yogurt. he came back with a huge tub when i only needed a half a cup. so i am stuck with a massive amount of yogurt and the expiration time bomb is ticking. what to do, what to do?

1. plain tart frozen yogurt

2. cucumber yogurt dill

3. banana caramel nut frozen yogurt
dipped pops

4. coconut vanilla frozen yogurt
coconut vanilla frozen yogurt

5. caramelized apple parfait
Caramelized Apple, Yogurt & Granola Parfait Recipe

7. peanut butter yogurt dip

8. asian trifle

9. yogurt panna cotta with honey

10. yogurt dip with sundried tomato and basil

11. baked rice and mushroom cakes with herb yogurt

12. lemon yogurt cake
lemon cake