Thursday, August 25, 2011

Date Night Food

Chicken pot pie and I don't care, chicken pot pie and I don't care! Well...I do care actually that's why I made this pot pie! I kind of love my boyfriend (hence the sappy hearts) and what guy doesn't like a delightfully homemade pot pie?!

Ignore my ugly crust, I broke it by poorly pulling it out of the oven. My bad.

Then after dinner I was cruising Pinterest...btw have you been on this website? So great for keeping recipes w/ photos, craft ideas, style and home decorating ideas. It's a woman's dream website. If you want an invite to join the awesomeness that is pinterest let me know! Anyways...I was cruising pinterest when I came across "Mug Cakes". A delicious cake baked right into to your mug via the microwave in about 5 mins (7-10 mins with prep depending on if you stick to the recipe or not)!

I made a chocolate one for myself and a white chocolate one for Eric, both with marshmallows.

I don't think these smores happened the same night, perhaps the night before but they were all in the same folder so why not show these beauties to you!

I didn't have a skewer or large marshmallows so I melted the chocolate a bit in the micro and tossed mini marshmallows on top.

Then it was blow torch time! After toastin' those white fluffy beauties it was smore eatin' time! Woot woot!

You like? I love my mini kitchen torch. Perfect for creme brulee or in this case smores!

I love it so much I randomly like to light things on fire to see what happens, see the example below. Eric fully supports this habit and jumped right in to torch his own marshmallows.


Crispy little sucker...

Beer + Chicken = YUM!

Well in all reality anything made with beer (or bourbon, whiskey or brandy) are good in my book! Am I right?!

Beautiful beer can chicken! Oven roasted moist chicken goodness. Take a moment to stare at it...hungry yet?

I like chicken what can I say!

mmmm delicious chicken! Sorry for that came here for back to the baking!

Friday, August 19, 2011

I'm a Little Tea Pot...Tea Cup... Cookie?...Cake?

So my adorable cousin Madison, celebrated her 2nd birthday a few weeks ago and in celebration I created tea cup cookies and tea cup shaped cake.

A few days prior to the party, I made my fav white chocolate sugar cookies and stored them in an air tight container to decorate a couple days later.

Then I printed up a tea cup template and traced it with edible ink food markers on all the cookies. I came back and traced the outside circle of the cookie with pink royal icing and the tea cup with white royal icing.

My delightful boyfriend helped flood the pink part of the cookies. Here he is before I made him stop "helping" ;)

After cookies came the tea cup cake!  One layer vanilla white cake and one layer of strawberry cake. The strawberry layer was sooooo moist and yummy :)

mmmm buttercream icing!

For some reason I didnt take any pics of the cake when it was done... not sure what happened there. Sooo I stole this pic from my mom :) Thanks Mom, you rock!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I know I have been slacking in the way of blog posts but I promise there are some coming soon! I haven't been doing a lot of baking the last few weeks while try to get back in the groove of going to school again, working full time (any then some), allergies kicking my boo-tay, moving in with Eric and just living life!

To tide you over here are some pics of my previous works:

4th of July- Flag Cake. HEarty slice of flag anyone?

Christmas Peppermint Bark

Hot Chocolate Cookies

Bridal Shower Cookies- Wedding rings and dresses

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

Dessert Shots

Chocolate Easter Eggs

Grooms Cake- P-p-p-p-ppoker cake

Santa's Hat Cake Pop

Coming Soon- Tea Cup Cookies and Cake, Pumpkin Pie Crepes!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Stationery Card

Posh Peonies Thank You Card
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Aren't these so cute? I just had to share! I love shutterfly stuff..I can't tell you the number of things I have ordered off of this the last week alone! lol