S’mores Brownies – Recipe & Tutorial

yeah. your gonna need to make these. like today. summer may be over but this s'mores train keeps right on into fall baby. no campfire? no problem. bake up a batch of these s'mores brownies and you will feel like you reliving your best summer nights (without all the actually camping) i first made these for a group of my hubby's work colleagues and it went over so well i decided to share them here! … [Read more...]

Girly Pink Cupcake Decorating Party!

summer is quickly coming to a close and we wanted to have aubrey's friends over for a fun girly & pink cupcake decorating party! it is hard to believe that we are so close to the start of school - this summer went way too fast! in our town the last few summer days have been over 100 degrees so we opted for an indoor cupcake playdate to get out of the heat and enjoy some sweets! the girls used … [Read more...]

{party} Sweet Shoppe Party Birthday

it is hard not to feel happy when surrounded by candy right?!  a colorful sweet shoppe party is the perfect party for a little sweetie. what child wouldn’t want a party full of lollipops, bubblegum, and birthday cake? Shauna from Cupcake With Character wanted to throw the sweetest and colorful party for her little girl and she did not leave out anything!  she has an amazing list of vendors who … [Read more...]

Frozen Party Ideas – A Frozen Birthday Party!

frozen is all the rage lately - my daughter sings 'let it go' every five minutes i swear! it is a heartwarming story with beautiful music, funny characters and all the magic you’d expect from Disney.  you can find videos of kids singing the popular songs all over the web. the talented  Kylie of Made By A Princess chose this theme for her daughter and created a beautiful over the top frozen … [Read more...]

Key Lime Coconut Cheesecake Recipe

i have met some pretty amazing people along this blogging journey. unexpectedly, many have become dear friends. i didn't necessarily start my blog to make friends, but when friendships began to form at every turn, it made me appreciate this experience so much more.  one of those friends is the talented glory of glorious treats. she is the best. honest, straight forward, thoughtful, hilarious, and … [Read more...]

Jungle Book Party!

**this post includes a party package that was generously gifted by the National Mango Board. all opinions and photographs are my own** my family has been beyond excited for the release of the jungle book this month! i remember watching this movie as a kid and belly laughing with my sister at king louie's dancing, singing along about the bear-necessities with baloo, hiding behind our pillows … [Read more...]

My Second Book: Party Food For Girls!

its a BIG announcement day!!! i am SO SO SOOOooooo happy to finally share with you a project i have been working on for the last year! it is finally here and ready to purchase: my second book --- PARTY FOOD FOR GIRLS! the journey of this book started back in january of 2013... i had just finished writing the manuscript for Gourmet French Macarons and was so relieved to have finished my first … [Read more...]

More Valentine Breakfast Ideas

here is more fun Valentine Breakfast ideas for you! while this is a pretty simple, i wanted to give more instructions than i was able to give on Good Day Sacramento - live segments go SO fast!! i could barely get everything in so there was no time for extra explanations! this breakfast is just heart shaped and XO pink pancakes with heart shaped strawberries. be sure to check out the other … [Read more...]

Football Macarons – Snickers

these are not only cute - they are my allllll time favorite flavor: Snickers macarons with chocolate buttercream, caramel, and chopped peanuts in a chocolate shell. they are adorable for a super bowl party or a kids football party treat ... or just on a tuesday when you have a chocolate craving (that may or may not have happened to me!!!) i'm sharing the recipe as well as the template that you can … [Read more...]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Dessert Parfait

These chocolate macadamia nut dessert parfait is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Hawaiian Host, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HawaiianHoliday http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO do you love macadamia nuts? i do. i loooooove them. they feel so fancy to me. and i love chocolate. so this dessert pretty much has me all over it: Chocolate macadamia … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Bark with peppermint and pretzels

white chocolate bark with pretzel and peppermint. so this is delicious. just sayin. you should probably make one batch for yourself and then one batch to give as a gift. maybe two batches for yourself. its gooood. i love the salty sweet of the chocolate and pretzel but the peppermint sets it over the edge! i'm not a huge peppermint fan so if you want to up the peppermint be my guest & find the … [Read more...]

Gingerbread cookie cups with White Chocolate & Caramel

you will probably want a napkin. you may drool all the way through this post. these are not only delicious - but easy, adorable, and bite-size. does life get any better than that? i think not. these are gingerbread cookie cups with white chocolate mousse and caramel filling. yep. take a second and take that all in. the flavor combination is one that i have had in my head forever and was just … [Read more...]