Posts Tagged ‘recipes’
With the upcoming 4th of July long holiday weekend, we haven’t decided whether we will making a road trip out of town or staying at home and hosting a backyard party. If we do decide to stay in town, we will host a patriotic-themed celebration with a charming outdoor gathering for a relaxed dinner and serve easy, portable food like a grilled hot dogs. I envision creating a tablescape channeling the deep blue sea and displaying a flower arrangement with red ranunculus, perhaps.
If you’re looking for cooking inspiration, keep reading for a round-up of my fourth of July summer menu idea.
Crank up the grill and make your own DIY hot dog station! Having your guests customize their own hot dog is a great way to get everyone in on the food prep and having a little fun with their food. With all these savory hot dog topping ideas, you can’t go wrong.
For a sweeter flavor, these tropical hot dog toppings are equally satisfying! Place hot dogs in a fun basket or have your guests create their own hot dog toppings with individualized hot dog holders. Organize condiments on a tiered stand or in mason jars atop a bowl of ice.
Take ordinary french fries to the next level! Display these crispy, robust oven-baked garlic parmesan potato fries in mini galvanized bucket pails for each guest to easily grab and place on their plate.
Add a punch of flavor to your cocktail with a simple summer infusion like this refreshing strawberry moscow mule recipe. You can create a large batch for your guests or make one cup at a time and display on a tray for them to self serve.
Finish the night with sparklers and a berry delicious dessert! While I could have chosen a more traditional dessert like a cherry pie, I decided with a heavy-filling entree – a lighter dessert like this raspberry gratin, would be ideal.
Take the fun outside and enjoy this fourth of July! Happy Summer!!
*featured image by Crate and Barrel
With my birthday coming up in the next few days, I pretty much celebrate early and call it my “birthday week” – I’ve been doing this for years! I’m not one to dread my birthday as it gets closer, I actually look forward to it. So here’s to celebrating 45! And with that comes but of course CAKE! I mean it’s the only way to celebrate, right?!
Get ready to view some mouth-watering birthday cakes that not only look delicious but you can make them too with its easy to follow recipes.
recipe by Carrie Sellman for the Cake Blog
recipe by Give Recipe
recipe by Spiced blog
recipe by Olivia Bogacki for The Cake Blog
recipe by A Latte Food
recipe by Use Real Butter
Besides rose water, lavender happens to be another personal favorite ingredient to use when baking or making a tea latte. Another floral ingredient that I haven’t tried but would like to is violet. The floral aroma of both lavender and violet is amazing and its fragrance is bursting with a distinctive flavor that you feel like you are transported to an enchanted garden. But don’t worry about the perfume-like taste because when combining either of these lush floral notes with other flavors such as lemons, honey, blueberries, blackberries and yes, even chocolate – it makes for one tasty bite of deliciousness.
Keep scrolling to view my round-up of some divine looking recipes that are on my ‘must try list’ and perhaps inspiration for your next tea party or ladies luncheon.
recipe: Constellation Inspiration
recipe: Historias del Ciervo
recipe: The Adventure Bite
recipe: Sweet Gula
recipe: Centsational Girl
recipe: Twigg Studios
recipe: Savor the Best
recipe: How Sweet It Is
recipe: Savory Simple
recipe: b. sweet dessert boutique
recipe: Broma Bakery
Infuse some lavender or violet in your desserts, ice cream, and drinks this summer!
A favorite and popular weekend meal is brunch time – a way to entertain a group of friends or family. While brunching at a restaurant is common, inviting your friends and family for a home cooked brunch is a great time on weekend mornings as you get a chance to catch up and entertain your favorite people. For my ladies who brunch – I’ve rounded-up some easy and amazingly refreshing bubbly recipes that are perfect to serve up this summer and add to your brunch fare.
recipe by The Suburban Soapbox
recipe by The Kitchn
recipe by Domesticate Me
recipe by Floating Kitchen
recipe by Call Me PMC
recipe by Aberdeen’s Kitchen
recipe by Damn Delicious
Nothing says summer than a scoop of ice cream to cool you down on a hot day and since it’s enjoyed by kids and adults, why not host a summer celebration with friends and family? For some inspiration, you can check out my ice cream dessert table, here.
So go ahead and kick-off the summer by indulging in a cold and delicious treat filled with delicious creamy flavors from today’s homemade ice cream recipes round-up. No need to break out your ice cream maker because these are easy no-churn ice cream recipes!
recipe by Mon Petit Four
recipe by White on Rice Couple
recipe by A Latte Food
recipe by My Baking Addiction
recipe by The First Year
recipe by Port and Fin
recipe by Cake Crumbs & Beach Sand