Creative Food


Martha Stewart has tons of great inspiration for 4th of July crafts (of course!) – but these adorable drink parasols look particularly fun! Learn how to make them here .

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This week’s HWTM feature over at GlamDish is all about dressing up your drinks! Click here to check out some fun garnish ideas or to contribute additional ideas of your own!

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Want to serve dad a special drink this weekend? Instead of a traditional cocktail, try something different and whip up one of these beer-themed concoctions! Here are some recipe links for you: 1. Beer Margarita or, as I like to call them "beer-garitas") {via Rachael Ray} 2. Strawberry Panache – strawberries, lemon-lime soda, & beer […]

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Thought you might be interested in some Cosmopolitan recipes today for some reason… so I featured a few ideas over at Simply Stated! Click here to check the out.

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For those of you that caught our “Tropical Zen” segment on Fox 6 this morning – (or anyone that’s on the lookout for summer signature drink ideas!) – here’s the recipe for one of the cocktails we featured: a Pineapple Martini with a raspberry twist! It’s a quick, 3-ingredient recipe and looks super cute when […]

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The weather is seriously starting to heat up in San Diego and it’s feeling like summer! We have a few outdoor parties coming up, and – while I do absolutely love to entertain outside – I always find myself worrying about how to keep guests comfortable when the temperature kicks into high gear. You want […]

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Feeling chocolate-y today and this Mississippi Mud Cake is looking might tempting! Feel the same way? Click here for the recipe!

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What is it about desserts on sticks that makes them so ridiculously cute?! First the adorable cupcake bites from Bakerella, and now these fabulous cheesecake pops from Mimi on the Move ! They even look cute undecorated… (and maybe dusted with some graham cracker crumbs!)

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Summer is the perfect time to serve up fruity cocktails at special celebrations or everyday get-togethers! For some festive, fruit-filled ideas, check out my Fabulously Fruity Cocktails guest post over at GlamDish today!

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I recently discovered a fantastic blog called Sweet Paul that focuses on design, craft & food. Sweet Paul is authored by Paul Lowe, a talented interior and food stylist from NY. His blog is full of wonderful inspiration for food presentation – like the fabulous fruit ice cubes pictured above (from the cookbook Slurp ), […]

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As a certified Mexican-food lover, you don’t have twist my arm to convince me to celebrate Cinco de Mayo …but if your arm needs twisting, here are some mouth-watering recipe ideas (for everything from festive main dishes and cocktails to desserts) that should do the trick… {pictured above} treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray :

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Who knew that there was such a thing as Grilled Cheese Month?! Well, according to this website , April is just that, and you won’t find any complaints about that here – except for the fact that I found out about it a little late…so I’ll just have to observe the "holiday" in May, instead. […]

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MarthaStewart.com has a fabulous Lemon Desserts gallery featuring lots of yummy-looking treats that should appeal to fans of this popular citrus flavor. The image above of Lemon Madeleines looks especially scrumptious to me for some reason, but the Glazed Lemon Pound Cake, Lemon Custard Cakes, and Lemon-Berry Pudding Cakes don’t sound too shabby either!

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Brides.com has a wonderful "Go Green" gallery featuring fabulous and creative ideas for eco-chic weddings (and parties)! Pictured above: bouquet of lotus blossoms (known as "the symbol of cosmic harmony"), green glass goblets & tumblers, potted Irish moss party favors, organic cotton napkins tied with leaves, biodegradable plates, and an exotic bamboo-themed cake. Pictured below: […]

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In honor of Earth Day tomorrow, we’ll be featuring lots of earth-friendly and eco-chic entertaining ideas this week! First up is the "Country Thyme " lemon-berry organic cocktail recipe that we featured on KUSI News this morning! This recipe was created by the Mixologist Joseph Ehrmann for Square One Organic Vodka . Click here to […]

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Here’s a new kind of "icing" for your wedding or party cake: butterflies, hummingbirds, and dragonflies adorned with glitzy Swarovski crystals! These sparkly creatures are part of the Swarovski Cake Jewels collection at EstiloWeddings.com, which also includes bejeweled monograms, hearts, lady bugs, and flowers in various sizes and colors…

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An entire book dedicated to desserts that are "Sticky, Chewy, Messy, & Gooey "? Sounds like heaven on paper! Recipes include: Chocolate Caramel-Pecan Soufflé Cake, Cinnamon-Donut Bread Pudding, Double-Crumble Hot Apple Pies, Giant Coconut Cream Puffs…hmmm… did I say heaven on paper or hell for swimsuit season? We all have to indulge once in a […]

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How cute are these marshmallow animal favors?! I saw them over at Kitchen Retro , who noted that they’re from a book called McCall’s Family Style Cookbook which was published in 1965. I couldn’t find the book on Amazon, but am hoping it might pop up on ebay. Either way, the images look pretty self […]

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These “flower flag” swizzle sticks featured in InStyle’s Southern Weddings gallery are such a cute idea! Created by attaching a small rectangle of paper to a wooden dowel and glue-gunning a yellow or green mum to it, these creative swizzle sticks are a great idea for dressing up signature cocktails and mocktails at any type of shower or celebration!

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New cocktail recipes are up in The Recipe Box! A few favorites pictured above include: French Martini French Kiss (cute for bridal showers & weddings) Basil Grande Chambord & Champagne (super easy – just like it sounds!) More newcomers: Raspberry Manhattan, Midorita, Midori Melon Ball Punch, and Chambord Margarita.

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