Festive fruit garnishes are an easy way to add some 4th-of-July-flair to your Independence Day beverages. This simple carambola (starfruit) garnish a great example – and the perfect accent for your red and blue themed drinks!

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I just love the look of these french toast kabobs from Martha Stewart! Shown here as a breakfast idea for Father’s Day – but don’t you think these yummy-looking treats would also be perfect for a 4th of July brunch? {image from marthastewart.com}

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The Recipe Box feature has launched at hwtm.com! We’re really excited about this addition to the site and hope you like it! You’ll find lots of yummy recipes and great pictures for everything from main appetizers to cocktails & desserts – all from fantastic cookbooks and cooking-saavy readers/bloggers – and more are coming soon! Click […]

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Pretty & modern party cupcakes from Leda’s Bake Shop…

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Saturday, May 5th, 2007 is a very big day for celebrations this year…in addition to the various fiestas that will be going on across the country tomorrow, many of you will also have your eye on the prize – or should we say “roses” – as the 133rd annual Kentucky Derby takes place in Louisville, […]

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Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching this weekend! And I’m guessing a lot of you are planning to celebrate with the must-have cocktail of the holiday: the margarita of course! One of my favorite cooking gurus – Sam the Cooking Guy – has a recipe for one heck of a margarita – dubbed “Sammy-Boys Margarita […]

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Here’s another fun way to adorn your drinks…Clingy Thingy Labels is a woman-owned company that just recently launched with the motto of "making everyday things easier" – which is exactly what they accomplish with their new drink and wine labels.

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Brides.com is a wealth of inspiration – whether you’re planning a wedding or not! Check out these gorgeous cocktail/mocktail presentations – just a few images & ideas from a stunning online drinks & cocktails gallery that features lots of differenty artsy drink displays and garnishes. (Those cool cube-things in the 2nd row of the image […]

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Daily Candy Deals announced a great discount today for everyone out there that’s planning a bridal shower or looking for a cute congrats gift for your favorite bride-to-be! They’re offering a special discount code for 30% off Eleni’s wedding themed cookies – which include this adorable “I Do” gift tin and tons of great designs […]

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oh my goodness…style me pretty posted one of the most fantastic cake galleries I’ve ever seen today – 31 different designs! this is a can’t miss visual treat…had to share! click here to ooh and aah to Abby’s picks too :)

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Looking for some great wine that won’t break the bank? Then you might want to check out Red Diamond next time

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Whether you’re having an intimate dinner at home, a romantic night out, or a Sex and the City marathon (and Cosmos!) with your favorite single girlfriends…hope you a fabulous Valentine’s Day! some valentine treats for your viewing pleasure…{from marthastewart.com; scroll down for links to recipes} {clockwise from top left} Pink Meringue Drops, Dried Cranberry Shortbread […]

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Get 30% off at shopatmosphere.com this week via Daily Candy Deals! shopatmosphere.com is the online version of ATMOSPHERE – a hip store from Boulder, Colorado that offers “a fabulous mix of goods and things”. One look at their website and I have to agree! You’ll find great stuff for home, baby, him, and her. If […]

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For more cupcake inspiration, check out these great cupcake-themed blogs! You’ll find loads of recipes, wonderful photos, and step-by-step instructions at Cheryl Porro’s cupcake bake shop blog…. …and at cupcakes take the cake, you’ll find “everything you ever wanted to know about cupcakes from true cupcake fans” (and I have to say it all looks […]

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{click on images to view larger} This Valentine’s day, up the wow factor on your edible gifts by choosing creative alternatives to the typical heart-shaped box of chocolates. Here are a few yummy Valentine’s gift ideas with unique packaging and presentation! Product Resources:1. From Eleni’s Cookies: Sweethearts Red gift tin, Love Birds gift tin, and […]

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Zanisa has their wonderful annual “Share the Love” campaign going on right now – where 20% of every “Share the Love” product purchase goes to a designated organization – which this year is Doctors Without Borders. There are lots of great Valentines gift ideas featured in the campaign – including jewelry, red travel chopsticks, letterpress […]

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Sonny and I had the best time last night at a cooking class by Sam the Cooking Guy – a self-proclaimed “regular guy” from San Diego who also happens to have a popular TV show, a book deal, and more exciting ventures coming up including a new show on The Discovery Channel and a promotion […]

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Need to send a gift but tired of the typical (and expensive!) flower bouquets and fancy gourmet gift baskets? Well, how do Fudge Nut Brownie, All-Butter Almond, and Chunky Chocolate Cookies sound for starters? Hungry, yet?! Then check out this next pic and keep reading… I’m excited to introduce you to Michael’s Cookies – a […]

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These holiday goodies are almost too cute to eat! Scroll down for a {very yummy} visual feast to tempt your sweet tooth this holiday… {shown above} This Martha Stewart igloo cake with marzipan penguins is just about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen… {shown above} Seasonal treats from cake designer Peggy Porschen… {shown above} candy […]

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Hot apple cider has always been a holiday tradition, but here are a few savory ways to get even more creative with apples this holiday season…fun recipes from Rachael Ray – who seems to be taking over the world lately – and yummy spiced apple cocktail mix & rimmer from Stirrings. {shown above, clockwise from […]

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