Affogato with Olive Oil Ice Cream & Rosemary Biscotti

Happy Fourth of July! We recently joined Annette Joseph at her home in Atlanta for a fabulous pool party, and of course the menu was to die for — Grilled Caesar Salad, Pasta Frutti di Mare, and the most amazing Affogato you’ve ever had. It’s the perfect poolside treat that you could prepare on this patriotic weekend. […]

10 Best Popsicle Recipes

Well, hello summer! Now that the first week of the summer has officially kicked off, we thought it was only necessary to round up the recipes of everyone’s favorite summer sweet — popsicles. There’s just something about those icy cold pops-on-a-stick in the midst of a hot, steamy day that has both children and adults […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Hazelnut & Raspberry Éclairs

I’ll never forget my first trip to Paris. I was eighteen, and my mom and I celebrated my high school graduation with a dream trip where we meandered through Claude Monet’s waterlilies, strolled along the Seine, gazed at Picassos, and of course, sampled as much French food as one could possibly taste in the span […]

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts with Chef Callie

Since we’re devoting the month of March to loving our hometowns, we thought it would be fun to invite a couple of the local chefs we love to stop by our studio kitchen and school us on one amazing dish that represents Austin. First up? Callie Speer, pastry chef extraordinaire at Swift’s Attic and fun, sexy […]

10 Best Citrus Desserts

Don’t we all need a little more zest in our lives during these grey winter months? As I perused this week’s idyllic Monochromatic Monday, I felt that much-needed burst of brightness through the screen and craved citrus in my own personal palate. The bitter-sweet hints of oranges, limes and the like are simply irresistible, especially when […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: The Brinson’s Biscotti

Susan and William Brinson are one of those couples who just kind of blow you away with their combined creativity. William photographs some of the most beautiful food, spaces and people for the likes of Martha Stewart Living and Food & Wine, and Susan is an incredibly talented art director and stylist. Together, they create […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: Katie’s Fig & Walnut Tart

Next up in our 12 Tastes of Christmas series is a super seasonal and drop-dead-gorgeous tart from Katie Meyers, the irresistibly sweet blogger behind Meyers Styles. Katie somehow managed to shoot and recipe test this lovely creation in the midst of brand new mommy-hood… Baby Maggie was born less than a month ago! Big congrats to […]

12 Tastes of Christmas :: Beth’s Cinnamon Rolls

Next up in our 12 Tastes of Christmas series is a mouthwateringly decadent (and gluten-free!) recipe perfect for whipping up this Christmas morning. I have loved getting to know Beth Manos Brickey of Tasty Yummies over the blogosphere this past year… not only is she ridiculously talented, she’s just one of those people that sends off […]

Pumpkin & Gingersnap Pie

Are you more of a pumpkin, pecan or apple pie kinda gal? (and yes, “all of the above” is a totally acceptable answer.) Although I wouldn’t pass up any of them if offered, pumpkin pie (which to me is the pure essence of fall) is probably my most eagerly anticipated item on the Thanksgiving menu. And […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Apple, Pear & Cranberry Pie

Let’s just start by saying that, when it comes to making pies, I am far from a perfectionist. So go ahead and shake your head at my uneven crust edges and the oozing stickiness pooling at the edges of the pie plate, I don’t care! To me, the only real measure of pie-baking success is whether […]

10 Best Pumpkin Bites

At approximately 9 a.m. every morning, rain or shine, you can find me in the Starbucks line with a Gold Card in hand. While it’s not often that I stray from my routine iced vanilla latte, earlier this week I found myself craving a rich, frothy, cinnamon-y cup of nostalgia. Alas, the infamous pumpkin spice latte was calling […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Pear & Ginger Tartlets

When I start the process of creating a new cocktail recipe, I often think about seasonal dishes and flavor combinations in the food I’ve been eating as a source of inspiration. However, it’s not very often that the opposite happens and a menu item is inspired by a cocktail, as was the case with these […]

10 Best Apple Dessert Recipes

Haven’t we always been told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Well, now that we’re halfway through September, it’s time to pull out the Granny Smiths and let autumn’s prime ingredient take center stage in some rustic, gorgeous delicacies. If you have plans to entertain or are simply in charge of dessert for […]

Tuesday Tastings: Ginger-Berry Chia Seed Pudding

In all honesty, I haven’t been cooking many (any) epic meals the last couple weeks… although there’s nowhere I’d rather be than in the kitchen, it’s really only fun when I have time to leisurely chop and stir while chatting and sipping wine. And lately, that’s been nonexistent. During super busy seasons of life, meal […]

In Season :: Grilled Peach Crumble

Jeanine here, with a super simple dessert to accompany your Father’s Day cookout or any summer BBQ. Once you’re finished with burgers & steaks, toss some fresh peaches onto the already-hot grill for a seasonal dessert.There are few things I love more in the summertime than ripe juicy peaches, but trust me… grilling takes them […]

The Perfect Bite :: Coconut Panna Cotta

Deliciously silky and so easy to make – coconut panna cotta. This version has gone through a healthy makeover: out with the milk, cream and sugar and in with the coconut milk, yogurt and honey… meaning it can still be your best friend when you’re in a healthy-eating frame of mind. A major difference in this […]

Tuesday Tastings :: Strawberry Mint Tart

Yesterday we debuted the newest addition to our regular programming: the extra playful and always kid friendly Little Things series, brought to us by Carrie Ryan. Our first installment featured a gorgeous summer day of strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm in Austin, and had me instantly craving a dose of anything and everything berry flavored. Fortunately […]