Friday, May 13, 2011

Light Blue Inspiration Board

Wedding season has begun. I have quite a few wedding invites this summer... finishing the season with my wedding in September. Selecting just the right invitation is my next project - a weighty decision with the many options available. As you think of wedding ideas, colors, and themes, take a look at this elegant outdoor wedding in tones of light blue.

Sources (clockwise, starting from top left corner):
Tablescape; Blue wedding party; Blue ribbon cake; Blue wedding invitations; Blue flower centerpiece

Friday, May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Brunch & Desserts

Give your Mom five star treatment from the moment she wakes up! Doesn’t she deserve it after all the support, unconditional love, and hard work she has given over the years? Start off with a delightful breakfast. A fruit salad, gourmet iced coffee or a raspberry-orange sunrise, and a muffin or a slice of a quick bread. Try to remember your mom’s favorite foods and serve them for an early dinner. Don’t forget dessert! Try one of these pie recipes below to wow your mom with the final touch of the day. She will be impressed by your thoughtfulness and effort – a sure win!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cinco De Mayo Desserts

Cinco de Mayo is only two days away. Here are some Mexican inspired desserts to celebrate the day. These cakes & desserts would be great to bring to a Mexican themed fiesta.

Sources & Recipes:
1. “Three Milk” Cake with Rompope (Pastel des Tres Leches con Rompope)
2. Chocolate-Ancho Chili Flourless Cake
3. Margarita Cake
4. Churros
5. Margarita Melon Salad
6. Banana Quesadillas

Sunday, May 1, 2011

White Inspiration Board

Hello again. Well it has been some time now.  Besides having some computer problems, my fiancĂ© and I took a trip down to South Carolina to visit his family for Easter. We had a great time with everyone and especially enjoyed the warm weather. Our visit was long overdue since our plans to go down for Christmas didn’t quite work out due to the many snow storms in NY. One topic which was discussed often was our upcoming wedding. Speaking of weddings, an all white wedding is classy, modern and timeless. Also, you can easily incorporate hints of color for a little pop here and there. Take a look at this beautiful inspiration board. 

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Passover Desserts

Passover commemorates the story of the Exodus, in which Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt. It is the best known Jewish holiday. Passover starts with the seder - a family ritual meal. These desserts are perfect to enjoy with your family and friends during this holiday.

Sources & Recipes:
1. Pecan Torte with Strawberries and Cream
2. Pistachio Pavlovas with Lemon Curd and Berries
3. Almond Thumbprint Cookies
4. Passover Lemon Cheesecake
5. Chocolate, Walnut and Prune Fudge Torte
6. Almond-Coconut Tart

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Green Inspiration Board

Green is a rich, luxurious color. It can also be used with a variety of colors to create a different ambience for your wedding. For a more modern look, use black accents. For a more natural look, use brown accents. For a more elegant look, use gold accents. For a fun look, green can be paired with peach, coral, violet, plum, navy, or yellow. I love the warm, natural look of these photos.
Sources (from left to right):
Couple holding hands, teacups, place card table, bridesmaids, house, flowers

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring into Dessert

Strawberries (a personal favorite) are finally in season, so stock up and make a special strawberry treat for you to enjoy. Rhubarb is also in season, it's tartness pairs nicely with sweeter fruits such as raspberries or strawberries. Take full advantage of spring by enjoying these wonderful spring inspired desserts.

Sources & Recipes:
1. Strawberry Cream Cake
2. Strawberry Shortcake Jellies
3. Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart
4. Strawberry Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Sources & Recipes:
1. Rum-Spiked Grilled Pineapple with Toasted Coconut
2. Plum Oatmeal Tart
3. Fresh Grape and Champagne Sorbet
4. Rhubarb Raspberry Crisp

Sources &  Recipes:
1. Lemon Angel food Cupcakes
2. Cream Puffs with Lemon-Cream Filling
3. Lemon Meringue Pie with Graham Crust
4. Frozen Blackberry-Lemon Chiffon Pie