Monday, October 27, 2014

Homemade StrawBerry Jam

So, I finally found some time to make some strawberry jam. My son has been asking and therefore I made it possible. I wanted a recipe that didn't require pectin. Upon research I stumbled upon All Recipes: Strawberry Jam Recipe I chose this recipe because it allows you to change the serving amount. I only wanted to make one jar to give it a try. It turned out absolutely delicious. If it wasn't for my daughter I wouldn't buy anymore jelly. She is so picky and her taste buds are funny. Please give this recipe a try or any other jam flavors.

#jam #homemade #strawberry #sweetandsavorytastings #strawberryjam

My New Dutch Oven...

I have been wanting a Dutch Oven for some time now because I heard about its good uses. So I finally went out and bought one. A Dutch oven is designed to enhance slow cooking by even heating and locking in moisture for tender results. The enameled design on the inside requires no additional seasonings as the cast iron skillets that are used.

For my first meal I decided to make Chicken & Dumplings.  It turned out so good and delicious. This Dutch Oven is definitely worth it and I will be investing in different sizes.

#dutchoven #dutch #oven #chickenanddumplings #onions #carrots #celery #garlic #savory #dinner #sweetandsavorytastings #chicken

Saturday, October 4, 2014

40th Birthday Celebration

I have debated so many times whether or not to throw myself a party. I was really tired and just wanted to relax. It has been an exhausting year mentally and physically and to top it off I was leaving to go out of town within two days. After much thought; I decided to throw myself a Moroccan Spa at My Place Party. I hired Make Up & Martinis to come out and give my guests and I makeup application along with manicures and pedicures. I even had my cousin come out to curl my hair. I even provided belly dancing hip scarfs for my guests. I had a blast and so glad that I decided to celebrate my life.

The color scheme for the room was fuscia, purple, teal, orange and metallic gold.

I had provided the guests with lite bites to eat while being serviced. We had a tricolor pasta salad, tuna, buffalo chicken dip, french and Caesar salad cups, veggie and fruit skewers with associated dips to accompany, candy jar, and alcoholic jello shots.

For dessert we had no bake key lime cheesecake and a banana pudding taster spoon.

My birthday cake was a Banana Pudding Cake.

#40thbirthdaycelebration #eventstylist #event #stylist

Strawberry Cake Cups

During my birthday party I wanted to honor some of the people that came out to help me successfully create the celebration of the year. Since I am a baker; I decided to give two of my guests that helped with Strawberry Cake Cups. To do this I diced up some cake pieces, macerated strawberries, prepared strawberry glaze and powder sugar glaze. 

Bottom layer: 1/3 of the macerated strawberries and and strawberry glaze.
Second layer: 1/3 of the diced cake
Then repeat until the top is reached; lastly pour powder sugar glaze on top and seal with a lid.

#sweetandsavorytastings #cake #cup #macerated #strawberry #powdersugar #glaze #dessert 

Wedding Shower Cupcakes

I had the pleasure of making wedding shower cupcakes for my client today.  I was so thankful that the client called and gave as much detail about the event as possible. The more details you give about the event the more I can customize the outlook of the dessert. I was told that the colors for the wedding is purple, silver and white. I used a white cupcake liner, white pearl cupcake wrapper along with purple sugar sprinkles and silver pearls. The client requested vanilla cupcakes and vanilla buttercream. When I arrived at the venue for the proposed shower the client was so happy and stated that the cupcakes looks just like it represented the them very well.

#cupcake #vanilla #buttercream #purple #silver #sugar #pearls #candy #sweetandsavorytastings #dessert #bakery