Girl Scout Cookie season is nearing an end, but they will live on in my heart forever. So forever, that I made a pie you can make year-round with those babies. Thin Mint Chocolate Pie. It's rich, it's cool, it's what I want from Girl Scouts. I'll tell you a secret: these aren't even Thin Mints! They're Grasshopper cookies by Keebler. Sold at your local grocery store all year long. I think these taste better than Thin Mints and are a heckofalot cheaper too! I keep them in the refrigerator . . .
Over the years this Lemon Raspberry Red Velvet Trifle has become one of my very favorite desserts. I especially love to take this to party's, celebrations or simple get togethers. It fits the mood for everything. And because its cake in a bowl it transports even more beautifully! . . .
When I was told we would be giving away a sushi kit from totally bamboo I was really excited. I had vision of fruit sushi swimming around in my head. How I Was going to make it, what recipes and ingredients I was going to use, how the pictures would look. Well, lets say it all worked out how I hoped, except the pictures were a lot more fancy in my head, the always are. My imaginations of what I really want compared to what happens always gets me. . . .
CLICK HERE for the Valentine's Giveaway! We're giving away a Blendtec, tieks (pictured below) and so much more! Coconut Rice is a wonderful way to change up your rice game. Really, after a while plain ol' rice gets kinda old! (brown or white) You can make this to go with BOTH savory and sweet meals. For instance I love to serve mine along side of my Lettuce Wraps, or the Mongolian Beef on top. It's also fabulous with the Rumbi Rice Bowls and the Hawaiian Haystacks. But top it with just some . . .
Baked cake doughnuts. They come together in a cinch, like muffins, (or muffins or muffins) but look like you woke up at the crack of dawn to make FRIED cake doughnuts. Tired of typical Valentine's treats? Then whip these up with the rugrats and they'll love getting sprinkles and coconut all over your kitchen. They'll even lick up the mess for you. Promise. . . .
Everyone has a favorite treat that they grew up with that they feel is the "very best ever," and I'm no exception. My grandpa makes the best fudge. Each Christmas he would make several batches - some with nuts, some without. I always selected the variety without the nuts because I'm a purist when it comes to treats - I like my banana bread with no chocolate chips, and my fudge free from nuts. This last Thanksgiving my family came into town for the holiday. My mom brought a container of . . .
If you like Trader Joe's Joe-Joe's you'll love our Holiday Ho-ho's (without the E). Our favorite people from Blendtec made an incredible video on how to make our Christmas Cookies in their blender!!! Can you imagine making them in a blender? SO easy! What's even better is you can enter to win a blendtec over on our instagram!! Several years ago we hosted The Great Cookie Exchange! It was so much fun! We have thee cutest downloadable invites, tags, recipe cards etc. You can . . .
Someone very wise once said that a party without cake is just a meeting. Well, Julia Childs, I couldn't agree more! And chocolate cake is never a bad thing, especially when it's pretty and festive and makes you ohso happy it's the holidays so you can top your cake with things like peppermint sticks and rosemary wreaths. I can't have a party and not have a cake. My go-to the past several parties I've had has been this Salted Caramel Chocolate Cinnamon Cake because it's absolutely . . .
I've been looking forward to this post for a while now! We were invited to share in the excitement of Martha Stewart's 7th season of Martha Bakes on PBS and give you a peek at one of her recipes - this Cranberry Tart. I don't know about you but aside from my mother's kitchen, I learned to cook from TV! I've spent many days watching various food celebrities whip up desserts and dinners. Watching the process and learning techniques has transformed my own culinary skills. I'm so looking forward . . .
Next week we have some BIG, exciting posts planned + some really great goodies. If you have been a loyal reader of OSD for a while you know that during the holidays we like to a big giveaway for you. Sometimes several separate big items, sometimes 1 grand giveaway. This year we are changing things up. It's not just a giveaway! It will be a whole week of tips, tricks, recipe on how to SERVE others through food! We are surrounded by people all day everyday who are always in need of something. . . .