Churro Cupcakes for a Surprise 60th Birthday Fiesta!

I threw my mom a surprise party to celebrate her big 6-0 last month with my extended family – about 20-25 of us in all.  Given her East Los Angeles roots and inherent love for Mexican food, I decided to give it a fiesta theme.  I ordered a taco bar style set-up from a fantastic family-owned … Continue reading “Churro Cupcakes for a Surprise 60th Birthday Fiesta!”

Pintuck Apron

For Jamie’s birthday nearly two years ago (yes – still drowning in a sea of backlogged posts), I made this fun little pintuck piece since she’d told me she was in the market for an apron.  I found the tutorial on Wholly Kao, and wholeheartedly accepted the challenge.  And boy, was it a challenge! I don’t … Continue reading “Pintuck Apron”

Year One – Paper

Kev and I have been in the thick of home shopping the last couple of months and decided to take a break with a trip up the central coast.  Our first wedding anniversary last month was the perfect excuse for a little food and wine adventure in Paso Robles and Santa Barbara.  It was a great … Continue reading “Year One – Paper”

Peach and Blackberry Cobbler

Kevin and I enlisted some of our talented friends (or “friendors”) to help with our DIY wedding. Jamie tried her hand for the first time at assembling wedding florals for our big day.  We had bridesmaids bouquets, groomsmen boutonnieres, and a few corsages for our immediate family. NOTE: All non-food photos in this post were taken by the … Continue reading “Peach and Blackberry Cobbler”

Valentine’s Day Cookies (Heart-Glazed Cornmeal Sugar Cookies)

In the spirit of said corporate faux holiday, I decided to bake in celebration of the pink and the hearts and all that other crap that Valentine’s Day is all about. I like things with cornmeal (i.e., cornbread, …can’t think of anything else) so I thought a sugar cookie using cornmeal would be a fun … Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Cookies (Heart-Glazed Cornmeal Sugar Cookies)”