Jul 17, 2016

Sweet Sunday

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Wayyy back in (1984) then President Ronald Reagan deemed the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day. Being the eternal math wizard that I am (NOT) that would be TODAY! If there is any day to treat yourself  to a favorite scoop of ice cream this would be the day. Wishing you  the sweetest Sunday ever!

chanel cones

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Jul 3, 2016

Star Spangled Sangria

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes
sangria

Image courtesy of diy ready.com

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Jun 30, 2016

Summer S’mores

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

S’mores. The perfect treat that you can serve at any Summer soiree and NOBODY will be disappointed. I mean realllly who doesn’t love chocolate, melted marshmallow and a good old graham cracker?!  Here are three ways to serve  um up. Enjoy!

Image courtesy of Tulle & Chantilly blogspot

Image courtesy of Tulle & Chantilly blogspot

Image courtesy of On A Whim BlogSpot

Image courtesy of On A Whim BlogSpot

Image courtesy of Colin Cowie Weddings

Image courtesy of Colin Cowie Weddings

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Jun 22, 2016

Fanciful Fruit

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

Today I took a quick look see at my calendar and whaaaat  is that – July 1 is next Friday. Really? You have got to be kidding. How did that happen? The Summer is swimming along so quickly and before you know it July 4 will be upon us which brings me to today’s post. (You knew I was going somewhere with this didn’t you). I do love putting together a summer soiree’ and for my money there is nothing better to quell the summer taste buds than a perfect platter filled with an assortment of fruit. Yep-that’s my number one go to when you are looking to start a party or have a low cal finish to your meal. Now we wouldn’t think to just cut up a cantaloupe and plop it down on the table NOPE not going to happen. Instead we want a mélange of colorful fruit displayed oh so pretty. I’ thought a few ideas just might inspire you (and me) to cut, dice and slice some fruit into one perfectly put together platter. Enjoy!

Image via Pinterest No source given

Image via Pinterest
No source given

fruit cake

Image courtesy of Shabby Chicks.blogspot

Image courtesy of Shabby Chicks.blogspot

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May 10, 2016

Craving a Couture Cake!

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes
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cake

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Apr 14, 2016

Spectacular Outdoor Dining

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes
Image courtesy of Colin Cowie Facebook Page

Image courtesy of Colin Cowie Facebook Page

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Apr 12, 2016

Sweet on Chanel….

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes Uncategorized
cake

Image courtesy of BlogSpot: Hostess with the Mostess

cake cupcakes

Image courtesy of mediacache.com

cake 2

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Here’s to the sweet life! And if perchance getting some part of the sweet life involves treats inspired by one of our favorite designers all the better.

Just between the two of us…I’ve always been “Sweet on Chanel.”

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Dec 14, 2015

Pretty Pretzels

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

If yo’re looking for a pretty and EASY DIY gift idea I think I have hit the holy grail. These pretty pretzels dipped and decorated are the perfect party favor, hostess gift or dessert for your holiday party.. Just dip and decorate and whah lah-Done! pp2 pp1

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Oct 19, 2015

One Sweet Black out…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes
Image courtesy of candywarehouse.

Image courtesy of candywarehouse.

Halloween is just around the corner and with that in mind I found a few fabulous inspirations  via Pinterest that really take your sweet tooth up a notch and are extra spooktacular.

h apples 2

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Black Taffy Apples  courtesy of http://lilluna.com/blackout-candy-apples/

Black Taffy Apples
courtesy of http://lilluna.com/blackout-candy-apples/

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Jul 29, 2015

Sensational Summer Salad

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

I’ll be honest- I LIVE on salad.I’m not talking about your basic  head of lettuce with tomato and dressing. Nope-I am talking about organic red leaf lettuce with a bevy of mixed veges-like organic beets, cucumber, red pepper, grilled onion, sesame seeds (no salt please) and usually some organic shredded chicken-drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.. In a word a major taste sensation and a healthy meal-not to mention a great way to get your greens. So your probably wondering-where are the pics for proof or at the very least a Pinterest post? Welllll…here’s the thing-said salad is usually my lunch and that’s after a long morning sustained by a protein drink around 6:00A.M. sooooo the salad is usually long gone before I even think of snapping a pic.  But don’t worry I wasn’t going to write a whole post and give yah nothing-nada… on my quest to search out additional summer salad sensations I came across this yummy grilled vegetable salad  via (where else)  Pinterest/ courtesy of: A Family Feast.com. It is so colorful and looks luscious- clearly something I must try soon and linger long enough to snap a picture so you can see proof positive that I have one ounce of self control. Tee-he. Enjoy a summer salad this week. .

vege salad

 

Ingredients
  • 1 medium eggplant
  • 3 ears corn
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 small or one medium summer squash
  • 1 whole red onion
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1 red pepper
  • ¼ cup herb infused oil, for grilling
  • 2 pounds mixed grape, cherry and mini sunglow tomatoes (or any of your own favorite varieties)
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves, cut into a thin chiffonade
  • 4 ounces Gorgonzola or blue cheese, crumbled
For the Dressing
  • ¼ cup herb infused oil
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • Juice from one lemon (1/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Few grinds black pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat grill to the hottest temperature.
  2. Cut ends from eggplant and cut lengthwise into three or four thick slices. Shave the skin off the two outside pieces so the flesh will get grill marks. Lay the slices on your board or plate and salt both sides liberally. This will draw out the bitterness.
  3. While the eggplant sits, prepare the other vegetables.
  4. Husk the corn and place on a tray.
  5. Cut the ends off the zucchini and summer squash then cut in half lengthwise. Place on tray with corn.
  6. Cut the top off the red onion but leave the root attached. Cut it in quarters, leaving root attached to each quarter. This will help keep it together while grilling. Place on tray with other vegetables.
  7. Cut the tough ends off the asparagus and place spears on tray with vegetables.
  8. Cut the red pepper in half. Remove core and seeds and place the two halves on tray with vegetables.
  9. Rinse and dry eggplant and add to tray with other vegetables.
  10. Brush all of the vegetables on all sides with your choice of infused oils. (We found that the Hot Hungarian Paprika infused oil went very well with the corn. The thyme infused oil or the mixed spice infused oil goes well with the other vegetables.)
  11. Once all of the vegetables are brushed with oil, lay them all out on your grill. As each side chars, turn and grill the other side. Depending on your grill, the time to cook will vary but different vegetables will take different amounts of time. The corn and onions took the longest and the asparagus took the least. Just remove back to the platter once each is grilled.
  12. Cut each vegetable into bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl. With a sharp knife or a corn stripper tool (like this one), remove kernels and place in bowl.
  13. Cut all of the tomatoes in half and add to the bowl.
  14. Make the dressing by combining all ingredients and add to bowl along with the fresh basil. Toss until combined.
  15. Top with the cheese and serve.
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