Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

I don't know what it is about peanut butter cookies, but they're something special.

Maybe it's because they're not as over-the-top sweet as most other cookies, which makes them easier to eat more of..

Or maybe it's the fact that they're made with peanut butter and so they're extra creamy..

Whatever it is, they're stinkin' good. And we all need a good go-to recipe!

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Watermelon Lime Daiquiri

Watermelon Lime Daiquiri

Fun fact: Did you know that the Daiquiri was one of the favorite drinks of Ernest Hemingway and J.F.K?

There are a few ways to make a Daiquiri. One way is with shaved ice, where you pour the liquid ingredients over the shaved ice. Another way is shaking the liquid ingredients in a shaker with ice, and pouring it into a chilled glass, without any ice. The third way, and the more common way, is the "frozen daiquiri".  This is when the ingredients are blended together with ice. That is how I made these.

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Almond Joy Ice Cream Cake

Almond Joy Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate cake layered with vanilla coconut ice cream, chocolate sauce, coconut and chopped Almond Joy candies.

Good lighting makes me happy. 

I'm far from calling myself a "food photographer", but I feel like each new recipe I shoot I am learning more and getting a little bit better. I think I enjoy the photo-taking just as much, if not more, than the baking! It's definitely the creativity. 

 

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Red White and Blue Layered Star Ice Cubes

Red White and Blue Layered Star Ice Cubes

Patriotic Ice Cubes perfect for the 4th Of July.

I'm sure we've all seen those adorable "layered drinks" going around the internet. It's such a fun idea for 4th of July. Layered red, white, and blue, and it's perfect for kids too! My ice cubes are a spin-off of a layered drink. Except you don't have to worry about the sugar content of each color drink (for the layered drinks you have to have varying sugar contents). When you layer ice cubes, you can freeze one layer at a time, and have total control over your layers. Freeze whatever drinks you want! I like this no-fuss layering.

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