(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Diamond Tags in Rustic Style.) Homemade ketchup is a recipe that shines best when made using flavorful homegrown tomatoes harvested straight from the garden. I’ve prepared it using both fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes, and tomatoes I’ve skinned, de-seeded, and stored in the freezer. Both methods work to create a delicious condiment that’s perfect for warm weather picnics and barbecues. Regarding spiciness, you can make this ketchup with or without … [Read more...]
(Used in this project: Scallop Labels and Envelope Seals in Rococo style.) Compound butter, which is a mixture of butter with additional ingredients such as herbs, citrus, garlic, and spices, is really simple to make, and effective at enhancing the flavor of food. Personally, I’ve had a lot of success with savory compound butters in the past, and often melt them over my meat dishes, vegetables, and sometimes even air-popped popcorn. It was only recently that I started experimenting with … [Read more...]
For Cinco de Mayo!
(Used in this project: Circle Labels and Scallop Tags in Party style.) Homemade guacamole is one of my all-time favorite snack foods. It’s super simple to make at home, and it’s delicious served plain with tortilla chips or over Mexican food. This year, I’ll be making a double batch, and jarring it up for my Cinco de Mayo party. I want my guests to have some to take home for the end of the night. Homemade Guacamole • 3 Haas avocados, halved, seeded and peeled • ½ medium … [Read more...]
For Cinco de Mayo!
(Used in this project: Small Diamond Tags and Envelope Seals in Fest style.) I’m hosting a Cinco de Mayo party at my house this year, so I thought it’d be fun to make a batch of Horchata cupcakes for the occasion. This recipe, adapted from Chockylit’s Cupcake Bakeshop, is one of my absolute favorite cupcake recipes of all time, and it’s worth the extra effort it takes to prepare. Plus, if you make a double batch of the Horchata, you’ll have enough to serve as a beverage during the … [Read more...]
To celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day this year, my husband and I have decided to throw a dinner party for some close friends. Our menu consists of traditional Irish fare such as corned beef and cabbage, Guinness mustard, and Irish Soda bread. For dessert, however, we’ve decided to go the non-traditional route with homemade Shamrock Shakes. They’re green, minty, and super delicious – the perfect way to end the night. Enjoy! Homemade Shamrock Shakes Makes 2 to 3 servings. • 2 cups … [Read more...]
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