Posts in the ‘Recipes’ Category

Neon Heart Cookie Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Neon Heart Cookie Recipe |

This awesome neon heart cookie recipe is from Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine. These shortbread cookies are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day, birthday parties, or any occasion you want to do something bright.

I love how bold and fun these cookies are. They would add serious pizzaz to any dessert table and they're super easy to make!

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Quick & Easy Romesco Sauce Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Quick & Easy Romesco Sauce Recipe |

I was asked by Alexia Smart Classics Crinkle Cut Fries to come up with a quick and easy recipe that would work great as part of a family-friendly meal. One of my New Year's resolutions is to try my hand at sauces.

I cook a lot of fresh foods at home, but I feel like I can create more flavor by exploring beautiful sauces à la Julia Child (well, a girl can dream, can't she?). So here's my first one of the year -- my romesco sauce recipe!

Quick and Easy Sprinkle Oreo Pops DIY

by Jillian Leslie on

Quick and easy sprinkle Oreo pop DIY perfect for party favors or Valentine's Day treats!

Looking for an inexpensive alternative to cake pops? Try making these pink sprinkle Oreo pops instead.  Shauna at Ella and Annie Magazine put together this quick and easy tutorial for making them. These are perfect as birthday treats on a dessert table, party favors dressed in little cellophane bags, and Valentine's Day treats. 

What kid wouldn't want this colorful cookie treat at a birthday or on Valentines day!? They are easy to make and super fun.

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Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Pepper Parmesan Crisps Recipe |

As the holidays approach, Strongbow hard cider asked us to come up with a second party food pairing (our first pairing was our quick and easy aioli recipe).

We chose to pair our pepper parmesan crisps recipe with the hard cider because we love the combination of apples and cheese. The cider brings a tangy, tart, appley-flavor, and the cheese brings a salty, unctuous richness that stands up well to the sharpness in the cider. Both play off each other effortlessly.

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9 Last-Minute Christmas Dessert Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

9 last minute Christmas dessert ideas |

Need some last-minute Christmas dessert ideas? Below are 9 of our favorite recipes for you to whip up this holiday!

We've got yummy cookies, brownies, cupcakes, cakes, and even peppermint bark. These have all been tested for ease and deliciousness. So spend less time baking and more time enjoying your holiday with friends and family!

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Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Quick and Easy Aioli Recipe |

I was asked by Strongbow to come up with a recipe that would pair well with the flavors in their hard apple cider. When I think of drinking hard ciders, with their warm apple-y bite, I think about hanging out with friends on a winter day in big, bulky sweaters (maybe that's what I'm thinking about right now because it's cold and cloudy here in Northern California). So I wanted to come up with something that would work well for a casual winter get-together.

I love serving French fries when I entertain because... everyone loves French fries. Honestly, do you know anyone who doesn't? But to elevate them, I like to serve them with unique and flavorful dipping sauces. So enter my quick and easy aioli recipe!

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California Cosmopolitan Cocktail Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on


We were asked by DeKuyper to come up with a signature cocktail that would be fun to serve during the holidays. Most people think of eggnog or peppermint as their Christmas flavors of choice, but when I think winter... I think citrus!

I love the sweet and tangy flavors citrus brings to a drink, and since I am a California girl (by way of New Jersey), I wanted to create a California cosmopolitan cocktail recipe that highlights the relaxed, casual, West Coast lifestyle and would brighten up any holiday party.

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