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lovely little recipe: summer fig appetizer
image (c) lovely little details happy wednesday everyone! i've been radio silent over here working away on weddings and prepping for the 2014 season, so i apologize for the lack of posts around here! i wanted to pop in today though with a really yummy appetizer we made this past weekend for an impromptu BBQ. we hit up the farmers market on the way back from sonoma (where we had a wedding) and the prettiest looking figs were just calling our name. here's how you can make this yummy...
healthy recipe: crockpot pulled chicken {paleo / shred}
{updated photo coming soon} we've been on a healthy kick and have been looking for food that tastes good and feels like it shouldn't be good for you. this pulled chicken recipe (adapted from a friend's recipe) has been a lifesaver on those nights when you want some comfort food without tons of carbs or sugars. the best part is you can throw it in the crock pot the night before or the morning-of, and not have to do anything to it except stir a few times - super easy and yummy. pulled chicken...
healthy recipe: grapes with rosemary, sea salt and olive oil {yum}
happy thursday everyone! how are we at thursday already? and halfway through march? ahh! today i wanted to share a quick recipe with you that my sister-in-law introduced to us this past thanksgiving. now if you know me, you know that i'm a salt girl and appetizers are my weakness, especially the non-healthy kind. but out of all the apps at thanksgiving, this one was devoured the fastest - it's so unexpected but so good! and the combination of sweet, salt and savory is just so yummy. grapes...
lovely little recipe: cranberry coconut muffins {yum}
{personal image (c) jacin fitzgerald} remember the cranberries i picked up a few weeks back while i was in cape cod for e+a's wedding? well i ended up with about 6 pounds of them, not sure what to do with them all. i sent half to my cousin in an overdue care package, and kept the other half for baking and possibly some decor. i've never used fresh cranberries before, only the craisins that come in the little ocean spray bags for salads, etc, so using the real deal was actually pretty...
lovely little recipe: homemade dill pickles {canning!}
{personal image} This past weekend I finally got to walk to the farmers market here in Walnut Creek with Pat and Rhody. Of course as soon as we got there we realized that dogs aren't allowed, but Pat was only going to appease me anyways so I walked through quickly and picked up all the end-of-summer fruits and veggies to make my canning-loving heart content. That, and some kettle corn which was a total impulse buy perfectly positioned at the end of the lot. We needed kettle corn, know what I...
lovely little DIY: 3 layer mason jar “dirt” cakes {recipe fun for kids}
{all images shot in film by jessica burke} I remember enjoying these tasty, chocolaty treats as a kid when my best friend's mom would bring over a big terracotta pot filled with pudding, cake and cookie crumbles to picnics. I mean really what is better than chocolate crunchies and pudding? Love. So I wanted to try them out in a mason jar, something you could totally make with the kids, and transfer easily to your family picnics. Here's what you need to make them at...
lovely little DIY: mason jar breakfast casserole recipe
{all images shot in film by jessica burke} I am a sucker for breakfast food - give me a bacon, egg and cheese any time of day and I'm a happy girl. whenever we go back east, my mother-in-law always makes this amazing casserole for us, something that can easily be made ahead the day before, and it's a yummy breakfast that I seriously look forward to. so of course, the next question was, could it be made in a jar? and the answer is yes. bake these little babies ahead of time and throw a lid...
lovely little DIY: rainbow mason jar cupcakes {wedding favor recipe idea}
{all images by jessica burke} this little project was one of the easiest things ever. it's a bit tedious to set up, but other than that, it's pretty and colorful and fun - especially for a wedding favor or birthday party treat. here's what you need to do! ingredients: white cake mix (or your favorite white cake recipe) food coloring 4 small bowls spoon 4-oz masons white frosting pretty sprinkles directions: 1. mix up your white cake mix according to directions. 2. pour in...
lovely little DIY: mason jar “to-go” salad {easy & green}
{all images shot in film by jessica burke} I'd seen this idea swirling around pinterest for a while and Jessica and I decided to give it a go a few weeks ago when we were in mason jar craft mania land. the result? super cute, super easy, and super green. saving $ is key these days, and every time we buy lunch out it adds up - these mason jar "to-go" salads are a convenient way to bring your lunch to work, and you can just bring the jar home at the end of the day to use again. and by...
lovely little DIY: mason jar s’mores cupcakes {wedding favor recipe idea}
{all images by jessica burke} i have always been more of a salt/savory person than sweets, but s'mores cupcakes are one of my dessert weaknesses. i have been wanting to try the whole "cooking in jars" thing for a while now, so decided to see if i could cook s'mores in a mason jar for a portable and pretty treat. wouldn't these be a fun alternative to a s'mores bar for your wedding? you could make them all beforehand (please enlist help of bridesmaids and don't take this on the day before...
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