Archive for May, 2012

Impulse Buy: Speculoos Cookie Butter

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Hello, ladies. Look at your peanut butter, now, back to Speculoos Cookie Butter, now — stop. Grab a spoon and get ready to taste the guiltiest pleasure of your life!

Trader Joe’s describes it as “a deliciously unusual spread reminiscent of gingerbread and made with crushed biscuits.” Have your taste buds been whipped into a frenzy yet? No? Then how about this – Food bloggers describe it as “spreadable cookies”, “Christmas in a jar” or my favorite (and most accurate), “crack butter.” Your curiosity must be kicking into high drive by now as you’re probably wondering as I did…what exactly is cookie butter? Find out at Small Kitchen College. I provide different ways to get through a jar of Speculoos Cookie Butter!

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How To: Photograph Food without a Fancy Camera

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

My friends often ask me what kind of camera I have when I post my food photos. You must use an expensive DSLR, right? No, not at all. In fact, I use a simple point-and-shoot camera that I’ve owned for years! An expensive DSLR isn’t warranted if you know a few tricks of the trade, which I’m happy to share after much trial and error. Check out my tips for photographing food like a pro at Small Kitchen College! Who knows? There might even be some snickerdoodle photos for your viewing pleasure…

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Ah, the Taste of May: 5 Healthy Mocktails

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

It’s May, and it’s hot outside. Oh wait, no it’s not (at least not in SoCal)! Funny how it was perfectly hot and sunny outside when I photographed these refreshing mocktails way back in March. How’s that for some irony?

Anyway, it’s probably hot wherever you may be, and you’ll be needing some refreshing drinks to cool off after a long day, am I right? Not only are these mocktails refreshing, but they’re healthy (bonus points!) and don’t require a juicer (more bonus points!). Well, a juicer would be handy, but I got by just fine with a blender and some good old fashioned squeezin’. (more…)

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