Archive for the ‘Desserts’ Category

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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Avocados: They’re Not Just for Guacamole!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

love avocados. With their rich, smooth and buttery consistency, I’m rendered helpless when it comes to resisting them! I’m not surprised that they’re known as “butter fruit” to many cultures. My fondness of this exotic fruit is legendary at parties I’ve thrown, where my homemade guacamole is the first thing to disappear.

Guacamole isn’t the only thing I’ve made to acclaim with avocados. I like to use them in all types of recipes, not only for their flavor, but also their nutritional value. Mayonnaise, butter and eggs can all be subbed out, avocados subbed in instead. Try avocados in drinks, ice cream, pasta sauces, and even cupcakes. The Choco-Cado Cupcakes pictured above were the moistest and fluffiest cupcakes I’ve ever eaten. Don’t doubt the avocado, folks – it’s got magical powers!

For creative uses (and recipes!) for avocados, check out my latest post over at Small Kitchen College!

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You’re Invited: Earth Day Trash Bash

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

I wouldn’t say I’m the savviest when it comes to going green, so I usually don’t celebrate Earth Day. But I am a huge fan of using recyclables to make clever, crafty things. So this year, I decided to throw a craft-themed Earth Day party so my friends and I could celebrate by reducing, reusing, recycling and most importantly, getting crafty! And you can’t throw an Earth Day Trash Bash without some appropriately themed food. Remember these old-school dirt cups with gummy worms? For tips on how to throw an Earth Day Trash Bash of your own, check out my article over at Small Kitchen College!

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Have Your Dessert and Eat It, Too!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Dear fellow dessert addicts of the world…

My healthy desserts video for Student Health 101‘s April issue may have been published on April 1st, but trust me, this is no April Fool’s joke. Although my blog is all about healthy eating, I’m human, too! I can relate to those times when you buy a pint of ice cream…just to realize that it will be gone in a matter of minutes. (more…)

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You’re Invited: Potluck Fondue Party

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Is it totally weird that I  get more excited about planning the food I’ll be making at my parties more than anything else? I couldn’t care less about the drinks! I recently threw a Potluck Fondue Party as a fun way to relax and reunite with friends after midterm season. I have to say, this is the perfect party theme for winter! There’s nothing like gathering your friends around the ol’ fondue pot, whether it be cheesy or chocolatey goodness. This if my second article for Small Kitchen College, and I especially had a lot of fun with the photo shoot (and, of course, eating the fondue afterwards). Read on for tips on how to throw the perfect potluck fondue party. You never know, I may have a few fondue tricks up my sleeve in the article. Chile con queso fondue in a bread bowl, anyone?

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