British Kitchen

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

This kitchen from Ben Pentreath Ltd. is so utterly gorgeous.  Daydreaming today of baking scones in that space, instead of the countless hours of photoshopping I’ve been doing the last 3 days…

{image shown belongs to Ben Pentreath Ltd.}

Matzo Ball Soup ~ Smitten Kitchen

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

My husband is feeling under the weather today, so I made him his favorite: Matzo Ball Soup.  I do cheat and get the matzo ball mix (it’s so quick!), but I add fresh parsley to the matzo balls and add plenty of fresh dill to the broth.  There’s nothing homemade Matzo Ball Soup can’t fix!

Check out Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for Matzo Ball Soup.

{image shown belongs to Smitten Kitchen}

The Grounds

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

These photos from Katie Quinn Davies (of What Katie Ate) of The Grounds (Australia) are so beautiful it hurts.  That food is making me so hungry!  Wish it wasn’t on the opposite side of the world, I’d love to visit.

{images shown taken by Katie Quinn Davies for The Grounds}

Lemon Cake

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Doesn’t this cake from Honey & Jam look amazing?  And it has a black tea frosting… very interesting, I wonder what it would taste like.  Who in my family has a birthday next so I can have an excuse to bake a cake this weekend?

{image shown belongs to Honey & Jam}

Salt Water Farm

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Salt Water Farm in Maine looks like such a respite to me.  The last few weeks have been good, just very hectic… and this place looks like heaven; to be able to take a weekend to slow down, make really good food around good people in a beautiful setting.  Would really, really love to take a bread making class there someday.  It’s been forever since I slowed down a bit to make a loaf of bread!

{images shown belong to Salt Water Farm}

Apple Triangles

Monday, January 16th, 2012

These apple triangles from Oh Joy! look so easy to make and so yummy.  Putting on my to-bake list!

{image shown belongs to Oh Joy!}

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Check out this totally drool-worthy photo shoot of Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Call Me Cupcake.  Talk about some amazing cookies and drop-dead gorgeous photographs!

FYI family, I’m in charge of baking cookies for Thanksgiving – currently bookmarking this!

{images shown belong to Call Me Cupcake}

Happy Weekend!

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Wow, it’s Friday already?  This weekend I have a few parties and get togethers with friends and family, but I’m planning on spending all day Saturday inside, in my pj’s, baking with the apples I still have (which is a lot!), and having a fire in the fireplace.  It snowed here last night (which is sort of early for us, but it was just a dusting) and it made me really excited to have a fire to sit next to.  I’m planning on trying Katy’s Rustic Apple French Toast and the Apple Cider Doughnuts, and maybe make a loaf of multigrain bread while I’m at it.  I’m so excited!  I cannot remember the last time I spent an entire day in my pj’s and not working.

What are your plans this weekend?  Whatever it is, have a relaxing, cozy one!
- Colleen

{image shown belongs to Katy Elliot}

Nine Cakes

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

I love cake, don’t get me wrong… but sometimes I feel like wedding cakes just start to look like one another.  Nine Cake’s work really stood out to me.  I love how some of those flowers look like crepe paper!

{images shown belong to Nine Cakes}

The Most Gorgeous of Cakes

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

I think I’ve found my perfect cake (which belongs to seven spoons).  Oh dear… is it possible to fall in love with a dessert?

{image shown belongs to seven spoons; found via bird & banner}