Posts Tagged ‘Yummy!’

  1. Yummy Wednesday: Easter cupcakes

    March 21, 2012 by ivona

    {Image source and copyright Creation Cupcakes}

    It’s Spring, the sun is shining and Easter is almost here! These bright and fresh cupcakes are lovely for Easter or just a Sunday brunch.

    The grass is easy to do with the grass tip. Click here for a tutorial from Wilton.

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  2. Yummy Wednesday: Kokeshi dolls!

    March 7, 2012 by ivona

    {image source and copyright Sweetopia}

    Good morning fans!

    When I saw these lovely Kokeshi cookies on Sweetopia I melted. If you have been following for a while you know everything Kokeshi is dear to me, and our Kokeshi stationery collection is one of my personal favorites.

    One reason I love our Kokeshi collection is that it’s like virtual playing with paper dolls: choosing the outfit, hair, colors or embellishments. Visit the stationery section of the shop here for the full view.

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  3. Hot Air Balloon Pops

    February 29, 2012 by ivona

    Photography by Jaime Smith Photography

    Today’s yummy Wednesday shows off these adorable hot air balloon pops created to match our hot air balloon collection. More details coming soon.

  4. Yummy Wednesday: Rose Cake

    February 15, 2012 by ivona

    Well, I did it!

    Thanks to all the wonderful suggestions from our Facebook fans and the tutorial found on Pinterest the decorating went smoothly. I did not plan for such an electric pink and the roses could have definitively been neater, but for a first time try I would call it a success :)

    Have a cheerful Wednesday!

    Click here for tutorial

  5. Yummy Press Wednesday: Spice Cupcakes

    October 5, 2011 by ivona

    Southern Child Magazine is one of my favorite reads and I was so excited to contribute some ideas on putting together a fun S’mores bar for the current issue.

    My good friend Rachel of Figurative Pie had the perfect fall recipe so hop on over  (recipe on page 100) and get ready to bake :)

    The Fancy Camping Party designs are available in the shop.

  6. Yummy Wednesday on Thursday: Heavenly Hash recipe

    September 29, 2011 by ivona

    During last week’s blog hop several commenters asked for the Heavenly Hash recipe and here it is:

     You will need:

    1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

    1 cup shredded coconut

    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    1 (8 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

    1 (8 ounce) can pineapple chunks, drained

    1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained

    3 cups miniature marshmallows

    1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped

    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Mix everything together – allow to chill for thirty minutes to an hour…

    For a full post from the blog hop click here.

  7. Yummy Wednesday: Mini pizza for school lunch

    September 14, 2011 by ivona

    Now that school is back in session it’s time to get my school lunch brain back on. Majority of the time the kids will get dinner leftovers in their lunch boxes, but there are times when there aren’t any leftovers or the kids don’t particularly enjoy what’s for dinner.

    For those occasions I like to have a couple of things prepped and cooked (or baked). Enter: Mini pizzas!

    Pizzas are always a favorite and I wanted to come up with a healthy(er) home made version + the kids loved being a part of the baking process.

    What you’ll need:

    - pastry sheets

    - pizza sauce

    - fillings (we used ham, mozzarella and black olives)

    - cutters

     I REALLY did not feel like making pizza dough for these so we agreed to experiment with pastry sheets. Originally I planned to use round cookie cutters and  make the pizzas like you would ravioli but then I remembered my handy dandy Pocket Pie Molds from Williams- Sonoma.  


    For cutting we used only the side without the little opening to avoid potential lunch box messes.


    You can use store bought, or make your own from tomato/vegetable juice. 


    Instead of pepperoni (kids’ first choice), we went with ham and sliced it really fine. We already had shredded mozzarella and we finely chopped black olives. I also planned on adding mushrooms but I was afraid it would be too much. As it turns out the heart mold is a bit bigger than the star and could have held mushrooms as well.

    Let the kids pick their fillings and have fun with  it!

    HOW TO:

    Finally, we were ready to fill these babies. After cutting your shapes, flatten the shape you will put on the bottom a bit more since it will sink into the mold a bit.

    1. Pour the sauce

    2. Add cheese and other fillings

    3. Brush the edge with egg yolk

    4. Place the cover shape and press the mold together.

    5. Brush the tops with egg yolk and bake

    THE RESULT: Pure yumminess!

    Pack in a container between sheets of parchment paper and refrigerate. The kids can reheat them or eat room temperature.

    What are your lunch go-to food? Let me know in the comments!

    DISCLAIMER: This post is not sponsored by any of the companies and/or brands mentioned; all opinions are my own.

  8. Yummy Wednesday school edition: Okawai! Bento!

    September 7, 2011 by ivona

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    Our daughter started preschool this year and finally mama can make her lunches!

    It’s unnatural to be this excited about making a lunch every day, but I have been amazed at all the wonderful bento creations and couldn’t wait to give them a try.

    Click on image for source

    A great starting point for learning about bento rules and principles is Just Bento. Honestly though, the bento culture has now completely surpassed the traditional Japanese foods and culture. My personal reasons for choosing to bento are much more down to earth: mainly, my daughter is excited about her lunches!

    We are a week into the school year and she is already asking for certain animals, and choosing picks. Her excitement is translating into empty lunch boxes and that is what I LOVE!

    I will share a few of my “fill in” recipes in the upcoming Yummy Wednesdays, but I wanted to take the time to give a shout out to great moms who inspired me to get started.

    Wendy from Wendolonia and Melissa from Another Lunch, this one’s for you:)

    P.S. Our middle schooler is responsible for making his own lunches, and to help him figure out the contents of his lunch box we use this handy dandy list of food groups from Wendolonia.

  9. DIY Yummy Wednesday: bunting tablecloth

    July 27, 2011 by ivona

    For today’s yummy Wednesday, a yummy way to display your sweets:

    This bunting tablecloth is filled with fun and whimsy! Check out the full tutorial here.

  10. Yummy Wednesday: White Sangria

    July 6, 2011 by ivona

    Sangria is one of my favorite drinks and this white version from Eat Drink Pretty seems perfect for summer evenings.

    Click here for a full post.

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