Plating Dinner

I try to work on plating my food as practice for my photography.

Creating a Cookbook of Favorites

There have been several dinner and dessert favorites that we keep going back to overtime, but they have been scattered in my cookbook cabinet.


Butternut Squash Soup

We tried out an organic butternut squash soup, I topped my bowl with parmesan, parsley, and a bit of garlic. 

Happy Turkey Day

I hope you all are having a wonderful day surrounded by friends and family.



Eggnog is Popular

Apparently, eggnog is popular or at least the Instagram hashtag is. Yesterday I posted one of my cookie pictures with a glass of eggnog and of course included a hashtag to the favorite drink and post workout (yes I got one in yesterday) I checked back to the surprise of over 100 likes on the post!

Recipe Creation

So I have a peanut butter cookie recipe from a relative and have been recently been working to try and modify it to make my cookies more soft and chewy. I make a switch in my ingredients last week and was very excited with the outcome. I think I am finally starting to get my recipe where I want it to be. So I documented by taking photos of the cookies! Check them out below. How do you like your cookies? crunchy or chewy?

How I Started Drinking Coffee

I did not grow up in a coffee drinking family. The only coffee in the house were a couple things of instant coffee stored in the pantry and forgotten about except on Thanksgiving day. On Thanksgiving, we got out all of my Mom’s nice china which included a set of coffee cups and saucers. Following the main meal, my Mom would set the kettle and offer up coffee, decaf and caffeinated (we did at least have options) and tea. 

Homemade Rolled Ice Cream

I’ve been seeing this lately all over, ice cream made in a flat sheet, scraped up into rolls, and served. It looks so cool. I found a recipe and thought I would give it a try. Check out the photos below. Note I think I need to give it another go, but next time half the recipe for my baking sheet so the ice cream is thin and easier to roll and fewer sprinkles. My sprinkle density ended up a little high since they sank to the bottom and I didn’t realize how much I had already put in. 

Food Photography: Biscuits & Coffee

As I continue my blog, I’ve decided to work on building my photography skills. Check out the three photos below from a post-work snack I had last week.