Birthday Brunching in Raleigh

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dessert for brunch at J.Alexanders

When I brunch I almost always ask for the dessert menu first. What I'm having for dessert determines what I will have with my meal. I had the Huevos Rancheros, waffles and then came this delicious chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. 

Dark Flower

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

xo, jade

Geode Birthday Cake

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Geode Birthday Cake

We are so fortunate to be surrounded with such creative friends! There hasn't been a single event over the past 4 years that we've attended, been apart of or shot fall short of fantastic! The latest birthday party we attended was imaginitive , interactive and beautifully crafted!

From the treats to the activities to this #geodecake we had a blast. I will forever be entertained by themed parties but when the host commits like this, I'm inspired for a while!

Cheers to the moms who do the most and handcraft cakes like these year after year! And cheers to the moms and dads who coordinate events like these even if they don't do any of the baking themselves cause stuff is hard too!

Whip Up Some Macarons

Sunday, May 14, 2017

 Raspberry Lemonade Macarons

1 cup powdered sugar
3/4 almond flour
2 egg whites (room temperature)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
Food coloring gel (optional)

Raspberry Jam

1 Sift powdered sugar and almond flour into a large bowl
2 In a separate bowl preferably your kitchen aid with the whisk attachment beat your egg whites for 1 minute and then add your granulated sugar in halves. Beat for another 3 minutes until your egg whites form stiff peaks
3 Add your food coloring and 1-2 teaspoons of your flavoring. Beat for another minute.
4 Using a rubber spatula combine your dry and wet mix whipping them together until your batter is lava like
5 Pour your batter into a piping bag fitted with a round tip 
6 Pipe your batter onto your macaron #silpat 
7 Let your piped batter rest for an hour 
8 In a preheated oven at 350 bake your cookies for about 13-14 minutes
9 Allow cookies to cool for 30 minutes
10 Assemble cookies by spooning or piping 1 tablespoon of raspberry preserve or desired filling on one cookie and sandwiching them together

Happy Baking!

Doggie Dishes: Biscuits for Roc

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Homemade Dog Treats 

Recipe courtesy @damn_delicious! 

2/3 c. Pumpkin Puree
1/4 c. Peanut Butter
2 Large eggs
3 c. Whole Wheat Flour

Preheat oven to 350

Combine all ingredients. If you're using your electric mixer use the paddle attachment.

Roll out the dough on well floured surface 

Cut out treats ( we found our
bone shaped cookie cutter at Michaels)

Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment.

Bake for 15 minutes. Let Cool and Serve!