Chicken Biscuit

Monday, May 7, 2018

F O O D T O U R: new food tour alert. So this is nothing official but I can get pretty stuck on one food thing for quite a while. I’ll eat one thing that I like and then I just keep ordering at different places to try the many ways it can be done. We’ve done an ice cream tour a macaron tour and a few others but it usually happens seasonally. Not because I’ve planned it I’m just beginning to notice this pattern and it has definitely kicked in again with the chicken biscuit. We’re in the south where biscuits are expected to be amazing and fried chicken is an absolute. But I can’t just do chicken on a biscuit so I order it with pimento cheese and honey. I’ve not seen it like this on the menu so I do have to ask for it specifically but it is worth the ask. This chicken biscuit @grubdurham was very good and super cute. #chickenbiscuit #foodtour

Birthday Brunching in Raleigh

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Dessert for Brunch

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!