Do you need a recipe for the pictured dessert? If so, it’s here. I’d use fresh Whipped Cream between the layers, or Lemon Curd and Cream Cheese like its publisher. You can use Pudding or whatever you want. And the rest is visually apparent, right? It’s an impressive Holiday Layer Cake that’s easy to make with a store bought Angel Food Cake. Cherish Memorial Day.
I sure appreciate my Mom — I’m reminded to visit and eat on Mother’s Day. Lucky me.
I’ll try to be on-time and it’s likely my gift won’t be as stylish as these, so enjoy the photos.
And/or create something unique, if so inclined — Pictured instructions for all above are here.
The top line may push it a bit, but I concur with the general finding. All is good – Thank God.
May your day be filled with Jelly Belly Corn on the Cob, quartered Orange Starbursts, Green Apple Runts, Caramel Sauce Gravy, Yellow Starburst Butter and Graham Cracker Chicken.
More keep landing here to view our Halloween Cupcake and Cookie decorating ideas.
I’ve posted much about it previously — A link to all is here.
Pictured are the latest and hopefully greatest, though certainly not professional samples.
Trick or Eat is adopted from the Trick or Eat Dinner at The Cellar in Fullerton.
Happy Halloween from Nibbles of Tidbits!
Growing up some of the best times were spent trick-or-treating and trading Candy.
Now it’s fun to decorate and give away Cookies and Cupcakes to/from/with friends/family.
The kids love them too — Halloween is a creative time.
Enjoy the possibilities — Eyeballs bring anything to life.
It’s Watermelon LOVE, what a surprise since it’s generally not one of my favorite flavors, though I always like it as Fresh Fruit and 100% Juice. Inspired by the request of Kids in the Kitchen, I discovered Shelly’s Jellies are superb when made from pureed Watermelon.
At first I didn’t think it was possible to create an intensely flavored Candy without using Citrus Juice and Zest — Since I’d made all available citrus flavors, I took a chance with Strawberry and Watermelon and both couldn’t have turned out better. Lexi and Hannah (pictured) loved the Watermelon and Bailee liked the Strawberry ones better. Blackberry Jellies are next.
None can say they’ve tasted a better, naturally flavored Jelly Candy. Thanks for the ideas kids!
My Orange Zest Cheesecake with a Milk Chocolate Ganache recently won a 2nd Place Ribbon at the Orange County Fair. I plan to submit its recipe for the 2012 Orange County Fair Cookbook and will subsequently link to it here. Until then, stay tuned for snapshots of our recent OC Fair Foodie Tour. We found several healthy options in addition to the indulgent.
There are more entries than ever at the Orange County Fair this year.
I’m told there are over a thousand entries in the Culinary Arts Competition alone.
Since there’s only one Culinary Arts show this year, the competition will be stiffer than usual.
In previous years there had been two shows, which generally cut the competition in half.
Pictured here are my 2012 entries — An Orange Zest Cheesecake with a Milk Chocolate Ganache, Roasted Peach Scones and Grapefruit, Orange and Lemon-Lime Fruit Bursts. All have been submitted for judging. The OF Fair officially opens tomorrow with the results of all.
The entry submission lines were longer this year, but efficient – See you at the Fair.
A true French experience will be waiting for you at Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café.
It’s about to open at Westcliff Plaza in Newport Beach and we got a spectacular preview.
And this is your foretaste in photos — More will soon follow with an expanded report.
Merci to Pandor Artisan Boulangerie & Café for now.
Opening June 2012 and possibly this week – It’s top to bottom French deliciousness.
In some views there’s a (temporary) gap of space at the top of this blog. We know and want it fixed soon too. All else is well here otherwise, except the Wicked Witch of the East, though looks fairly simple to recreate with fondant and an upside-down Chocolate Cupcake. Please endure the calamity and look beyond the illustrative Cupcakes or make some.
04/13/12 Update: The display issue appears fixed. Let’s hope it doesn’t revert back (again).
An Easter table setting awaiting a family meal.
Easter Cupcakes made by Kids in the Kitchen.
A backyard set for BBQ-ing, Ping Pong, Appetizers, Mimosas, doing nothing or anything.
Chef Lexi of Kids in the Kitchen cleaning the BBQ — Cute and helpful, a delightful combination.
Remnants of Candy, gifts and cards scattered throughout – Happy to be alive in Spring!
Cake Pops seem to be the trend at Bake Sales and parties these days — They sold out fast.
Whole Cakes were raffled off, which generates a lot of money and is fun for the office.
And some Cake winners shared them with others — Thank you!
This Bake Sale was at EPL — They raise a lot of money for local charities.
And they do cool things for their employees too.
Why not have a Bake Sale to raise money for someone who needs it. You get to eat it.
Everybody wins — Sign up to have a Bake Sale or bring something. It can happen any time.
Are you wearing green? It’s on your underwear right? That’s what I used to tell people when I’d forget to wear it – It worked in a pinch to avoid a pinch. This year I’m most prepared with a Green Bagel to start the day, with Cupcakes and Cookies to finish it. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Later it’ll be Green Beer for the fun of it — Have you seen our green food post?
The Corned Beef already happened. If you’re looking for it, here’s a quick link. Cheers!
Paradoxical camera — More beautiful inside, with purpose to illustrate the outwardly stunning. As a side note, does the left side of the camera look like a dog with its tongue hanging out!?
These are the moments I thank God I am alive, for what’s up, down, and around the corner.
A trickle of pink food coloring (series), while creating and collecting more — Pink Grapefruit Jellies and recipe coming soon, my second favorite Candy flavor after Orange. I’m still riding the wave of accomplishment over the seamless preparation of delicious Orange Jellies.
Nibbles of Tidbits and company doing my kind of camping.
We also celebrated Bailee’s Birthday (Kids in the Kitchen) — The pictured Cake design is not recommended. Don’t these things happen (lost a hunk) when it matters most?! It tasted good, so I made the best of it. It’s Chocolate Mountain Cake with an Orange Juice/Zest Glaze.
Unusually warm and extra beautiful in January on the South Carlsbad Cliffs.
Food, walks and painting rocks.
It’s mostly a rock beach now, after a storm a couple years ago.
Moments of branding wrapped in family time.
Christmas Crackers from Cost Plus — Wanted to try them. A pop with jokes & prizes inside.
We had plenty of Dips, Salads, Chips, Coronas, Cactus Coolers and Mimosas at bay.
Talented Kids in the Kitchen — You’ve seen their work.
Simple eats to compliment all — Ground Beef Tacos. The kind I grew up with.
Don’t you love the smell of a campfire? I do!
Must have S’more ingredients on hand for these occasions.
Watching the surf with tunes and lazy dogs.
The sunsets were striking, like always, it seems — I’ve never seen a bad one.
Picnic tables are resourceful.
Playing games, flying kites, painting, taking pictures and eating – Ahhhh, free time.
Uniquely shaped rocks inspire — What’s its story?
Well wishes to your family in 2012 – Explore and eat together.
Enjoy all when and while you can. Traveling mercies.
I’m most excited about the Canelés, the so-called New Cupcake (left), a favorite in Bordeaux and the Turkish Lokma (right) that would be discovered on a Doughnut World Tour. You should be seeing more of both in 2012 according to The Official James Beard Foundation Blog. Other Food Trends I’m not so thrilled about, especially Diminishing Portion Sizes — I’d prefer to see diminishing prices. All 2012 Food Trends are published on Delights & Prejudices.
All that’s pictured totaled $8.55 — Why not take a box of this to the office instead of Donuts?
There’s a lot more to choose from than what you see here.
This fine Panateria is off 19th and Placentia in Costa Mesa. Have a nice day!