recipe and photos by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
We all know when it’s the thick of summer, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. However, one of my favorite desserts, EVER, is a cheesecake. So what is a girl to do? Make no-bake cheesecake of course.
This riff off of a classic pb&j sandwich is the perfect, creamy treat for a hot summer day. Eat one or two for a snack, or eat a bunch cause this recipe is just that darn good! Did I mention it’s also quick and simple, can’t beat that…
You know how they say Trix are for kids? Well so are these bite sized frozen yogurt bon bon treats. Did I also mention they’re low-calorie and have sprinkles? Even the silly Trix rabbit might actually trade in his day job for these bad boys and you can grab the recipe over on You Are My Fave as I do my part to fill in while Melanie enjoys her new baby Margot Jane!
On a side note, I’m loving the name Margot these days! This is now my second friend to name their baby girl Margot (Lisa did too), have you been hearing that name lately? I secretly love the name Emerson for a baby girl, but don’t tell. I’m playing my baby fever cool for the next three years or so…
photos and recipe contributed by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
Ok I mayyyy have a bit of an obsession with fruit and coconut. I don’t know what it is, but creamy, smooth coconut combined with the juicy, bright flavor of fruit is pretty much a winning combination.
I recently went to a Thai restaurant where I had the classic mango sticky rice dessert, which inspired me to remix it into light, pudding version where tropical mango is paired with a delicate vanilla-infused coconut. It’s the perfect dessert for sitting out on the patio on those hot summer nights!
Yes, it’s only been five days since I’ve last played with my food. This time I had a little encouragement though after a Friday morning meeting with Bite Macarons here in Houston, when naturally I left with two dozen colorful cookies…
Seeing as how the fruit trend is still going full force and I’m surrounding myself with bad macaron influences, I decided I’d try my hand at a little fruit cookie action to make my college art career worthwhile. Luckily my career there wasn’t super impressive and there’s this magical thing called Amazon Prime that sells pre-made royal icing goodies, so these are sure to be do-able for the masses. With all of this in mind, these DIY fruit macarons are surely destined to reignite the dying fruit basket, or kabob, or cake.. I could go on.