Halloween Cupcakes ~ They’re So Cute It’s SCARY!

RIP Tombstones

Halloween celebrations are filled with all types of spooktacular sweets and treats . I always admired the spirited and creative cupcakes I saw online and in magazines that really captured the essence of the festivities. A few years ago I challenged myself to give this crafty cupcake decorating a whirl and since then it has been an [...]

Mammy’s Decadent Apple Crumble

Mammy's Decadent Apple Crisp

The smell that was emitting from my oven while this dessert was baking was absolutely heavenly. It was almost hard to concentrate on anything other than the sweet apple-cinnamon buttery decadence baking in my oven. The good news is that it tasted just as good as I hoped. I just polished off a piece and [...]

Dairy Free Fudgesicles

Dairy Free Fudgesicles

Over a year ago, I eliminated all dairy from my diet for health reasons. Once I eliminated it, I felt SO much better, which made it easier to stay motivated to avoid eating dairy. Before that time, I ate ice cream every single night for as long as I can remember. I can remember my [...]

Over the Rainbow {Birthday Party}

Over the Rainbow {Birthday Party}

Earlier this Summer Madeline attended her friend Daphne’s 5th birthday party. When the invitation came in the mail I remember thinking that the theme was unique, ya know, something other than the typical Disney-character-themed parties she frequently attended (Not that there is anything wrong with a good princess party!). I was intrigued and tried to [...]

Yum! Peanut Butter Popcorn

Peanut Butter Popcorn

      Ingredients: 2 bags of microwave popcorn or 1/2 cup of un-popped popcorn 1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup honey 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 cup peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: Pop your corn, I used a microwave bag for convenience. Then set it aside in a large [...]

Join P2P’s Book Club: Two Steamy Reads to Kick Off Summer!

valley of the dolls, suggested summer reads, book club

Move over Oprah, the Pier to Peer girls are starting a book club! Yup, so many of you expressed interest in being part of a book club, we thought it would be a shame not to start one with all of you! Join us in reading each month’s book pick and then come back to [...]

Wishing You A Happy Passover & Easter!

Photo Credit: theprettyblog.com

We would like to wish everyone a beautiful weekend and happy Passover and Easter! In the spirit of the holiday’s this weekend we thought we would reshare our Easter and Spring  inspired articles. If you haven’t started your baskets, treats or even some decor before your family and friends arrive, then you came to the right place. [...]

A Hearty Meal For You & Your Sweetheart. Valentine’s Dinner at Home

Short Ribs with Tagliatelle by Giada De Laurentis

Going to a crowded restaurant for a occasion everyone else is celebrating too is not the most romantic idea to me. My idea of a perfect Valentine’s night is a homemade meal for two (with leftovers of course), candles, a movie and a great bottle of wine. Checkout Uncorcked in Hermosa Beach for the perfect bottle!  This Valentine’s [...]

Irresistible Chocolate-Dipped Deliciousness!

Ingredients for Chocolate Dipped Goodies!

Chocolate-dipped treats are my absolute favorite desserts to make for EVERY event! I enjoy “baking” and serving chocolate-dipped pretzels, cookies, meringue and other treats neatly arranged on platters to my guests! They always  have the same reaction, “Oh my God! These are so cute! How did you do all this? When did you find the [...]

Alexis’s “EZ PEZEE” Desserts

For my birthday this year, my best friends husband made me this fabulous cake pop dry stand, but you can use Styrofoam as well.

Some people just have a special knack for whipping up delicious treats and making it all look so “ez peezee!” Alexis is one of those people! She has graciously offered to share the recipes for three sweet treats with us that she made this holiday season. She uses only a few ingredients to create each [...]