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Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake (R.R 2.5)

We continue this series of rolling recipes by picking up on cornmeal, the main ingredient in the last recipe in this series. Tis Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake is moist, … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

Ideas for Interactive Hands On Dinner Parties

Each era we see a resurgence of participant type dinners where guests roll up their sleeves to pitch in and be engaged. It was fondue in the 60’s, murder mystery … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pumpkin Cornbread (R.R 2.4)

In this instalment of rolling recipes series I wanted to find a dish that was unique enough to stray from the inundation of the typical pumpkin recipes that crop up … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

One 2 Three: The Little Black Dress (LBD)

I am introducing a new segment on Simply.Striking called One 2 Three. The concept of One 2 Three is to demonstrate three different looks ones can achieve with one base … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Art Inspiration: Keith Haring

Keith Haring was an American modern artist from the latter half of the 20th century. Haring’s work was predominantly focused on New York street culture and his instantly recognizable style … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rolling Recipes Index

Hello! As I continue to work on this blog you will begin to see a series I have created called Rolling Recipes. The concept of this series was born out … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Absolute Best Ever Chocolate Cake

I am sure if you did a web search almost every hit will tell you their recipe is the best ever chocolate cake. And there are many great recipes out … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Friday Funday: Minion Hack

My kids loved the Despicable Me franchise, and loves the minions even more. And I admit, I have a soft spot for those crazy little monsters. This is just a … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cashmere Buying Guide: Not All Cashmere is Created Equal

Different luxury textiles have come in and out of popularity but cashmere is a mainstay for sweaters and knits as the pinnacle of indulgence. Over the past few years you … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Garam Masala Spiced Pumpkin Cake (RR 2.3)

Our last rolling recipe for series 2 featured homemade paneer cheese in a recipe for Mattar Paneer. The recipe called for garam masala, which I wound up purchasing a 1/2 … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

DIY Jewelled Bobby Pins

Today’s craft tutorial is making jewelled bobby pins. I originally made these for my little girls because they loved anything bejewelled but they would make an elegant accessory for a … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Muse: Magritte

This week’s Monday Muse art piece gives a nod to surrealist painter Rene Magritte. Magritte, a Belgian artist, painted his pieces during the first half of the 20th century. Although … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tutorial: How To Make a Square Braid

This braid uses four sections and the results are unlike any other braid I have ever come across. Rather than the usual flat results, the final results wind up being … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

Technique #2 Icing Cookies Perfectly without Piping

In an earlier post, I had demonstrated a way to ice shaped cookies smoothly by icing first then cutting. You can find that tutorial here.  Today I am going to … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mattar Paneer Recipe (Rolling Recipes 2.2)

In the second installment of Series 2 of the rolling recipes concept, we will continue with the use of paneer cheese. You can find my instructional post on how to … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Upcycled Brooches to Magnets

Are you looking for ways to jazz up your home office, workplace office, or even the fridge? Today I will be going over my tutorial of upcycling old brooches into … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Homemade Paneer Cheese (Rolling Recipes 2.1)

Paneer is a fresh cheese often used in South East Asian cooking, and features quite prominently in Indian curry dishes. Paneer is so simple to make in your own kitchen … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Muse: Pollock Inspired Living Room

Jackson Pollock, was an American abstract painter in the first half of the 20th century. His works were controversial, critics debating its merits, and cultivated a divided camp of those … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Simple Way to Ice Cookies without Piping

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be posting this neat trick I’ve been playing around with. It popped into my head one night and I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Check Out My Live Twitter Feed for Daily Tips and Tricks

Hello! I have incorporated a live Twitter feed onto this site. You will find the last 5 of my tweets on the right hand column of all posts. My Twitter … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments