Random Snaps Found After a Camera Clean Out, Part 6



Every once in a blue moon, I clean the photos out of my camera. It doesn’t matter if it’s my (not)frosting-covered iPhone, my trusty point-and-shoot, or my new fancy one, there always comes a time when I need to clean house. And I usually find some gems!

This is what I found from this past week or so.


I’m calling it “Food-ception”… I saw the concept on Instagram and I was like, I want to try that. So I did and now I’m kind of obsessed.

(PS – this recipe is coming in November!).

(PPS – and I didn’t drop my phone into the skillet, which means that this iPhone camera MAY outlive its predecessor!).


But I did take actual food photos this weekend (not just photos of photos).


Like re-shooting the photos for my challah french toast recipe (putting said pictures on the blog is another story…).


And french toast wasn’t the only thing gracing my table this week.

We got a new fridge (goodbye, 28 year-old friend!) so I decided to whip up Ree’s (The Pioneer Woman) Chocolate Pie.


It was delicious, especially when you take Ree’s advice that you need to decorate the top with lightly sweetened whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles.


To counteract ALL the sugar I have been eating this week (because life’s about balance), my mom and I whipped up a favorite Greek dish with the 3-pound bag of string beans I bought at the market (keep an eye out next week – you don’t want to miss this recipe!).


And making a dinner “Toad-In-A-Hole” with olive oil, peasant bread, and a sprinkling of fresh thyme leaves… because who said that breakfast foods should just be for breakfast?


I’m a meal-time rebel, what can I say?


Nothing like a good camera clean out to see what crazy photos you’ve snapped throughout the week. Do you guys snap photos throughout the day and enjoy flipping through them to see what you’ve captured? Let me know!

Happy Saturday, kiddos.




#TBT… the New Camera Edition

So it’s been officially two weeks since I had my new camera and it’s been so much fun playing around with it (and frustrating my parents, The YIA, and The Cat by taking numerous photos of them ALL THE TIME).


But seriously…


I think they are loving the attention!


(especially The Cat!).

Oh and I might have taken some pictures of food too…


(this is a photo of a special project coming soon!)


It’s been a fun couple of weeks with the camera… now what should I photograph next?

Your shutterbug friend,


New Beginnings

Happy January, everyone! It is a time for new beginnings – resolutions to get in shape, be better people, and help change the world for the better. This time of year inspires people to be their best selves. I like this time of year because January is the best time to start using all the fabulous new gadgets you got for the holidays!

This year, my sister (E) and I decided to throw practicality to the wind and get my parents an ice cream maker. This decision also stemmed from the fact that Crate and Barrel discontinued our family’s “everyday mugs” (our awesome, original gift idea) – we decided that instead of purchasing my parents a whole new set of coffee mugs, an ice cream maker would benefit us more. It also looked really cool. My parents were not as excited about our gift at first; but as they began to use it, they became excited with the prospect of making a sweet treat in the comfort of our own home.

I personally entered the 21st century by treating myself to a fancy new camera. It was so exciting to get a camera that could take lovely close-up pictures, especially when it came to photographing food. I tested my camera’s new skills by taking hundreds of pictures of the ice cream we made with the brand new ice cream maker – food never photographed this well on my iPhone (but that be from when I dropped it into frosting that one time…).

Here are some of the glamour shots…

The Most Amazing Waffle Sundae

This is my dessert magnum opus – a lovely, homemade Belgium waffle topped with homemade vanilla ice cream, copious amounts of chocolate syrup, and enough rainbow sprinkles to cover every surface. It was the best thing I had ever eaten.


E also made a waffle sundae with vanilla ice cream, but she used chocolate syrup, chocolate-peanut butter hard shell syrup, and chopped nuts to top it off. A perfect blend of salty and sweet.

The ice cream maker (and my camera) provided endless family fun and entertainment for the last two weeks of winter break. The “together time” was the best way to begin a new year – it reminded me that family is the foundation on which everything is built, especially when it comes to food.

May your year be happy, healthful, and amazing!