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Curry in a Hurry+naan+garlic butter

Curry in a Hurry+naan+garlic butter

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry that is savory+sweet, comforting, spicy, soul-hugging, and generally puts everyone in a good mood. So delish the kitchen table finally quiets down to slurp it up and all is right with the world. Here you will find a few recipes: 1. Roasted Curry paste base (make ahead but enough for 3-4 curry nights*45 minutes) 2.Yellow curry bowl (30 minutes) 3. Less than 30 minute garlic naan bread Using all things you can find in a Basic Grocery store+Maybe in the ethnic food isle. (lemongrass paste is found in the produce section near the lettuce btw) CURRY PASTE INGREDIENTS: 4 large shallots 4 large heads of garlic (not individual cloves – FULL HEADS of garlic) 6-inch piece of fresh ginger 7-15 whole Thai chili peppers 1 1/2 tablespoons salt+sprinkles of pepper 3 tablespoons turmeric 3 tablespoons curry powder 2 teaspoons roasted ground coriander 3 tablespoons lemongrass paste 1/4 cup packed cilantro leaves+stems CURRY PASTE DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange in a single layer-halved shallots+garlic, and sliced up ginger. Drizzle with oil, pinch of salt+pepper and wrap each head of garlic in foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove the ginger then increase the temperature to 400, continue to roast the shallots+garlic for another 30 minutes until golden brown and your kitchen smells heavenly. Lets make this paste! Throw all the roasted goods+herbs+spices+chiles into a food processor/blender (Once the heads of garlic are cooled you can squeeze the cloves out of the rest of the paper casings.) Pulse or puree until the yellow curry paste reaches a smooth consistency. Paste keeps well in the freezer but triple bag it. No one wants curry flavored otter pops. This mega batch makes 3+ nights worth of curry paste using 1/3 C. or more each time. YELLOW CURRY INGREDIENTS: drizzle of olive oil half a yellow onion, thinly sliced 1 pound hand shred large pieces of rotisserie chicken (or pan fry a few chicken breasts with s+p+garlic seasoning) 1/3 cup yellow curry paste 10 baby golden yukon potatoes, halved 1 14-ounce can coconut CREAM (this is not coconut milk:) 1/2 cup water 2 teaspoons fish sauce closed handful brown sugar cilantro + jasmine rice for serving DIRECTIONS: LETS PARTY. 1. On medium/low heat, saute onion slices+a drizzle of olive oil for a few minutes until fragrant- Add the chicken -if pan frying- saute for 3ish minutes-flipping once the edges seem to be cooked once chicken has a nice little crust but not cooked through add curry paste+the potatoes and stir to coat. If using rotisserie, add it in after the this next step+potatoes are fork tender. 2. Add the coconut cream +1/2 cup water to the pot – simmer for 20-30 minutes or until the chicken and potatoes are fully cooked, adding more water depending on the consistency you want for the sauce. 3. Stir in the fish sauce+brown sugar. Honestly the fish sauce and sugar combo makes this dish so authentic. Seriously so so good. Serve over sticky jasmine rice. top with cilantro. Pick it all up with a giant torn piece of piping hot buttery garlic naan, watch lalaland and go to bed early. BUTTERY GARLIC NAAN: This Simple Garlic Naan is so quick to make and did I mention no baking. You can make this in a skillet or griddle on the stove top. 1 1/2 – 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp dried instant yeast 1/2 tsp kosher salt pinch sugar 3/4 cup warm water 3 tbsp oil Set your stand mixer up with a dough hook. Place the flour, yeast, salt and sugar into the bowl of your stand mixer and mix on low to combine. Pour in the water and oil and mix on low for 10 minutes until you have an elastic dough. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave it to rise for 20 minutes. GARLIC BUTTER: 1 stick salted butter 2 tsp dried minced garlic 2 pinches minced cilantro LETS GO! Once the dough has sat for 20 minutes, punch it back down and then divide the dough into 6 roughly equal balls. Place one ball on a floured board and use your hands or a rolling pin to form the naan breads into oval/teardrop shapes (ensure they will fit in your skillet/griddle). Put a heavy skillet/griddle over a high heat and allow it to get searingly hot. Place the dough onto the skillet and cook for 1-2 minutes, it should start to puff up and charr lightly. Flip the bread and cook for a further 1minute or less. Remove to a plate and drizzle with the garlic butter. Cover with foil and keep in a warming drawer or serve as the troops roll in.

GRANOLA dairy free with cashew+pecan+macadamia nuts

GRANOLA dairy free with cashew+pecan+macadamia nuts

Make this today! Tomorrow morning you’ll be happy you did :) All you need is oats + maple syrup/honey and loads of NUTS! Recipe: 3cups any NUTS you like (I like the salty mixed nuts from Costco) Leave the cashews and pecans and Marcona almonds whole-chop the rest (I do 1/3 of that amount just roughly chopped boring raw almonds) but really it doesn’t matter :) Back to the recipe: Preheat@350 5 cups OATS 1-2 cups COCONUT (I love adding Trader Joe’s coconut shaving CHIPS at the very end) 2tsp. SALT 4tsp. VANILLA 1cup BROWNsugar 1/2 cup MAPLEsyrup (real stuff only) 1/2cup HONEY 2/3cup vegetable/coconut/olive or avo OIL ✨ after cooking 20 minutes add in your dried fruit bake another 10 minutes until edges are bubbly and or golden 1cup of your favorite dried fruit: mangoes craisins strawberry apricot blueberry pineapple We love doing hazelnuts with cinnamon and craisins too!

ps These mini matte dumpling bowls are from @daiso and perfect portion control for serving up littles especially for dessert time

FUNNEL CAKE fun

FUNNEL CAKE fun

Remember going to Knotts berry farm and wishing you paid the extra five bucks for the berries? Yeah. me too. Here’s how you whip this carnival Funnel cake up at home w/o the traveling carnies: CLICK TO SHOP: Love love love my Asian Spider Strainer. We use it for noodles, dumplings, deep frying anything, annnnnd funnel cakes. These are really fun reusable paper plates made of melamine, great to use for a casual get together being the good and conscious global citizen that you are, you can wash these and re use them for your next gathering! Cutest little powdered sugar shaker we have one for cinnamon+sugar too. INGREDIENTS: 8 cups vegetable oil for frying 3 cups milk 4 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt Toppings: confectioners' sugar, cinnamon+sugar, berry sauce, whipped cream Super quick berry sauce: a couple handfuls of fresh berries in a sauce pot with zest from an entire lemon/orange + juice. A hefty sprinkle or two of sugar and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil then immediately take off the heat and add another handful or two of fresh berries and serve! (Feel free to add a little cornstarch+cold water stirred up in a cup to thicken it!) DIRECTIONS: HEAT canola oil to 375° in a heavy-bottom 6-quart stockpot. Meanwhile, whisk together pancake and waffle mix, egg, milk, ground cinnamon, and vanilla until smooth. Let stand 10 minutes. Step2
POUR batter into a squeeze bottle with a 1/4-inch round opening. Or in a giant ziplock with a corner cut off.
DRIZZLE batter (about 1/3 cup for each funnel cake) into hot oil, using a swirling motion. FRY for about 2 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, carefully turning the entire cake halfway through. DRAIN on paper towels; sprinkle with powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or berries This recipe makes enough for 6 good sized cakes :) TIP: use a smaller pot for Cute baby sized ones. It basically will be the size and shape of your pot.

White Queso dip+home made tortilla chips with chunky salt

White Queso dip+home made tortilla chips with chunky salt

Que-so...who's making dinner tonight to go with this? {oh yeah, thats right.. me+instant pot LBH} We first had this queso at Miguels on Coronado when we lived in La Jolla.. they served it with grilled bread+a spicy marinara sauce as well. I don't even know what we ordered. But this queso was always a must- and lets be honest, this is why we came. My recipe is inspired by Miguels but we kicked it up a notch. you know.. with covid.. we all need things a little saltier, spicier so we added a kick to it. ingredients: 2cups whipping cream 1 cup sour cream/ greek yogurt 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon packet/tubes make a roux: 2 tablespoons clarified butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 jalapeno pepper, minced- no seeds 1 tablespoon jalapeno juice, from bottled jalapeno 1 handful mixture of cheddar+monterey jack cheese, shredded Heat whipping cream in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Stir in sour cream when it's ready to boil. After sour cream dissolves, reduce heat to medium. Stir in chicken broth and jalapeno sauce and simmer. Meanwhile, make a roux by heating butter and flour. Whisk until mixture turns a pale gold. Increase heat on cream mixture until almost boiling and then add roux. Whisk briskly and constantly until roux is incorporated. Remove from heat, stir in minced jalapeno and the cheeses. Can be served with warm homemade tortilla chips, grilled bread, 3 hour pork carnitas or over homemade tamales. Want to learn how to make fresh tortilla chips? ok here goes.. Using your kitchen shears take a stack of three corn tortillas and cut them in half- giving you 6 half moons. Now take those and cut them again but now in thirds. giving you three little pizza slice stacks. Heat either corn or vegetable oil over medium heat while you prepare a plate with a paper towel-to absorb any extra oil. Place tortilla wedges in oil and wait until the brown up or puff up slighty and turn over using a spider or slotted spoon. Once they have turned slighty golden, immediately remove and place on paper towel+sprinkle with chunky salt+seasoning. ( we like garlic seasoning, chipotle seasoning, treager steak rub is great too!) Beautiful images by heidivetterphoto.com

Carnitas. two ways. Instapot or 5 hour version

Carnitas. two ways. Instapot or 5 hour version

Carnitas! Dos ways. Instapot+5 hour version: lets go! This shot actually has both carnitas and el pastor tacos with pickled red onion+pineapple. Never serve just one option when you can offer two-especially when one is cooking for you in an instantpot hey hey! INGREDIENTS: 4 pounds boneless pork butt/shoulder ( Do not attempt this with a tenderloin. We need the fat here.) 3-4 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 large onion, cut into wedges 8 cloves garlic, smashed 2 limes, juiced 2 large oranges , juiced (about 3/4 C.) 3/4 cup Mexican coke (Must be the OG. no high fructose corn syrup here.. the one that says SUGAR) 2 bay leaves click to shop Lets get cookin'! Rinse and pat dry pork with a paper towel. In the bowl of a 6-quart cast iron skillet add pork, salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, onion, garlic, lime juice, orange juice, coke, and bay leaves. Cover and cook @300 for 5 hours (until the meat falls apart). Remove pork and shred with two forks (DO NOT DISCARD THE LIQUID!) CRISP IN THE OVEN: Transfer the pork to a baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking oil spray (or lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper). Pour 1 ladle full (about 1 cup) of the liquid from the slow cooker over the pork to season. Broil for 5-10 minutes on high heat until the meat becomes golden browned and crispy on the edges. CRISP ON STOVE: Heat about 1 tablespoon of oil in a non stick pan or cast iron skillet over high heat. When pan is hot, add pork in batches of two or three, and sear until just beginning to crisp. Ladle over about 1/2 cup of left over liquid, and continue cooking until the juices begin to reduce down and the meat is nice and crispy! SERVE: Season with a little extra salt and pepper if desired. Pour over more of the slow cooker juices once the meat has crisped for added flavor, just before serving! Serve in fried Mexican cheese crusted corn tortillas. there is no other way. serve along side a ramekin filled with the consomme and you will literally be in heaven. + + + + + + + + + instantpot version: Whisk together those garlic+citrus sauce Season +Sear the pork. Generously season the pork chunks with salt and pepper. Then use the “Sauté” function on the Instant Pot to briefly sear the pork on all sides in a bit of oil. You might need to do this in two batches, depending on the size of your Instant Pot. Pressure cook. Add the sauce to the pork, then pressure cook on high for 30 minutes, followed by a natural release. total time is about 1 hour (This is for a 4 pound pork roast, cut into 2-inch chunks) Shred. Once the pork is cooked, go ahead and give it a good shred with these bear claws (NOT Optional) Broil. To get the carnitas nice and crispy — spread the shredded pork out in an even layer on a large baking sheet, and spoon about 1/3 of the remaining juices from the Instant Pot over the pork. Pop the baking sheet into the oven for about 4-5 minutes, or until the edges of the pork are golden and crispy. Then remove from the oven, give the pork a good toss with half of the remaining juices, and broil for 4 more minutes. Remove from the oven, toss with the remaining juices or serve in a cute little ramekin along side your tacos for a delllllllliciouso dip. images by heidivetterphotography.com

Thanksgiving rolls in one hour

Thanksgiving rolls in one hour

What if I told you… these could be whipped up in less than an hour.. would you believe me? START TO EATING-uno hora mi amigo. What if I told you this actually is a c i n n a m o n roll dough and you could make one batch of rolls use the rest for cinnamon swirl bread, orange rollls or fluffy Cinnabons? Would you send this recipe to a fellow baker? Preferably a busy one who doesn’t have 3 hours to babysit fluffy delicate+delicious rolls? K cool. Bring a friend. Let’s do this. Obsessed with using Lehi Mills enriched flour- helps make these extra moist and delish. We’ve been using their bread flour for over 10 years.. and guess what.. I can get you 20% off+free shipping! Just use code: BRIT at checkout, and don’t forget to add some cranberry+blueberry muffin mix! The fluffiest lightest fastest dinner roll RECIPE: 3.5 C. Warm/hot water 3/4 C. Sugar 1 C. Oil 5T. Dry yeast Combine all these👆🏼 and let rest 10 min. Then add these: 10 C. Flour (only 5 at first, then add in..) 3 eggs 1T.salt After kneading for about 8 min... Place on floured surface and knead for a few more passes with a handful of flour. Return+cover in the oiled bowl with plastic wrap/damp towel in a warm environment until doubled in size, about 15 minutes Divide dough in two one per jelly roll pan and then divide into 20 rolls each 4x5 (five rows of four) make it SUPER easy and try this method: pull and pinch as you go. I like this trick just remember to flour your hands every couple ones you do. Make sure to smooth out the tops as you place them pinching the bottoms to hold the ugly seems in there. Paint tops with an egg wash or cream/milk + flakes of salt Cook for 12 min at 400° or 350° on convection for 13ish min. ⭐️If tops are getting too dark loosely place a sheet of foil over to shield the direct heat :) 🍞 🍞 🍞 🍞 🍞 🍞 🍞 🍞 Making cinnamon rolls/swirl bread?
Split dough in two Roll out each Smear each with half stick of room temp butter Sprinkle with 1/4C. white sugar+1T. cinnamon Let’s roll it out :)
Starting with the short end, roll the dough up tightly into a log. Pinch the seam closed and place the loaf seam side down in your prepared pan Or slice with twine for rolls. Cover loosely with plastic wrap/damp towel and let rise in a warm place for 10 minutes, until the rolls/loaf has risen above the pans.
Just before baking, egg wash or lightly spritz the tops of the with water. (Helps with cracking and adding in a little moisture) Bake loaves for 30 minutes/ Cinnamon rolls for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Cover with aluminum foil if the bread begins to brown too quickly.
Cool loaves in the pan for 20 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Smear rolls immediately with frosting so the buttery goodness can become one with the glorious gooiness from the centers of the rolls.

Puff pastry apple rose tart

Puff pastry apple rose tart

A garden of Tangerine soaked Honey crisp apples laying in a Madagascarian vanilla custard on top of turbinado crusted layers of buttery puff pastry.I’ll show you how to make this beauty along with the cute little mini versions. love this alternative to pies if you aren’t a pie lover or pie crust enthusiast :) Be a rebel at thanksgiving and say I sent ya! We’ve been making these darling little roses for years. First made it as a tart in 2009 when one of my dear friends, Bentley Royce was having a Victorian garden themed baby shower and requested an apple swirled tart. It turned out so fun mixing different apples together with green and red and blush colored apple roses. Fast forward 10 years later, The Davis’ annual pie night party in Manhattan and I was running late coming back from a job doing grooming for a client for the tonight show. Super fun. Super stressed when I got home and realized the party was in 40 min.
Busted out my puff pastry+started steaming apple peels and whipped up some whipped cream.. voila! A super impressive dessert last minute is how I like to roll. Hey we even won for prettiest pie so I take it as a win 🏅 Here is a recipe for the mini puff pastry tarts, vanilla bean custard if you have a little more time ;) and another super quick option using my favorite new pantry item… squeezable dulce de leche. (Shown in the quick video) BUT the Trader Joe’s salted caramel sauce is by far the best thing to use if you have it :) Apple mini tart RECIPE: 2-3 large apples (preferably one granny smith and honey crisp or pink lady) 2 tablespoons sugar juice of 1 tangerine/lemon will do 1 package puff pastry, thawed cinnamon+sugar shaker If you don’t have one of these then stir up: 2T sugar 1tsp. Cinnamon 1/ 2 cup apricot jam or a squeeze bottle of dulce de leche or Trader Joe’s caramel sauce or vanilla bean custard if doing the giant version METHOD STEP 1
Preheat oven to 400°F. STEP 2
Spray a 6-12cup muffin tin with non-stick coconut oil spray. Set aside. STEP 3
Cut the apples in half, remove the core and slice into very thin slices. (We use a mandolin… the easiest way to get them consistent!) Leave the peel on. Place the sliced apples in a microwave bowl, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar and gently coat apples. Or soften over low heat for a few minutes Until the petals become a little flopsy. (my favorite method) STEP 4
Microwave the apples on high power for 2 minutes to soften (you want them pliable). Remove and sprinkle with lemon juice. Let cool for 5 min or so. Transfer the apples to a strainer that’s been set over a bowl, then allow apples to drain. Or use a stack of paper towels. Reserve the juice and add it to the melty apricot jam. STEP 5
Remove the puff pastry from the freezer place it on a lightly floured work surface to thaw for a few minutes. Roll the dough out slightly and cut into 3 strips for big fatties or slice down the center to make six-just like in the video. You will repeat this with the second sheet. 
Mix remaining 2 tablespoons of the sugar w/ the cinnamon in a small bowl. STEP 6
Arrange the apple slices in a single pattern on the top edge of one of the strips of dough, overlapping one another making sure the top (skin side) of the apple slices sticks over the top edge of the strip. Brush bottom part with jam/caramel and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. STEP 7
Fold up the bottom part of the dough so the edges meet. Starting at one end, roll up the strip to resemble a rose. Place the rose into one of the cups of the prepared muffin tin. Repeat with the other 5 strips. STEP 8
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush the tops with the jam mixture. another fun option is to do these upside down so they get all gooey and glazey. Try one this way! Top with vanilla bean/cinnamon ice cream😍 LARGE APPLE ROSE TART Directions: If minis aren’t your jam* roll out one sheet of puff pastry and cut into a square the size of your circle pan (so you have rustic edges.. or a couple inches larger circle than your pie pan) Line your pan with parchment, egg wash your puff pastry and sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Don’t skimp especially on those edges… this adds a really great texture.
Poke a few holes with a fork and bake at 400° for 17-20 min or until edges are golden. Whip up your favorite pastry creme- once set .. layer onto your shell once it’s cooled and then add your room temp apple slices. (Can make each thing ahead and assemble just right before your party) This silky pastry cream, or Creme Patissiere, is a creamy custard packed with vanilla thats perfectly sweet. Its the iconic filling used in eclairs, cream puffs, mille feuille, and fruit tarts. CREME PATISSIERE RECIPE:
2 cups whole milk 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise or 1+1/2 T. Vanilla bean paste
6 egg yolks
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch 1 T. butter cold Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise then use the backside of a knife to scrape the seeds out. Add the milk and vanilla bean to a saucepan on medium heat and bring to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat and set aside to infuse for 15 minutes. In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the cornstarch and whisk vigorously until no lumps remain. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture until incorporated. Whisk in the remaining hot milk mixture, reserving the saucepan. Pour the mixture through a strainer back into the saucepan. (Just like when making creme brûlée) but this time Cooking will be done over medium-high heat, whisking constantly, until thickened and slowly boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Let cool slightly. Cover with plastic wrap, lightly pressing the plastic against the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Chill at least 2 hours or until ready to serve. The custard can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate until 1 hour before using. I whipped some cream up and folded it into my chilled custard to lighten the filling up, this is now technically called diplomat cream. LOVE using this diplomat cream method on the reg. I’ll use lemon curd as the base or salted caramel (both found in cute little jars at Trader Joe’s) or melted then cooled white chocolate or a fruit reduction/juice and the only thing I’ll do is fold in freshly whipped cream. Keep in fridge until 1 hour before serving.

Violets girly girl gift guide

Violets girly girl gift guide

Anything you can create, make or build.. glittery, spunky or sparkly, easy to roller skate in or twirl and jump in at the trampoline park-violets got you covered. More fun things from violets room and craft corner are here on this post with alll the tips to build your own! TRIPLE TAP to shop VIOLET’s favorites: BABOONTOTHEMOON go bag-in small Fits up to 4 outfits and shoes for the weekend. FULLY WATERPROOF, has 3 interior pockets and 2 more on the outside. Very well made, great quality and worth the price. Plus their marketing is so good- you instantly feel cool joining the baboon club. Any+all SUPERSMALLS JEWELRY SETS Ridiculously cute, majorly adorable and all the rage. Wear any of these sets to your next tea party and they’ll most likely nominate you to be next in line to be the next fancy nancy. Assorted Resin CANDY+TREAT CHARMS darling for bedazzling a boring sweater, hat or make into a neclace or clips for your hair FLOWER VASE For a flower that never dies, holds water and looks oh so pretty in the sunlight. Acrylic+comes in 5 color ways. CUTEST PINK MARY JANES from Steve Madden-on mega sale right now. PINK NUTCRACKER SOLDIER COSTUME Most darling set including velvet coat, tulle skirt and gold lam hat. LEGO DOT ROCKET SHIP/CLOUD which happens to be a pencil holder. How cute is that. Fully customizable every day! Love this JEWELRY STAND AS WELL!
LEGO makes so many cute things for girls now. How darling is this LEGO PICTURE FRAME SET MATCHING AMERICAN GIRL PJ SET
Runs a little large but better than a onesie wedgie right? Violet has matching ones with her cousin+BFF next door neighbor and their dolls. Nothing cuter! Almost the next best thing to having an actual sister 🙆🏼‍♀️ 10 BARBIE GOWNS+17 accessories Aren’t these just a darling?! Comes with matching shoes, necklace and even a tiara. CRYSTAL STUDDED KNOTTED HEADBAND from maisonette. Everything in their shop is so good 390 PIECE RINESTONE STICKER SET Violet is going to poop cupcakes when she opens this set! Found the TAMAGATCHI’s from 1996. I tomogotchuuuuu. Let’s hear it for the 90s kids whoaaaaaaaa. (Love that song!) we’re going down with the ship like Leonardo… I'm just tryna get Super Smashed Nintendo.. If you are new to the 90s reboot scene then I’ll give you the 411.. these hand held digital pets are so much fun to take care of, they wake you up to feed them and you must take care of your cute little egg (tamagot) from Japan. Is there anything more magical than this STRAWBERRY SEQUIN DRESS The cutest blush summer dress with sequin strawberries on tulle! True to size. RAINBOW EYESHADOW PALETTE with cute little lavender detail brush from tarte! BEIGE.MAUVE.yellow Chelsea BOOTS Leather Chelsea boots with natural rubber soles. 1460 8-EYE BOOT FLORAL MASH UP With dozens of colors, patterns, and fabrics to choose from, plus quality and durability that will last a lifetime, there is not better boot for your little rebel. Super LUX BEAD SET DIY KIT by SuperSmalls This METALLIC/Glitter EYELINER SET comes with 10 liquid eyeliners with a pretty little precise applicator for the prettiest fairy or rockstar dress up looks

you are amazing SEQUIN GREY SWEATSUIT Darling DAYS OF THE WEEK lip balm set by SuperSmalls both clarke and violet will be getting these cute little things!! How darling are these MERMAID TAIL MAKEUP BRUSHES. We got a set with matching GLITTER GEL a few years back from tarte and still love them. RAINBOW GEM TRACK SUIT Grey French terry track set- lightweight, perfect for all seasons, covered in rainbow gems! Sweet stop ICE CREAM TRUCK with alllll the fun foods+electroni…. Even a blinker! This truck fits an American girl doll or next gen.

PINK SEQUIN JOGGERS with striped trim WIDE BRIM BLUSH HAT 100% Australian Wool- we buy one from cotton on every year and violet begs to wear hers even in the summer 😂 FRANKIE PUFFER JACKET in peach because you already have pink FUZZY HAIR TIES cotton-on has the cutest hair accessories BRASS DESK LAMP simple design to go with your eclectic artist GEL NAIL KIT+a ton of colors+nail glitter+gems BEACH BUNNY ROLLER SKATES traditional high top boot, Ankle padding, and High rebound outdoor wheels with glitter UNI THE UNICORN BOOK+PLUSH TOY SET In this clever twist on the age-old belief that there's no such thing as unicorns, Uni the unicorn is told there's no such thing as little girls! No matter what the grown-up unicorns say, Uni believes that little girls are real. 40 ROLL WASHI TAPE SET violet loves making art with these mostly :) look up donald Robertson and you’ll see what I mean :) just the coolest UNICORN TAPE DISPENSER need I say more MATCHING FALL COLOR HAIR BOWS-set of 8 (16 bows) love getting extra sets for unexpected birthday parties- such a hit VELVET HOLIDAY HAIR BOW SET of 12 (24 bows) these are to die for. I bought yards and yards of amazing ribbon+trim at mood when we lived in Manhattan+planned to make into bows.. but why when these are SO good. Wham bamboom MERI MERI ICE CREAM PURSE- I stinking love everything that Meri Meri creates. Always so whimsical, WhitTy and magical SWAN LACE PURSE-on sale for $13 🦢 RED HEAD BALLERINA DOLL Our very very favorite American girl knock off line at target is just so good especially since they are less than $25- that way you can get all the adorable accessories+matching pets FUZZY FLASH JOGGER SET IN PINK Super plush and soft pink lightning flash set! -true to size -machine washable STAMPABLES, scentable and double ended markers. Do I need to say anything more besides umm every girlygirl needs this set. Also maybe because .. I had these and loved them when I was 8 too!! I loved using the star, happy face, and heart. ALSO RUNNNN on over to mini voyager for the best travel toys+tips! KIDS DUNE BUGGIE Violets bff Daisy has this dune buggie and they ride it every day. She is begging for her own and a LED flagpole to attach to it MAGICAL FLYING PIXIES- hatchimals makes this darling chargeable flying pixie that you can control using the palm of your hand RAINBOW HIGH dolls violets obsessed with these dolls, She has Bella the pink one and I’m getting her the purple one for Christmas with the puffy purple/lavender fur jacket. I love how these have normal body shapes and come with loads of fashionable outfit options and aren’t as scary as the brat dolls.

Beckham+ Olivers TEEN/TWEEN Gift Guide

Beckham+ Olivers TEEN/TWEEN Gift Guide

Beckhams gift guide for TEENS Olivers guide to TWEENS who want to have a good time. Have a teen into science, engineering and creating? Beck’s got you covered. Or how about an Oliver who's into working out, being active and just all around classic boy stuff. SHOP Beckham' teen gift guide Love this Phone Controlled BULLDOZER you can build, program, and modify. Truly a LEGO set for adults/brainiac kids. Not going to lie. We love using this SALT-o-BUG gun on more than just each other and flies.. this is how we keep the raccoons from stealing our avocados or our chickens. Our family and our neighborhood love this ROCKET Launch Kit. We’ve designed decorated and launched over 20 of them! This set is foolproof and comes with two compatible engines. When you’re buying rockets online.. they typically don’t come with engines and this one is ready set to go. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve ran to Hobby lobby to pick up engines to find out they are too big or too small to launch the big Bertha. (That one is amazing!) We love 3D printing on our mega printer but this one is so cute for tiny quick prints+comes with a cool app Library of toys to customize and so easy to just hit PRINT! Here is a link to their mega bundle that includes the plastic ink filaments and everything you might need to get started. GIANT NASA LEGO Apollo Saturn V Lego set is over 3ft high and very very cool to keep out in a boys room or hang over their bed NEWEST+COOLEST APPLEWATCH but this time…? It gives you xray vision, checks your Pulse and continues to check your heart rate etc! Favorite board game by far. exploding kittens is loved by all the teens here+all the neighborhood kids. A family game night must have. RADDDD Bike Mount for your PHONE to play music, show GPS or film you riding RADrunner Electric Bikes. We saved up from 2 weeks of science camp and bought two of these babies. Hoping to get a couple more soon for our fleet! There are some really cool add ons to customize it+there’s even an insulated cooler for deliveries! These laser cut WOODEN MARBLE RUN MAZES our boys can build+ play with while still looking cool on their side table or desk. Also obsessed with the RUBBER BAND GUN made by the same company. FLIPSide- a new hand held game they couldn’t get enough of from a camping trip they recently went on.. he said they played the entire 3 hour drive back. We have a couple of these ICE CREAM MAKING SOCCER BALLS and can’t get enough! It has two chambers.. One for ice and salt and the other for your dole whip mixture🙆🏼‍♀️😍😍😍 roll and pass to your neighbor and before you know it.. you’ve made sorbet! Ice cream! Rainbow sherbet! 🌈 Electronic building kit for your smartipants engineres who loves robotics, mechanical engineering and all things science. We have made so many useful things from Kiwico from a table workstation retractable lamp to a lantern that doubles as a flashlight. Sign up for a subscription to get a build monthly or this 4pack to get you started. Use this link to start your subscription and for the latest deal use code Britbritbritbrit FOUR PACK-ELECTRONIC BUILD SET: Light up speaker, light chasing robot, Geometric laser projector, hand crank Flashlight. Beckham is going to go crazy for this! Also love that they are individually packaged so you can divide them up among all your cool nephews or save for birthday presents! Best OFF GRID Walkie talkie Motorola Talkabout T800 Bluetooth connection to your cell-phone which can create a mini messaging network even when you’re completely outside coverage. Range: 35 miles (line-of-sight), 6 miles. Battery: 14h (rechargeable) THE COOLEST 3D PRINTER we’ve had for over 3 Years and even managed to bring it back from New York… We would definitley buy it again! CLICK TO SHOP OLIVERS GIFT GUIDE: GLOW in the dark Soccer/football We are ALL about night games. Love the new variety out of glow balls. Be sure to get a set of these CAPTURE THE FLAG NIGHT GAME set. Comes with enough markers for 14 players. HEADLIGHT FLASHLIGHTS too. We love them for camping as well. LAZER TAG set- I bought two of these and wish I bought three or four. Soooo fun for any age. This WATERPROOF BAG from BABOONtothemoon fits 3-5 days worth of clothing for your next adventure. Has 4 roomy pockets and fits in the overhead bin. OBSESSSED to say the least. WORLDS SMALLEST WALKIE TALKIE SET WALKIE TALKIE- 2 way radio with flashlight+22 channels. 3 mile radius/4 day battery life. Rated the best for kids 6-13years Nylon MESH PENNIES- love these for any sport at the park with all the cousins, neighborhood kiddies or a fun family night with another family! Get this alongside a flag football or the night games set. FLAG FOOTBALL adventure bag complete with enough flags for 8 players, cones and two footballs DUAL BASKETBALL ARCADE GAME- It even folds in half if you want to put it away and save room in your game room or garage! Apparently it safe to go outside but we keep ours in our garage and love it! CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE DART BOARD- this is the real deal Self healing dart board-order this pack of darts to go with it. HAND UFO DRONES/toy helicopters We bought these last year and love them so much! SLINGSHOT with built in laser!!!! If this doesn’t scream boy gift I don’t know what he does! 3-D WOODEN PUZZLE/RUBBERBAND gun
These are so fun to take on camping trips and so cool to build yourself. ROLLER BLADES because what doesn’t say Christmas more than new rollerblades!- and this STREET HOCKEY SET -so excited for this one Comes with two sticks a puck and two goals 🤸🏽‍♂️
In case you are new here… we got roller blades for our APRIL FOOLS CHRISTMAS found on Britbritbritbrit-IGTV But someone is growing like a weed and needs a new and improved pair! Getting these and this super sick street hockey goal set after watching the mighty ducks on repeat (For OC locals- this with tix to see the ducks would be raddddddd) KIDS AGAINST MATURITY GAME Soooo fun. We have the cards against humanity version as well. Always a hit!

Manly man gift guide

Manly man gift guide

Tod the bod put together a list of his favorite things- just so you know.. he’s a master mind in all things manly. He welds, builds things out of exotic wood, has worked in the tech industry doing smart technology since 2004. TRIPLE TAP to shop Todd’s favorites BABOON TO THE MOON WATERPROOF DUFFLE BACKPACK EXTRA $30 off right now. we own a few of these ans love the wuality and style. 1-3 days worth of clothing and if traveling by way of airplane, acts as a TSA approved personal item. It's lightweight and agile, yet just as strong as the bigger versions. Built for overnight adventures, road trips and beach hangs. DEWALT CORDLESS DRILL COMBO KIT- THIS is your end all be all. Throw all your other ryobi TOYS away and upgrade your mans power tools for some quality..last forever..ultra powerful.. and precise WMD. Todd only buys quality. His love runs deep for dewalt. He said this set is all you need. This kit includes NINE 20 volt MAX Lith tools: recip saw circular saw oscillating tool LED work light 4 1/2 inches grinder Bluetooth speaker 3/8 inches right angle drill 1/2 inches drill driver impact driver Includes 2-20 volt MAX XR batteries CAMERA DRONE- 3-Axis Gimbal, 2.7K Camera, GPS, 30-min Flight Time, Reduced Weight, Less Than 0.55lbs I bought this drone for Todd for Father’s Day and we’ve loved taking it on adventures from the rain forests of Costa Rica to sneaking it into Central Park and having to have it follow us home since we couldn’t land it back down 😅 MULTIGROOMER ALL IN ONE TRIMMER SET Trimmer for beard, head, bodddddy, and face. No blade oil needed. This is NOT a hair clipper set you would use for your boys and then pass off to your husband to do his manscaping. Get your hubby his own damn set.

SMART MINI PROJECTOR we love using this camping, swim in movies on giant floaties in the pool or hot tub ROWENTA HANDHELD STEAMER Todd loves this steamer. Uses AND puts it away almost every day. We used to have a stand up one in the closet but this one is much handier and nice to put away. APPLE airtag 4 pack These are so good. Never loose your keys. Wallet. Backpacks. Purse. Children.. I mean Remotes again. tap on the app or ask Siri to help you find something and she’ll navigate you step by step through your house to find it down to the nearest foot. honestly use this every day. SMART LIGHT BLUB SET control with your voice and change up the colors for a dance party to match your mood. Todd has bought these for everyone. Your TECHY family members with love it and love to program their own party mode settings HARRY’S SHAVE SET +1 Not your average shave set. He’s been using harrys for over 5 years and loving it. -and I use it too. Better quality than the crappy flamingo/Billie razor. WIRELESS HEADPHONES todd king of all things geeky and TECHY has these noise cancelling headphones right now and loves them WAHL CORDLESS CLIPPER SET Get this for your hubby so he can clean up his haircut inbetween visits or to tidy up your kids hairlines. DIGITAL WIFI SMART SCALE all the boys in the house are obsessed with this scale. body fat, BMI, water percentage, muscle and bone mass, a pregnancy tracker and baby mode ha! MAGSAFE WIRELESS CHARGER Game changer. love how the charger doesn’t go missing or the fact that I can’t sneak it into the car with me and then can’t find one at midnight when I’m passing out 😂 BLOWUP KAYAK also has pockets :)-for fishing! Comes with a pump+so easy to set up.. I set up the beach towels and toys while the kiddies set this one up. Couldnt be easier and more user friendly. I think it comes with a backpack too! BRONDELL 1400 Bidet toilet game over. Your life is now complete. If you’re real bouggie you’ll get a second for the guest bathroom. RUBBER INTERLOCKING GYM FLOOR TILES
Ordered these for the kids+Todd’s bro pad- with all the coolest things for their home gym NORDICTRACK SMART FITNESS MIRROR-the vault ps it’s $325 offf right now! This Smart Mirror display comes with a fitness training system HOME GYM FOR UNDER $1k We ordered this for our boys. not the fanciest, not the cheapest ;) LUTRON CASETA SMART SWITCH KIT- works with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and the Google Assistant. We replaced all of our switches in this house and our apartment in New York… It’s so nice to be able to shut off your lights and house from afar or at the end of the night and say “good night house” DEWALT POWER WASHER WITH actual power Best OFF GRID END OF THE WORLD Walkie talkie Motorola Talkabout T800 Bluetooth connection to your cell-phone which can create a mini messaging network even when you’re completely outside coverage. Range: 35 miles (line-of-sight), 6 miles. Battery: 14h (rechargeable)

Marshmallow Caramel Scotch Kisses

Marshmallow Caramel Scotch Kisses

These butterscotch covered marshmallows are divine! Best part- it makes a giant batch to enjoy and enough to give to neighbors! Have you ever had Sees Scotch Kisses or Scotchmallows? Just dip these babies in dark chocolate after and you’ve got both. Our family loves making these. Such a fun activity with jobs for everyone. Prepping the parchment wrappers, cutting the mallows, stirring the caramel, and gather everyone back in to wrap! 1 pint whipping cream 1 c. White sugar 3/4 c. light corn syrup 1/8 tsp. salt 1 bag regular marshmallows, cut in halves Combine cream, sugar, corn syrup and salt in a DEEP medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring occasionally for about 20 min- mixture will be pale yellow at first, but will turn a butterscotch-deeper caramel color as it comes up to temperature. Watch for the consistency to thicken as well. Remove from heat; let sit a few minutes until mixture begins to thicken slightly-about 3 minutes- it will look a little thicker than when you took it off the stove-if it's boiling hot, the marshmallows will melt on contact. While you wait for the butterscotch to thicken and cool slightly- with freshly washed scissors cut each marshmallow in half. (Might need to wash in between a few times) Using plastic chopsticks or wooden skewers, Dip each marshmallow half in the butterscotch to coat, letting the excess drip off; place on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Let sit, uncovered, overnight or until they set a bit. Wrap individually in parchment paper. Here’s the magic part: The marshmallow breaks down when it’s dipped in the liquid lava and transforms into another texture completely but doesn’t fall apart.. when you wrap- tuck the mallow in tight and roll making it a cylinder shape. Makes a bazillion. Or like 100 Here’s a picture of them all set and ready to be wrapped in the morning. Do half your batch this way and see how you like it! If you boil the caramel too long it will turn to toffee-but don’t worry! This has happened to me a few times.. just add in more cream a splash at a time until it is stirrable- drop a little in ice water and if it turns to a Werthers original.. add more cream too much and you’ve now made caramel sauce which isn’t a terrible thing either ;)

Almond Croissants

Almond Croissants

..easier than you think! These are insane. Literally the best and easiest thing you will make this week. One of the saddest parts of leaving Manhattan was Clarke+my love for almond croissants+valhrona hot chocolate. We shared one every day to get thru the grey toned winter just waiting for the tulips to burst thru ☀️and save us. Also.. you could make about 8 for the price of one. These would be amazing for a brunch or your last minute house guests! Ingredients 1 cup almond flour/meal 1 stick salted butter, at room temperature ½ cup packed brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon almond extract ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon kosher salt Syrup+Assembly: ⅓ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons dark rum/or 1 tsp vanilla or almond extract 8 stale croissants, halved horizontally ½ cup sliced almonds (love the Trader Joe’s candied ones) First things first: Arrange a rack in the upper third of the oven and heat to 350 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Halve all the croissants. Lets make the frangipane: Place the almond flour in a medium skillet and set over medium heat. WATCH closely+cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown and toasty smelling, 5ish minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. This will add loads of flavor. Using your KitchenAid mixer, combine the butter+brown sugar with paddle attachment until the mixture is light and creamy, about 2 minutes. Then add in the eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Mix in the almond extract, then add the flour, salt and toasted almond flour, until smooth and satiny. Set the mixture aside. Now let’s make the syrup: In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, rum and 1/3 cup water in a small saucepan and heat over medium, stirring just until the sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat, pour into a shallow pan/bowl and set aside. Ready to Assemble: DIP the cut sides of the croissant halves liberally in the rum syrup. SPREAD the bottom halves with a scoop of the frangipane, dividing evenly among the other crossiants and spreading all the way to the edges. PLACE the tops back over the bottom halves, then spread the remaining filling over the tops of the croissants. DIP or Sprinkle the sliced almonds over top. Place the croissants on the baking sheet+bake until the frangipane is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve immediately or at room temperature. Here are some tips! Best if using day old or left over crossiants for the ultimate flakiness but fresh is fine too. Just cut and leave open side out while prepping the syrup+filling. (I do mine over night) Make the almond cream in advance. For easy morning assembly, make the frangipane filling the night before and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake. Genius! Substitute other nuts for new flavors. If you don’t have almonds/almond flour on hand, make a riff on a traditional filling by substituting ground pistachios or ground hazelnuts for the almond meal. Simply grind the nuts in a food processor with a little sugar and all-purpose flour. Hazelnuts with chocolate chips was unreal annnd honestly Clarkes idea- he wanted to make his own Nutella. I’m sure we’ll be trying cookiebutter next. Have fun with your simple syrup. The rules are.. no rules. Add in a couple peels of lemons or oranges, a couple tablespoons of your favorite apricot or raspberry jams, go for a cinnamon or gingerbread simple syrup, or savory with jalapeño, basil or chipotle peppers. We love making strawberry simple syrup and using it for fun Shirley temples/strawberry milk and even drizzling it inbetween layers of cake. Let the syrup cool on the stove to just about room temperature then transfer to a lidded jar or squeeze sauce container -store in fridge for a month. The pastries are best within an hour or two of baking. After that, revive them by warming in a 350-degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes. Keep wrapped airtight at room temperature.