4th of July Desserts You Have to Try This Year

Guess what holiday is right around the corner? 4th of July! The holiday everyone loves, filled with food, fireworks, friends and patriotism is almost here. After a long day of parades, fun, the pool and family, all you want to do is chow down on some delicious dessert. Are you prepared to serve the best desserts at your 4th of July party? Use these suggestions from Chef Jo of Jo’s Cakes and Catering. Homemade Apple Pie     While this dessert might not be red, white or blue, it’s about as American as it gets! No matter what your family … Read more

A Bowl of Chili, Tony Stewart, and One Amazing Custom 3D Cake Experience

It’s no secret that Chef Jo is a big NASCAR and Tony Stewart fan. When she was asked to make Mr. Stewart’s birthday cake, you bet she immediately started brainstorming about how to make the best possible custom 3D cake. Chef Jo had quite the challenge ahead of her — making a cake look like a bowl of chili with a bottle of Budweiser being poured into a frothy mug. But, we all know how determined and talented Chef Jo is! How Did Chef Jo Make a Bowl of Chili and Budweiser Beer Cake? This is certainly no ordinary cake. As … Read more

7 Dessert Flavors You Have To Use This Summer!

Ah, summer time. A time when friends, family members, neighbors and even acquaintances come together to enjoy the magnificent weather and each other’s company. Picnics, barbecues, and other summer gatherings always include food. A summer gathering wouldn’t be the same without endless amounts of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.   However, certain desserts just aren’t appetizing when the summer sun is beaming down on you. That 7-layer pie just isn’t the same when you feel like you’re melting. You need something light, fresh and tasty!   Instead of smothering everything in fudge, peanut butter, and other filling flavors, try one of … Read more

Happy’s Mothers Day

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle Brownies Mothers often do the work of a janitor, a chef, a nurse, a secretary, a chauffeur, a therapist, and so much more…for free.   Sometimes, the best way to show your appreciation for the Mom in your life, whether it’s your mom, your mentor, or the mother of your children, is to treat her to something special. These decadent brownies should do the trick!   Click here for the recipe by Shannon Lacy

Cooking Tips — Garlic Do’s and Don’ts

Cooking Tips — Garlic Do’s and Don’ts   Garlic is known to have a wide assortment of health benefits, from alleviating acne to its ability to conquer the common cold. However, you can only reap these wonderful benefits if you cook and consume garlic properly. Many amateur cooks do not understand how to correctly cook with garlic. If you want to cure a cold or enjoy all of the nutritious benefits associated with garlic, use these tips for cooking with garlic. Don’ts The most common mistake made by those cooking at home is burning the garlic. If you’ve ever smelled … Read more

Catering Catastrophes to Avoid At All Costs

Catering Catastrophes to Avoid At All Costs   Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate gathering, a convention, or a simple family reunion, proper catering is a large component of any event. All of your guests are looking forward to an event filled with laughter, fun, and most importantly, food. What happens if your catering order is messed up, or the catering doesn’t show up? A catastrophe! Instead of having a ruined event, avoid these catering catastrophes at all costs. Scheduling the Incorrect Date for Your Event When speaking with your chosen caterer, have your event date 100% confirmed. Do … Read more

4 Catering Tips You Can Use For Any Event

4 Catering Tips You Can Use For Any Event   Hosting an event, no matter the cause or theme, is stressful enough to begin with. Add cooking on top of your other duties, and you’ve got one exhausted host. This is why many event hosts choose to have their event catered. It means less stress for them, and a delicious meal for their guests. Before you choose any old caterer or dive into menu options, be sure to use these 5 event catering tips. Know Your Catering Budget As an event host or planner, you must have a budget dedicated … Read more

Don’t Choose a Wedding Caterer Without Asking 5 Crucial Questions

Don’t Choose a Wedding Caterer Without Asking 5 Crucial Questions   Congratulations — You’re getting married! Once you’ve finalized the date of the big day and found your dream venue, it is time to start looking for a caterer who can meet all of your wedding day needs. Don’t settle for just any caterer. It’s your big day and you deserve only the best. Remember to ask these questions when interviewing potential catering companies for your wedding. Are They Available On Your Wedding Day? There is nothing worse than booking a caterer only to find out that they are double … Read more

Wow Your Guests With These Creative Ways to Display Your Cupcakes

Wow Your Guests With These Creative Ways to Display Your Cupcakes   To say that cupcakes are in right now is an understatement. Cupcakes are so popular that there are reality TV shows centered around cupcakes, specialty cupcake shops continue to pop up everywhere, and wedding cupcakes are becoming a new tradition. So, it’s no wonder that cupcakes are being chosen over cake for special events. Whether you choose to serve cupcakes as the main dessert at your wedding, baby shower, or birthday party, there are countless creative ways to display them. The perfect cupcake display is out there waiting for you! Carousel … Read more

Did You Know These 4 Facts About King Cake?

Did You Know These 4 Facts About King Cake?   Those of you familiar with Mardi Gras/Carnival traditions will recognize the King Cake. This cake has transformed from a French bread with sugar on top and a bean inside, to a lavish and sweet Danish type dough, braided with cinnamon and a plastic doll hidden inside. Check out these 4 awesome facts about King Cake! It Was Brought Over From France This is a pretty well known fact, but the King Cake was brought to New Orleans, from France, in 1870. However, the tradition of Mardi Gras/Carnival was brought to … Read more