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There are days when I can’t believe that I get paid to be a blogger. Days like last Wednesday when I walked into this amazing brunch featuring and sponsored by Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and prepared and styled by my talented friend, Laura of Pink Cake Plate blog. The assignment of the day was to enjoy brunch and to share it with you all on social media. Check and check!
Today, I am excited to show you more details of this beautiful brunch! I had so much fun discovering all of the details Laura incorporated. The Spring colors and contemporary boho motif would translate well to an Easter brunch you might be planning.
She came up with so many fun and delicious ways to incorporate the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry in different dishes–both savory and sweet. Again, any of these would be great at your Easter brunch or dinner and would help make the occasion feel that much more special.
Of course, I had to try one of everything. Here is the menu and the assortment of pastry pretties on my plate.
Everyone was blown away by the woven salad bowls she created from Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry. Aren’t they to die for? The other surprise in the salad was the croutons made with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and Fleur de Sel. So delicious and perfect with the salad! I thought the mini churros (waffle crisps) were so clever and delicious. Really it was all so good!
Aside from the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry deliciousness, I loved the make-your-own mock mimosas station with three kinds of fruit juice to mix with sparkling cider! Such a great idea for brunch!
I loved all of the decorations and details and the whole feel of the event. I felt privileged to have been invited, which is what I strive for my guests to feel when I am hosting a party.
Did I mention several of my favorite bloggy friends were there? So were a few new friends, so chatting and gabbing were also on the agenda as well as making these cute magnets. The arrow one was made from a paper that had the party logo on it. A fun and easy crafty project to do.
We also got to take home these beautiful chocolates in the boho chic style and colors of the party.
Our main party favor, however, was our own box of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry to experiment with at home. I immediately consulted my resident foodie, aka BSB about ideas to try. He wanted to go savory. I wanted to go cute, but we got hungry before I had a chance to try my cute idea–which is really really cute. So we went for yummy first. But this dough is really versatile and fun to work with so we kept experimenting. It is made with the same basic ingredients as pie pastry, but the dough is folded multiple times to create layers. When baked, steam makes the layers rise about 8 times higher so you end up with a wonderfully light and flaky crust.
I’m going to share our delicious Pizza Puffs with you in this post, and then stay tuned for an upcoming post with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Easter cuteness inspired by Laura’s amazing salad bowls.
We love pizza at our house! Making it inside of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, makes if fun, fancier, and oh so yummy! It is quite simple to do and would make a great appetizer or finger food for any party or occasion. They are basically mini-calzones with a light, flakey, buttery crust. They were a big hit with all of our family!
I’m including a printable recipe below. We made two kinds: Sausage and Mushroom, and Margherita Style. You could do any combination of fillings, just like you can choose pizza toppings.
As you can see, there are countless ways to use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry! For even more ideas, check out the Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry website, where you can find an entire recipe box full.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.
Are you looking for a festive dish to serve for St. Patrick's Day that your kids will actually eat? We've updated the recipe for the delicious and beautiful Rueben Loaf that my friend, Kim, taught us how to make and formatted it for easy printing. My kids devour this and BSB and I love it, too! It's the yummiest way I've ever found to eat corned beef and cabbage. The braiding technique seems a little intimidating, but isn't actually all that difficult. It makes all of the ingredients inside moist and tender. I want to try it with pizza fillings or other warm sandwich ingredients. Scroll to the bottom for the printable recipe. Using frozen dough loaves makes the process much simpler and quick to do. We actually combined two loaves of dough for this one large loaf. You could make a smaller loaf with just one, or perhaps make the dough thinner and get it out of just one loaf. Swiss cheese is … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveDoveFruits #CollectiveBias Being a mom is hard, y'all. I mean, I think most of us know this, and yet for some reason, some of us keep having kids. My number 5 is fun, social, delightful, bright, and has taught me a whole new level of exhaustion that I didn't know existed before. We have moved past the difficult pregnancy and the nursing/pumping/feeding issues we were having, and now are in the middle of sleeping/teething/baby-proofing issues. While most of us know all of this is so worth it and that they don't stay little for very long, it doesn't mean we don't get worn down and burnt out. It is so easy to put ourselves on the very bottom of the never-ending to-do list when there is a little person who is dependent upon you for everything. When I got the opportunity to host a party … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Wrapping up my Spring Break in Arizona series today. I had planned to do a post on The Cookie Doughjo and share some of the fun we have had there, but sadly got word that the Doughjo is closing this week. It was such a fun business and will be missed. My children and I will most likely spend our Spring Break Pogo Pass hoping. If you need more background about the pogo passes, read this post. You can see some of our recent expeditions above. Even though we aren't amazing skaters, it is fun to have the opportunity to try some of these things with out breaking the bank. Pogo pass venues change periodically, but whenever a venue is taken off, they replace it with something new. Right now would be a good time to purchase because Makutu's Island was just added, but Enchanted Island may be closing it's gates in May. You could hit both of them during Spring Break and also be ready for the new Fat Cats … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BigHero6MovieNight #CollectiveBias Have you had a chance to see Big Hero 6 yet? My family was mesmerized by the story of the sweet health-care-companion robot turned super-hero and his friends. It was so fun to plan a big movie viewing party and share it with our friends! Here is an overview about how we threw a fun and memorable movie night. I will follow-up with more details in a future post, since there is so much to share here. INVITATIONS: I didn't get the opportunity to send out formal invitations, but if I had I would have used the ones found on the Disney website. They have Baymax coming out of his suitcase. Perfect! MOVIE: You can't throw a movie party without the movie (as we found out the hard way, when we had to go back for our copy). If you are shopping at Target--and who … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]
Continuing with our Spring Break series today and a GIVEAWAY! Spring Break is a great time to get out and play around town. I'm sharing some of our favorite family outings each day this week. Check back each day for more Arizona fun! Disclosure: I received free admittance to many of these places as a blogger or for specific events, but would never tell you about them if my family and I hadn't had a blast there! … [Read the rest of the Insanity...]