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Friday’s Fab Five – My Weekly Inspiration Board

Spaghetti Aglio Peperoncino Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies Spring Dinner Hot Chocolate Popsicle Pastel Tea Cups

Spaghetti Aglio Peperoncino Recipe Chocolate Chip Cookies Spring Dinner Hot Chocolate Popsicle Pastel Tea Cups

I had no idea that I’d become obsessed with pretty pictures of food until I started a food styling board at Pinterest and it filled up quickly! I have an obsession for blogging + cooking + photography {not that I’m an expert at any of these obsessions} which has me wanting to hone my food styling skills.

My pics on this blog could use some work, so I picked up a book, Plate to Pixel, and I can’t put it down! I may review it in another post someday, but for now, I hope you enjoy my Friday’s Fab Five theme of yummy food in stylish pics:

  • I’d love to try this simple recipe of Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino, translated as spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper flakes.
  • My friend Kathy let me know that it is time to add another dessert recipe to the blog {taste tester maybe?}. I didn’t realize it had been a while because desserts are one of my specialties. Chocolate chip cookies sound like the perfect choice!
  • I’ve been on the prowl for spring/summer recipes, so I hope to lighten things up with this Lemon Thyme Chicken recipe. Do you have any other suggestions for seasonal dishes?
  • Hot chocolate year round??? Yes, PLEASE! I can’t wait to try this Hot Chocolate on a Stick recipe!
  • I find myself constantly looking for table top props for my food pics. I love these assorted pastel tea cups. Too bad this is artwork instead of the real deal! I’m on a mission to find a similar set.

So what were you passionate about this week? Were you into anything that kept you up past your bedtime? I even skipped my favorite reality junk TV all week for this book lol.

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  • Jessica

    Try Big Lots for the pastel cups. I recently bought some really nice plates and bowls that I set out on my dinning room table for super cheap! I got white and a really pretty pastel blue, but I also saw some greens

    • jennifer

      big lots!!! what a great idea. i’m off to check them out tomorrow. thanks so much for the suggestion!

  • http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com alyson

    hot chocolate on a stick, whaaaa?! insane. Must try!!

    • jennifer

      right?!?! hot chocolate year round! i can’t wait to try them out!

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  • Michelle

    I made up a batch of the spaghetti recipe, but instead used whole grain/whole wheat penne & fusilli. I also added some freshly grated romano. I didn’t add the chili peppers to the original batch, because I wanted to use the recipe as a “base” grain for the week.

    It was fantastic on its own, but also a great base to add with other quick recipes for the week. All I had to do was warm it up in the microwave. (Then use the chili as the condiment)

    Day 1: Added a chicken with tomato sauce on the side.
    Day 2: Added ham with peas.
    Day 3: Added capers with fresh tomatoes and bell peppers.

    I think I could probably come up with a zillion different ways to compliment the pasta so it’s like a new dish every night. It sure beats just having a batch of plain pasta with nothing on it as the base grain for the week.

    Thanks for sharing! Really enjoyed this one.

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