Simply striking and strikingly simple. Recipes, crafts, home decor and general life hacks that are easy yet impressive.

Homemade Maple Syrup Chips

I have to admit, I’ve loved the idea of maple syrup chips ever since McDonald’s came up with the McGriddle sandwich. Baked within the bun was little bits of maple … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 6 Comments

99 Simply Striking Tips and Life Hacks

I’ve got 99 problems, but it ain’t one of these! Below is a compendium of tips posted daily on my Twitter feed. I thought it would be nice to house … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Skor Bits Pancake Breakfast Bites [Perfect for School Mornings]

If you are anything like me, finding quick and easy breakfast ideas for kids is a struggle some days. And in some instances, we have to have breakfast on the … Continue reading

December 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Buttermilk Chive Biscuits (R.R 3.2)

In my last rolling recipe post, I made bite sized fully loaded baked potatoes which included chive. I personally think chive is an under utilized herb and I try to use … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bite Sized Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes (R.R 3.1)

I am starting a new round of rolling recipes with a great recipe perfect for entertaining, as we enter the holiday season. These adorable little baked potatoes can be eaten … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 25 Comments

Dulce de Leche Crisps

I whipped up these cookies in my kitchen one day after I had opened a can of sweetened condensed milk to make a Vietnamese coffee and wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

Biscotti di vino: Red Wine Cookies

This recipe works for both red or white wine. For my recipe below, I used a left over bold red Italian Montepulciano bottle I had opened last week to make … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Whimsical Homemade Marshmallow Shapes

Sometimes I think the only reason my girls ask to drink hot chocolate is so that they can watch the mini marshmallows bob up and down, and eat up the … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 27 Comments

Roasted Peaches with Chèvre, Walnuts, and Honey (R.R 2.6)

Yesterday’s post was my creation of a cookie in the shape of a peach. Today we’ll cook with the real thing in this edition of Rolling Recipes! It is amazing … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Pesche Italian Peach Cookies

I first discovered these darling cookies when an Italian friend brought them into work one day. She explained that they were traditional cookies served at bridal showers. Since that day … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

One 2 Three: The Grey Pencil Skirt

    In this edition of One 2 Three, I will provide 3 looks that will work with a grey pencil skirt. In the past few years, grey has become … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake (R.R 2.5)

We continue this series of rolling recipes by picking up on cornmeal, the main ingredient in the last recipe in this series. Tis Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake is moist, … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 7 Comments

Pumpkin Cornbread (R.R 2.4)

In this instalment of rolling recipes series I wanted to find a dish that was unique enough to stray from the inundation of the typical pumpkin recipes that crop up … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rolling Recipes Index

Hello! As I continue to work on this blog you will begin to see a series I have created called Rolling Recipes. The concept of this series was born out … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Absolute Best Ever Chocolate Cake

I am sure if you did a web search almost every hit will tell you their recipe is the best ever chocolate cake. And there are many great recipes out … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Garam Masala Spiced Pumpkin Cake (RR 2.3)

Our last rolling recipe for series 2 featured homemade paneer cheese in a recipe for Mattar Paneer. The recipe called for garam masala, which I wound up purchasing a 1/2 … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

Technique #2 Icing Cookies Perfectly without Piping

In an earlier post, I had demonstrated a way to ice shaped cookies smoothly by icing first then cutting. You can find that tutorial here.  Today I am going to … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mattar Paneer Recipe (Rolling Recipes 2.2)

In the second installment of Series 2 of the rolling recipes concept, we will continue with the use of paneer cheese. You can find my instructional post on how to … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Simple Way to Ice Cookies without Piping

I cannot tell you how excited I am to be posting this neat trick I’ve been playing around with. It popped into my head one night and I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

October 13, 2013 · 3 Comments

Check Out My Live Twitter Feed for Daily Tips and Tricks

Hello! I have incorporated a live Twitter feed onto this site. You will find the last 5 of my tweets on the right hand column of all posts. My Twitter … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments