Love and Confections: October 2015

October 30, 2015

Farro Breakfast Parfait #StonyfieldBlogger

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A Farro Breakfast Parfait with Pumpkin Flax Granola, Qi'a Cereal, Stonyfield Yogurt, and a touch of Maple Syrup is sure to make your morning delicious!

Farro Parfait from

This post is sponsored by Stonyfield and Nature’s Path Organic. All opinions are my own.

October 24, 2015

Taste of Dr. Phillips Preview

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The 9th Annual Taste of Dr. Phillips is 2 weeks away and Mr. L&C and I will be joining in the fun!

Tickets for the event can be purchased HERE. Please be sure to get them as soon as possible, if you'd like to attend, because they sell out every year.

Sponsored by Park Square Homes and Dr. Phillips Hospital, the event is Sunday, November 8th from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm at the Dellagio Town Center. Tickets include food, wine, and beer, as well as entry into the silent auction with amazing items to bid on, including gift certificates, hotel stays and theme park admissions. This year's wine sponsor is Cooper's Hawk and Orlando Brewing is sponsoring the beer at this year's event.

The list of 20 local restaurants is amazing. Bravo Cucina Italiana, Rocco's Tacos, Morton's The Steakhouse, Maggiano's, Roy's Hawaiian Fusion, Vines Grill and Wine Bar, Dragonfly Sushi, Ocean Prime, Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Pammie's Sammies, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Stefano's Grill, Whole Foods, Bone Fish, The Whiskey, Dexter's, Peperoncino Cucina, Big Fin Seafood Kitchen, Fusion 360 Grill & Bar, and The Melting Pot will all be showcasing their delicious creations.

100% of all funds raised from the Taste of Dr. Phillips goes back to the community for the following charities or organizations: A Gift for Teaching, Adopt a Precinct, Arnold Palmer Gold Invitational Tournament, Josh the Otter, Christmas for the Kids, Dr. Phillips High School Projects & Programs, Four Way Test Essay Contest, Give Kids the World, Dr. Phillips Library Author Series, Salvation Army Bell Ringing, YMCA of Dr. Phillips, Wine and Dine on the 9 (API), Birdies BBQ & U (API), and Dr. Phillips Little League.


Until next time,

Disclaimer: I am being provided 2 media tickets in exchange for covering and promoting the event. Photographs from This event is for guests 21 years of age or older. Please remember to bring a government issued ID with you to enter this event.

October 20, 2015

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding and Visiting a Corn Maze

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding is the perfect seasonal treat made extra special with freshly whipped cream and candied walnuts.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Pudding from Love and

October 18, 2015

Black Velvet Spider Cake

Black Velvet Cake, layered with a delicious vanilla bean buttercream and decorated with chocolate icing spiderwebs, is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit and make for a great dessert table centerpiece!
Black Velvet Spider Cake from

October 14, 2015

Candied Walnuts and a Surprise Virtual Baby Shower

Candied Walnuts are the perfect topping for salads and veggies, desserts, or even enjoying them by the handful.

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Wanderlust Wednesday - Asheville, North Carolina

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Wanderlust Wednesday is a list of places I have either visited or are on my travel wish list.

I would love to visit Asheville, North Carolina. Family and friends have spent time there and it just makes me want to go there even more. Touring the Biltmore Estate and exploring downtown Asheville are at the top of my list. Area wineries, craft breweries, amazing restaurants, and shops are enticing and I cannot wait to be able to travel there!

Photo from Explore Asheville

October 12, 2015

DIY Glitter Wine Glasses and Flatbread Pizzas for "Ghouls Night In" #BeenBooed #HalloWINE #CollectiveBias

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DIY glitter wine glasses, delicious Mushroom and Kale Flatbread Pizzas, and a bottle of Robert Mondavi Private Selection Chardonnay along with some treats for my girlfriends, create a Happy "Hallo-WINE" Ghouls Night In.
DIY Glitter Wine Glasses and Mushroom Kale Flatbread Pizzas from #BeenBooed #HalloWINE

October 7, 2015

Wanderlust Wednesday - Sanibel Island

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Wanderlust Wednesday is a list of places I have either visited or are on my travel wish list.

I have been inspired by some of my sister's blog posts about travel, and thought to create my own little Wanderlust Wednesday. This week I am reminiscing about my recent visit to Sanibel Island. My family vacations there often and I was able to go this year with my daughter. She was old enough to roam around the beach, play in the waves, and pick up sea shells. ToddlerLnC loved every minute of our stay and I loved watching her experience it all. I have a couple blog posts coming soon on Sanibel and our fun time there, so keep an eye out for them.

Wanderlust Wednesday - Sanibel Island from
Gorgeous, sunny weather

October 2, 2015

Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake is both creamy and fluffy, and similar to a crust-less pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Magic Custard Cake from #PumpkinWeek

October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Almond Croissants #PumpkinWeek

Pumpkin Almond Croissants are perfection! Pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice mix with almond cream and is baked in a delicious, buttery croissant.

Pumpkin Almond Croissants from #PumpkinWeek