How To: Beef Jerky Bouquet & Valentine Napkin Fold

My husband is always a pain to shop for around Valentine’s Day. As I’ve mentioned before, he doesn’t like sweets very much. To make matters worse, right now he’s on a diet. I had to get very creative with his gift this year, and that’s when I stumbled upon beef jerky bouquets. Have you heardContinue reading “How To: Beef Jerky Bouquet & Valentine Napkin Fold”

Galentine’s Day Waffle Fries Bar

It’s February, and while for most that means Valentine’s Day is on the horizon, for me it means Galentine’s Day is coming! Galentine’s Day is a celebration on February 13 where girls get together and wallow in their love for one another. I heard about it for the first time on “Parks and Recreation” andContinue reading “Galentine’s Day Waffle Fries Bar”

Hosting Halloween: Halloween Brunch

It’s that time of year again, friends, and if you thought that you could get this far into October without me going a bit overboard, then you have no idea who you are messing with! We are halfway through the most glorious time of the year (the 31 day celebration of Halloween), and it’s timeContinue reading “Hosting Halloween: Halloween Brunch”

Prost for Oktoberfest!

Guten Tag! We’re in the heart of Oktoberfest, and Oktoberfest is always in my heart. Ever since my husband and I visited Germany, I’ve been obsessed. For those who don’t know, Oktoberfest is a festival in Munich that originally started as a wedding celebration forBavarian Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese. And since my weddingContinue reading “Prost for Oktoberfest!”

Independence Day Party Inspiration

Happy Fourth, y’all! For some reason, there’s nothing that gets my husband’s party bug more wound up than Independence Day. For the last several years, he’s invited over our friends, fired up the grill, and spent way too much money on fireworks. This year, we had an added bonus of a freshly installed fire pitContinue reading “Independence Day Party Inspiration”

4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch

Tomorrow is Easter, which means family and friends will be hippity-hopping to your home for egg hunts, good laughs, and fresh food. Are you ready? I wasn’t! I had my entire immediately family heading to my house in just a few hours, and I had no plans for our Easter meal! The clock was runningContinue reading “4 Recipes for an Easy Easter Brunch”

The Ultimate ‘Psych’-Themed Bridal Shower (Or Party)

Have you ever been in charge of planning a bridal shower? It can get overwhelming pretty quickly, I hate to admit. I mean, just look at the concept of the theme. There are millions of bridal shower themes; storybook, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, fall-ing in love, kitchen-theme, shower-theme, lingerie-theme . . . It’s all a bitContinue reading “The Ultimate ‘Psych’-Themed Bridal Shower (Or Party)”

Tuna Niçoise Salad Sandwich

Nick-o-eyes. Nee-co-eese. Nye-soys. When I first came across this recipe, I had no idea how to say it, let alone know how to make it. Tuna Niçoise salad has a hoity-toity reputation, definitely much fancier than its cousin, the plain-old tuna salad. It seemed like the more people corrected me–tuna Niçoise, not tuna salad–the less IContinue reading “Tuna Niçoise Salad Sandwich”

Guinness ‘Cottage Pie’

It’s not always sweet here in the Faust Bakes kitchen, and what better recipe to be the first savory dish on the blog than a Guinness cottage pie? Now, the reason I put cottage pie in quotes in the title of this post is because, as I learned while researching this recipe, this is only technicallyContinue reading “Guinness ‘Cottage Pie’”