Monday, December 26th, 2011

 

Too poor for couture?  Champagne taste on a Prosecco budget?  I know the feeling.  But with a little thrifty shopping and this clever Panna Cotta?  Did I hear hostess with the mostess?

Upcycled dress from my favorite local haunt; Make Good.  Fab Foodie photos by Chad Thompson, of Culinary Creatives.  I’ve been writing for Chad; check out my column, “Dive Deep for Deliciousness“.  Kitschy pics of me by my groovy musician friend Marie Haddad.


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94 Responses

  1. Too cool! I actually had this once before at a party – they served it off of trays made from cereal boxes! So glad for a recipe to re-create. :)

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    Laura- Oh my goodness gracious! What a clever idea with the cereal boxes. Hope you had a wonderful holiday and thank you for stopping by!!! :)

  3. I’ve had breakfast for dinner, but not for dessert before. Very interesting. :-)

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    James- Thanks for stopping by. I never thought of it like that before, but you are correctooooooo. Happy New Year to ya. :)

  5. Love it!!! And we love the corn flake crunch. I’m learning to be happy with proseco too!
    Happy Holidays! Liv sends her best, she is tired from a late sleepover last night and watching an America’s Next Top Model Marathon with pup on her lap.
    XOXO

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    Kim- Hope to see you and Liv soon in the new year!! Please tell Liv ‘hello’.

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    Kocinera 

    Oooh, that sounds so interesting! I’ve become a recent fan of panna cotta, but I’ve certainly never heard of a cornflake version. It looks so cool!! And congrats on the column!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Koci- Soo great to hear from you darling. Thanks so much. Happy New Year!!

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    Christina 

    If I drank milk I’d be all over this one! Think it’d come out the same with soy/almond milk?? Prob not…

    The photos are wonderful! You look great.

    Welcome 2012!!! <3

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Hey Christina,
    It would absolutely turn out great with soy/almond milk. Happy New Year doll. Stay outta trouble. XOXO

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    Gary 

    Another amazing recipe. Thanks for making 2011 so much fun and so informative. Looking forward to your 2012 shenanigans!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Gary- Thank you soo very much! All your continued support and friendship sure keeps me motivated! Wishing you a happy, happy New Year!! :)

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    Mitzi 

    Gurrrl, I love this session, it’s loooong over due! I will say I started the belly fat cure three weeks ago and I’m luvin’ the fat melt away, so I’ll just enjoy the photos and imagine how tastiliscious it all would be in my mouth!!! Happy Holidays… Remember you are the light too! Peace

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Mitzi! Don’t melt away darling. The menzzz out there need a little something to hold on to. xoxoxo

  15. You are beyond genius! What is the best part of the crunchy, sugary cereal? The leftover milk of course! I was too excited to read the recipe before commenting so I assume from the recipe name you used that. Really; so ‘under all of our noses’ and I’ve not ever heard of or thought of using it. Then adding the crunch on top.

    Jenny….you are such a bright shiny star. I love your blog, your spirit, your ‘eye’ (never forgetting we bonded over cute orange vintage coats). You bring such a verve to cyber space and I thank you for that! xo

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Toni- All I can say is you keep me blogging! You keep my spirit moving forward. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

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    Beth J. 

    YU-UUMMM! Jenny,once again, you make homemade deliciousness accessible to the masses by making it so easy for all. Thank you for sharing your food insight with us!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Beth- Thank you sooo much! Happy New Year and I look forward to seeing you in San Diego in 2012!!! :)

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    Karen 

    Yum, yum yum! I see you aren’t taking it easy over the holidays!! Thanks for a year full of great recipes and fun.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Karen- Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to YOU!! It’s been nice with a little time off from job #1, so I can focus on job #2 and job #3!! xoxo

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    Eliot 

    Love this idea—especially if you served it with mini boxes of corn flakes. Your posts are always good for a smile (and fashion tips)! Keep on keepin’ on in 2012!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Elliot- Smooches honey! YOUR kind words keep me rock’n!!! Happy New Year to you.

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    Alexi 

    Looking forward to another year of delicious recipes and even better blog posts!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Alexi!! And thank you for being one of my biggest fans ever. Much love and fun in 2012. :)

  25. Love the site! Love you! Happy 2012!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Summer – Right back at ya sister. Much love, blessings and loads of fun in 2012!! :)

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    Ruby 

    Ha – I think I’ll ALWAYS be too poor for couture! Even when I’m rolling in it – I just can’t see shelling out for designer gear. Well, maybe one little Chanel dress. I always did love that sappy but oh-so-loverly film “Mrs ‘Arris Goes to Paris”. But that was Dior wasn’t it. See? What do I know? As for your panna cotta, well let me just say that with two kids I have a LOT of leftover cereal milk. Awesome idea. Happy New Year babes – look forward to lookin’ atchya in 2012…

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Ruby- You are too funny! Love your sense of humor. I have not seen “Mrs. Arris Goes to Paris”, but I will now have to add it to the list and pronto. Thanks so much for your kind words. I look forward to reading more your recipes and shenanigans from YOU in 2012. :)

  29. Congrats on the writing gig! Your posts always so upbeat and full of character it is like your trademark! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog-I wish you a great New Years and look forward to 2012!
    Love the crunch with the panna cotta, creative post!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Tina- Your kinds words really mean more than you know. I LOVE your blog, your dessert recipes are always sooo yummy and have an interesting edge that’s brilliant. Looking forward to more treats from you in 2012.

  31. You are too fun! Love the panna cotta and I would love to go shopping with you :)
    Happy New Year gorgeous!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Magic of Spice- Thank you soooo much! We should make that shopping date happen in 2012. Seriously!!

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    Liz 

    I can’t help but smile when I stop by your blog!! I’m lovin’ your dress and craving your panna cotta! Happy New Year!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Liz – Thank you soooo very much! Wishing you a wonderful New Year and look forward to more incredible recipes from YOU!!!

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    Michele 

    here’s to another year of fun! Love the photos and the dress is fabulous!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Michele – Thank you, thank you and more thanks yousssss!!! To many more wonderful meals and fun together in 2012. XOXO

  37. Fun blog post. I love your pictures, and the panna cotta? Delish!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Kristi – Thank you sooo very much!

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    liska420 

    Guuuuurl. You have done it again! Fantastic chit…now when are you coming by the bar to let me get you hammed?

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Lisa- Thank you honey. I promise to stop by soooooon. :)

  41. Have I ever told you that your pictures are amazing? I just love them. Panna cotta sounds delicious and is so easy to make!
    Have a great 2012! Happy New Year! :*:*:*

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Coffeebeans! Ahhh.. You made my day. This Panna Cotta was easy. Thanks a heap for stopping by. :)

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    Antony 

    I got milk! Thanks for the awesome recipe and fun pix…as always!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Antony- Always love your consistent brilliant wit! :)

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    Reiko 

    I love the panna cotta and the shoes!! Cool pictures!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Reiko – thank you, thank you, and more thanks!!

  47. So many fun recipes in that Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook. Can’t wait to try making some, myself. After all, who can resist cereal milk? The best part of breakfast, right? ;)

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    Carolyn- I am LOVING that cookbook. Sooo fun and creative. I agree, cereal milk is the shizzzzle. :)

  49. Jenni you top off the year in a BIG way! Love your style and most of all – your ‘dos. A gal who can flaunt a red beehive is the best – happy new year!

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    Susan, You always make me feel like a million bucks!!!! Thank you and wishing you a wonderful year ahead. :)

  51. Cornflake Milk Panna Cotta?! What the heck- love that! Happy New Year to you!

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    Miss Lori- Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I love anything fun. Happy New Year to YOU! Can’t wait for your cookbook. :)

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    Shin 

    Hi Jenny! Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Here’s wishing you a fantastic new year and lots of joy and success in 2012! xoxoxo

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you Shin! Look forward to more fun and gorgeous shenanigans from YOU!!!!!!

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    Rachel 

    I definitely have Champagne tastes and a Prosecco budget! :) And the heck with that being a dessert–I’d eat that panna cotta for breakfast! Best wishes to you for a FABULOUS New Year!!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Rach.. I’m glad I’m not alone. And it is BEST for breakfast. It’s the right way to start your day. :)

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    Linda 

    What a great way to start out 2012!!! I just LOVE all your ideas!! Happy New Year!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Thank you sooooo much Linda!! Happy New Year and many blessings to you. :)

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    Joanne 

    I could spend hours looking at your photos. They’re so “happy” :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Joanne – What would I do without your sweetness and support. Can you be cloned? xoxo

  61. cornflake milk is so delicious.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Lynn, thanks for stopping by. I agree!! I’m about to try some other fun cereals. Happy New year to ya. :)

  63. That looks YUM!

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    Miss Penny! Thanks so much!!

  65. Hahahaha! HEY… I like Prosecco better that Champagne anyway!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Sommer – Me toooo!!! :)

  67. Love the panna cotta and LOVE your upcycled look! I want to wish you a wonderful New Year for 2012 filled with health, loved ones and success in your endeavors.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Evelyn- Thank you, and more thank you(s). Wishing you a wonderful, healthy and deeelicious NY as well.

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    *camp1899* 

    hey there ms sugarcube… first, made me totally laugh reading your about me ” i don’t live in brooklyn and have 2.5 kids” hilarious!!! (because it seems 7 of 10 bloggers are exactly that..) and *serious* hair envy. like amazing. i had your color for a long time but never full, awesome, beehive, etc etc.. you’re killing it and i love it. and a big woop woop on your including some vegan recipes, and if you’re ever inclined for some vegan mexican (if you haven’t already been) one of our favorite places in you neck of the woods is Pokez.. i’ll send you the link from when were there if you’re unfamiliar (; thanks for checking me & the hubby out, so glad you did, led me back to you.. look forward to catching up now that i have a tiny bit of breathing room this week.. xo, tiffany

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Camp1899- Thank you to ze moon and back for getting my sense of humor! Sooo glad and happy that we found each other’s blogs. Muah!!

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    skeezix 

    Jenny, You are too cute. I so enjoy your creative and fun ideas (and recipies too). Hope you have a wonderfully and terrifically fun 2012!!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Skeezix.. Thank you for always stopping by. Many more fun shenanigans to come! xo

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    Amy 

    LOL, this photo set is fantastic. I love how you got a gnome, a donkey, and cornflakes involved in the same shoot.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Miss Amy- thanks for noticing my kitsch! I try to combine the unexpected. Big thanks to ya for stopping by. :)

  75. How did I miss this post ? As I always tell you I love your blog. It is absolutely one of my faves. You keep us craving then POW you hit us with post like this! Thanks for reminding me I need to purchase this cookbook. I can’t wait to make this! The little gnome made me think of my nephew. He “made” me watch Gnomeo & Juliet and I was so happy I did as it is such a cute little movie. In fact I think I will make this for him next time I visit since he’d eat cereal for every meal if he was allowed lol:-)

    Oh btw I made your Chocolate Banana Ice Cream recipe. It was oh so good! I intended to snap a pic and send to you but I devoured it with Usain Bolt world class speed lol:-) Who knew bananas could do that?

    Happy Twenty12 and keep the fab posts a coming..xo

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    LaTonya- You are such a doll. Thank you for truly making my day, I mean YEAR! Your nephew sounds rad! And glad you liked the Choc Banana Ice Cream. Happy New Year to you and look forward to more of your crazy-fabulous posts. xoxoxoxoxo

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    Emily 

    Wow, along with everything else, you have *great* hair! Happy 2012!

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Emily – Thanks girl! Happy New Year. :)

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    Amber 

    What a cool post! I love your beehive (and the color of your hair!) You totally rock it. I wish my hair was long enough for that!

    Also, great photos.. I adore the glasses with the not-so-round dots on them! Very cute and sort of mod. Are you having a good start to the new year? I hope so!

    Love & Cake,
    Amber

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    Amber- Girllllll… Thanks sooo much. I’m loving your blog something fierce. Smooches. :)

  81. I could not have said it better myself!!!
    Kitsch,thrift ,and blessings to you too!!
    The pics are as usual radiant!

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    Lisa-Gabrielle.. Thanks and blessings! :)

  83. Lovely post! Happy 2012!!! My goal is to get back to baking and blogging. Having a newborn and toddler leave little room! I am living through you and wants sweets and shopping right now!!!!

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    Nicole- First of all, big congrats on the little one… That is sure a fine reason to take a break from blogging. I know how busy you must be. Thank you for taking time to stop by and share your sweetness. Smooches!

  85. Wishing you many blessings in 2012 as well. These photos totally brought a smile to my face. I AM too poor for couture!

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    Miss Sara – thank you darling. Your blog always brings a smile to my face!! :)

  87. I was flipping through the LA Times food pix and yours stopped me cold. What style–love the colors and composition. You go girl!!

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    Judy- Can I tell you how happy you made me? I didn’t think anyone looked at those pics.. Thanks for appreciating what I do. I’m loving your blog girlie.. You are one heck of an inspiration. :)

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    Ed 

    Missing you :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Oh Ed.. Thank you honey! I am promising myself to blog more often. I really enjoy stopping by Weekendfoodprojects!

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    Suzanne 

    Thank you Jenny for presenting one of my favorite desserts in such a stylish manner. Cannot get enough of looking at the photos.

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    VintageSugarcube 

    Ohhhhhh Suzanne, Suzanne!! You just completely made my day. Hearts and smooches and more hearts!

  93. Mmmm, that panna cotta looks so silky and delicious!! And I’m a big fan of cereal milk. Last year, I used it in a cocktail :)

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    VintageSugarcube 

    A cocktail Brandon? YOU ARE OFFICIALLY THE BOMB!

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