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Little Leopard Book Turns 3!

Whitney Bond Little Leopard Book 3 Year Blogoversary Photo Shoot

For the first time in almost 2 years I’m blogging on Little Leopard Book about something other than food, I’m actually blogging about blogging!

Today, I’m celebrating the 3 year blogoversary of Little Leopard Book. It was three years ago today that I was sitting on my couch in LA, when I opened my laptop and wrote this first post.

A three sentence post, that began a journey that has changed my life forever.

Read the full post here!

How to Make Your Own Mimosa Bar

Make Your Own Mimosa Bar

Mimosa bars are a super fun addition to holiday brunches, wedding showers and summer parties!

I created one for brunch last Sunday and it was a huge hit, so I wanted to share exactly what you need to make your own at home!

Supplies Needed

Begin by placing the tablecloth to your table, next place the “Mimosa Bar” chalkboard sign on the tablecloth.

I picked up this fun chevron green tablecloth and adorable owl chalkboard sign at Hobby Lobby!

Mimosa Bar Chalkboard

Next, add the champagne flutes to the table.

I purchased fresh fruit from Polito Farms at the Little Italy Mercato and juiced them myself (with the help of my Dad!) using my Healthy Juicer!

Polito Farms Citrus

Remember to click on the right banner of the page where it says “Win a Free Healthy Juicer” to sign up to win your own!

Juicing Citrus with the Healthy Juicer

Next, pour the juices into the bottles, then add tags to the bottles with ribbon for each juice flavor!

Mimosa Bar Juice

Finally, add the fruit to a serving tray.  I used my Longaberger 3-bowl serving tray with spoons that worked perfectly!

How to Make Your Own Mimosa Bar

Place a bottle of champagne on the table and await your guests arrival!

Mimosa Bar for Parties

I can’t wait for my next party, just so I can make another mimosa bar!

The Little Leopard Photo Shoot

Today I wanted to share with you all my favorite images from a recent photo shoot I did with photographer Kenneth M Ruggiano.

I wanted the shoot to encompass who I was as a foodie, blogger and person! Kenneth did just that! He is an amazingly talented photographer and just so happens to be from my home state of Oklahoma!!  I hope you all enjoy and look for a new recipe tomorrow on the blog 🙂

Thank you to my amazing friend Shannon for letting me turn your beautiful downtown loft into a studio for the day!

I like to call this one “Casual Cookie Making”

I feel very “Real Housewives of OC” in this shot!

Veggie time!

Most people chop their veggies while sitting on the floor, right??

Who wants cookies???

It’s a cookie cutting party y’all!

And now for a fun little behind-the-scenes video!

Heading into the kitchen now to whip up a new creation for tomorrow’s post!

Grilled Jalapeño Poppers

These little morsels were meant to be a part of my Superbowl Party menu, but with so little time and so much over-ambition they did not make it on to the smorgasbord of hor d’oeuvres last Sunday.

Never fear, two days later these little poppers made the perfect side for my Mexican Meatloaf!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 10-12 Jalapeño Peppers
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 small tomato (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp green onions (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Mix all ingredients except the Jalapeños in a small bowl. Slice the jalapeños lengthwise and remove the seeds.

Stuff the cheese mixture into the jalapeños.

Place the stuffed jalapeños on a pre-heated grill covered in cooking spray.

Grill the peppers 5-7 minutes or until cheese is melted and voila! These poppers make a great side dish for Mexican food or a fun Gameday Grub snack!