Jac o' lyn Murphy

Friday, February 24, 2017

5 Fun Fresh Bagel Toppers

Trendy topped toasts are so out, 
it's time to bring bagels back!

They are round, cute and they have a whole in the middle...
load them up with incredible farm fresh cream cheeses
herbs, fruits & veggies and toast starts to look really "crumb-y".

Here are 5 fun ways to embellish your bagel...
Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

The Blueberry Bomb
Blueberry all natural cream cheese + whole blueberries + mint leaves
Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

The Italian Job
Herb cream cheese + vine ripe tomatoes + fresh oregano + dash of sea salt
Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

Cool as a Cucumber
Natural Cream Cheese + spiral cut cucumbers + thinly sliced shallots
Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

The Sunny Side
Herb cream cheese + sliced hard boiled egg + snipped chives
Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

EVERYTHING
Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com

Farmers' Market Bagels - Fresh delicious toppings for the perfect easy snack or brunch idea | www.jacolynmurphy.com


Viva la Bagel!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Farmers' Market Bag Essentials


If you follow me on Instagram
you know how much I love Farmers' Markets.
Not only am I addicted to the amazing produce, vibrant colors and enthusiastic merchants,
I have a few essential items I can't go without and always keep in my straw tote...


I take a lot of pictures on my phone and post up a storm on my Instagram stories.
My mini-pineapple portable charger is a paramount, power source...

I usually go to the farmers' market rain or shine 
and to make sure my lips are protected from the elements, it's eos lip balm  to the rescue...
There are so many fruity, minty flavors, it is hard to just take one.

I always want to have fresh breath, especially while chatting it up with farmers 
and sampling an array of produce.
Bright orange tic tacs are easy to spot in my bag and are a great pallet cleanser!

Roaming the market is hard work, 
my favorite glass water bottle depicting the infamous SFMOMA Living Wall,
is the best way to quench my thrist.

Let's face it, organic produce can be dirty
 and sweet, juicy fruit can leave your hands sticky.
I just say Yes to Coconut and these amazing wipes to clean up quickly...

It isn't any fun to handle the harvest with dry hands.
Berry blossom lotion is the perfect portable way to keep you ultra smooth.

and sunscreen is always a good idea...

Lastly, my farmers' market fashion tip?
Converse and chard are the perfect pairing.




Monday, February 20, 2017

Academy Awards Dinner in front of the TV


Oscar Night has always been one of my favorites.
The stars, the fashion, the movies and most importantly, 
festive snacks to enjoy with the show.
This year we are keeping it simple with foods 
honoring some of the Best Picture Nominees.

Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com

A trip to La La Land is not complete without a visit to 
the infamous Hollywood legend,
I changed traditional "Pigs in a Blanket" slightly and have created
"Pink's in a Blanket".

Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com

Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com

You just need cocktail size hot dogs and a tube of Crescent Roll Sheet Dough...

Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com

Cut the dough slightly shorter than the length of the weenie, 
and wrap around leaving the top uncovered...
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com

Secure with a toothpick and bake on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet,
 at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes until bun is golden brown.
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com


Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com



Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - mini Pink's Hot Dogs to celebrate La La Land - www.jacolynmurphy.com

The small fishing town of Manchester by the Sea, 
just makes me want to cozy up with Clam Chowder...
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Classic New England Clam Chowder for Manchester by the Sea - www.jacolynmurphy.com

of course topped with oyster crackers.
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Classic New England Clam Chowder for Manchester by the Sea - www.jacolynmurphy.com

We all know movies and popcorn go hand in hand...
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Curry Popcorn for Lion - www.jacolynmurphy.com

Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Curry Popcorn for Lion - www.jacolynmurphy.com

just a dash of curry powder is all you need,
 to transform freshly popped corn...
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Curry Popcorn for Lion - www.jacolynmurphy.com

into a taste of India from the streets of Lion.
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Curry Popcorn for Lion - www.jacolynmurphy.com


Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Curry Popcorn for Lion - www.jacolynmurphy.com

For dessert, we turned the red carpet into red velvet...
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Printable Best Picture Nominee Cupcake Toppers - www.jacolynmurphy.com

and honored each nominated film with a cupcake...
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Printable Best Picture Nominee Cupcake Toppers - www.jacolynmurphy.com

Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Printable Best Picture Nominee Cupcake Toppers - www.jacolynmurphy.com

I was so thrilled that Jimmy Kimmel
the host of the 89th Academy Awards, 
joined us in the kitchen!
Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Printable Best Picture Nominee Cupcake Toppers - www.jacolynmurphy.com


Fun Food Ideas for an Academy Awards Party in front of the TV - Printable Best Picture Nominee Cupcake Toppers - www.jacolynmurphy.com

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