In the summertime for food options something cool and refreshing always foots the bill and this fresh fruit salad will not only cool you down it makes for a healthy treat!
We are so excited about our up and coming Portfolio & Perspective Workshop! Over the weekend we announced our location. This perfect loft studio with amazing natural light has our mind going over board with all the creative possibilities!!! If you are photographer or event stylist looking to build your portfolio this interactive workshop is perfect for you!
This week meal is a classic Taco Tuesday... with Turkey and all the delicious fixings!!!
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (12 ounce) package ground turkey
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
This week's special recipe is a mix of vegetable and your favorite smoked sausage for a great mix to your weekly food planning!
Cabbage & Sausage Packets
1 lb. Turkey sausage, cut into 1 inch pieces (or your favorite smoked sausage)
1/2 head of cabbage, cut in 1/4 in wedges
15 small red and white potatoes, quartered
1 large onion, sliced
1/4 cup garlic butter
salt & pepper to taste
4 ice cubes
How to Cook
Preheat your grill to 400 degrees F.
Cut four 18 x 12 inch sheets of foil.
Divide the cabbage, potatoes and onion over the foil sheets.
Add 1 ice cube to each mound.
Evenly divide the sausage between the packets and top with garlic butter 1 tablespoons per packet, salt and pepper.
Seal each packet well and place in oven for 50 minutes.
Allow to rest 10 minutes before serving.
Images and Styling By Smarty Marty
It's Tostadas Tuesday... and Smarty Marty gives you here take on this delightful dish!
Quick and easy meals for your family... This one Prep time of 25 mins!
Flappy Dresses, designer head gear.. feathers pearls and boas all the details for a special 20's theme birthday celebration. The year was 2012 and in true style Jade Ladson invited us to a intimate dinner party with friends at Brio! Fun Food & Lots of Laughter as we celebrated Jade. We enjoyed great conversation, dinner and delicious desserts All guest came dressed in their best 20's gear!
Jade is always planning something fun and amazing for her friends to celebrate with her!
Today's Foodie Tuesday is Smarty Marty's take on a classic Shrimp Boil!
Getting all your ingredients together
- 2 lemons, halved, plus wedges for serving
- 1/2 cup Old Bay Seasoning
- 8 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 large red onion, quartered
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 1 pound baby red potatoes
- 4 ears corn, husked and snapped in half
- 1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, unpeeled
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- Hot sauce, for serving (optional)
Fill a large pot with 4 quarts of water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed lemon halves. Add the Old Bay, garlic and onion. Tie the thyme sprigs together with kitchen twine and add to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes.
Add the potatoes to the pot and cook until just tender, about 10 minutes. Add the corn and cook 5 more minutes.
Meanwhile, slice along the back of each shrimp through the shells; remove the veins and rinse the shrimp. Add to the pot, cover and cook until the shrimp curl and are just opaque, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables with a slotted spoon or skimmer to a large bowl. Add the butter and about 1 cup broth to the bowl and toss until the butter is melted. Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter. Serve with the remaining broth, lemon wedges and hot sauce, if desired.
Photography By Smarty Marty
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Magazine
A quick and easy salad for summer meal time!
Smarty Marty's take on Kale Salad!
Preparation and Ingredients
- Combine the kale, almonds, apple, and Cheddar in a large bowl.
- Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil. Add to the salad, and toss well. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top, and serve.
Salad Complete Serve with your choice of dressing!
Images By - Smarty Marty
We had the pleasure of capturing this beautiful couple as they made the journey to the Alter to become one! Congratulations John & Brook!
Kustom Kreaton Photography
On this day 17 years ago... my world changed and I no longer was living just for me... now I had he :) today we celebrate the birth of my first son Nasim! Today we took a walk down memory lane and I came across some of our images we had taken over the years when we would go into the photography studios which were never a great joy. In those day going to the studio required you to make sure you all were groomed and dressed and for baby make sure they are feed and had their nap. So by the time we arrive at the studio and wait in line...
Then we discovered the mall studio quick fast and in and out in less 20 minutes pictures back same day and the price was great!
4 Months old!
When I first began my journey in photography my goal was to be the in and out in studio sessions! It all begin when I made the investment in my first camera in 2006 and set up my backdrop and offer friends and family sessions for the price of $25! We would be shooting for hours and they would leave with tons of pictures and some prints printing off from my ink jet printers. Reflecting on these moments with my son lets me know the journey we have been on... Today he rarely will take pictures, but will shoot behind the scene images and now studying social media marketing for small business!
Happy Birthday to My Son!
4 Months old!
7 months old!
3 years old!
It's always thrilling for us to grow up with families and their children. We were excited to captured these special moments as these two adorable twins celebrated their 5th Birthday Celebration
Happy Birthday Jaxon & Harper!
So you wanna be in pictures... Contact us today for your next celebration!
Happy 4th of July! On this date lots of folks are enjoying family food and later today fireworks!
So to get your taste buds watering we are presenting this scrumptious summer meal to you!
Chicken Wing Kabobs!
These creative kabobs can be placed on the grill for a delicious non tranditional treat for the 4th!
Image By Smarty Marty!
My Gift To You!
Last year during a chat and chew meet up with a few of my friends I gifted each one of them with a gift box and scallop paper. Explaining to each one of them that I desire to give them a gift of their hearts. Not really knowing what that is for each one of them the small gift box and scallop paper represented that for me. I also gifted myself with the box as well. With careful thought when I think of desires of my heart I write it down and place it in the box.
I explain to the ladies to open up their boxes in about six months to see the manifsetiation of their gifts.
So my gift to all you all today is If you were to receive the desires of your heart what would it be.? Download our gift card here! Write down your desires place it in your box (create you a pretty box using ribbon and other crafty stuff) Take your time on gifting yourself and I suggest opening up to see what you've manifested in about 6 months!
Download Your Gift Request Cards
Directions: Download the File Print off File and Cut
If you choose you can use a paper punch and colored paper to create fancy scalloped gift requests (as seen in the image above)
The year was 2009 and we had just began our journey of creating custom party supplies. Blue and brown was the baby shower trend and we were super happy to create custom party supplies for our good buddy and friend Octavia!
We were so excited to create these custom details for the party! Including the game sheets and our homemade maternity dress form!
We did a complete blue and brown setup including the mother to be chair...
The mother to be was so excited and surprise to see the complete setup of the shower
Mother to Be posed with several of the guest from the party!
Custom Party Supplies & Set up -The Kustom Shop!
Catering by Angela
Photography by - Kustom Kreation Photography
We are excited about this colorful summer meal that would be delicious delights for lunch or dinner for a summertime specialty.
This week's meal is a Baked Turkey leg with a side salad and corn on the cob. Simple and Delicious!
Images from Smarty Marty
Are you ready to get your taste buds roaring...
We are here again for another Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty this week dish is
Here is your Ingredient List:
2 pounds whole red snapper (about 2-3 fish ) or any white fish – cleaned and scaled
½ cup vegetable oil or more as needed
1 teaspoon minced garlic (about 2 garlic cloves)
½ teaspoon ginger
2 sprigs thyme
1 bay leave
½ red bell pepper, thinly sliced
½ yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow medium onion, thinly sliced
1 medium carrot Julienne
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon Jamaican all spice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Scotch bonnet pepper, pierced or replace with ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ cup malt vinegar ( sub red wine vinegar)
Freshly ground white pepper
Season fish with salt and black pepper and fry for about 5 minutes each side.
Dry fish with paper towel and pan, set aside
Cut and chop vegetables and put aside.
Put vinegar and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil, allow to reduce slightly
Add carrots and let simmer for about a minute
Add red and green bell peppers a simmer for a minute
Add onion and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the onion is transparent
Add scotch bonnet pepper and stir
Place fish into serving dish and spoon dressing on top.
Images By Smarty Marty !
To all the daddies of the world!!! We salute you!!!
Happy Father's day!!!
Kustom Kreation Photography
Aftering viewing the biopic today... Just wanted to pull out all my classic CDs!
They Year was 2011 and Wii was the hot video game system making way with all of the fun dance games to get you grooving. So this year for my birthday I had decided to invite friends over for some food fun & games. WII...
This was our Snack Food Bar... we had a variety of little snacks... pretzels, chips, cheese puffs, cookies and more...
Beverage Bar... and the children were trying to pour their own drink from the beverage dispenser
We have multiple TV's and game consoles set up to provide areas for everyone to get their dancing in.
We were jamming trying to keep up....
Our Fun Photo Booth! This was set up to be able to take pictures with all the guest
Photos with all the party people!
Wii Party Decorations and Setup By - The Kustom Shop
We are super excited to be coming back to you for Foodie Tuesday By Smarty Marty!
Each Tuesday we are going to be sharing great Food ideas with great display with you.
Here we have a delicious Chicken Salad for a Tuesday!
Fresh Ingredients Great Food in Minutes