workin’ it: all about dem wangz

Right off the bat, let me say that this post is not for my vegetarian friends. It’s about chicken wings. Second, can I just say how lucky am I to have a job that requires me to lead a project the revolves around nothing but chicken wing recipes? Someone pinch me please. Below are some behind-the-scenes snaps I took at the photo shoot.

Before this project, I thought making restaurant-style chicken wings at home would be super hard. I’d tried a few recipes for them in the slow cooker, but they never tasted bar-quality. I’m happy to say that these recipes are REALLY easy, and many of them are made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. #bonus

For details on any of the (delicious) recipes, just click the pics. Or to see all of the recipes at once, pop over and check out the full slideshow!

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Photo Credits Photographer: Richard Wong 
Lead food stylist: Lisa Golden Scroeder 
Props: Libby Hegtvedt 
Styling + art direction: yours truly!

xoxo,

Meghan

Disclosure: During the day, I work as Senior Editor on BettyCrocker.com via MSP Communications. This post is not sponsored by, or affiliated with that work.

workin’ it: sweet styling for bettycrocker.com

photo(64)Sometimes I forget to share the pretty things I do at work, and that is a cryin’ shame! Take last month, for instance, when the opportunity arose to art direct, prop and style a shoot featuring new spring dessert recipes for BettyCrocker.com.

Dipping into my personal stash of vintage linens and china (in addition to spending the better part of a day in Betty’s a-m-a-z-i-n-g prop room!) resulted in some really lovely textures and contrasts. And I can’t emphasize enough how wonderfully talented the people behind the cameras are in the General Mills photo studio. From the photographers to the food stylists to the photo assistants and support staff, everyone is on top of their game and on top of that, so incredibly NICE.

Below are a handful of the resulting shots from last month. If you want to peek at the recipes, just click the recipe names or images! And get a hanky ready for goodness sakes, as drooling is likely to occur.

Fresh Raspberry Almond Tray Tart: An unbelievably delicious and versatile dessert. I already know this baby will be my go-to potluck/holiday dessert this summer! It is so good.

fresh raspberry tray tartLemon Cake with Irish Breakfast Tea Frosting: Infusing the meringue with tea adds a unique, earthy dimension to this shortcut cake.

teacakeCarrot Cake: Straightforward and simple, this cake is a classic Betty recipe, packed with carrots, spice and all that good stuff.

carrotcakeGolden Caramel Cake: This classic beauty doesn’t need much in the way of dressing up. Perfect in crumb, color and taste, the ripple of homemade caramel takes this cake over-the-top.

cake1And finally, a re-shoot of one of Betty’s most popular chocolate-chip cookie recipes. I’ve shared this recipe with at least a half-dozen friends in the last few months. They may not look crazy-fancy, but damn do they taste good!

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Credits
Photographer: Chuck Nields
 Food stylist: Sharon Harding
 Prop styling + art direction: yours truly!

I’ll be sharing a few more peeks from fun projects I’ve worked on for Betty soon. Just this week we wrapped a two-day shoot that was honestly one of the most fun projects I’ve ever worked on. It was a grueling week, but the resulting shots are straight-up adorable!

xoxo,

Meghan

Disclosure: During the day, I work as Senior EditorĀ on BettyCrocker.com via MSP Communications.