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Chocolate Cobbler

There are few things I love more than a hot-out-of-the-oven dessert. It’s the way I was raised. If you’re going to do dessert, do it well! That’s why I often forgo desserts at restaurants. All too often they disappoint. My husband always blushes with embarrassment when I ask if it it’s house made. All too often the answer is no.

Do dessert right and treat yourself and your guests to a chocolate cobbler they’ll be talking about for years! They don’t need to know how simple it was to prepare. Serve it with a scoop of custard or salted caramel ice cream for even more decadence.

Chocolate Cobbler
prep time
15 Minute/s
cook time
15 Minute/s
total time
30 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 c packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/4 c cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • brown sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan on low, melt butter & chocolate chips, stirring until smooth {about 5 minutes}.
  3. Remove from heat & add brown sugar.
  4. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs & vanilla. Add chocolate mixture.
  5. Add flour, cocoa & salt. Mix well.
  6. Grease oven safe dishes, preferably small creme brûlée dishes. Pour batter in and top with brown sugar.
  7. Bake 12-15 minutes based on your dish size, but be careful not to over bake. It should have a slightly gooey center.

Julie Blanner

Lifestyle & Recipes
10.11 Makeup

We’ve done our fair share of behind the scenes here at SMP. But today, we have something even cooler. Because when one artist – photographer, Jen Wojcik – goes behind the scenes with another artist – Erica at MakeUp 10.11 for her new series Artists at Work, well, that’s when the magic really happens. Read on to see some of Erica’s most loved beauty products and how she finds her inspiration.

JW: Tell us about 10.11 MakeUp?

MakeUp 10.11: We are a full service, mobile, hair styling and makeup artistry company. Our studio is based in Orange County, specifically Costa Mesa. But we travel all over.

JW: What inspires you? Or who?

MakeUp 10.11: Gosh, thats a hard one. I feel like we are surrounded by so much beauty in life – people, places, textures, colors… I feel like i draw inspiration from all of that… I genuinely stop, take it all in and smell the roses…and then think about how the color of that rose would make an amazing liptstick or rouge, naturally :)

JW: Who is your favorite artist?

MakeUp 10.11: Lisa Eldridge is unbelievable, and really inspiring.

JW: Can you go into your process a little? How do you like to work with a client?

MakeUp 10.11: We really focus on the wedding industry specifically, so the majority of our clients are brides. We typically meet with our clients prior to their wedding date, go over hairstyles as well as makeup looks and create/design a look that is specific for them. I love that each client brings something different and unique with them, each beautiful in their own way. We also encourage clients to bring in photos of what they love AND don’t love – with the understanding that everyone has their own personal styles and what one person may love another may not.

JW: What are some of your favorite tools that you use?

MakeUp 10.11: Right now I can not live without my Beauty Blender or my Makeup Forever Hd Elixir. The beauty blender does a beautiful job of pressing the makeup into the skin, leaving it looking dewy and fresh. The Elixir is amazing for its hydrating properties and is perfect especially during the summer months.

JW: Where is your favorite place to travel to and why?

MakeUp 10.11: I’m almost positive that if I went to Bora Bora it would be my most favorite ever (working on the hubs for that one). In the meantime, I love Hawaii. We go fairly frequent, and there is a sense of home away from home for me there… its so peaceful and now that I have been during whale watching season, I have a new love for it.

JW: Sweet or Salty?

MakeUp 10.11: Yes. I have a new found love for sweet AND salty, combined. 85 degrees has the best sea salt coffee drink ever, its my jam. And I make a bacon chocolate chip cookie thats amazing… like Im pretty sure my husband wanted to marry me all over again after he ate one.

JW: Mountains or beach?

MakeUp 10.11: One of the most beautiful places I have been to is Big Sur… where the mountains meet the beach. Takes your breath away.

JW: What is your favorite photo in your possession?

MakeUp 10.11: I have a photo of my brother and I squishing my mom in a giant hug sandwich, and I love it… I love our expressions in it- I can hear the laughing that took place as we snapped the photo – its definitely one of my most favorite photos ever.

JW: If you could revisit one moment in your life over and over again what would it be?

MakeUp 10.11: The moment I watched my husband become a father… seeing him hold our son for the very first time – I have never experienced a joy and love like that … my heart exploded in that very moment.

Photography: Jen Wojcik Photography | Artist: 10.11 Hair And Makekup

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Jen Wojcik Photography

Gem Themed Party Inspiration

Carla Ten Eyck and Jubilee Events have been making magic on SMP for a long time now. But normally it’s for ladies dressed in white. Today, the duo is targeting their lovely a bit younger and a bit more saturated in the most gorgeous color a girl could ever wish for with this Gem Themed Shoot - where all of the details trickled down from one spectacular necklace. Oh and there is so much more right here.

From Jubilee Events… There really isn’t much in the way of styled inspiration shoots for a young girl’s bat mitzvah, so we decided to take on the challenge and create an absolutely, over-the-top, party that would make any teenage girl swoon. Naturally, we looked to a girl’s most coveted places for inspiration—her jewelry box. We brought to life an event that is youthful, fun and playful but is still sophisticated and grown up—after all this is the celebration of a girl’s coming of age. Big, bright, sparkly gemstones were the perfect way to celebrate this milestone achievement! After all, no girl—young or old—can resist precious jewels!

Our color story is inspired by a delicious, multi-colored Kate Spade necklace in soft (but not too soft) shades of turquoise, blush, lavender, yellow, ruby and emerald. Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the Shore dress the girls in delightfully bright, gem-toned cocktail dresses from Lula Kate. Each color coordinated perfectly with one of the colored chandeliers Ryan Designs custom made to hang over the table.

Keeping in mind that the guests of this party will all be around the age of 13, we keep the décor witty and playful. The table was set with individual jewelry boxes that helped guests find their seats, and over-sized floral jewels created by Cat of Green Dahlia lined the center of the table. Cozy day beds and balloons made for a cozy lounge area where the girls mingled and gossiped. And mocktails were served up at our Bauble Bar (which featured custom gem panels created by Ryan Designs), where the girls were also invited to slip on a little something sparkly for to take home with them.

We set out to create a party that would be appeal to a young girl planning her bat mitzvah, but what emerged was a design we think can easily inspire a birthday, graduation or engagement party!

Photography: Carla Ten Eyck Photography | Styling: Libby Basile, Jubilee Events | Floral Design: Green Dahlia | Cake: Erica O’Brien Cake Design | Hair: Jennie Kay Beauty | Apartment Building/Event Space : Providence G Building | Beauty: Dd Nickel | Dessert: Taste By Spellbound | Dresses : Lula Kate | Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman, The White Dress By The Shore | Hair Accessories : | Lighting, Bar & Day Beds: Ryan Designs | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper : Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design | Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

LulaKate is a member of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here. Carla Ten Eyck, Jubilee Events, The White Dress by the shore and Coral Pheasant Stationery + Design are members of our Little Black Book. Find out how members are chosen by visiting our FAQ page.
Carla Ten Eyck

Jubilee Events

The White Dress by the shore

Coral Pheasant Stationery + De...