Jackie Alpers

Jackie Alpers is an award-winning professional food photographer and author of Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicous Desserts. She writes and photographs recipes in her sun-lit Arizona studio and also documents her food adventures on location.
How Snacking Is Like Improv Comedy
I had a revelation about snacking after reading the rules of improv comedy in Tina Fey’s book, Bossy Pants. Snacking is different that cooking. Cooking is often planned and follows a recipe. You could compare cooking to being an actor following a script. Snacking, on the other hand, is about being in the moment; thus, the most creative and inventive snacks are the result of mastering the art of improv.
May 28, 2015
Recipe: Birthday Cake Popcorn
Every day is someone’s birthday, so celebrate accordingly with this festive sweet treat. It’s easily concocted on a whim from ingredients found in most convenience stores, but also feel free to mix it up by using other kinds of chocolate candy bars or even flavored pre-packaged popcorn. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure you have some sprinkles on hand in order to up the fun factor.
May 24, 2015
Recipe: Funfetti Mug Cake
This Funfetti-inspired mug cake is all about you celebrating you. This version is somewhat healthier than a regular cake because it’s made with Greek yogurt and almond milk and calls for less sugar. It’s also smaller than a full-sized cake, so if you mindlessly eat the whole thing in front of the TV, the damage is minimal. (Although, a hefty dollop of whipped cream on top never hurt anyone.) The best part? It takes less than five minutes to whip up.
May 23, 2015