Sunday, November 27, 2011

So Thankful

I hope you all had a delicious Thanksgiving! 
I love Thanksgiving for reminding us of all the good things around us, for getting together with family and of course for the food!
A smoked turkey with roasted garlic gravy, dressing, rice, bacon wrapped glazed green beans, baked macaroni and cheese, bourbon pumpkin pecan tart and apple cream cheese danish tart was on our table and I'm really sad to say that it's mostly gone already!
 One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is the leftover turkey that I turn into Gumbo. And there is no better meal to warm up with while decorating the tree and getting the house decorated for Christmas than Gumbo in my opinion!
 I am so excited to be getting ready for Christmas and Christmas with kids is so much more fun! 

Sunday, November 20, 2011

At the Drive In

 I was asked to make cupcakes for a 65th wedding anniversary recently and I had so much fun creating treats for this event!
The party was being held at a drive in movie theater so we went with "popcorn topped" cupcakes
I was so pleased with the way these came out, I hope the happy couple enjoyed them!
 Half of the cupcakes were Almond Cake with Almond Cream Cheese Frosting and the other half was Mint Chocolate (one of my favorites)
 The "popcorn" topper is not actually what you think it is
It's mini marshmallows cut with sharp scissors and then lightly sprayed with Wilton's color mist
They aren't hard to make just extremely time consuming, but after it was all finished I thought it was really hard to tell that it wasn't actual popcorn

Pickle Baked Chicken Tenders with Creamy Chili Honey Sauce

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