Feb 14Happy Valentine’s Day!!
Image From The Novice Chef Blog
I recently came across this amazing idea on Pinterest and when the family came over for dinner on Sunday, I knew I wanted to try something new for dessert and also something Valentine’s Day inspired. You MUST check out this blog, and make these Marbled Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies. They turned out FABULOUS and we sent everyone home with their own! I didn’t do her cute heart shaped versions, but they would be super cute to do for a Valentine’s Day affair!
Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved ones and your significant others! And for all of those couples about to get engaged tonight, enjoy every single moment of your evening! It’s a great night to enjoy each other’s company and make memories that you will remember forever!
Oct 28Owl Cupcakes
Loving these cute owl cupcakes for Halloween or for any children’s party coming up! Easy to decorate with the oreos, junior mints, and m&m’s and then a tasty cupcake underneath! Check out 6 Bittersweets for the recipe and step by step instructions!
Sep 20Mini Caramel Apple Favors
One of my favorite things of fall is Caramel Apples. And I think mini caramel apples would make the cutest favors and accents to your cocktail hour. And if you are hosting a fall get together, try making these for your friends, I am positive you will have none left by the time everyone leaves!
How to make your own Caramel Apples:
Image and original recipe by Family Fun
You will need lollipop sticks, granny smith apples, a melon baller, caramel, and any other topping you want to put on there.
Take the apple and use the melon baller to scoop out a ball of apple. Make sure some peel is on the end, as that is what you will stick the lollipop stick through. Once attached to the stick, you can dip the apples in any combination of toppings that you desire. Place on wax paper to dry, or in paper candy cups, and then later you can tie bags around each one if a favor or leave out for guests on decorative platters.
I just love fall!
Jul 1Heart Filled Cupcakes
Don’t these look simply delicious??
Find this Red Velvet heart cupcake recipe right here from JustJENN including the step by step instructions to making the heart cutouts on the cupcake!
Jun 19Tasty Summer Appetizer
Last night we had a trivia night at a local hall to raise money for a family here in St. Louis. One of their triplets, Megan, needs a bone marrow transplant at some point in her life as her white blood cells are basically non-existent. She is not even a year old and has spent numerous days in the hospital. This family has been through a lot, and I was glad to see such a great turnout of people to support them. Lots of great sponsors for the trivia night silent auction, and hopefully that raised enough money to send Megan to a specialist on the East Coast, along with all the other trivia games played throughout the night.
There was a lot of love in the room, and also a lot of food. Our table brought some great goodies, and I tried making something brand new for us. These are mini-BLT’s and they were a HUGE hit. They are easy to make and take only a few ingredients.
Thick Cut Bacon
Salt and or/Pepper
Prepare the Bacon as desired. You will not want this to be “extremely crunchy” bacon so that the toothpick can go through. Cut the crusts off the sourdough bread and slice into four pieces. Place the cut pieces of bread on a baking sheet and toast until golden brown. While toasting, begin preparing other ingredients for assembly. You will need to slice the bacon in about 3-4 pieces per slice, cut the cherry tomatoes in half, and start tearing the green lettuce into small squares.
When the bread is done, take out of the oven and allow to cool completely. Once cooled, spread mayonnaise on the slice of bread. Layer it with bacon, lettuce, and cherry tomato and hold together while putting toothpick through it all.
And that is a mini-BLT! Just note that the tomato is cut in half so the guest can enjoy it on a second bite if so desired!
Happy Weekend everyone. Remember to love those who surround you, and support friends and family who are going through hard times. Everyone needs a night of laughter and support some days.