Monthly Archives: November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for:
And the desserts below:

Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Graham Cracker Crust

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting (decorated with leafs made out of fondant)

Wishing everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!


Apple Pie Cupcakes

I spent some time trying to think of a clever name for this blog post. But then I realized, why waste time on words when the pictures say it all!

Apple Pie Cupcakes!

These Apple Pie Cupcakes, for a lack of a better word/phrase, are off the chain! I mixed and matched from three different recipes and then added my own little flare. I’ve tasted each ‘piece of the pie’ separately (I heart my puns so much!) – the vanilla cake, the apple mixture and the cinnamon icing. Tonight we’ll see what the entire package tastes like! Keep you posted.

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Mashed Potato Makeover

Growing up we never really had a large spread for Thanksgiving dinner. But my husband’s family loves all things food, therefore it’s no surprise that they do Thanksgiving big. So for the last three years (wow, can’t believe we’ve been married for almost three years!) we have had these huge pot luck style Thanksgiving dinners. I’ve made the same recipes three years in a row and they’ve been fairly successful but…let’s see, what’s the right word?…BORING! This year, it’s time for a change. I decided to create a spin on my garlic mashed potatoes and came up with Mashed Potato Soup.

I decided to take my recipe for a trial run last night. And unlike the mashed cauliflower disaster, this time I had great success!

Mashed Potato Soup

I love that I get to incorporate staple ingredients of traditional mashed potatoes but still get to present what seems like a whole new dish. This soup was so delicious and very filling. If you want to serve this soup as a side dish, make sure to bring out your smallest soup bowls. As you can see from the bowl size in the photos, we did not. The result was two overstuffed adults lying on the sofa for the remainder of the evening.

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Meet Rufus, My Baby Headband Model

This week has been a glum week thus far. Why? Well, I’m not in Hawaii 😦 But the show must go on. In this case, the doggy show.

I’d like to give a special thanks to my favorite dog, Rufus. He did a splendid job being a model for the baby headbands I made for my cousin-in-law’s baby shower.

Rose Headband

In this picture, We have Rufus modeling a rose headband made out of red felt. The headband itself was made from elastic fabric which I bought at Hancock Fabrics.

Hydrangea Flower Headband

Here we have Rufus sporting a hydrangea flower headband made out of pink felt. Individual 12×12 felt pieces in various colors can also be found at Hancock Fabrics.

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I hope Baby Bhai likes them!

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