Tuesday, December 30, 2008

LEMON POUND CAKE



I must admit, I cheated a bit with this cake. I just dont have time to do a lot of baking from scratch so I went "semi-homemade". For a moist cake, I added a cup of prepared vanilla pudding and a half cup of applesauce and for the glaze, I melted lemon icing and brushed it on top. Very delicious!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS










Yesterday was wonderful. I was home with my family and it was my daughter's first Christmas as an independent woman. I am grateful that she is living only half and hour away. I came home from work to my traditional Christmas mamosa and the kids opened their gift. All were excited. After a holiday season full of traditional big meals, I baked a spiral, we had spaghetti salad and created a variety of meal trays. This is how we do Christmas each year. I hope the everyone's Christmas was wonderful!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

HOLIDAY CUPCAKES






TODAY I HAVE BEEN BAKING CUPCAKES , CUPCAKES AND MORE CUPCAKES. DEVIL'S FOOD, YELLOW AND RED VELVET. I USED MY NEW WILTON DECORATOR TO FROST THEM. OH WHAT FUN. NOW I HAVE TO PACKAGE THEM AND DELIVER THEM. BUT NOW A NAP. WORK TONIGHT!

Monday, December 22, 2008

HOW COOL IS THIS???????????


I FOUND THESE CUPCAKES ON THE BLOG OF A KNITTER AND I THOUGHT THEY WERE AMAZING. I HAVE GOT TO FIND THIS BLOG SO I CAN GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. WHAT IMAGINATION! PERFECT FOR THE KNITTER LIKE ME!!!!!!

FUN CUPCAKES






THESE CUPCAKES FALL UNDER THE CATAGORY OF "SEMI-HOMEMADE" MY BASE WAS A YELLOW CAKE MIX WITH MY OWN ADDITIONS LIKE APPLESAUCE, BUTTER, VANILLA AND A LITTLE PUDDING FOR A VERY MOIST, RICH CUPCAKE. CUPCAKES ARE WONDERFUL. I MADE A BATCH FOR WORK AND MY DAUGHTER AND HER ROOMATES AS WELL AS THE KIDS AT HOME. WITH CUPCAKES YOU HAVE YOUR INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS, TRULY PORTABLE! THE PERFECT TO GO DESSERT.

Monday, December 1, 2008

HOLIDAY APPETIZERS




I made these appetizers for Thanksgiving. I make them almost every holiday. They are a big hit and keep folks out of the kitchen until the main courses are ready. I made crab dip with crab meat, vidalia onions, cream cheese ( garden veggies flavored), salt and pepper. I also used the salmon flavored cream cheese. I seasoned the cooked shrimp for the shrimp cocktail with onion, celery, and old bay and lemon and used store bought cocktail sauce. The smoked salmon platter has red onions, capers, egg and sourcream dill sauce. This washed down well with Chardonnay or Sparkling wine!
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