Friday, December 28, 2012

Ring in the New Year

With a New Recipe from me!!
Pink champagne cake
With some unusual ingredients
For a succulent sweet cake!

1/2 c butter salted
1/2 c milk
2 eggs
6 oz of yogurt ( Greek or vanilla)
3 cups flat pink champagne ( reduced later to 1 cup)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder

Pre heat oven to 375 while you reduce champagne to one cup. You get about 12 reg sized cupcakes one large loaf or mini cakes. For cupcakes 25 mins will do, for a loaf about 50 minutes and mini cakes about 12 minutes.

Cream soft butter sugar and eggs, add milk, yogurt, and vanilla. Mix well. Combine flour and baking powder. Add all together except for cooling reduced champagne. Once slightly cooled you will have about one cup add in intervals stirring well each time util all champagne is combined. 1 drop of food coloring if desired.

Once baked they will be golden on top. Try not to devour it all!

Finishing touches:
A powdered sugar glaze with a lil reserved reduced champagne. Drizzle.
Add a tablespoon of the reserve to buttercream.
Add fine white or dark chips.
Set with raspberries or chocolate covered strawberries.
Sprinkle before you bake with sparkling sugar, pink white and red.

*Remember since it has been reduced all of the alcohol has been cooked off and is safe for that special momma to be or little tummies ;)


Sunday, December 23, 2012

Holy and Holly Days

I've tried to quiet myself, within the bustle of excitement for forty busy toes. Twirling on candy cane dreams and reindeer wishes; they are the reason for my season of joy. The idea of compiling what I am blessed with is a daunting task as a plethora of blessings unfold themselves to me daily. Wether it is a healthy giggle from across the room, a quietly sleeping still potty training ;) toddler or the ability to cook a clean & nourishing meal for my family, I am blessed.

With that I wish to you and all you hold dear, the gift of feeling loved and blessed through out the year. May the little things take a big place in our hearts as we are gracious daily. Love & Light on your Holy & Holly Days from my family to yours!
Merry Christmas

Bencaos de luz e de amor um de Todos os Meus amigos Brasileiros e Família. Feliz Natal!

Here are some of my fun Christmas creations!!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Easy Red Velvet Cookies!

How are you celebrating 12-21-12? We are having a pajama party, crafts and of course cookie decorating! If you are a red velvet fan do I have a sneaky recipe for you!
1box red velvet cake mix
1/4 cup milk
Mix the top 3 add flour to make a rollable dough ( add milk a tsp at a time if too dry)
Roll out, cut with cutters bake at 350 for 9 mins!


P.S. use parchment paper for easy release!