15 Tequila Recipes to Try this Summer

15 Tequila Recipes to Try this Summer

Summer is in full swing and while some people don’t like cooking as much in the summer months I like being able to break out my grill.  It’s an electric indoor grill but we also head outdoors to the local park or my parents house when we have great weather.  Summer is also the time I like to try out different cocktail recipes on the weekend with my family.  Pura Vida sent me a bottle of the Pura Vida Silver Tequila for review purposes.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

pura vida (2)

The Pura Vida Silver Tequila arrived just in time for Father’s Day and since my husband didn’t have any tequila in his liquor cabinet, it made the perfect addition.  The next set was figuring out a drink to make for him feature the latest addition.  Of course I head to Pinterest to find inspiration for a drink.  One of the first drinks that came to mind was Tequila Sunrise or some sort of margarita.  My pinterest finds were very rewarding because I didn’t just find drink recipes I found a variety of delicious dishes featuring tequila as an ingredient.

shrimp

I decided on trying a Tequila Lime Shrimp recipe instead.  It turned out delicious, the how family loved it.  You can find the recipe I used along with a variety of different recipes for the tequila sitting in your liquor cabinet.  If you don’t have any at home give Pura Vida Tequila a try.  My husband said it’s the smoothest tequila he’s ever had in his entire life.  He’s been mixing it with juice for a night cap on the weekends and he’s been enjoying it alot.  It was the perfect gift for him.  Pura Vida has four varieties of tequila for you to try.  Each featuring it’s own unique flavor.  Visit the Pura Vida website to learn more about their tequila and other products.

15 Tequila Recipes

15 Tequila Recipes

Cocktails

Pineapple-Margaritas-from-Miss-in-the-Kitchen-for-CocktailDay
Photo Credit – Miss in the Kitchen

Three Ingredient Skinny Margarita

Tequila Limeade

Grapefruit Tequila Slammer

Pineapple Margarita

Mexican Mai Tai 

Pink Lemonade Margarita

Food Dishes 

Tequila Battered Onion Rings

Tequila Jalapeno Crab Dip

Tequila Lime Shrimp

Tequila Lime Chicken Sandwiches

Desserts

Margarita-Bars-2-of-7w
Photo Credit – Crazy for Crust

Margarita Bars

Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bars

Deep Fried Tequila Shots

Homemade Gifts

pom_tequila2
Photo Credit: Family Spice

Pomegranate Tequila

Liquor Lollipops

 

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Bake Up Magic with Tastefully Simple

Bake Up Magic with Tastefully Simple

Most people wouldn’t want to turn on their ovens during the summer time but I absolutely love baking and I don’t wait for fall/winter to use my own and bake.  I actually prefer to bake up homemade goodies for my family instead of buying store brought products.  Whether I’m baking from scratch or using a box mix, doing it myself has a lot of appeal to me and it also helps relieve stress.  And I’m sure if you have kids home from school you know just how stressful summer time can be.  Tastefully Simple reached out to me to review some of their products, any opinions expressed are my own.

Tastefully Simple provides exceptional tasting experiences and lifestyle solutions, through simple, delicious food and enriching business opportunities.  Founded in 1995, Tastefully Simple started as a small company when founder Jill Blashack Strahan decided to offer taste-testing while selling her gift baskets.  Once she noticed the gourmet food she was offering tasting of were out performing her gift baskets Tastefully Simple was born.  It’s one of the first national home-tasting companies.  For a company that started with just nine consultants to hit over 28,000 within twelve years is remarkable.  Tastefully Simple is also one of the first corporate sponsors of Share Our Strength’s No Kids Hungry Pledge.  They’ve achieved a lot since their founding and I’m sure they are just getting started.

While browsing the Tastefully Simple website I knew I wanted to try one of their bake mixes and I was beyond thrilled when I came across the Decadent Desserts Assortment that features fives mixes, caramel sauce and ice-cream salts.  It was the perfect kit to try.  The products arrived and I immediately wanted to bake.  A few days later the urge to bake hit and I decided on the Chewy Chocolate Cookie Mix.

Tastefully Simple (2)

Tastefully Simple (1)

Tastefully Simple Cookies (4)

Tastefully Simple Cookies (2)

Tastefully Simple Cookies (1)

Tastefully Simple Cookies (3)

These Chewy Chocolate Cookies were so delicious.  They were so easy to make.  All you need is a little oil and hot water for the mix.  The box says it makes about 24 cookies but I got about 18 cookies in total.  I use a mini ice-cream scoop to form my cookies so they were’s too big.  From start to finish I had fresh baked cookies in about 18 minutes.  They had a nice crunch on the outside of the cookie but when you bite into them they were soft and chewy.  These were gone by the next day, the kids ate almost a whole batch that same night after dinner.  They are already asking me to make them again.  With Tastefully Simple anyone can be a baker, these fool proof mixes brings gourmet food within everyone reach.

I’ve been thinking about what to bake up next with the rest of my items from Tastefully Simple and I think this M&M’s S’mores Brownie Pie from The Peanuts Gang is going to be my next attempt using the brownie mix from my package.  I can’t wait to see how it turns out.  I know it’s going to be a hit with the kids.  Be sure to check out Tastefully Simple for more gourmet food options besides baking mixes, and hop on over to The Peanuts Gang to try their recipe.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Bake Up Goodies With Among Friends Bake Mixes

Bake Up Goodies With Among Friends Bake Mixes

I love baking, it’s one of those things that just relaxes me and keeps me stress free.  When I first started baking I would mostly use store brought mixes and then I stepped into baking from scratch.  While that works great there are times when I mix is the best way to go.  You can bake up goodies with Among Friends bake mixes when you have a little time on your hands.  Take all the fuss and measuring out of baking and just enjoy high quality baked good for a fraction of what it would cost to buy from a bakery.  I received a sample from Among Friends for review.  Any opinions expressed are my own.

Among Friends Handcrafted Baking Mixes - Photo Credit Among Friends
Among Friends Handcrafted Baking Mixes – Photo Credit Among Friends

Among Friends Hand-crafted Baking Mixes boasts they are free of all the bad stuff.  Taking one look at the packaging I can honestly say they really do only include the finest ingredients in their mixes.  Mines had wheat flour in the mix and the other ingredients were organic.  They even have a few mixes that are gluten free for people who require those products.  Making the mix is so easy and prep time is a breeze. All you need is an egg, 6 tablespoons of butter or a substitute and a teaspoon of vanilla.  The cookies were good.  Although my kids were not expecting it to have oatmeal in the cookie so didn’t eat as much but my husband and I loved the addition of oatmeal.

among friends

Susie Q's

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Among Friends

My mix also contained ground flax seeds and although it didn’t affect the cookie at all I wanted to mention it because I know some people may not eat them.  If you’re planning on purchasing Among Friends Hand-crafted Baking Mixes you can visit their website to learn more about all their options and the ingredients included in the mix you choose.  They are very good at listing allergy information on the site so you can purchase in confidence.  The prices are right on these as well.  All the mixes from Among Friends cost $5.99, making them great gift ideas.  Send them to your kids in college, make creative gift baskets for the bakers in your life.  Give to newly weds, or pull out to make a quick after dinner snack for the family.

No matter how you choose to to enjoy Among Friends, you are in for a treat.  Be sure to also read the cute and creative stories for the names of the mixes from Among Friends when you are on their site.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Sweet Corn Bread Recipe with Corn

Sweet Corn Bread Recipe with Corn

My husband is from Oklahoma and he likes when I make southern inspired meals that remind him of home and his grandmother.  While we were living in Winston-Salem, NC I started making a corn bread recipe from scratch that he loved, over time I perfected it and made it my own.  It’s more like a sweet corn cake but he loves it that way.

cornbread

I’m actually surprised that I don’t already have this recipe on my blog.  I’ve made it quite a few times but according to my husband I haven’t made any in a while.  He picked up a box of corn muffin mix in the store, hinting to me that he wanted some cornbread and when I checked my baking bin I had some yellow corn meal so I decided to make some from scratch.  I’ve tried corn bread with pieces of corn in it so when I was making this I tried it for this recipe and I was so surprised at how well it came out. This is a very heavy corn bread, perfect for chili and other stews.  Of course if you don’t have to add corn to your recipe if you don’t want to, it’s really up to you and what you feel like baking that day.

I prefer to make my corn bread round, I don’t know why but that’s just my preference.  I sometimes make them in muffins as well but for the most part I use a round cake pan to bake my corn bread.  You can use whatever you choose to bake yours in.  When greasing your pan just lightly grease it because you don’t need that much grease.  Here’s the recipe I use to make this Sweet Corn Bread made with Cream Corn.

Sweet Corn Bread Recipe with Corn

Serves 10
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk
Meal type Bread
If you like sweet corn bread you're going to love this recipe. It's a southern staple that works great for winter months in the north. Perfect for chili and stews.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2/3 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 can creamed corn

Note

Remember you don't have to make your corn bread round, you can use a square pan or make them in muffins.  You can also take out the creamed corn from the recipe.  If you do be sure to increase the milk in the recipe to one cup.  If your batter is too thick add a little liquid so it's not as heavy at the end.  Enjoy warm.

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
Step 2
In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk, creamed corn and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Step 3
Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. When the corn bread is still hot spread butter/margarine over the top so it melts into the hot cornbread

 

 

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Baking with Mrs Fields and Love Cooking Company

Baking with Mrs Fields and Love Cooking Company

I love baking, it’s my favorite thing to do in the fall.  I usually bake cookies for my family as a part of my Christmas gift to them and I am usually the one bringing desert to any of our family dinners.  With all the baking that I do you would think I have tons of baking sheets and other items, but I’ve been using the same baking sheets for years and a recent visit from my MIL resulted in them getting scorched.  It was time for an upgrade.  Thanks to Love Cooking Company for the Mrs Fields Baking Products for inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide.

baking

Love Cooking Company is a company that believes there is no greater value than showing your loved ones you care.  Created to help you embrace and create more loving memories, these can occur while cooking together.  Love Booking Company partnered with Mrs Fields to offer high quality baking products.  When I reached out the Love Cooking Company about being included in my Holiday Gift Guide, they agreed and offered to send me three products from their Mrs Fields baking products.  They had so many great options I didn’t know what to pick at first and then I remembered my cookie sheets were ruined so I immediately decided on a baking sheet since I would be making lots of cookies during the holidays.

The Mrs Fields Cool Bake Cookie Sheet eliminates the need to transfer your cookies from the sheet to a cooling rack.  The rack is included in the pan, when you take your cookies out of the oven simply lift the cooling rack and leave your cookies to cool on the  rack.  It has vented holes to cool the cookies down and now you don’t have to worry about your cookies breaking when transferring them.  I loved baking with this pan, it kept my cookies soft and prevented them from burning.  Some of my cookie dough does get into the holes but it doesn’t interfere with the baking process and it’s easy to clean out from the cooling rack.  I couldn’t share my thoughts on the pan without sharing a delicious cookie recipe.  Instead of my traditional Peanut Butter Blossoms this year I made Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies.  They were delicious and my family loved them.

When making these cookies you must make sure you chill the dough for at least 30 minutes, when you chill the dough it’s easier to work with when rolling to form the round cookie dough balls.  Serve warm for the best tasting cookies.  You can print the recipe below.

Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies

Serves 24
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 9 minutes
Total time 54 minutes
Allergy Egg, Peanuts
Website Sally's Baking Addiction
Skip the traditional Peanut Butter Blossoms this year and try something different. These Rolo Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies are delicious, especially when served warm.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter or maragine
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 24 Rolos

Directions

Step 1
Cream together the butter and sugars, until well blended. Stir in peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Next slowly mix in the flour and baking soda. Be sure not to over mix. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes.
Step 2
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Take the dough and make small round balls. Split the dough in half and stick a Rolo into one half and then top with the other half, roll and place on baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough and Rolos. Bake for about 9 to 11 minutes depending on how soft you want the cookies. Cool and serve warm.

In addition to the Mrs Fields Cool Bake Cookie Sheet I also received the The Brookie Pan and the Mrs Fields Fill N Flip Locking Layer Baking Pan as well.

When I saw this pan I knew I wanted to give it a try.  Who doesn’t love cookies and brownies, now when you add them together you end up with a delicious desert item.  I’ll be using this pan to make some brookies for our cookie swap this Christmas.

About the Mrs Fields Brookie Pan:

Perfect for creative cooks that want to deliver a sweet surprise in every bite, Mrs. Fields’ Brookie Pan allows users to bake delicious cookies inside of moist brownies. With a durable, non-stick coating, Brookie creations are even protected from falling or pulling apart!.

The Mrs Fields Fill N Flip Locking Layer Baking Pan is perfect for baking filled cakes.  Usually  when I bake a cake with a filling I would use an icing well to keep the filling on the inside and prevent any from spilling out.  The only problem is that most of the times my filling will seep out through the icing.  This pan helps create a beautiful cake and ensure all the filling stays in the cake for your to enjoy.

About the Fill N Flip Locking Layer Baking Pan:

Create a surprise center by adding your favorite fillings to the inside of your cakes! Bake your cake in the Mrs. Fields Fill N Flip™ Locking Layer Baking Pan – Round according to the recipe. When it’s cool, flip the cake over and add filling – pudding, fruit, compote, anything you choose! – to the side with the opening. Then flip the non-filled cake on top, and you have an amazing layered cake your friends and family will love!

You can purchase Love Cooking Company products online from TARGET.COM, KOHLS.COM, SEARS.COM AND AMAZON.COM.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Holiday Baking and Fun with Wilton

Holiday Baking and Fun with Wilton

I like baking, it helps me relax and release stress.  During the holidays I usually end up baking lots of cookies, cakes and sometimes even pies as well.  This year I reached out to Wilton to see if I could do a review and they happily sent me an assortment of holiday baking goodies to review.  I received samples for inclusion in my Holiday Gift Guide.

wilton

I’m a huge fan of Wilton products.  When I first wanted to get into cake decorating I took one of their method classes to help me with cake decorating.  I would love to finish up their other classes because I learned so much.  I don’t even buy frosting any more I just make my own butter cream frosting.  So reviewing Wilton products was a great bonus for me.  I waited in excitement to see what I was getting in the mail and when the day finally arrived it was awesome.  It was filled with all kinds of awesome products for us to try and make our holidays even more awesome.

We got lots of great goodies to help us celebrate the holidays in style.  The first thing we tried was making were cake pops with the sprinkles for the holidays.  Unfortunately it was a horrible fail.  I let the kids decorate and they went sprinkles crazy.  We couldn’t get good photos but they had so much fun and enjoyed making the cake pops.  It’s a memory they’ll never forget.  Some of the other items in our kit included a Tacky Sweater Kit, Gingerbread House Kit, Cookie Cutters, Cookie Icing and more.

Tacky Sweater Cookie Kit

Wilton Gingerbread House Kit

Cupcake Kit

 

Wilton

Cookie cutter

The kids had lots of fun creating their ugly sweater cookies, it was such a fun family activity.  The Gingerbread House was a great holiday class party donation for my toddlers class.  They enjoyed making the house and had fun.  If you’re planning on making any treats this holiday season make sure you check out Wilton products for all your needs.

Connect with Wilton online via social media:

Facebook – TwitterPinterest.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Woats Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Woats Cranberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was recently introduced to Woats.  I received samples from Woats for review purposes, any opinions expressed are my own.

woats

WOATS was born out a desire to inspire kids and young adults to discover and harness their passions, make a difference in their communities and change the world for the better.  Founder, Justin Anderson, shares his story of overcoming adversity and pursing his dreams with kids across America.  His goal is to give kids the hope – and the tools – they need to be who they want to be and do what they want to do, regardless of the limitations placed on them by their circumstances.  So by now you’re probably wondering what exactly is Woats?  Well Woats is an indulgent snack made with an irresistible blend of gently baked whole grain oats, honey and other premium ingredients.  Perfect anytime, anywhere, right out of the bag.  Woats comes in three different varieties, Cookies ‘n’ Dreams, Peanut Butter Graham Slam and Nuts About Berries.

These are great for snacking on the go.  Perfect for your morning yogurt.  I’ve been enjoying mines out of the package.  All three flavors tastes great.  I can’t even pick a favorite.  When my package arrived I accidentally cut into the package of Nuts About Berries so I decided to use them to bake my families favorite cookies.  The Woats took the cookies to another level.  My husband even said they were better than any of the other batches of the same cookies I made and that I should always make them this way from now on.  I hope you pick up some Woats and give these cookies a try.

Woats are available for purchase online for $6 a package.  You can also purchase them from Target, Kroger, The Fresh Market and a few other supermarkets.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Woats Nuts About Berries
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Crumble the Woats and mix into the sugar mixture.  Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips and cranberries. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 11 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Ole Smoky Moonshine Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ole Smoky Moonshine Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Earlier in the summer I received a bottle of Pineapple Moonshine from Ole Smoky.  I thought about what I could make with it and after going back and forth with different drink options I ended up deciding on using it for baking and since it’s Pineapple the most obvious choice was Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

cake

I am not a big fan of Pineapple Upside Down Cake but I decided to bake it for my husband as a treat.  To get started I took the pineapples out of the can and soaked them in the Pineapple Moonshine for about eight hours.

When I was ready to make the cake I melted the butter and sugar on the stove top, the recipe I was following used a skillet for their cake, since I didn’t have a skillet I used a regular round cake pan and just made the brown sugar mix in a sauce pan.  It’s up to you what you use for the recipe.

DSC06078

The foundation of a good Pineapple Upside Down Cake is the mixture of the pineapples and brown sugar.  Make sure all your pineapples are covered and while that mixture is setting your make the cake batter.  I think the cake pan I used this time was too low so I would recommend a deep cake pan so the cake can rise while baking.

DSC06079

DSC06080

As you can see I didn’t give my cake much room to rise while baking but it still turned out great in the end.  It was moist and delicious even after two days it was still good.  The sugar mixture gave the cake a beautiful crust that was a little crunchy and the crumb on the cake was soft and delicate.  It was perfect.

DSC06081

DSC06082

DSC06083

I didn’t use the traditional cherries with my cake but you can.  When the cake is finished baking let it rest before removing it from the pan since the bottom is very moist.  I hope you give the recipe a try especially with the holidays approaching.  To purchase your own bottle of Ole Smoky Pineapple Moonshine or any other of their products be sure to visit their website.  Here’s the recipe for Ole Smoky Moonshine Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Pineapple Caramel Topping
1 can of pineapple rings drained and juice reserved
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar

Cake Batter
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter/maragine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs at room temperature
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp rum
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1/2  cup Ole Smoky Pineapple Moonshine

Special ingredient – one jar of Ole Smoky Pineapple Moonshine

*Preheat oven to 350°F.

Remove pineapple rings from the can and soak in the jar of pineapple moonshine for at least four hours.  Reserved the pineapple juice.

Pineapple Caramel Topping
Melt the butter in sauce pan over medium heat, then add the brown sugar.  Let it simmer, stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes.  Remove from the heat, and arrange the pineapple rings in the cake pan and pour the brown sugar mixture right into the pan.

Cake Batter
Beat the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy, then add in the sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, then add in the almond extract, vanilla and rum.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt and add half of it to the butter mixture beating on low speed just until blended.  Add in pineapple juice and pineapple moonshine, then add remaining flour mixture, beating just until blended.

Spoon the batter into the cake pan over top the pineapple topping and spread evenly.

Bake It!
Bake cake in middle of oven until golden and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean (approximately 40 minutes). Let the cake rest in skillet for five minutes, then invert a plate over cake pan and invert cake onto plate.

DSC06085

DSC06087

Original recipe adapted from Salt Tree.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Red, White & Blue Cookies

Red, White & Blue Cookies

cookie small

This summer I am working with The Motherhood on a partnership with Feeding America on their “A Childlike Summer” campaign.  When I think of summer I can think of so many great things for you to do and of course there’s Independence Day – July 4th.  So what’s a great way to have a child like summer and celebrate our nation’s independence?  With cookies of course.  They are a very popular snack and so easy to make and enjoy.  These Red, White & Blue Cookies (Cranberry, Blueberry & White Chocolate Chip Cookies) are a great way to celebrate and have your children enjoy the summer.  For this recipe I just twerked my Sooner Specials recipe to create this treat.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup margarine/butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). *please note that not all ovens are the same, I bake mines at 350, its up to you if you choose to bake at 375 or 350* Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into the sugar mixture. Mix in the white chocolate chips, blueberries and cranberries. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. For best results, take them out while they are still doughy. Allow cookies to cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

IMG_1547

I used Blue Bonnet to bake my cookies so while I’m feeding my kids hunger, I am also helping in the fight to end child hunger.  You can easily join in the fight as well by purchasing products that contain the red pin.  When you get home make sure you find the code from the packages and enter it online.  Each code equals a meal to a child who needs it.  Be sure to check back for more posts and join me in helping with a #HungerFreeSummer.  I hope you give these cookies a try.
Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Loaf

IMG_1055

Spring is here but you can’t tell from my neck of the woods because as I type this it’s snowing outdoors.  I just hope we have a nice spring and summer.  With spring here I still like baking and enjoying certain baked goods I wouldn’t normally bake at other times of the year.  I love baking with citrus during spring and summer months and I would like to share with you a Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Loaf I baked last year for Father’s Day Brunch.  My family loved it and hubby has been asking about me backing some for months.  I finally baked some more loaves recently and it’s been a hit with the family once again.  The recipe is super easy and it’s sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Check out the recipe below:

1 1/2 cups + 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 extra-large eggs
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest (approximately 2 lemons)
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups blueberries, fresh or frozen, thawed and rinsed
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8 1/2 by 4 1/4 by 2 1/2-inch loaf pan. Line the bottom with parchment paper. Grease and flour the pan.

Sift together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the yogurt, 1 cup sugar, the eggs, lemon zest, vanilla and oil. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix the blueberries with the remaining tablespoon of flour, and fold them very gently into the batter. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes, or until a cake tester placed in the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Meanwhile, cook the 1/3 cup lemon juice and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a small pan until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is clear. Set aside.

When the cake is done, allow it to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before flipping out onto a cooling rack. Carefully place on a baking rack over a sheet pan. While the cake is still warm, pour the lemon-sugar mixture over the cake and allow it to soak in.  Cool.

Optional: Mix two cups of powered sugar with  two tablespoons of lemon juice, drizzle over your loaf and serve.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Kristian Regale Sparkling Juice Great for Baking & Entertaining

Kristian Regale Sparkling Juice Great for Baking & Entertaining

Disclosure: I was provided product samples from Kristian Regale for review purposes.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

For Valentine’s Day weekend we had our second family love dinner and it was so amazing.  I just posted all the photos from the day.  We really had a great time and one of the products we used for the night was Kristian Regale Sparkling Juice.  I was looking for something non-alcoholic and fancy to serve the kids that night.  I wanted them to feel a little more grown up since we were all getting dressed up but I wanted to make sure that whatever they were having was still age appropriate.  These sparkling juices were perfect for the night and they really enjoyed it.  Since that dinner they have been requesting more and more of the juices with dinner.  I was sent six flavors to try with my family.  The flavors include:

  • Apple – Kristian Regále Apple Sparkler is our original flavor and still among our most popular. Apples picked at the peak of freshness are carefully blended with the finest ingredients to create an apple sparkler that’s especially light, crisp and refreshing. Perfect for family gatherings.
  • Pear – Made from a traditional “Swedish Pear Cider” recipe, but without the alcohol, Kristian Regále Pear Sparkler is our most popular flavor. It brings together delicious real pear juice with apple juice to create a delicate, sophisticated taste. Kristian Regále Pear Sparkler is an elegant choice for wedding receptions and holiday parties.
  • Peach – For the fresh taste of real peaches, try Kristian Regále Peach Sparkler. We use delicious, all natural peach juice in our special recipe. The taste of peaches means that summer is here. And while our Peach Sparkler is the perfect complement to anything barbequed, feel free to enjoy it all year round.
  • Pomegranate Apple – Enjoyed by ancient civilizations, the pomegranate has recently re-emerged as a healthful “superfruit.” Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate is increasingly recommended for a healthy heart, anti-aging and disease prevention diets. Kristian Regále Pomegranate-Apple Sparkler is made with delicious, all natural pomegranate juice.
  • Black Currant – Native to northern Europe, black currants are a rich source of vitamin C and other heart-healthy antioxidants. Kristian Regále Black Currant Sparkler combines real black currant juice with apple juice to make a delicious sparkling juice beverage.
  • Lingonberry Apple – For a tangy, delicious, refreshing taste, try Kristian Regále Lingonberry-Apple Sparkler. It’s made with real lingonberry juice from Sweden. Handpicked in the Swedish countryside and forests, these small berries are cousins to the cranberry and are sometimes called “wild cranberries.” Add a refreshing touch of Sweden to your celebrations with Kristian Regále Lingonberry-Apple Sparkler!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Before dinner I put two bottles (Apple & Pear) in the freezer to chill so that it would nice and cold when it was dinner time.  I prefer mines without ice so the bubbles last much longer.  I would suggest to always chill yours and serve it before it starts to freeze.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

When it was time for dinner we served the sparkling juice to the kids.  They really like having a fancy drink instead of just regular apple juice.  It really made them feel extra special and made the night even extra special.  If you have an event where you are having a special occasion and you don’t want to serve alcohol but you want it to be special then I would highly suggest Kristian Regale.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I mixed my Kristian Regale Sparkling Juice with Moscato to make a sparkling Moscato.  It was delicious and super easy to make.  I mixed one third the glass with Moscato and the rest with sparkling juice.  You can adjust according to how much wine you want adding more or less.  There are lots of great ways you can get creative and add the sparkling juice to cocktails or mocktails for lots of fun.  I even baked with mines.  I used the Peach Sparkling Juice to make a Peach Vanilla Cupcake with Peach Buttercream Frosting.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups Kristian Regale Peach Sparkling Juice
  • 2 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 sticks plus 1/8 baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 egg whites

Directions

Step 1
In a medium bowl lightly combine the egg whites, 1/4 cup milk and vanilla.
Step 2
In a large mixer bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix on low speed for 30 seconds to blend. Add the butter and remaining 3/4 cup Kristian Regale Peach Sparkling Juice. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Increase to medium speed (high speed if using a hand mixer) and beat for 1 1/2 minutes to aerate and develop the cake’s structure. Scrape down the sides. Gradually add the egg mixture in 3 batches, beating for 20 seconds after each addition to incorporate the ingredients and strengthen the structure. Scrape down the sides.
Step 3
Scrape the batter into the prepared cupcake pans and smooth the surface with a spatula. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until a tester inserted near the center comes out clean and the cake springs back when pressed lightly in the center.
Step 4
Let the cupcakes cool in the pans on racks for 10 minutes.

I use a basic buttercream frosting recipe for this.  I replace the liquid in the recipe with the sparkling juice.  You can add more peach flavor by blending a small can of peaches up into a puree and adding it to the batter and adding a tablespoon to your icing.  You can really change this basic recipe up to fit any of your needs it’s such a great starter recipe.  Be sure to check back next week where I’ll be featuring some drinks using the Kristian Regale Sparkling Juices.

 

 

 

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Wholly Wholesome Pie Facts & Recipe to Celebrate National Pie Month

Wholly Wholesome Pie Facts & Recipe to Celebrate National Pie Month

whollywholesome_logo

Who knew that there was a whole month dedicated to just Pies?  Well to celebrate I would like to share with you some awesome Pie Facts and a delicious recipes from the Wholly Wholesome Company.

General Pie Facts

o   Approx. $700 million in pies (approx. 186 million units) are sold in grocery stores every year. This does not include restaurants, food service or price clubs, only grocery stores.

o   Pumpkin pie was first introduced to the holiday table at the pilgrim’s second Thanksgiving in 1623.

o   90% Americans who believe a slice of pie represents one of the simple pleasures in life

Pie By the Numbers

o   36 million Number of Americans who identify apple pie as their favorite

o   47% Americans for whom the word “comforting” comes to mind when they think of pie

o   6 million Number of American men ages 35-54 who have eaten the last slice of pie and denied it

o   27% Americans who believe chocolate pie is the most romantic to share with someone special

o   1 in 5 Proportion of Americans who have eaten an entire pie by themselves

o   113 million Number of Americans who have eaten pie for breakfast

o   75 million Number of Americans who prefer to drink milk with their pie

o   32% Americans who prefer no crust on top of their pie

o   90% Americans who agree that a slice of pie represents one of the simple pleasures in life

o   9% Americans who prefer to eat their pie crust-first

o   7% Americans who have passed off a store-bought pie as homemade

o   18% Men who say their wife makes the best homemade pie

o   2% Women who say their husband makes the best homemade pie

Pie Personalities

o   If you love… You are likely to describe yourself as…

o   Apple Pie Independent, realistic and compassionate

o   Pecan Pie Thoughtful and analytical

o   Chocolate Pie Loving

o   Pumpkin Pie Funny and independent

Pie Preferences

o   More than one-third of Americans have eaten pie in bed

o   Nearly one in four women believe that they make the best pie – better than Mom or Grandma

o   More than one-third of Americans have craved pie in the middle of the night

 pie-shell-wheat copy

Apple Crumb Pie

WHOLLY WHOLESOME
Filling
6 medium sized apples (WeI like Granny Smith)
1/2 Cup sugar
2 Tbs corn starch
1/2 Tsp cinnamon
1/4 Tsp nutmeg

Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Peel, core, and slice apples, toss with the dry ingredients until evenly coated, and sugar mixture is moistened from apples. Pack apple mixture evenly into a Wholly Wholesome 9” pie shell. The apples will be piled high, but will cook down some in the oven. Finish with crumb topping.

Crumb Topping
1/3 C light brown sugar
1/3 C all purpose flour
1/3 C rolled oats
1 t cinnamon
1/8 t salt
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 C unsalted butter

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. You can cut in butter with a fork or a pastry blender, or simply rub it in with your hands. Mix until butter is worked into the dry ingredients, it should look lumpy but dry. Smooth the crumb mixture over the apples.

Place pie on a sheet pan and bake in a 375° oven for about an hour (maybe a little longer). You will know the pie is done when juices bubbling out of it look thick, or a paring knife is easily inserted in the center and the apples are tender. The pie will sink down as it cools.

 

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe

Key Lime Pound Cake Recipe

key lime pound cake

I love baking in the winter it’s one of those things that helps me relax and relieve stress and as an added bonus having sweets I baked keeps me from buying the processed store stuff.  I am always looking on Pinterest for baking ideas and came across a Key Lime Pound Cake recipe I just had to try to make on my own.  I have to admit I had no idea how it would turn out and I never thought about using lime juice in pound cake.  Rosetta Bakes recipe is extremely popular so I figured it was worth the try.  This is like any other pound cake recipe I’ve used in the past the only difference is the addition of lime juice in the batter.  I really loved how soft the crumb is on this cake.  It’s heavy like pound cakes are supposed to be but it’s not to dense.  Mines tasted amazing.  It was like a store brought cake to me.  Be sure to keep this recipe for when spring and summer arrives it will be even more perfect then.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter/margarine (softened)

1/2 cup vegetable  shortening

3 cups granulated sugar

6 large eggs

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup milk

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon key lime zest

1/4 cup key lime juice

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 F.  Beat butter and shortening at medium speed, or until creamy.  Gradually add sugar, beating at medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.

Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Beat at low-speed just until blended after each addition. Mix in vanilla, key lime zest and key lime juice.  Pour batter into a greased and floured 10-inch (12-cup) tube pan.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 20 minutes (it make take less or more time depending on your oven), or until a long wooded pick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean.  Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 to 15 minutes, remove from pan to a wire rack.

Prepare Key Lime Glace, and immediately brush over top and sides of cake.  Cool completely (about 1 hour).

Key Lime Glaze

1 cup confectioner sugar

2 Tablespoons key lime juice

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together and brush over top and sides of cake.

 

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

White Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

White Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

I participated in my first online cookie swap this year.  I remember when I found that last year and it was too late for me to join so when the chance came this year I jumped on board.  I signed up and made my $5 donation (all donations collected was donated to the Cookies For Kids Cancer organization).  I got three names and I had to send them a dozen of the same cookies each.  Two of my recipients were from California and one from North Carolina.  The hardest part was picking which cookies to bake.  The only requirement was that it had to be a recipe I hadn’t shared on the blog before so that meant I couldn’t do one of my favorites so I just added a twist to one of my hubby’s favorites and I decided on While Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies.

I was a bit nervous participating in the cookie swap because I wanted to make a cookie that everyone would enjoy, one that would ship well and after getting mines in the mail I knew I was going to get to be creative with shipping.  (I even had to change my packing when shipping because I had to use Office Depot and they didn’t offer all the options like the Post Office so my cookies was sent off pretty basic)  I do apologize to my recipients for that but I hope the taste made up for it because these cookies were great.  My family loved them, especially my toddler.  I had to bake an additional batch to make sure I had enough to ship out and some for them to snack on.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This was the first set of cookies I received they were Salted Nutella and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and they were so good.  Alyson these were a flavor exploration for me, each time I took a bite I got a new flavor profile and all these flavors were amazing together.  You were so right after 15 seconds they were perfect.  I have to bake them on my own just to see how amazing it is fresh from the oven.

photo 1

These Toffee Shortbread cookies were gone in less than a day.  The kids loved them.  Thanks so much Allison.

photo 3

My final set is a Andes Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies and it arrived in this lovely tin and lots of Andes mints in the can.  My toddler had a field day with them before I could get a picture of the cookies but we loved them as well.  Thanks so much for these Amanda, my son loves you for introducing him to Andes.  He couldn’t eat these fast enough.

photo 2

These goodies arrived in the mail from OXO who was one of the sponsors of the Cookie Swap and they along with  Dixie Crystals,Gold Medal Flour and Grandma’s Molasses.  In total the 622 participants raised $4400 dollars for the charity and with the match from the sponsors the cookie swap raised a grand total of $18,000 for such an amazing cause.  I can’t wait to sign up again next year.  And if you want to sign up as well be sure to sign up for the mailing list so you know when it’s that’s time next year.

Be sure to visit my cookie swap matches and see what they baked up for the swap and see who they were swapping with.

Miriam at Tales From the Crumb Tray

Jordan at Where Has All the Flour Gone?

Ashleigh at A Daily Cup of Asheejojo

Here’s the recipe to make the cookies if you want to give them a try.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 5-ounce package Dried Cranberries
2/3 cup white or semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375ºF.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter or margarine and sugar together in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, mixing well. Combine oats, flour, baking soda and salt in a separate mixing bowl. Add to butter mixture in several additions, mixing well after each addition. Stir in dried cranberries and chocolate chips.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.

Makes approximately 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus

More Festive Baking with Cakes Under the Influence

More Festive Baking with Cakes Under the Influence

 

Cakes Under the Influence

 

Disclosure:  The item featured below is a part of my Holiday Gift Guide.  I was provided an item in exchange for an honest review.  Any and all opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced.

 

I love the fall and winter because it means I am getting the opportunity to bake lots of goodies, I usually do most of my baking during this time of year because it not only keeps the house nice and warm but it keeps it smelling so yummy.  I just love trying new cookies and cupcake recipes and sharing them with my family and friends.  As much baking as I’ve done though I’ve only baked with alcohol in one cookie recipe and one cake recipe from Trinidad.  I usually don’t use much alcohol in my baking because I don’t think it lasts long or stays in the recipes except for the cake from Trinidad.  Well I had the unique opportunity to try and add Cakes Under the Influence to my Holiday Gift Guide this year and I jumped at the chance.

 

 

The kits at Cakes Under the Influence are made for you to create cocktail inspired cakes that are infused with your favorite cocktails.  Their mold include:

 

  • Champagne Flute Mold
  • Martini & Mini Martini Mold
  • Margarita and Mini Margarita Mold
  • Shot Mold

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Making the cakes are so easy it’s a breeze and anyone can do it.  First you set up your molds.  Since they have odd shapes they come with special silicone molds to keep the baking mold in place while your cakes bake in the oven.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I got a hi-proof baking kit to try in my review kit in chocolate flavor.  It’ was enough to make six cakes.  I decided to mix mines with wine.  The package says just add 8 ounces of your favorite cocktail mix and mix for two minutes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I filled the molds with the batter and got ready for baking.  They were in the oven for about twenty minutes at 325.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

After they were finished baking I put them in the plastic decorative cups.  They are dense cakes so you can pour more or your favorite cocktail mix on after it’s finished baking if you want to add more, it’s really up to you.  I made a simple glaze with powdered sugar and wine to pour over mines and they were a hit with the adults at Thanksgiving dinner.  They were the first desserts off the table.  It’s a very fun and creative idea for parties, holidays, bridal showers, and girls night in.  You can have lots of fun making these with friends and family members or just for two when you’re having a special dinner.  Kits start at $24.99 for a kit for two and increase based on the number of people.  They offer a family and friends kit for $39.99 which would be a fun idea for a small party or gathering with friends or family.

You can purchase them online from their shop.  Have you ever wondered how much alcohol stays in your finished food?  Here’s a fun infographic that tells you just that.

Alcohol in Food and Bakery

The folks at Cakes Under the Influence also created a fun infographic that tells you how much alcohol is in a cake serving using their hi-proof cake mix or using a regular cake mix off the store shelf.

how much alcohol is in a baked cupcake infographic

Check out their site and grab a kit this holiday season or for a special occasion you’re going to enjoy creating with these kits.

 Related articles

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Nickida

Nickida - is a wife and stay at home mother of four. She was born in Trinidad but moved to the US at age 14. She started blogging on an off for about three years and recently started writing more consistently. She enjoys sharing about her children, marriage, books, recipes, movies, reviews, giveaways and much more. She is working on improving her baking skills and building on her cake decorating business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookPinterestGoogle Plus