Sunday, October 23, 2011

Bite Size Desserts

Mini Strawberry n' Cream Cupcakes: Moist strawberry yogurt cake with a strawberry whipped cream frosting.
Lemon Tartlets: Lemon filling baked in a miniture crust and topped with lemon whip cream.
Pecan Tassie: Classic bite size pecan pie baked in a pecan pie crust.

Brownie Bites:

Truffle Brownie filled with a rich chocolate gnache.
Tuxedo Brownie with a white chocolate cream cheese filling and topped with a chocolate drizzled strawberry slice.
Andes Mint Brownie filled with an Andes mint chocolate mousse and topped with an Andes Mint.
Mini Oreo Cupcake: Moist chocolate cupcake with buttercream frosting and topped with a mini oreo.

Cookies: Chocolate Chip, Oreo Chunk, Snickerdoodles

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reese's Peanut Butter Cupcakes - Chocolate cupcake with a peanut butter cup center and a Whipped Cream Peanut Butter Frosting

Keylime - White coconut-lime cake topped with White Chocolate frosting

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Chocolate chip cupcake filled with eggless cookie dough and topped with a creamy cookie dough flavored frosting and mini-cookie.

German Chocolate Chocolate cupcake filled with a gooey mounds bar and pecans topped with homemade German Chocolate Frosting.

Cookies n'Cream - Dark chocolate cupcake topped with buttercream and crushed oreos.

Strawberries n' Cream - Vanilla yogurt cake topped with Whipped Cream strawberry frosting and a fresh berry.

Keylime, Reese's Peanut Butter, Strawberries n' Cream, Red Velvet, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and German Chocolate.

Eggless Chocolated Chip Cookie Dough Filling

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Recognition Night 2010

On the menu:
~300 cupcakes of the Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Key Lime with White Chocolate Frosting, Blackberry Yogurt, and German Chocolate variety.
~Cucumber Limeade
~Fruit and Veggies with Chipotle Ranch and Berry Yogurt Dip
~Avocado Salsa

REESE'S PEANUT BUTTER CUP. Rich chocolate cupcake with a Reese's nestled in the middle and topped with a Sweet Cream Peanut Butter Frosting.


BERRY YOGURT CUPCAKE. Extra moist French Vanilla Yogurt Cake with a Creamy Berry-Cream Frosting.

GERMAN CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE. Rich moist chocolate cupcake filled with Mounds bar and toasted pecans and topped with homemade German Chocolate Frosting.

CUCUMBER LIMEADE. Icy Lemon lime punch with a fresh cucumber accent.



Do you want to see A LITTLE GLIMPS of what this looks like behind the scenes?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fruit Trays

I have a friend who wanted some pictures of some of the trays and chocolate fountains that I have used at events I have catered. Here are the ones I have found so far and hopefully will be able to add a few more later. This particular fruit tray is a little overloaded but you can get the general idea. I would recommend refilling rather then piling it all up so that visually you can see the colors of all the fruit.
Choose a pineapple that is ripe but has a beautiful top or trim the dried parts off so that the leaves are still pointed. Cut off the top and put it in the middle of the tray. Cut off the bottom and discard. Then depending on the size of the fruit cut the pineapple into 6 or 8 wedges leaving the outside skin on. To make the PINEAPPLE BOATS, cut off the hard middle section then use your knife to cut as close to the skin as you can to make a wedge of pineapple. Put the wedge back on top of the skin and slice crosswise down the wedge making 1/4-1/2 inch peices. Fan your pineapple boats on your tray and then fill the area between with other fresh fruit. I like whole strawberries and grapes. I like to leave the grapes with their own color, so normally I would have a section of strawberries, one of red grapes and then one of green, alternating every other one.
Simple and inviting!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Mooers and Schwimmers

The scampi is lacking a little color, next time I will put fresh parsley and lemon wedges.
One day this will be a completed post but I have just figured out that one of my binders with a ton of my favorite recipes is gone!!!! AGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay has it really been since October. I forget what we were even celebrating this day. I just wanted to share this awesome and easy Shrimp Scampy recipe.

1 1/2 pounds large shrimp (16-24)
1/3 cup clarified butter
4 Tablespoons minced garlic
6 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup dry white wine
2 Tablespoons lemon juice, fresh if possible
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

Rinse shrimp and set aside. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat. cook garlic 1 or 2 minutes or until softened but not browned. Add shrimp, green onions, wine and lemon juice: cook until shrimp are pink and firm. Don not overcook. Add chopped pasley and salt and pepper before serving.

I am also looking for some great tips on grilling steak. Yummy marinades, sauces and processes to get that awesome medium well cut of beef. If you are a steak expert give me some tips in the comment section.

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies!

I have been wanting a good recipe for chocolate chip cookies. No, not just good, THE BEST! The kind with substance, chewy on the inside, crispy on the outside and . . . I think I found them!!!

1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract (I used Pampered Chef bourbon vanilla)
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons hot water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (milk for me)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions: (I think it is pretty important that you follow them exactly)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Cream together the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. IMPORTANT dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to batter along with salt. Stir in flour, chocolate chips and nuts. Drop large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans.
Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are nicely browned

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Cheating :)

So this year for Sam's birthday I cheated. Hehehe. . . I had to plan two seperate parties because of our schedule and the fact that there was no way I would be able to entertain all of the kids Sam wanted to invite this year at my house. We now have preschool, playgroup, Kindergarten and church friends whose parties we attend and really want to have at our parties. So. . .

I went to Dairy Queen and got an Oreo Blizzard Cake for the swim party in our backyard.

Then I made R2D2 cupcakes for the bowling party. I don't know that they neccessarily looked like the little droid guy but Sam loved them and the kids recognized them. I think they look kind of cool when you see all of them together. (I have also made Death Star cupcakes with gray and black frosting before.)