Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mardi Gras Cupcakes


Good evening friends!

Lent is upon us and I thought these would be so fun today as we celebrate Mardi-Gras or Fat Tuesday!

I used a box mix for the cupcakes but added and extra egg and used milk in place of water. I also tried a new icing recipe. I will always use this butter cream icing on cupcakes in the future. It is so good and the icing firms up after sitting awhile. It's just perfect.

As you may (or may not) know, the color purple represents justice, green represents faith, and gold represents power.

So I incorporated that into these cupcakes. :)
I divided the batter into three bowls. I then used food coloring and made purple, green, and gold. Layering it into the paper cups, I did purple first, then green, then gold.

With the icing, I used tip #1M.



















Ta-dah! They were really fun to make. Now I'm onto planning my Easter Cupcakes and cookies.

Hope you have had a wonderful Tuesday!

Blessings,

Anna

Friday, February 1, 2013

The ULTIMATE Fondue


Hello Friend! How are YOU?

Things have been busy at our house as of late. My son and his friend came for a visit. It was wonderful catching up. I've also been working on orders for scarves. And just life in general has kept me quite busy. :)

I have really been wanting to go take my camera to the ranch and practice photography. Maybe when things settle down a bit. 

Since we are on the Eve of the Super Bowl I thought this would be the perfect time to share with you what I am going to make for Sunday. Along with making Little Smokies in barbeque sauce and other snacks, this is one of our favorites. We gobble it up!


INGREDIENTS:

1 can Cream of Shrimp soup (10 3/4 oz.)
1 can Cream of Celery soup (10 3/4 oz.)
1/2 can of milk
one quarter of an onion (diced)
1 can of shrimp
2 oz. of canned crab meat
1 lb. Swiss cheese
1 lb. Velveeta cheese
pinch of Paprika
pinch of Cheyenne

DIRECTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot on low until hot and melted thoroughly - stir well.

I serve this in a sourdough bread. I hollow out the center and diced it. Then bake the loaf of sourdough and the diced bread @ 350degrees until toasted. Ladle the fondue into the center.

Enjoy!

I hope you have a wonderful week-end!

Blessings,

Anna