Saint Patricks Day Chocolate Cupcakes Making cupcakes is so much fun and something you can include your children in that's a fun family activity. One of the most fun holidays to make cupcakes for is Saint Patricks! When my kids were little, they loved helping me bake and decorate cupcakes and sugar cookies. This year I thought it would be fun to make chocolate cupcakes with Aunt Jeanies Chocolate Cake recipe and decorate them for Saint Patricks Day. Instead of using the ganache frosting that goes with this recipe, I used my friend Ashley's (www.livingbeautafully.com) go to chocolate buttercream frosting recipe. I needed a stiffer frosting that could be piped so I could top the cupcakes with the gold chocolate coins and green sprinkles. The Decorations I found these cute green and gold cupcake liners, green sprinkles, and the gold chocolate coins at one of my favorite baking supply stores and couldn't wait to make these cute cupcakes. I've listed the cake recipe
Holiday Hosting at Home #5: Christmas Table Settings, Decor and More!
Can you believe Christmas is almost here! We've all been busy getting ready for the holidays and creating things to inspire you. We are excited to share our fifth post in our blog hop: Holiday Hosting at Home! This week we are sharing what we've all been up to the past few weeks including Christmas tablescapes, Christmas trees, and my family's favorite recipe! Keep scrolling for fun and simple Christmas decor ideas!
We hope this gives you some ideas for entertaining at home! If you would like to pin any of these images, please go to the original post linked below each image. You will want to see their whole posts anyway because there is so much inspiration in each of these posts.To Have + To Host
Lory created this beautiful tablescape using her
This homemade chicken and noodles recipe served over mashed potatoes is a cherished family recipe. I know you're wondering how can you have double starches? Potatoes and noodles? Trust me, this is a delicious combination! Anyone who has ever had this meal loves it. We would have this often when I was growing up and this was one of the first recipes I learned to make when I was young. It has been passed down four generations and originated, as far as I know, from my Great Grandma Stone. This was the first meal I ever made for my husband not long after we met. We were in college at the time, and he and his roommates had helped me move to a different apartment. I wanted to make them dinner as a thank you to them for helping me. I made them this recipe and they loved it. Especially my husband! After he had eaten two giant helpings, he decided he liked me a lot more. I jokingly tell everyone that I didn't have him at hello, I had him at homemade chicken and noodles over
This is a simple recipe for making your own Pumpkin Pie Spice. I use this pumpkin pie spice recipe in my pumpkin pie, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, pumpkin roll, and any recipe that calls for pumpkin spice or pumpkin pie spice. At times, I've had a difficult time finding it in the grocery store and it is quite expensive for a small amount. You can make a batch of your own and store it in a spice container or small mason jar. Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix
Make your own pumpkin pie spice mix.3 tbsp ground cinnamon2 tbsp ground ginger1 1/2 tbsp ground allspice1 1/2 tsp ground cloves2 tsp ground nutmeg
Mix Ingredients together and store in an airtight container or spice jar.Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix RecipePumpkin Pie Spice Mix Recipe
The year before my Grandma Benson passed away, I gave her a recipe box filled with blank recipe cards as a Christmas gift. The following Christmas, she gave the box back to me and had handwritten her favorite recipes on the recipe cards. A month after this, she passed away. The recipes she wrote for me have become one of my most treasured possessions. Whenever I make this simple yummy cake recipe, I think of her and the fond memories I have of her. One of my favorite recipes that she left for me was “Aunt Mickey’s Lazy Daisy Cake” It’s a sponge cake with a cooked, then broiled frosting. This is a family favorite and another one of the recipes I grew up enjoying. We loved it when Grandma Benson (thats her in the picture frame when she was a little girl) would come visit because we knew she’d make us a Lazy Daisy Cake and her Chicken Cracker Casserole. I will need to share