Holiday Desserts!

Elf Cookies

I volunteered to make these for my daughter’s Girl Scout Brownie troop party. My little one insisted on elf cookies. I had pinned a few elf cookie designs by Lisa The bearfoot baker and yankeegirlyummies but I did not have an elf cutter. I emailed Lisa asking her for advice with designs since I didn’t have an elf cutter and who as usual so kind and generous to say that she could mail me hers. So sweet of her but I did not want to inconvenience her. So I googled away to find some options and stumbled upon Klickitat Street site and absolutely fell in love with Sarah’s work. She had used an ice cream cutter to make little . . . CLICK TO READ MORE

Pumpkin Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Icing

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese icing- Recipe by Ina Garten (makes 10 cupcakes) I’d like to wish all my readers a safe and Happy 2013! Let’s start the year off with something sweet! A couple of months ago, my husband surprised me with Ina Garten’s latest book “Foolproof”. I was so happy and excited to see to see a fresh set of Ina’s recipes and the one that I particularly wanted to try was the pumpkin cupcakes. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg, combines with just a hint of spice give these cupcakes a nice depth of flavor. The maple cream cheese icing definitely puts them in another league of their own. Thanks Ina! Ingredients for the cupcakes: 1 cup . . . CLICK TO READ MORE