Monday, November 30, 2015

Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope your Thanksgiving holiday went well. I filled my belly with turkey and avoided being punched in the face during Black Friday. I made it out with a tv that was desperately needed and sore feet that I could have lived without. But that is not what this post is about! This post is about a very delicious delectable called SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE!! 

This was my first time making the dish, and it actually came out pretty good. I made a mistake that ended up making the casserole better, and I successfully tweaked a recipe. I found the recipe on the back on the can that I bought the sweet potatoes in, but, after my adjustments, it became my own little dessert.

Here is the ingredient list:
  • 1 can of Sweet Potatoes
  • 2/3 cup of juice from can
  • 2/3 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 bag of marshmallows 

The sweet potato casserole came out sweet enough to be a dessert but not too sweet, so it could still be a side. The original recipe called for the oven to be at 350 degrees and no marshmallows, but it came out really delicious the way I did it. 

Thanksgiving was really good this year, just like this casserole. Let me know if you give it a try, and if you do some recipe tweaking of your own. Let me know. What was the best part of your Thanksgiving, or what are you thankful for?

See ya in the next post,

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from us to you. I hope everyone is enjoying time with family, friends, and other loved ones. Remember to appreciate and be thankful for what is around. Even if your situation does not seem great or promising at the moment, God's plan is perfect and it will all come together. This is a time to reflect on the things in your life that make you happy. The people, the places, and anything else in your life that brings you joy on the inside. Do not let the worries of this world bring you down. Remember who you are and whose you are, because that is what is important. I know that I am thankful for my family and friends, and for the fact that this year is so much better than last year. I am so thankful that I allowed God to control my life and lead me to a place that I never thought I would be--emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I am thankful that I graduated from my University this past May, and that everyone I love was there to share that moment with me. I am thankful that at the beginning of this year, I was able to visit my family and attend church with them for New Years, which is what help to motivate me throughout the rest of this year. This has been my Year of Divine Increase, and believing in that and on God's word had taken me further in past 11 months than anything else in the past 23 years. I am grateful to be in a place of peace, and to feel as if my life is a lot more under control than it has ever been.  Take a breath, say a prayer, be thankful for the life you are still blessed to live, and give it to God.

Happy Thanksgiving and Be Blessed,

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Can I start this off first by saying Thank God for Lizzy from Your Cup of Cake, and that I hope she finds her way to this post. She made my day when I found her post about these deliciously adorable cupcakes. And, if you know me, you know that I drool over anything cute or anything edible. Soooo, when I found something cute and edible...honey...honey...honey...yes! I was wayyy too ready to make this dessert when I first saw it, and thankfully my new job allows for such occasions as for me to express my need for cuteness through food. So now that my little rant is out of the way, let me walk you through this beautiful creation.

You see that turkey there. Yep. I made that. And it's pretty cute if I do say so myself. It took me a while to decorate these suckers, but that is probably because of my impromptu photoshoot after every step and every time I got excited about how good these would look.

So I did a little mixin' and pourin'

And bakin'

And Some D E C O R A T I N G !!!

What I did a little differently:

Now, I did not make these little gobblers from scratch but the box mix and frosting made wonderful cupcakes. Your Cup of Cake's recipe called for one bag of Reese's Pieces, but I needed two since my bags were filled with mostly orange pieces. Also, instead of white chocolate melts I used orange chocolate melts, I bought pre-made eyes, and my turkeys have no gobbles.

I honestly enjoyed making these cupcakes, and they definitely made heads turn at the office. Everyone thought I had store bought cupcakes, but I was delighted to let them know that I am a walking bakery. As always, I will include the link to Lizzy's blog. Check it out. There are some awesome ideas and recipes on her site.  Click my turkey to see Lizzy's turkeys.