Broken Glass Cupcakes

Hello! Yesterday was my stepfather’s birthday. My mother and I decided to make a Halloween theme for this birthday, so we decided to give broken glass cupcakes an attempt. The one problem we encountered was the fact we did not have a candy therometer, so most of the recipes we found we couldn’t really use as it relied on one. The first recipe we found was only water and sugar. We used this, but when it told us to put it in the pan, it didn’t set. Therefore, we decided to attempt again with a second recipe that included corn syrup. The recipe we ended up finding used the microwave instead of the stove, so I decided to change it slightly and do it over the stove.

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Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! This year my bubbie, my grandma, came into town and helped us make some tasty traditional food for Thanksgiving. Although we didn’t make cranberry sauce, we made just about everything else. Stuffing, salad, turkey, twice-baked potatoes, green beans, corn bread casserole, yams, cherry and apple pie and mini pumpkin pies. It turned out to be a very delicious Thanksgiving.

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Michael Jackson Cake

Hello! I just love fall. I have always been a fall person, and I hope I always will. Whether I’m fall-ing down the stairs, or just smelling the beautiful scents of cinnamon, pumpkin and Christmas (not necessarily all at the same time) I just love fall. Sure, the falling part sucks, but that one happens every day of the year.

Fall is just the perfect time for everything. It’s the perfect time to bake because it is FINALLY cooling down enough to heat the oven (not that that stopped me in the summer)… It’s the perfect time for friends because you are always giving and getting presents… It’s the perfect time for creativity because you’ve got Halloween coming along… (Do I hear cakes and crafts coming?) And it is absolutely the perfect time to have some you time. Whether it’s baking or settling in with a warm cup of tea… It’s just by far the most busy, yet relaxing and wonderful time of the year.

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Rosh Hashana

Happy late Jewish New Year! I hope this year of 5775 has been good to you already. 🙂

If you’re reading this, you likely have some idea of Jewish religion or at least the holidays and traditions related to them. If not, then you should know Rosh Hashana is the Jewish New Year. Rosh Hashana has some awesome food traditions- like apples and honey (which, if I may say, the BEST fruit combination in the world) and round challah. So for Rosh Hashana, my family was treated with an amazing meal consisting of potato latkes (what’s a Jewish holiday without them?), apples and honey, and some meat. Let’s focus on those latkes though. Latkes- some of the most beautiful creations in the world. Salty, potato pancakes that are irresistable, and usually gone before dinner (not even kidding-this has happened a few times).

Ah, latkes. They may be the death of me…

This time we made fresh latkes out of potatoes, an onion, some salt and some oatmeal. That’s really it, it is one of the easiest pancake recipes I make. 🙂

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I wanted to say thank you so much LoudThoughtsVoicesOut. It means a lot to me that I was nominated, so thank you.

Please check out LoudThoughtsVoicedOut here:

http://loudthoughtsvoicedout.wordpress.com

Now here are the rules (copied and pasted):


  1. Thank and link the amazing person(s) who nominated you. (above)
  2. List the rules and display the award. (here and above)
  3. Share seven facts about yourself. (below)
  4. Nominate 10 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they have been nominated. (below)

Getting to Know Me

1. I had a cooking-themed bat mitzvah party.

2.My favorite flavor combination is onions, spinach, muchroom and provolone.

3. My dream is to travel the world to see the history in each place I travel.

4. I am very interested in researching mythology and pagan traditions.

5. I may be addicted to Pinterest. And tumblr.

6. I have a slight obssession with pinning graveyards and abandoned places.

7. My favorite color is purple.


MY NOMINATIONS

1. http://thefandomnews.net/

2. http://totallyinspiredpc.wordpress.com/

3. http://bettercookies.wordpress.com/ 

4. http://kelzbelzphotography.wordpress.com/

5. http://thecurlyhairedpoet.wordpress.com/

6. http://maraeastern.com/ 

7. http://urbanwallart.wordpress.com/

8. http://rantingchef.com/

9. http://cateinthekitchen.co.uk/ 

10. http://mydoctorwhoblog.wordpress.com/

Sausage and Spinach Pasta

Hello! I don’t know about you, but I have always loved fall. Fall, the time of golden leaves and the nice breeze. Assuming you don’t live in Arizona. Even though I don’t get any fall-lke weather, I can still enjoy the yumminess that comes with fall. Like my absolutely favorite flavor, pumpkin. Already, I’m getting excited, I just got my first cans of pumpkin for the year and can’t wait to make some baked heaven with them…Until then, I guess I’ll have to return to my pumpkin-less cooking. Earlier this week, I made this delicious creation of pasta, sausage, spinach, mushrooms and (of course)onions.

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Poker Table Fondant Cake

My grandpa collects chips and likes to play blackjack, so this year for his birthday I made him a poker table-themed fondant cake with a royal flush, some chips and dice on it.

It was a ton of fun to make. It took a while, everything was hand made, including the cards but it was so worth it. photo 3 (2)

Here’s the close-up:

grandpa cake

grandpa w cake

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

-Redheadedwhovian