Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentines Goody Thoughts

So it's almost Valentines Day and I started to think of cupcakes I could make for my friends at work. I wanted to make something out of the norm for me and thought I could make a dark chocolate cupcake filled with either chocolate ganache or a raspberry fluff filling. I was thinking, "Ok, that is boring", so I decided to make a raspberry chipotle butter cream to top that delish dark chocolate cupcake.

I am going to start playing around with royal icing so while out on our walk around town, I stopped by our local candy store, Robitailles to pick up some Valentines candies and some of their famous mints. I'll be decorating the mints to top my cupcakes. Should turn out really great.

Please stay tuned for the finished project and recipes.

Happy Love Month

Aint Yo Mamas Salsa

I was on the hunt for another dip to make for the Big Game tomorrow. I have the hummus all ready to go and now I found this great recipe at

1 (6 ounce) can chopped green olives
1 (8 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 (6 ounce) can chopped black olives
2 small onion, chopped fine
2 large chopped tomato
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic salt
2 to taste corn chips

Mix all ingredients (except corn chips) in a bowl and chill in refrigerator for at least one hour. Serve with corn chips.

Thursday, February 3, 2011