Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 24, 2013 in Holidays, z | 0 comments
You may have seen the festive holiday milks nestled next to the different holiday nogs this year. I didn’t get a chance to taste them (because I already over dosed on eggnog before Thanksgiving)but I did read that they have corn syrup AND 41g of sugar per serving. I thought I could make a tastier version of the Target Snickerdoodle milk at home with a little less sugar than that.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 23, 2013 in Cookies, z | 2 comments
It was my job this year to bring dessert for Thanksgiving. I brought a pumpkin pie but I also brought these Christmas Funfetti Shortbread Cookies. It felt appropriate that as we finished Thanksgiving dinner that we started the Christmas season by eating cookies and decorating my sister’s Christmas tree.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 19, 2013 in Crafts | 1 comment
It’s a little late to post my holiday wreath since it’s only 6 days until Christmas but the technique can be used on a winter wreath and color combinations changed to suit any holiday. I went really simple for this wreath and kept it winter themed so I can keep it hung up for a few months.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 18, 2013 in Pie, z | 0 comments
All of this week’s posts have built up to these mince pies. So what exactly is a mince pie? A mince pie is a traditional dessert eaten in the UK at Christmas time. It dates way way back to the 13th century and the European crusaders but the early versions contained meat and suet. Suet is still used in some recipes today. It’s a type of beef fat and helps give the mincemeat a long shelf life. It sounds a little gross but the pies don’t taste of meat.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 17, 2013 in Holidays, z | 0 comments
Every year for the last six years Alex asked me if I would make him mince pies. Every year I was mean and said no. They are plentiful back in the UK and were on sale all the time. The thought of that brown fruit mixture totally turned me off. I could not wrap my head around eating the stuff. It is just not part of the American Christmas tradition.