Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 4, 2013 in Book Club | 0 comments
Sometimes when I’m reading a book for review I end up concentrating too hard and not sitting back and enjoying the actual book enough. For this month’s book club I didn’t “think” too much while reading and didn’t bookmark any special passages. Same as My Life in France I’m not going to critique an already best selling book.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 3, 2013 in Cake, z | 0 comments
My light lemon and tea scented loaf cake turned out to be a big hit with my husband. He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy so I was a little surprised, but then again he’ll eat nearly anything I put in front of him. I’m pretty lucky that he’s adventurous to try new ingredients and flavors. This is a great after Thanksgiving loaf. If you’re feeling overloaded with turkey leftovers the gentle and delicate flavors of this loaf are perfect.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Dec 2, 2013 in Holidays | 0 comments
I hope everyone had a delicious and relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. We had a really great time at my sister’s house. She’s definitely a better cook than I am. She made the entire Thanksgiving meal from scratch. Cranberry sauce, yeasted rolls and the stuffing (even the cornbread in the stuffing). The jellied cranberry sauce she made I think was my favorite. We’re not even a cranberry sauce loving family. It was an amazing meal to inaugurate Alex into the Thanksgiving tradition.
Posted by Cupcake Kelly on Nov 27, 2013 in Cookies, z | 0 comments
I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Hard to believe that this is the first time I’ll be having Thanksgiving on American soil since 2000. I was a junior in high school that year and just got my learners permit. That makes me feel really old now. I’m easing myself back into the tradition this year. I’m going to my sisters house in New Hampshire. We’re getting up a dawn and driving over there from Connecticut on Thursday morning. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it doesn’t snow too hard.
Now that Thanksgiving is nearly here it’s time to get ready for Christmas! I am very excited to be back in America for Thanksgiving but I will miss Christmas in the UK terribly. The UK has a lot more Christmas tradition (that or I’ve been away for too long). Just some of the things I’ll miss are Christmas Crackers, Boxing Day, Mince Pies, Roast Potatoes and the Queen’s Christmas Day speech.