Jax's 2nd Bday
Dips, Dips, Dips, Dips!!
Step 1: Look at the directions on the cake mix, Step 2: Add one more egg (or add 2 if you want it to be very rich), Step 3: Use melted butter instead of oil and double the amount, Step 4: Instead of water, use milk. Step 5: Mix well and bake for the time recommended on the box.
♥...always your little boy
Holiday Sangria. The best of what is available during the fall and winter holidays - cranberry, pomegranate, orange, apple, and of course a good white wine.
Apple cider martinis! These Apple Crisp Cocktails are a wonderful way to welcome in fall. I took a shot of vodka and mixed it with 1.5 shots of fresh apple cider and .5 shot pomegranate juice and a squirt of lemon. I lined the rim with lemon and then dusted it with sugar and cloves. The accent is an apple slice and star anise
Apple cider martinis!
Killer Artichoke Bread...garlic bread meets artichoke dip.
Funfetti Cupcakes by annieseats, via Flickr
Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix. Literally tastes like little churros!
Caramel Apple Cupcakes
cupcake tower 1 by annieseats, via Flickr
Roasted Garlic Hummus Ingredients: 2 heads garlic, intact, 2 tbsp. olive oil, 2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced, 3 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice, ¼ cup water, 6 tbsp. tahini, 1 (14 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed, 1 clove garlic, minced, ½ tsp. salt, Pinch of cayenne pepper, 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
Eggplant Marinara Flatbread 4 tbsp. olive oil, divided 6 (1/3-1/2-inch thick) slices eggplant, about 4 inches in diameter Thick slices artisan bread, such as ciabatta, Italian, etc. (about 9 x 12 inches surface area) Marinara sauce (about 1 cup) 1 oz. soft fresh goat cheese (I used garlic herb) ¼ cup chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish 1 cup coarsely grated mozzarella cheese
eggplant marinara flatbread by annieseats, via Flickr
mac and cheese bites by annieseats, via Flickr
Chocolate cupcakes baked in ice-cream cones are delightful treats for bake sales or children's birthday parties. A thick layer of frosting gives the cupcakes the appearance of real ice-cream cones; happily, these are longer lasting -- and a bit less messy. To keep the cones from toppling over in the oven, cover the top of an angel-food cake pan with two sheets of tinfoil, and insert cones into holes punched with a knife. You can also try folding tinfoil into strips and arranging it on a bakin...
Imagine those caramel apples you loved as a kid, now all grown up and baked into a cake. Stacks up well, doesn't it? Try this cake, courtesy of John Barricelli, host of "Everyday Baking."
Apples caramelized in butter and an array of fall spices lend a unique character to this exceptionally moist cake, which lies hidden beneath a mantle of brown-sugar buttercream. Marzipan garnishes -- tinted gold -- make a festive finish.