Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The table setting screams luxury. The texture and color of the blue linens are fantastic. Using real silverware, instead of plastic, steps up the elegance of the event too. I am so excited about the napkin fold - It is just precious!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Saddle up for the Kentucky Derby! Whether your Derby experience involves a trip to Churchill Downs or a backyard barbeque with your family and friends, the Derby's signature traditions make for an amazing event! From the potent mint juleps to the lavish hats, there are so many customs that have held strong over the years. You can count on every “fashionista” watching the designer duds and every “foodie” drooling over the hordeuvers. It’s the “most exciting two minutes in sports” while the crowd awaits to see which horse will don the blanket of lush red roses.
This year we are placing our bets with our friends in Greenville, South Carolina and of course cupcakes are on the menu. In honor of those signature mint juleps, I could not resist these cupcakes (for the adults of course!)!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I made the favor tag with pink and chocolate colors, little hearts, and a chic pregnant silhouette. Then, I printed coordinating digital scrapbook papers onto address labels. I wrapped the pink labels around Hershey Nugget chocolates and placed them in a clear treat bag. I used a two-sided tape roller to seal the bag and attach the personalized favor tag. VOILA - a perfect inexpensive sweet treat for the guests! Thanks for the inspiration Erin!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Paula Deen's Ultimate Coffee Cake
16 to 18 unbaked frozen dinner rolls
1 (3-ounce) package REGULAR butterscotch pudding mix, NOT INSTANT
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, melted
The night before place frozen rolls in well greased Bundt pan. Sprinkle dry pudding mix over rolls. Sprinkle brown sugar over pudding mix. Sprinkle chopped pecans over brown sugar. Pour melted butter over all. To prevent the dough from forming a hard crust while its rising overnight, cover with a damp towel or tightly wrap with plastic wrap. Let rise overnight at room temperature, about 8 to 10 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bake in oven for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn pan over onto a serving platter to remove. Serve by pulling apart chunks with forks.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I love these rich damask patterns! Quirky pirates, curious monkeys, polka dots, swirls and many more designs are sure to find their way onto my dessert tables and parties.