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Mint Julep Cupcakes

May 5, 2012

In honor of the Kentucky Derby today, I’m flash thing back to an amazing event I had…the Tea Party! I made all sort of treats, but the biggest hit was the “Mint Julep Cupcakes” that I made into cake pops.

I got the recipe from “A Latte’ with Ott, A” and miniaturized it! I could eat these all day…in fact, I think I’m going to make them again….

I also made these Bourbon Grapes with Goat Chese…WOW!

These are pretty much green grapes soaked in bourbon over night, then roll balls of goat cheese in chopped pecans and put them on a toothpick. Easy, and what a hit!

This is the spread from that day…its really making me want to have another one….uh oh…hahaha

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FBF: Strawberry Jam

May 4, 2012

FLASH-BACK-FRIDAY

Strawberry Jam

Click on image to see full post from 5/3/2011

Grilled Salmon with Blueberry Sauce

May 3, 2012

For Salmon:
6 Salmon Fillets (individual serving size) if you are using cedar sheets, OR 1 salmon fillet, uncut, skin on if using cedar plank
Olive Oil
Kosher salt 

For Sauce:
1 cup fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cups chicken broth
1 shallot, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoons butter
Salt And Pepper, to taste

  • Soak cedar planks or sheets in water for 30 to 45 minutes. I used sheets and I knew they were ready when they could bend and tie around the salmon. [see picture below]
  • Rub salmon with oil and sprinkle with salt. Wrap sheets around salmon, or place salmon on the plank and grill on low for 10 minutes, turning once if in sheets, OR grill on low for 15 minutes if on plank, or until it turns opaque.
For Sauce:
  • In sauce pan, saute shallots and garlic in butter until tender, remove from heat.
  • In another small sauce pan, cook blueberries, vinegar, broth and sugar until reduced by half (about 20 min). Strain with a mesh strainer, and combine liquid with onion mixture and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve sauce over the salmon. Great with asparagus and noodles!

Wordless Wednesday {{linky}}

May 1, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

My son had his birthday party this past weekend–LEGO style! Stay tuned this weekend to see all the little details.

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Berry Smoothie

April 30, 2012

1 medium banana
1 can (6oz) Pineapple Juice
1 cup blueberries
1 carton (6 oz) blueberry yogurt
whipped cream (for topping)

  • In a blender, process until smooth. Top with whipped cream and blueberries.

Banana Foster

April 26, 2012

A delicious and very simple dessert to serve while grilling out with friends!

1/4 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tblsp rum
4 medium bananas 
Vanilla Icecream

  • Slice bananas into 1/2 inch rings.
  • In a small bowl, combine first 3 ingredients and then mix with banana slices.
  • Create a 3-layer aluminum foil pocket and poor banana contents inside. Seal completely.
  • Grill over medium heat for about 7 minutes. Remove and serve with scoops of icecream.

Wordless Wednesday {{linky}}

April 24, 2012

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

We had the annual Engineer Ball this past weekend. Had a lot of fun! I love getting to dress up =)

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