It’s getting colder outside and the holidays are coming; it’s time to start thinking about party planning and setting up an awesome hot chocolate bar!
Whether your hot chocolate bar is for two or twenty you can pull it off with amazing goodies and adorable decorations from DOLLAR TREE. This segment includes two crafts. The first, a small floral arrangement used as a floral accent on the table or it can be used as a place card holder.
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Do you love Lavender? Lavender scented laundry detergent or bubble bath probably comes to your mind first. However, a new frontier for me is Culinary Lavender.
I have heard of lavender cake and other desserts with Lavender but had never tried one. Of course, out of curiosity I had to try to make something.
I found the Culinary Lavender at Williams-Sonoma and off I went. After reading and investigating flavor combinations I decided to go with Lavender frosting and Lemon Cupcakes.
One important detail to share is : Use Lavender Sparingly! Lavender can be very strong and overwhelming; a little goes a long way. For the best results seep 2 Tbsp. Half n Half and 1 Tbsp. Lavender in the refrigerator for 8- 10 hours before using. Drain the seeds and use the liquid in lieu of the milk in your favorite buttercream recipe. Add Wilton violet food coloring for some color. That’s it! Simple and delicious.
I will admit, there are times I need to use box mix. Dare I say it? YES, I USE BOX MIX!
That’s where The Box Gourmet comes in. I have adapted box recipes to take them to the next level; turning ordinary box mixes into something spectacular (well at least I think so). Thanks to my culinary experiences, I am able to imagine great creations. I hope you enjoy the recipes and are inspired to use your imagination to fool your friends.
Check out the latest recipe!
It’s been a long day in the kitchen. I had intended to write earlier but, you know how that goes; Things don’t always go as planned and can get totally screwed up. Hours were spent on the phone dealing with tech issues was only the beginning.
I went to 2 grocery stores, Walmart and Walgreens in search of YELLOW PEEPS. THEY WERE OUT. No surprise there.
I needed to get Easter Cupcakes and Bundt Cakes made but, I decided to do an experiment with orange spice and candied walnuts which threw off the day but, so far, so good. The cakes will have to remain naked overnight; I’m beat. Today is a total wash. I plan on getting to the cream cheese frosting in the morning…I hope.