Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Day good luck and good fortune dinner.{Compliments of Commander's Kitchen}


1 Smoked bone-in hame, 10-11 pounds                       3 bay leaves
2 medium onions, in medium dice                                 1 tablespoon whole cloves
2 bell peppers, any color, in medium dice                    1/2 cup honey
1 small head garlic, cloves peeled and minced            1 cup creole mustard
1 pound dried black-eyed peas, rinsed.                        1 large head cabbage, cut into 8
2 quarts water                                                                   even pieces.
Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste






Thursday, December 30, 2010

{Bucket List}

As I get older and the New Year approaches, I can't help but think of my accomplishments and non-accomplishments. So, in this coming year I would like to encourage you to start a Bucket List ( A "Bucket list" is a list of things you always say your going to do and don't.) Now, pick one thing from that list and make sure you do it in 2011. *Would love for you to post once you have chosen what to cross off your Bucket List.* Happy New Year Friends!

Hoosier Homemade {New Year's Cocktail Cupcakes}

For the New Year’s Cocktail Cupcakes, I baked the cupcakes the same way as the other Cocktail Cupcakes, using a white cake mix. Each glass fits about 1/3 of a cup of batter, bake them at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, watching them closely.
They are decorated with white Buttercream Frosting, some I added white sugar pearls and the others I used a round tip to create the “bubbles” with a sprinkle of pearl dust.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cake Balls

If there is one thing I'm known for it would have to be cake balls! I first learned how to make cake balls from  So, as one of my first post I would like to share the recipe from this site for Red Velvet Cakeballs. Enjoy...
 Red Velvet Cake Balls

Red Velvet Cake Balls
1 box red velvet cake mix (cook as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
1 can cream cheese frosting (16 oz.)
1 package chocolate bark (regular or white chocolate)
wax paper
1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into large bowl.
2. Mix thoroughly with 1 can cream cheese frosting. (It may be easier to use fingers to mix together, but be warned it will get messy.)
3. Roll mixture into quarter size balls and lay on cookie sheet. (Should make 45-50. You can get even more if you use a mini ice cream scooper, but I like to hand roll them.)
4. Chill for several hours. (You can speed this up by putting in the freezer.)
5. Melt chocolate in microwave per directions on package.
6. Roll balls in chocolate and lay on wax paper until firm. (Use a spoon to dip and roll in chocolate and then tap off extra.)
I also only melt a few pieces of chocolate bark at a time because it starts to cool and thicken. It’s easier to work with when it’s hot.

Cake Balls

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Birthday of my Blog!

I am so excited to start my own blog! I can't wait to share some fun stuff with you...