Are you in the holiday mode? Have you started shopping yet? Is your Thankgiving dinner menu ready? Something about Thanksgiving gets me in the holiday spirit. It might be all of the food, the cooking, gathering together with family. My original Thanksgiving plans have been put on hold and I may be going home next week. Being home for Thanksgiving got me thinking about family, fellowship and food.
As I prepare for a weekend filled with fun, food, family and friends I can’t help but think about certain aromas of food that put me in the holiday spirit. The picture above is from Christmas a few years when I surprised my dad and went home to Massachusetts. I was baking a sweet potato pie and peach cobbler (both of my dad’s favorites and the memories of holidays started coming back. Do you get flashbacks when you smell certain foods? I know I do. A certain smell can bring all types of memories to mind.
The smell of bread pudding reminds me of the many moments I spent in the kitchen with my gramma. She taught me so much about life, marriage and taking care of your family. I’m excited about going back to Massachusetts for the holidays.
Every year my cousin Tiara and I try to make it home for Christmas. This year she won’t be there but I will eat her portion of yams Christmas day. LOL Something about my gramma’ yams that gets us all together in one place. The smell of the sugar, butter and nutmeg reminds us all the time we spend with our grandparents.
What about you? Are there certain foods that get you in the spirit? Tell us about them, we would love to hear it.
Happy Birthday Tastefully Simple!!!! This year they are celebrating by having a sale on all their cakes! Now who doesn’t love cake? It’s 30% percent of all cake mixes.
This sale will only last for 3 days, so get your orders in now. All month-long I will be having a sale as well. There will be cake, sauces, seasonings and drink buckets to give away. Be sure to sign up on my website and stay in touch on the blog for more details.
Hello everyone, we hope you are having a great start to your week. Even though the summer is just about over, we will always enjoy the tasty treat called ice cream.
Blue Bell has taken the spring and summer by storm with various flavors of some favorite southern desserts. We’re talking banana pudding, blackberry cobbler, and yes red velvet cake. Now there are quite a few other flavors if ice cream that this company has released but today it’s all about red velvet.
This is a very rich but tantalizing dessert that makes you feel like the entire cake is sitting in front of you. The first spoonful had us hooked. Creamy ice cream with hints of the cocoa and cream cheese frosting, mixed in with chunks of delicious red velvet cake. This is an indulgence you just cannot deny yourself. If you love this sweet southern treat in cake form you will adore this creamy ice cream version. Have a few spoonfuls or better yet a pint, then come tell us what you think.
Good day everyone, we hope your week is starting off to be a great one. As many of you may remember our owner Kimberlee used to be an independent consultant for Tastefully Simple. Well she has decided to go back into business and her past customers are excited. Today’s post will feature a product from Tastefully Simple’s standard line.
Nana’s Apple Cake
Did you have guests pop over for a visit? Need a treat for your child’s classroom? Or maybe you just want a quick dessert to go with tonight’s dinner. Nana’s Apple Cake Mix is just the thing for you. Made with just chopped apples and eggs, this sweet treat in ready in just under an hour.
If you don’t have any apples on hand, applesauce, pears, peaches, canned pumpkin, pineapples and mandarin oranges work too. You can add walnuts to give it a crunch. Nana’s Apple Cake is a great choice for brunch or even just a snack. It’s a kosher product and makes about 9 servings.
Nana’s Apple Cake comes in a 16.5 oz box and costs $6.99. You can check out her website for more recipes. Thanks for stopping by today and sure to grab a piece of Nana’s Apple Cake before you leave.