Tag Archives: Cupcakes

Twist O’ The Traditionals

15 Mar

I may not be Irish, but I promise you that every year for St. Patrick’s day the one thing I look forward to is the dish of the day, Corned Beef & Cabbage.  This week we are going to look at some of the great new twists on the old St. Patty’s Day traditional foods and drinks.


Soda Bread Biscuits

Corned Beef & Cabbage Rolls

Colcannon Cakes with Poached Eggs and Hollandaise Sauce

Shepherd's Pie Stuffed Potatoes

Irish Coffee Cupcake

Irish Coffee

Mmm take a bit out of that!

*Hover over pictures for links to recipes*

A Touch of Sweet for Thanksgiving

17 Nov

Every once in a while my sweet tooth starts gnawing at me, and I get into my dessert mood. I figure I should be because Thanksgiving is just one week away and I haven’t even thought of a dessert yet. So what are the common Thanksgiving desserts? Hmm… pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, blueberry pie, apple crumb pie… this list is actually boring me. Everything ends with the word “pie”. I do love some pie, but I need something a little different, something packed with mega flavor. Now I know I may sound a little greedy, but after eating all of the turkey, stuffing, baked macaroni and cheese, potato salad, fresh garden salad; the list can go on and on, my sweet tooth starts kicking in.

So this week I am planning ahead of time. I decide to look to my favorite culinary power couple, the all famous Neely’s. In their new cookbook “The Neely’s Celebration Cookbook” there are tons of delicious ideas to choose from.  I think that I have found the perfect one for this festive occasion.

Ice Cream Cupcakes

12                 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
3 tbl             Melted butter
2 pt              Rocky Road ice cream, softened
½ cup        Caramel ice cream topping
1 ½ cups   Whipped topping, thawed
¼ cup         Rainbow sprinkles
12                 Maraschino cherries

Line a twelve-cup muffin tin with decorative liners.  Combine the crushed cookie pieces and butter in a large bowl.  Divide the cookie mixture among the twelve cupcake liners, and press down to form a crust.  Add a large scoop of ice cream to each cupcake, and carefully spread to cover the crust and fill the cup.  Drizzle each cupcake with caramel, and then pipe the whipped topping on the cupcakes, using a pastry bag fitted with a large star tip.  Top each cupcake with sprinkles and a cherry, Freeze for 3 hours, or until firm.

When it’s time to serve your dessert, it will look like you slaved in the kitchen all day to achieve such perfection. You will impress your holiday guests not only with your perfect little cupcakes, but with the blast of taste.

For more dessert ideas, you can check out these past articles…

Cupcakes…The “Little Black Dress” of desserts?

Hawaiian Stay-cation

Keeping Your Cool…

Brownie Choco-Attack!

Mmm take a bite out of that!

“Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God” – Psalm 147:7