My mom had been waiting to get all the family together for a family photo for many years now. Now that we do not all live in the same state it can make the task of a photo so much harder.
But we were all in Ca last month so a photo was definitely on my mom’s mind.
The most difficult part about moving Texas three years ago was definitely leaving our many friends and family. It has been so great being able to come back each year to visit with them all. This year I really felt like I was blessed with a amazing amount of time with all my awesome friends. They had so much fun this summer hanging out a few times a week with different friends. Spending days at the cold river, playing at the park, going to the movie, selling popcicals to make money, and hanging at friends homes. they were in friend heaven! Zach and Alexis have also continues to keep in contact and keep up their friendships with their California friends.
We miss them!
Happy Valentines Day!
Perfectly imperfect is what we must call these.
Well, I was excited to try this recipe “High Hat Cupcakes” found on Bakerella.com and MarthaStewart.com. Well the instructions seemed easy enough. Maybe I should have tackled this one on my own instead of with my two sweet helpers but they love to bake. Anyways If any of you have success with this recipe please tell me what you did right!
It started out fine but as you will see the final product looks very different then the example photo on the websites. My meringue frosting seemed stiff enough so I though it would work great. With each upside down dunk into the cooled melted chocolate bath the entire billowy whipped top would fall into the chocolate or next to the cup as seen below. Needless to say we were making a pretty good mess. I already had whipped sugary meringue all over me and the floor from my kids helpful whipping skills. The dog was enjoying licking it up. After 7 attempts to make these cupcakes just like Martha did i knew I had to improvise. So drizzling the chocolate over the top seemed the easies choice.
I guess I need to try easier recipes this Valentines. Chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate dipped Rice Krispy treats, and chocolate covered pretzels are always yummy and oh so easy! If any of you have fun, cute and easy treats please send them my way.