All posts tagged Thanksgiving

Chocolate Tuxedo Cups

Need some YUMmazing “Tasty Tips” for  Thanksgiving? I know, I know it sooooo early but a girl can excited; can’t she? Its my favorite holiday!  I just love these chocolate tuxedo cups and think they are a FABtastic dessert option for your Thanksgiving meal. Everyone is always sooo full and these chocolate mousse filled cups are a perfect little sweet treat! They make such a wonderful presentation and are so easy to make. Your guests will be super impressed by your “cooking skills”! Love it! Its also cheaptastic! 

Kane Candy

Chocolate Mousse

Take a chocolate mousse boxed recipe of your liking and whip it up! This takes no more than five minutes! Easy-peasy! Put the mousse into a plastic bag and cut a whole in one end to make it into a makeshift pastry bag. This will give the mousse a nice presentation because you can create swirls with the mousse by using the “pastry bag.”

Then crumble some cookies over the mousse and put three “chocolate straws” in the side! Voila! You have a FABtastic dessert with an amazing presentation. I displayed them on a silver tray with pink napkins and a mercury glass vase of flowers. Makes for a very classy look which works so well with the chocolate tuxedo cups! You can order these chocolate tuxedo cups online from Kane or pick up/order from World Market!

How to Cook Turkey with Wine

Happy Turkey day everyone! This is one of my favorite holidays. Why you might ask? Because it is centered around eating and drinking! What could be better? Learn how to cook turkey with wine for a Jolly good time today!

How to Cook Turkey with Wine

Step 1: Buy a turkey

Step 2: Have a glass of wine

Step 3: Stuff turkey

Step 4:  Have a glass of wine

Step 5: Put turkey in the oven

Step 6: Relax, and have another few glasses of wine

Step 7: Turk the bastey

Step 8: Wine of glass another get

Step 9: Ponder the meat thermometer

Step 10: Glass yourself another pour of wine

Step 11: Bake the wine for 4 hours

Step 12: Take the oven out of the turkey

Step 13: Floor the turkey up of the pick

Step 14: Turk the carvey

Step 15: Get yourself another wottle of bine

Step 16: Tet the sable, pour yourself another glass of turkey

Step 17: Say grace, throw-up, and pass out.

Wine Suggestions

New York Vintners

A) Sparkling

A great sparkling wine makes any event more lively and special. Serve a glass or two as a starter as guests are arriving — or at the table; they’re wonderful companions for food.

Flor NV Prosecco Rosé, $22


B) White: Sauvignon Blanc

Light and crisp, with grassy or herbaceous flavors. Higher acidity.

Daulny 2011 Sancerre, Loire Valley, $23


C) Red: Pinot Noir

Younger wines are fruity with essence of plums and strawberries. Older wines take on an earthy edge.

   La Crotta 2011 Pinot Nero, Valle d’Aosta, $20


Unique Turkey Recipes

All I’m gonna say is Turduckenage! Turkey, duck, chicken and sausage all in one! It really is one of the most unique turkey recipes out there! I was at a friends Thanksgiving on Sunday and the master chef out of the group, Bill Bridges, made a Turduckenage for the event! Everyone was amazed at the presentation and even more impressed by the taste. If you want to do something special and unique this year with your turkey this is it! The layers of varying meat give everyone what they could possible want and make it fun for people to explore and decide which layer was their favorite or which combo they liked best! I suggest you keep it pretty simple and season the meats lightly as there will be a lot of flavor with all the different meats. Now, you make this with BONE-OUT layers of the meat. So bone-out Turkey, chicken and duck. You can ask for this at your super market! Then you lay the different meats out on a table and layer them one on top of the other. So you would put the bone-out turkey on a table and season it with salt, pepper and paprika and then put a layer of duck on top of that and so on. At the end you roll the meat up and keep the whole thing together with string. There are so many unique turkey recipes for thanksgiving but this one really takes the cake and it is actually pretty easy! The process will seem much easier when you watch the video below! Just add sausage to what you see! You can also roll everything up and keep it intact with tight string instead of sewing!

Thanksgiving Nails

This Thanksgiving The Hostess Handbook suggests dressing up your nails! Let’s face it, thanksgiving attire is usually a Moo Moo dress to cover up your “turkey belly!” Yea, we all do it! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be festive, look great and wear something unique. Fun nail art is an easy and inexpensive way to “wear” something fab that will start conversation and spice up your look!