Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Leftovers

Using leftover sweet potatoes (organic I might add), I made sweet potato empanadas. I used the recipe below from, but with a few variations. I used half whole wheat flour and half cake flour, I only chilled for an hour, and I rolled out 1 and 1/2 inch balls of dough individually instead of using a cookie cutter to make the shape. These are great with any type of filling that is thick enough not to leak through. I love to use pumpkin, guava paste, and apple pie filling, but I usually use powdered sugar for the guava and apple fillings. Delicious and bite-sized!

Friday, November 26, 2010

These Cupcakes Are Worth $400

This past weekend, Emilie, Irma, and Christina held their 2nd-annual Thanksgiving Cupcake Bakeoff! It all started last year when Irma was asked by a priest at our church to help her make a dinner (our church does a Dinner Drive where members make Thanksgiving meals, and on Thanksgiving Day they're delivered to needy families). To defray the cost, she asked the sisters to help her make Classy Red Velvet Cupcakes to sell to our family and friends to raise money for it. It was a big success!! This year, even though she wasn't asked, we all thought it would be a good idea to do it again. We baked a lot of cupcakes (some were burnt, so we made even more) and in the end raised $400 to donate to the Food Pantry that runs it all. Everyone loved them and it was for a great cause!!

Monday, November 1, 2010


So only Emilie made these... but Christina helped hand them out!! And they were a last minute thing so Irma didn't really know about them...

They were mint chocolate cupcake with orange buttercream frosting & sprinkles. Hooray for Halloween!!!!

P.S.-There will be more posts soon, especially with the holidays...