April 25, 2018


Churro Cupcakes

Churro Cupcakes 

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My kitchen smelled sooo good when I was baking these churro cupcakes. They were the perfect dessert for my taco bar party. The smell of cinnamon filled the air.   And it was really hard not to eat them before the party. 

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I got the recipe for these churro cupcakes from The Domestic Rebel.  She found churros at her store in the frozen food section but I didn't have such luck.  Since my local grocery stores didn't have any frozen or fresh churros I went to one of my favorite Mexican restaurants and ordered some. These cupcakes would taste just as good without the churro on top but I think it really adds to the look of the cupcakes.  It's the little details that make your party pop. 

Churro - cupcakes

You can almost see the cinnamon and sugar I sprinkled on the frosting to give the cupcakes even more churro flavor. 

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One of my friends at the party asked me how I got the frosting to look so perfect.  Practice helps.  For these cupcakes I used a Wilton number 1M tip.  Her comment made me think maybe I should host a basic cupcake decorating party. Want to come?  Leave me a tweet and let me know. You can find me here. 

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April 23, 2018


Taco Bar

Taco Bar Party Inspiration 

Who doesn't love taco's?  If you want your friends to RSVP YES the moment they receive your invitation invite them to a taco party. 

ok, so this first photo isn't the best, I know. The flash came on when I took this shot and my friends had just arrived.  I could have told my friends to wait and retaken the shot or started having fun hanging out with my friends. As you can see, I chose my friends. 

I love using the mylar letter balloons for parties.  You don't need helium for them. Just blow them up like you would a beach ball. And they're FUN! 

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 I love these cactus glasses. They're so fun and perfect for your taco party. 

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Cactus - glasses - taco - bar- party - inspiration

I want to thank my friend, Suddenly Surrounded by Taxidermy.  She sent me these mini pie dishes for my birthday and they were perfect for holding the taco toppings. Chipotle salsa, regular salsa, cilantro, sour cream and onions. 

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It's just not a taco party without some tasty guac.  One of my favorite recipes is from Rick Bayless.  It has sundried tomato's and serrano peppers in it. The sundried tomato's add some sweetness and the serrano's bring the heat. As you can see, I'm not so good at taking pics of guac either.  But if you like guac you need to make this recipe because it's delish! 

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I hope this post has inspired you to host your own taco bar party.  Leave me a comment below and tell me what you would have at your taco bar. 

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April 16, 2018


Bakery Review- Depoe Baykery

Bakery Review - Depoe Baykery 
Depoe Bay, Oregon 

Depoe Bay, Oregon. Oregon coast

We finally stopped at Depoe Baykery  in Depoe Bay, Oregon. I've been meaning to stop here for years but every time we go by it's after hours.  This time when we drove by they were open. Woo! And they were buuuusy.  The parking lot was full and there was a line almost out the door. We must have hit the morning rush.  Everyone seemed to know what they wanted though so the line went quick. 

Review of Depoe Baykery in Depoe Bay, Oregon

I picked the Marionberry filled donut to try.  I'm not a big donut girl, I'm more of a cupcake girl. But there were no cupcakes. Boo hoo 😢

Depoe Baykery donut review

The donut had a nice light glaze, wasn't greasy and felt light and fluffy. 

Depoe Bay Depoe Baykery donut review

The donut had a generous amount of filling and wasn't too sweet. The donut was light and fluffy and didn't sit in your gut like some filled donuts can. 

Marionberry donut review from Depoe Baykery in Deope Bay, Oregon

I also tried the Oregon Joy cookie.  This was a chocolate coconut macaroon.  I didn't like the chocolate.  If you've been following me for awhile this won't be a surprise to you because you know I'm not a big fan of chocolate.  If you like chocolate you'll probably like it. The coconut part was moist and perfectly coconutty. 

Macaroon cookie review from Depoe Baykery in Depoe Bay, Oregon

Macroon cookie review from Depoe Baykery Depoe Bay, Oregon

I'll definitely stop in again when I go to Depoe Bay.  The eclairs looked good and I'd like to try the coconut macaroon without the chocolate. 

If you're a donut lover this bakery is worth a stop.