Art Explorations, Kitchen Creations

50th birthday party cupcakes

David requested cupcakes for his 50th birthday party.  I used the request as an excuse for another creative endeavor, to tweak some of my existing recipes and formulate some new ones. They were a hit and many of the party guests wanted the recipes for all three varieties so here they are.  Feel free to share… Continue reading 50th birthday party cupcakes

Art Explorations, Kitchen Creations

The Pumpkin Harvest Carving Contest

"Clementine"...what a gorgeous gal and winner of this year's 30th annual Balshaw family pumpkin carving contest!  Carved by Joanna Keeley of Cape Cod, her creation featured a cabbage-patch style, stitched and stretched fabric-overlay on the carved out pumpkin.  VERY clever! This was the first year of our annual contest that we had no children in attendance!  This… Continue reading The Pumpkin Harvest Carving Contest