Christmas in Red and White ~ Decorating, Food & More//What a Great Idea!

Christmas in Red & White Features from Project Inspire{d}

Christmas in Red and White  This week’s features from Project Inspire{d} are all about the colors Red and White ~ everything from food and drinks to decor.       Easy DIY Hot Chocolate Bar from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom Double Peppermint Oreo Bark from With a Blast Peppermint Mocha Doughnuts from The Simple-Sweet Life Chalkboard Holiday Globe from Twelve O Eight  DIY

23 Thanksgiving Recipes That Can Be Made Ahead

23 Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

23 Thanksgiving Recipes That Can Be Made Ahead of Time We’re down to the wire and Thanksgiving will be here before you know it so now’s the time to start making as many dishes as you can ahead of time so you can enjoy the day with friends and family.  I have a round up of Soups, Sides and Desserts that are all delicious!  Soups Farm

Cranberry Orange Scones ~ Bountiful Harvest Blog Hop

Cranberry Orange Scones~ Autumn Recipes ~ Thanksgiving Morning from cupcakesandcrinoline.com

Cranberry Orange Scones ~ A Delicious and Light Treat Scones are one of my favorite little treats to have with coffee.  They are dunk-able {I love to dunk} and aren’t too sweet.   SCONE A scone is a single-serving cake or quick bread. They are usually made of wheat, barley or oatmeal, with baking powder as a leavening agent, and are baked on sheet pans.

Apple Spice Cake

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Moist and Delicious Apple Spice Cake Fall is definitely in the air and this is the perfect time to buy some fresh apples for eating and baking.  I’ve  entered into my cold-weather nesting mode and have been baking up a storm.  I recently made this Apple Spice Cake and it turned out so great I wanted to share it with you.   Ingredients: 2 cups

Top 10 Posts of 2013 Blog Hop and Link Party

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I’ve never done an end of the year wrap up {facepalm} but this year I’ve joined a group of 11 other bloggers to do just that.  We’re each sharing our Top 10 Posts of 2013 and YOU have the chance to share your Top 10 Posts or Top Post of the year in the link party below.   My Top Post of the Year was

Lemon and Blueberry Butter Cake ~ It’s a Spring Thing

Lemon Blueberry Butter Cake @CupcakesandCrinoline.com

  It’s official ~ today is the first day of Spring ~ well, maybe not quite the first day of Spring but it is the first day of the It’s a Spring Thing Blog Hop and Linky Party.  It’s time to start thinking about Spring and Easter and together with 13 other bloggers we are going to get you ready with recipes, crafts, decor and

Valentine Whoopie {Pies}

Valentine Whoopie Pies @Cupcakes and Crinoline

It’s time for some Valentine’s Day baked treats. Being a fan of baked goods and sweets one of my favorite parts of any holiday is that you can always bake something to celebrate it.  I love cupcakes {of course I do…that’s why this is Cupcakes and Crinoline} but I also really like whoopie pies; they just sound like fun don’t they?  I can imagine a

Glazed Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

  My husband recently celebrated a birthday and one of his favorite cakes is carrot cake.  This carrot cake recipe is moist and dense but not too sweet.  The glaze is less rich than a cream cheese frosting and the combination of cake and glaze packs just the right amount of sweetness and flavor.   PrintGlazed Carrot Cake Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 45 minutesTotal

Texas Sheet Cake ~ oh my!

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I have never been to Texas but any location that has a huge chocolate dreamy cake named after it…well, put that on my list of Places to Go! When I was a teenager the baking bug bit me.  My mom, who I adored, hated messes.  Anything that even slightly resembled disorder was banned from our home.  The only time I could bake or cook was