Thursday, December 31, 2009

News Years Champagne Inspiration

I love champagne and am always looking for a new champagne cocktail recipe. I love the ideas and recipes that I have found on Martha Stewart's Wedding Site. I am loving this Champagne Tower. Click here on how to create your own. This is a great idea for any celebration!

Happy New Years!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Our Amazing Engagement Party

the love of my life and best friend - Adam

Sara and Brian

Callie, Rebecca and Walker

Laura, Jen and I

Morgan, Adam & Hank

Val, Sheryl, Sarah & Jen

Sheryl, Heather the Fabulous Hostess & Sarah

yummy desserts by Heather

cupcakes made by Heather

Adam and I are so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family. This month Heather and Danny hosted an amazing engagement party for Adam and I. It was truly amazing - she is so talented and made sure every detail was perfect from the menu to the wine tags (all guests were asked to bring Adam and I a bottle of wine for our collection). Thanks Heather & Danny!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Pioneer Woman Whiskey-Glazed Carrots

My mom has been a follower of Pioneer Woman's blog and has had some great success with her recipes. She just came out with a cookbook too - Pioneer Woman Cooks. We made her Whiskey Glazed Carrots on Thanksgiving and everyone loved them - so I wanted to share her recipe. This is a must try! I am posting some photos that I took during our cooking process.

  • 2 pounds (to 3 Pounds) Carrots, Peeled And Cut Into Thick Circles
  • 1 stick Butter
  • ½ cups Jack Daniels Or Other Whiskey
  • ¾ cups (to 1 Cup) Brown Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons (to 1 Teaspoon) Salt
  • Freshly Ground Pepper (to Taste)
Preparation Instructions

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over high heat. Add carrots in two batches., cooking for 60-90 seconds each batch. Remove from skillet.

Pour in whiskey and allow to evaporate 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium, and add remaining butter. When butter melts, sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Stir together, then add carrots to skillet. Cover, and continue cooking for 5 minutes.

Remove lid and add salt and pepper. Continue cooking until carrots are done and glaze is thick, about 5 more minutes.

Pour onto a platter and serve immediately. Sprinkle with chopped chives if desired.*recipe from Pioneer Woman's blog recipe post

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sweets for a Cause

Sweets, Treats & Designs created these Chocolate Police Badges that we are selling at the restaurant. Jerri Turner, owner of Sweets, Treats, & Designs wanted to help the families of the fallen Lakewood Police Officers so she created (she is in the custom candy business) these amazing chocolate police shields. Her goal is to raise $10,000.00 by the holiday and write each family a check for $2,500.00. If you would like to purchase - please email me at .

photo by Heather Stajgr