Fabulous Friday – 5.17.13

Happy Friday!  I hope that everyone has had a good week and you are ready for the weekend!  Here are a few favorite things from this week.

All little treats are irresistible, so be sure to check out these Itty Bitty Cake Cones from Pizzazzerie.

Be sure to check out the new design store and discounts from Paper and Pigtails.

Try making Infused Vodka for the weekend like these featured on The Sweetest Occasion.

*  I also wanted to share that I have been nominated for the Top 25 Party Moms from Circle of Moms.  I appreciate all of the support that I get from blog readers and customers.  You can click the link below to vote.

You are able to vote once every 24 hours, now through May 31st.  Thank you for the votes, the support and the nomination.
*  Be sure to enter our giveaway for Flavored Butters!
Have a great weekend!

Flavored Butters Recipe and Book Giveaway

When I was given the chance to review a cookbook about butter, I naturally jumped at the opportunity because who can pass down butter!  Flavored Butters by Lucy Vaserfirer is a great book that delivers top notch butter recipes that will melt in your mouth.  She shares recipes for flavored butters that can be used as garnished, dips or basic spreads.

Being the chocolate lover that I am, I had to try the whipped chocolate butter.  It was absolutely delicious!  I put mine on a bagel for breakfast and I’m going to let me kids try it this weekend on pancakes and waffles.  This would also be great on cupcakes, toast or even as a fruit dip.

Here is the recipe for you to try: (recipe from Flavored Butters)

Flavored Butter Recipe and Book Giveaway
 
Ingredients
  • 5 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped, or ⅔ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Melt the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl set over a sauce pan of simmering water, stirring frequently. Let cool slightly.
  2. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until light and creamy. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and beat until blended. Add the chocolate and continue to beat until smooth, stopping the mixer once or twice to scrape down the sides of bowl.
  3. To use as a buttercream frosting, spread onto cooled baked goods.

Now here is your chance to win a copy of this book!  Simply follow these steps:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck and if you don’t win, you can still purchase a copy of Flavored Butters here.  Also, be sure to check out Lucy’s blog, Hungry Cravings, for more great ideas.

* I received free product with the possibility of review. I do not promise positive reviews in exchange for product. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own. 

DIY Colored Mason Jars

Mason jars are great to use for so many different things and I have seen a lot more of the colored mason jars being used now.  Instead of buying new jars, make your own colored jars like these from Momtastic.  These are not safe to drink out of but they could be used for flowers, candles and much more!

Be sure to check out the full tutorial here.

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