Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Desserts

While I missed getting pictures of our Easter meal, I did remember to pull out the camera and take pictures of the desserts. I liked doing "finger desserts" - it was nice and light for after a big brunch/dinner.
Mini Cheesecakes w/Balsamic Strawberries

Carrot Cupcakes w/Cream Cheese Frosting

Brown Sugar Shortbread w/Chocolate & Pecans

Lemon Cream Cupcakes w/Lemon Frosting

12 comments:

Heather L. said...

Oh yum!! Carrot cake is a good idea for Easter time -- I hadn't thought of that but will file that idea away!

Katie @ Heart Gone Walking said...

Girl, we are totally best friends now that we've met in real life. Why wasn't I invited?! :)

Jen said...

Lains these look AMAZING!! I think I might just have drooled....

Jenna said...

Oh yummy!

Courtney said...

They all look so yummy!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! They all look delicious!

The boys looked soooo cute in their matching vest sweaters in the post below!

Jennifer M said...

Oh gosh I'm hungry now! Those strawberry cheescake things looked... well... so good I think I can smell them!

Brooke said...

You are quite the chef. How do you make your balsamic strawberries? Are you naturally gifted or do you have a good source for recipes and ideas? Hats off to you for a creative holiday menu :)

Alaina said...

Katie - anytime, girl. You come right over and I'll whip you up something. :)

Brooke - my sister actually did the strawberries but she used 2 1/2 lbs. strawberries, a little sugar, the vinegar, and some black pepper (I can get more exact amounts if you like).

Cooking and baking are my creative outlet. I love them! While I may some natural (well, probably a lot learned) ability :), I read cookbooks recreationally and use allrecipes.com and foodnetwork.com (the ratings are generally pretty accurate). It's all just very fun for me!

liz nelson said...

could you make me more of those shortbread cookies... say, tomorrow?:) i really enjoyed those.

Rona's Home Page said...

Wow! I'm on a sugar overload.

Stephanie and Gary said...

wow, your food preparation and images are fantastic. Did you happen to have the recipe for the lemon cupcakes? I am a huge fan but have have tried with a lemon cream. thank you!
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