Thursday, December 29, 2011

Pom Wonderful Pom Pom Review and coupon




Pom Pom Fresh Arils


I had the pleasure of reviewing this new item from Pom , I was already a fan of their juice it makes a tasty drink when mixed with champagne lol

I really liked these they were tasty and fresh and if you have ever ate a fresh pomegranate you know that's it really messy. This was quick and easy and also comes with a little spoon so you can eat it on the go. Overall i would recommend this to anyone who likes pomegranate and you can all try them to there is a $1 off coupon found here.

Sprinkles NYC



The first cupcake place I ever tried was sprinkles in California, since then they had always remained my favorite cupcake place. When i heard they opened up in NYC I was like finally lol , Monday my mom, her friend,and I headed over for a little trip we went to Laduree to get the new winter boxes they had and pick up some macarons and then over to sprinkles. I forgot to take a picture of the actual place but it was rather small inside. They did however have a decent selection. I got cinnamon sugar, vanilla/vanilla,vanilla/ chocolate,coconut,and a doggy cupcake for my mom's friends dog who i love lol.



Here is the lucky recipient of the doggy cupcake


So here is my opinion of the cupcakes, My favorite were the coconut and the cinnamon sugar. Although the coconut had an artificial taste to the icing i wasn't fond of and the cupcakes were almost non edible the next day they were really dry. Most cupcakes that i have tried have normally stayed moist for about 2 days. All in all I need to go back on a day when they have the peanut butter cup that was my favorite when i had first tried them. I'm not saying they were bad I'm just a little disappointed.

Monday, December 26, 2011

New Years Resolutions







I haven't made any New Years resolutions in awhile but i think it is time to do so and to also follow through. So here is what ill be working on this coming year of 2012.


1. Save more money, meaning try and budget more with my business and be able to put more money away which goes along with #2


2. Be able to move out to Michigan by next year or the following year this is depending on if i can find a steady job at a bakery or get more local clients.


3. Blog more and be more interactive on my blog, i really do love my blog and my readers and i would love to be able to offer you more like diy,more recipes,and also add some crafts in as well.


4. Lose weight now i know this is a common one but i need to lose a few more pounds this year and also make more time to work out .


That's all i can really think about at the moment but i think i covered the important ones. Feel free to link me to any of your posts about your resolutions or comment and let me know I'd love to hear them

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Treats!!

Merry Christmas eve kittens!!


I hope everyone is having a great holiday, I have been so busy this holiday season i haven't had one day without baking so i wanted to share some of what i have made so far. I hope you are all snacking on some delicious treats .
















P.s ill be sharing the recipe for these yummy chocolate peanut butter cookies next week













Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Cookie Winner

Hey there so we have a winner for the Christmas cookie giveaway!



janetfaye said...
I follow you on GFC - janetfaye

I would share these with my family as a holiday treat.

Congrats Janet!


I wanna thank everyone who entered and hope everyone has a great holiday!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Vera Wangs Black and Nude Bridal Collection

Ever since i was a young girl sitting around drawing dresses and clothes I had always planned on designing my own wedding dress. It would be a black corset and big black and white striped skirt (something like out of sleepy hollow) with lots of pull ups and bows lol. Once i got older i did a 360 thinking a classic completely lace dress vintage chic and elegant. But there was always that dark side of me saying wouldn't a black lace dress be more fabulous!! lol



Then came Vera Wang!!! I have always loved her and then a few weeks back when i saw the 2012 black and nude wedding dress collection . The angels sang and I was like finally i could have both my loves together lol . Okay enough ranting check out these dresses there are more to find online but these were my favorite.






This top one is officially my dream dress, i would wear it everyday lol
















Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cookie Queens On Martha Stewart Today

I am so proud to share with you that my friends from the amazing cookie group I'm in on flickr called cookie queens will be on the Martha Stewart show today ! It airs at 10 am and 2 pm on the hallmark channel and will be up online in a few days as well .


The link is here


Maryann Rollins the cookieartisan will be on the show and they will be skyping in 4 other cookies queens as well so go check it out and leave me a comment after you watch!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Cookies Giveaway

Again like last year i waited to long to do this giveaway so it will be only a week long. Sorry its been so busy i wanted to put this up December 1st but lost track of time.

This year I'm going to do something different ,I'm giving away 2 dozen surprise assortment Christmas cookies 1 dozen for the winner and another dozen to a deserving person of the winners choice.


To enter :

You must be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me who you would give these to if you won and why .

Extra entries :

Like The Fancy Lady on facebook

Tweet ,blog or post to your facebook

Leave a separate comment for each and don't forget to leave your email address

The giveaway is only open to U.S residents because of the time frame

Giveaway ends Dec 16Th at midnight EST

I will announce the winner on Saturday and ship the cookies out on Monday to get them to you in time

Last Day for Christmas Cookies







Today is the last day to order Christmas cookies to get them in time for Christmas !

Also i am 2 sales away from my 400 th sale and my 400 th customer will get a free dozen holiday cookies with their order!

The damask cookies are also on a ready to ship sale normally $30 now $20

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Shabby Apple Dress Winner!!

Thank you to everyone who entered this giveaway ,sadly we can only have one winner.

I used random number generator online and got comment number 3



November 17, 2011 1:32 PM
GothBarbie said...
I follow your blog, and "like" your FB page - and I'm about to post about this giveaway on my blog too! I LOVE DRESSES!


Congrats I'll be emailing you with the info shortly


Also if anyone knows how to copy the random number generator box could you leave me a comment i tried to do it so i could post it on here but couldn't figure out how

Sunday, December 4, 2011

One More day for the shabby apple giveaway!



Hey everyone thank you to everyone who entered already i just wanted to remind you that the last day to enter is tomorrow and i will announce the winner on Tuesday!

So good luck to everyone.

Also next week i will be having my annual Christmas cookie giveaway with a twist so be on the look out for that.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rhubarb Pie Recipe



First off let me say i would save this recipe for spring lol apparently rhubarb is out of season. I had to call around to 6 speciality grocery stores to find some . My moms dear friend wanted to get rhubarb pie for his boyfriends birthday and the only bakery he could find that had it wanted $125 to ship seriously $125??? So i was on a mission to find a make this pie for him.


Rhubarb Pie Recipe


Premade pie crust with 2 sheets

5 cups of rhubarb chopped (cut ends off)

1 cup of sugar

2 tablespoons of corn starch

pinch of salt

1/2 tablespoon of orange zest

1/4 teaspoon of cardamon

1 egg


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

Line pie pan with first sheet of dough use a fork to make holes in the bottom

In a large bowl mix rhubarb,sugar,salt,corn starch,orange zest,cardamon

Mix very well

add mixture to pie pan spread evenly

I used my mini leaf cutter to cut out some holes in the top

in a small bowl mix one hole egg to use as a egg wash

use your fork to make pretty edges and egg wash to seal the pie top

brush egg wash over the entire pie

Place pie on a baking sheet and place in the lowest rack on the oven

use tin foil on the edges of the pie to prevent from burning

Bake for 1 hour 30 mins

let sit and cool before serving

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thanksgiving at Mohunk Mountain House

I know I'm a few days late on this post but i wanted to share lol. Most holidays are spent with my mom ,there are really only a few relatives i have that i can stand and i try to avoid spending any holidays with my father lol. The past 2 years in a row me and my mom made reservations someplace then after sitting around all day waiting to go out we got lazy ,canceled and ordered pizza .

This year i wanted to do something different so after watching an episode of No Reservations on the travel channel and seeing this beautiful old hotel on top of a mountain i was sold!

I found out they did a dinner for thanksgiving so we made reservations. Its in Hudson county NY so it was about an hour and a half trek but it was well worth it . I really love this place it was so beautiful and you have to drive up a mountain to get there.

As for the food it was pretty good but i was super disappointed in their terrible desserts . I think this might become a tradition from now on ,check out the pics below and you can check out their website for some better shots .




































Thursday, November 17, 2011

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!!!

I am so very excited to announce this giveaway. Shabby Apple contacted me last week about hosting a giveaway of one of their beautiful dresses on my blog .

Shabby Apple makes the most beautiful dresses, women's clothes ,and accessories .

I love the vintage inspired look of their designs .

Here are some of the amazing clothing you can find on their website..


















Giveaway!!




This beautiful women's Bacciami dress from Shabby Apple is the prize

Its from the roamin holiday collection i love that name lol
Comes in sizes xxs to xl


To enter:

Mandatory entry: follow Shabby Apple on Facebook leave me a comment on here telling me you did so and also tell me your favorite dress , don't forget to leave your valid email as well.

Extra entries One entry for each:

1.Be a follower of my blog cupcakes and corsets

2.Tweet,blog,or facebook this giveaway

3.like The Fancy Lady Gourmet on facebook


This giveaway is only open to U.S residents and will end on Dec 5th 2011

I will announce the winner the next day


Good Luck!!













Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Hello Kitty Winner!

Hey everyone we have a winner for the Hello Kitty cookies cutter and 2 dozen mini cupcake cookies giveaway.

The winner is

Amanda of simple girl simple pleasures

congrats Amanda!


Thank you to everyone that entered and I'm very happy to announce later this week i will have the honor of hosting a shabby apple dress giveaway on my blog so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Double Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe




Double Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe




These are any peanut butter lovers dream , I made these for my boyfriend who loves peanut butter and him and my mom loved them. I had to adapt the recipe because i couldn't find a big bag of Reese's pieces but if you can you can use those instead.




Recipe:



1 cup of packed brown sugar (dark)



1/2 cup of granulated sugar



1/2 cup of unsalted butter



1/2 cup of vegetable shortening



2 eggs



2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract



3 1/2 to 4 cups of flour (make sure its not to wet but not to dry)



1 tsp baking soda



1/4 tsp of salt



1 bag of peanut butter m&ms 8 oz



1/2 bag of peanut butter chips (in the baking isle)






Preheat the oven to 350



use parchment paper on cookie sheets

In the mixer combine both sugars,butter,shortening,eggs and vanilla

beat at medium speed till mixed

add flour ,salt,and baking soda on low speed till blended

Break out the wooden spoon and stir in by hand the m&ms and peanut butter chips

Drop dough by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart

Bake 10-12 min till light golden brown color




Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies


If you have any questions about this recipe or requests for the next recipe to be done leave them in the comments!



Fall Cookies




I haven't posted any pictures of my cookies in awhile and i just wanted to share with you guys a fall cookie platter I'm really proud of .

I made these for my friend and amazing cookie decorator Maryann the cookie artisan.

She always makes beautiful platters of cookies so i was so happy she liked them .



Also Friday is the last day to order cookies for thanksgiving and I'm having a special all thanksgiving cookie orders placed today come with a 20% coupon on your next purchase ! So go check them out !

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Cake Stands On Sale

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If you read my blog often you know one of my favorite sites is One Kings Lane.

They have some cake stands that are on sale till sunday .

I have already bought 2 cake stands from here already they always have amazing kitchen stuff for low prices .



















Thursday, November 3, 2011

Florida Trip Part 1 Naples Zoo







So two weeks back i went to Florida for 2 weeks we stayed in Marco Island , of course it rained for half the time we were there so it was a pretty boring trip . One of the last days we were there it was nice out but not nice enough for the pool so we got to do the one thing i actually wanted to do which was go to the Naples zoo. Its not a really big zoo but they have alot of big cats which is my favorite part of the zoo so i enjoyed it . Here are some of the pics i took ..



This tiger saw me and came right up to the cage it was incredible being that close to one he was so beautiful ,but it was a little scary to lol



Look at that mouth he was yawning ,great time to snap a pic.


This alligator was a fatty he was huge! and didn't move much at all lol




This was another pair of lions and the were cuddling i thought that was so cute




I had to get a picture of this tree it was so fun




The patterns of the giraffes were so pretty in person i never realized that before




These two guys were my favorite the leopards i love the black one but he was sleeping the whole time.




















Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hello Kitty Cookie Cutter Giveaway!



So awhile back when i got the new Hello Kitty cookie cutter set i bought an extra to giveaway on my blog !
I'm also going to give away a box of 2 dozen mini cupcake cookies as well.





There are 3 ways to enter :

1.You must be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment telling me your favorite hello kitty item you own or would like to own.


2. Tweet,blog or facebook this post


3. Like The Fancy Lady Gourmet on Facebook


This is open to residents worldwide

The last day to enter is Monday nov 14th!
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