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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