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Door Candy

1 Nov

Well, we blinked and now it is November.  Can you believe it?!  Happy November everyone!

So now that Halloween has come and gone and we have stuffed ourselves full of candy, it is time to change our door candy – time to remove the Halloween-inspired wreath or whatever door decor we have hanging and replace it with something that represents the bounty and beautiful colors of the season.  If you pull out the same tired old wreath you’ve hung in years past and find yourself longing for something fresh and new, we’ve got a little inspiration for you.  We are loving these wonderfully lush and colorful wreaths from Williams-Sonoma.

photo credits:  Williams-Sonoma


The Whoopie Effect

1 Oct

They come in many different shapes, sizes, and flavors.  Yes, we’re talking about the whoopie pie; the latest trend in wedding and event fare.  But do you know how they earned their name?

According to Wikipedia, they are a New England phenomenon and a Pennsylvania Amish tradition.  Creme, sandwiched between two billowy small-cakes, they were originally referred to as “hucklebucks”.  They were baked by Amish women and placed in farmers’ lunchboxes.  Upon seeing the sweet treat in their lunchbox, the farmers would exclaim, “Whoopie!”

They started to gain in popularity late last year, giving the cupcake a bit of competition on the ever-popular dessert buffet table.   Currently, they are being hailed as the hot new dessert trend of 2011.  Move over cupcake, Whoopie’s coming through!

Williams-Sonoma, Whoopie Pies $49.95

Williams-Sonoma, Whoopie Pie Mix $14

Sweet Potato Whoopies, Sprinkle Bakes

Crate & Barrel, Book $16.95

Credits:  Bon Appetit (feature photo), Crate & Barrel, Williams-Sonoma, Sprinkle Bakes

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