Friday, April 30, 2010

Today! The Kentucky Oaks- Race for the Lilies!

The Kentucky Oaks is a 136 year old horse racing event that features three year old Fillies.

Like it's big brother, the Kentucky Derby, the Kentucky Oaks owns a namesake race, a signature flower and a special cocktail.

The Oaks has recently adopted a signature color as well-PINK (in honor of their signature flower and breast cancer awareness). The Oaks has joined with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Horses and Hope.

Kentucky Oaks: Race 11, 5:45 p.m. EDT post time

The Oaks Lily:

1oz. Vodka

1oz. Sweet and Sour Mix

3oz. Cranberry Juice

Splash of Triple Sec

Mix ingredients, place the pinkish cocktail in a stemless wineglass with crushed ice and garnish with an orange wedge and a cherry!

Have a great day!!!!!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I better post this before spring is actually over!! Hehe!
I made these cookies for the preschool minis' Easter party. I think you could use this idea for any Spring themed party as well.

First, make or buy some sugar cookies. I think any size would do depending on the size eggs you find.

I laid them out on my trays.
Then in a large freezer size plastic bag empty a bag of shredded coconut. I used the unsweetened kind because you will add hot cocoa (like the SwissMiss kind) to the bag until the mixture looks like this:

You can start off with a small amount of cocoa and gradually add more as you see fit. I placed some of the cocoa mixture in a bowl as well as my chocolate eggs. (I used Cadbury for this).

Next, I frosted each sugar cookie with chocolate frosting:

And took a large pinch of the coconut mix and placed it on the cookie. I took the eggs and nestled them right in the middle.

I did have to add a tiny bit of frosting to some of the eggs to help make them stick.

Now, I left them on their trays so I could transport them to school. But I think one could easily set up a nice display with some cake plates or colored "Easter" grass.

They were delicious.

Sunday, April 4, 2010