Archive of ‘General’ category

Candy Cane Garland

Candy Cane Garland – Here’s a twist on traditional edible garland, a peppermint twist. You’ve probably seen trees trimmed with popcorn and cranberries. They get stale and soggy. This tasty candy cane garland stays beautiful all season long.  This idea came to me when I was making easy candy cane shapes. The garland requires more patience and focus […]

Peppermint Mocha Latte Frosting

Peppermint Mocha Latte Frosting – I pulled into the coffee shop drive through and saw the sign. It called to me, “Peppermint Mocha Lattes here now!” People may have stared at the happy dance I did behind the wheel but I don’t care. When that sign arrives it is indeed the “most wonderful time of the year.” As I sipped my […]

Recipe for a Life Full of Love

My Grandma Jane would have been 74 years old today. She would have told you she was 73. Grandma always shaved a year off of her age. I don’t know why. She lived with the spirit and energy of a teenager. I wrote this recipe in Grandma’s honor for a cookbook called “Give a Soul a […]

Fun Candy Cane Shapes and Swizzle Sticks

Easy Candy Cane Shapes – If you’re like me, the holidays just aren’t the same without watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” These easy candy cane shapes add that wonderful Seussical touch to your table. I can picture little Cindy Lou Who sipping her teeny tiny cocoa garnished with one of these. These take just a few minutes […]

Homemade Whipped Cream

Vanilla Whipped Cream – Whipped cream makes friends easily. It gets along with cake, pie, and ice cream. Even fruit and cookies enjoy whipped cream dip.     It is an important base for many airy frostings and a basic topping that we should all know how to whip together. That’s why I’m making it my […]

Welcome to My Kitchen

Welcome to Frosting and a Smile. It’s a blog about two things I love, sweet treats and sharing those treats with other people. For years people have been telling me I should open a bakery. In fact, if I had a dollar for every time someone told me I should start a business, I would […]

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