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“Vintage” Lollipops

30 Nov

I came across these gorgeous old-fashioned lollipops on Etsy and had to share them! Wouldn’t they make a great party favor or stocking stuffer? I’m also imagining a colorful candy buffet at a holiday party. You could display them upright by pressing the sticks into a block of foam…
Click on each photo to visit the Vintage Confections Etsy shop for purchase.

All photos by Vintage Confections on Etsy.

Marmalade-Bourbon Cheesecake Tart

23 Nov

Here’s a perfect Thanksgiving dessert–easy, yet unexpected, but familiar enough that it will fit right in with any menu. I admit that I’m usually not the biggest fan of cheesecake. I mean it’s fine, but I’d rather have just cheese, or just cake–not necessarily a combination of the two! This tart works well even for me, though. There’s a thick chocolate-cookie crust with only a thin layer of rich, not-too-sweet cheesecake filling. The glaze on top is made from prepared orange marmalade and a nice dose of bourbon, which is reminiscent of an Old Fashioned, but much, much subtler. In fact, if you serve drinks after your Thanksgiving meal, a little glass of neat bourbon or an Old Fashioned would be perfect with this. Sure to impress! Did I mention it’s super easy, too? Read on for the recipe: Continue reading

Porcelain Nuts

25 Aug

This cooler weather has me in an autumn kind of mood. I’m definitely ready for apples, pumpkin desserts, and Halloween costumes. I came across these beautiful porcelain nuts recently on Etsy. They’d look gorgeous on a bathroom counter, coffee table, or piled in a dish for a low-key Thanksgiving centerpiece. Maybe someone will buy them for me! (Hint hint, family members! Let’s see who’s really reading my blog!)

Image via kg + ab by kgrandey on Etsy.