February at a glance and gone faster than the 500

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March 2, 2016 by Cinfuldelights

February….what to say? Catching up after the December and January madness. King cakes, Star Wars and new babies just to name a few things.

For Shane’s birthday he wanted Star Wars cupcakes. He requested vanilla with strawberry buttercream and red velvet cupcakes. A little birdie told me blue is his favorite color. I did vanilla bean cupcakes with strawberry buttercream along with red velvet cupcakes topped with vanilla bean buttercream. I colored enough buttercream blue and put his favorite character, Darth Vader on it, equipped with a light saber.

Soon after was Fat Tuesday. I haven’t made a King Cake in a while, but rest assured I have not lost my touch. I was told it was excellent coming from a girl not from NOLA. Mardi Gras is definitely on my bucket list for next year. And beignets from Cafe du Monde are something one can not get enough of.

Next up, the birth of my grandson Jensen Arthur. He is absolutely perfect and his sisters seem obsessed with him…for now that is. I stayed with Rigby and Oswin while Jensen was making his debut.  Rigby stepped up and was my little chef and helped me make the meals.


While at Rigby’s house (she says its hers), the 2 of us needed to do some retail therapy. She is a girl after my own heart. First stop Macy’s where I introduced her to Betsy Johnson purses. She loved it and then she needed a new wallet to put in it….fish on. She knows grandma wont say no. Next we hit up See’s candy and Claire’s for some lip gloss.

Next month brings Ol’Goat at Pine Street, St Patrick’s Day street party all weekend in Dublin, Patti’s wedding,  Las Vegas for Testament / Slayer at the Joint and a lot of food and friends.

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
Julia Child




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