You can win Valentine's Day this year by bringing your loved ones lunch and sweets from Cupcakes Bakery & Deli. We're giving you the head's up because our two-day turnaround time doubles this time of year, and we don't want you in the dog house because you waited 'til the last minute.
Above you see 'The Queen,' our signature Red Velvet cupcake adorned for the season with a buttercream rose atop our homemade cream cheese frosting. Our usual cake crumbles and red sprinkles are put away to help you cover every base for your favorite people - sweets and flowers, all in one.
Make us your one-stop Valentine's shop this year and let them know they're worth the best. Get your orders started by emailing Milli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine's Day Sweets:
Offer expires February 15, 2018.***
I almost forgot ... Fat Tuesday is February 13th and we're taking orders for King Cakes and Mardi Gras party cupcakes, too. These go fast and MUST be pre-ordered and prepaid. Email Milli at email@example.com today!
Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes
Aren't these beautiful?! It's not quite Spring, but these lovely Lavender Lemonade Cupcakes will make you think otherwise.
Right now - in January! - we have these delightful beauties for your taste sensation. A patron ordered these specialty cupcakes for a wedding taster, loved them, ordered them for the wedding and some to take home in the meantime. Well ... you know about baker's dozens and whatnot so we have some extra hanging around for you to love, too.
As a specialty cupcake, we don't always have Lavender Lemonade (better come in and get these last ones soon), but we'd love to have them for you in two days for any prepaid order. You can start your order via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lovely AND delicious, you can't go wrong with our Lavender Lemonade cupcakes!
Please take a moment to wish Cupcakes Bakery & Deli founder and owner, Milli, a happy and blessed birthday!
Happy New Year 2018!
Generally the day before New Year’s Eve in the kitchen pots are clanging and pans are banging in preparation of The Good Luck Feast, and dishes that represent Southern tradition are on my New Year’s Day menu. Many of the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Over the years variations have been tried and the rivalry between family members to show off their own culinary expertise has brought some very interesting results.
The soul food that shared centers around a love of food and family, memories of those gone before us and a rich cultural heritage. There are some staples of the New Year’s feast that a down-home cook must always include to guarantee a year of prosperity and much-deserved accolades.
Whether you believe in “peas for pennies, greens for dollars or bread for gold,” as good luck in the new year or not, these dishes are sure to afford you some mighty good eating.
Wishing You and Yours A Blessed (prosperous) 2018!
12oz package dry black-eyed peas
2-3 meaty ham hocks
½ c red bell pepper diced
½ c green bell pepper diced
¾ c onion diced
1 stalk celery chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tsps. Turmeric
½ tsp cayenne pepper
Salt & pepper to taste
Cover beans in water and soak overnight. Drain and sort. In a dutch oven saute vegetables with spices, add ham hocks, cover with water. Cook meat ½ hour add beans cook until meat is tender. Check beans occasionally you may need to add more hot water. Approximately 2 ½ to 3 hours. May be cooked in a crockpot overnight. You may use frozen beans. Cook meat thoroughly before adding beans.
Tip: when cooking beans & greens add ½ to 1 tsp baking soda to the boiling pot. It'll foam for a few minutes releasing gases that can cause discomfort to sensitive digestive systems. 😊