Thursday, July 3, 2014

Cooking with Kendall and Landon

Landon has always enjoyed helping me in the kitchen and this summer, Kendall got in on the act as well. Of course, sweets are the choice food group for these two. With cupcakes being so popular now, Kendall and I have been baking them quite often.

Here is Kendall with the chocolate chocolate cupcakes we baked last week. Kendall enjoys picking out colorful cupcake liners and sprinkles. We will be celebrating the 4th tomorrow with some of the family and Kendall chose to bake red velvet cupcakes. Nana was lazy and instead of baking them from scratch, I found this complete mix at Walmart.

Hobby Lobby had cupcake liners and decorative flag toppers on sale this week so we will have plenty for years to come!!:)

In addition to the red velvet cupcakes, I am making a Whipping Cream Pound Cake to serve with strawberries and whipped cream.   Of course, hot dogs and hamburgers will be on the menu as well!!  My sister, Leta, told me that her husband strongly suggested that some homemade vanilla ice cream was in order over in Chatsworth to celebrate Independence Day!  We all have our special foods that just say Summer and home made ice cream is one of them. I have many fond memories of evenings that included churning the ice cream with cousins taking turns at the crank. When it was done, Mother would spoon it into cups and glasses that she had placed in the freezer to make them frosty. Good Times!

Here's to a Fabulous 4th!!


Anonymous said...

She is adorable. Wishing you all a safe and happy Fourth.

Terri D. said...

Yum to those cupcakes and the ones you plan to make. I love red velvet (which is just chocolate). We used to churn ice cream on the 4th. So much fun and so many great memories!