Good Luck to the Pack!

Wishing the Green Bay Packers the best in Superbowl XLV! To celebrate the occasion, I made some Green & Gold cupcakes for the office on Friday.

Green and Gold cupcakeI started with a simple box mix for the cupcake. Then, the frosting was just the 5-pound tub of Wilton’s decorating icing (you can decorate about 3-dozen cupcakes with one tub) and some food coloring. I used a Wilton #12 tip for piping the frosting on the cupcake. Finally, I topped it off with some sprinkle dust.

I’ll be making a similar version for a Superbowl party but will try using Duff Goldman’s chocolate cake mix. Duff is the owner of Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Md., and the star of Food Network’s “Ace of Cakes.” His full line of products is available online and at Michaels stores.

Go Pack Go!

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Foodie X-mas Wishlist

Well, I am back on the interwebs! Besides a little problem with my mouse, I am back in blogging business. Without further ado, here’s a full-blown gift report!

There are 10 days left (almost nine) before Christmas. If you’re still procrastinating or not quite sure what to get that foodie on your holiday gift list, here are a few of the items that stuck out to me while browsing magazines and store shelves this festive gift-giving season:

Breville Pie MakerBreville Pie Maker at Williams-Sonoma

This Williams-Sonoma exclusive may just help me get over my pie-making phobia. Simply take any crust (even a store-bought one), place one in the bottom, add whatever filling – sweet or savory, then top with another crust.

The machine crimps and bakes four mini-pies in minutes. Now, that is a cool tool for the countertop. Right now, it retails for $79.95.

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Fein Brothers: Where shopping meets food

To help celebrate Black Friday, we’re going to take a peek inside Fein Brothers.

Since 1929, this two-story shop on Martin Luther King Drive in Milwaukee’s Bronzeville neighborhood has been selling new and used restaurant and food service equipment for businesses and the general public.

Fein Brothers exteriorMLK Drive was under construction on the day I stopped by a few weeks ago. You can find ample parking along the neighborhood’s side streets.

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