Friday, October 15, 2010

National Dessert Day

So yesterday was national dessert day. And if that’s not reason enough to have a party I don’t know what is; although the people who know me could attest to the fact that I don’t need much incentive at all to throw a party. But that’s beside the point, sort of :)

So in honor of national dessert day we had a very delicious dessert filled evening. Two of my kids are gluten intolerant, you can thank the Mr. for that, so baking can be somewhat of a challenge. I actually thought I might have a recipe to share but I ended up using some packaged gluten free baking products. So first we made individual brownie pies. I used the Betty Crocker gluten free brownie mix for this one. Which is quite good. 

We scooped the batter into a greased cupcake tray and then I let the kids add some extras to their brownie before cooking. They really enjoyed this part. Ezra got a little crazy with the marshmallows, which he doesn’t even really like.

Then I used the Pamela's pancake mix to make apple cinnamon muffins, which I topped with a spiced butter cream frosting. For the muffins I used the recipe from the package but the butter cream I made myself. Butter cream is my absolute favorite frosting and with a few pinches of cinnamon and nutmeg, it was divine. 

Jael really wanted to have Shirley temples to go with dessert, so we whipped some up with grenadine syrup and sprite. They were made even more special with our heart shaped ice cubes.

I had picked these ice cube trays up from target last valentines day and pulled them out on a whim. We filled the trays with sprite and added a maraschino cherry to each one. Because a Shirley temple just isn’t complete without the cherries.

I quickly exchanged our fall table setting for something more fitting of a dessert day party. It was complete with candy and candles all thrown together.

I love how they humor me.

 Until next time.......


  1. I love this! You definitely need to continue this tradition every year now:-)

  2. Too funny! I "celebrate" all kinds of obscure holidays, especially the food ones.
    Tonight isn't a holiday, but I'm having a HalloBEAN party and serving all kinds of beans! lol