Friday, October 28, 2011

2011 Halloween Party -- Let's Get The Party Started!

I know I've been procrastinating. It has been a week since we had fun in the party. Since Tommy and I were both busy in the party, we did not have many chances to take a lot of great pictures of all of you. Jason and Anna did a great job though, by snapping most of the precious moments. Hey, Andy Vo! We're still waiting for your photos to be uploaded yea! I am sure you keep a lot of our great photos in your charming camera ^_<

Look at these adorable kids :)

In case you were wondering when and why these pictures were taken, that moment was the time when you all get ready into your memory funny posts section... 

I enjoy seeing the pictures that all of you doing your very best to think the most difficult posts to challenge the final winners. I hope you do the same. Are you ready?




What can I say? Hahahahahaha....... LOL! LOL! LOL! You guys are too cute! That's the purpose of this game. :P I just couldn't stop looking at these pictures, over and over again! I hope Tommy didn't miss any of your posts, since the time given was too short. You all are really creative! Can any of you spot who is whose partner? Feel free to leave your comments here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

湿润可口 -- 巧克力麦芬





烹饪巧克力        200克 (**我用的是Ghirardelli苦甜巧克力,如下图
牛油                    120克


鸡蛋                    4个
幼糖                    60克


自发面粉            100克 (我用低筋面粉+1/2小匙泡打粉


1.将烤箱预热至340度F (170度C)。

2. 将A隔水溶化,备用。
3. 将B打至糖溶化即可,无需打发。
4. 将蛋液倒入巧克力浆内,拌匀。
5. 筛入面粉,拌匀,然后倒入麦芬杯至8-9分满。

6. 放入预热烤箱,烘烤15-20分钟。

** 温度及烘烤时间仅供参考


2011万圣节派对之 -- 特别系列杯子蛋糕及甜点 Halloween Special Edition Desserts

别小看这些个小东西们,可是让我忙活了好长一段时间哦!幸好我早在星期三晚就开始忙,不然还真的来不及在宾客来之前梳妆打扮呢!呵呵!当然,会特别忙的另一个原因是临时被告知当天也是铭哥哥的姐姐的生日,所以决定在万圣节甜点菜单上再加一道 -- 生日蛋糕!




蜘蛛杯子蛋糕 --Leggy Spider Cupcakes

飞行蝙蝠杯子蛋糕 -- Flying Bat Cupcake
杰克杯子蛋糕 -- Jack Skellington Cupcake



无盐奶油                   100克
糖粉                             30克
香草香精                    1/4小匙


先说说蜘蛛杯子蛋糕,我用下图的Pretzel Sticks来做蜘蛛的八只脚。

1. 将奶油霜用刮刀涂在蛋糕上,可依个人喜好撒上些彩色装饰糖果。

2. 先将Pretzel Sticks折一半,再用溶化的巧克力将折断的Pretzel Sticks粘成V字型,放入冰箱的冰冻格里加速使巧克力凝结即可。(温馨提醒:尽量在关节处加厚巧克力,以便巧克力离开冰箱后不易溶化

3. 蜘蛛身则用较大颗的松露巧克力,然后用M&Ms(或其他颜色巧克力糖)占点溶化巧克力,粘在松露巧克力上作蜘蛛的眼睛。

至于飞行蝙蝠杯子蛋糕,我则在超级市场找来巧克力饼干,对折成半作为蝙蝠的翅膀。至于蝙蝠身体则用黑巧克力豆,然后用绿色Icing tube画上眼睛及翅膀型。其实可以将白色巧克力溶化后加点绿色色素,就可以画了。我由于和时间赛跑,所以就买了现成的Icing tube。 



断指饼干 -- Finger Cookies (做法请参考这里
蜘蛛网饼干 -- Spider Web Cookies (做法请参考这里


Last but not least,我也不忘再加上小朋友们爱吃的Marshmallow棉花糖。




All about Halloween Posts:

2011万圣节派对之一 -- 断指饼干 (Finger Cookies)

万圣节序幕之四 -- 经典美式巧克力曲奇(Spider Web Cookies)



万圣节 (Halloween) 序幕



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

2011 Halloween Party -- Sangria

"Sangria" in Spanish means blood. Yes, BLOOD. Therefore in Halloween Party, I can't think of any other party drink that suit the theme the best other than Sangria. For those of my friends whom have drunk it, you should know that you were one of the vampires that night ^_< 

I chose Paisano this time. As a result, I don't think it is as good as last time. I didn't keep a record as I made Sangria for the home party last time. When I tried to retrieve my memory, I think I chose Rose instead of Paisano. I think another reason that the wine wasn't as tasty as last time was because Tommy accidentally threw away the pineapple juice that suppose to mix in the drink. Arggg... Not blaming him but still thinking those juice might make the drink taste a little bit better... Hehe! 

If you are interested in making this for your party drink, you can consider Cabernet, Merlot, Rose or Zinfandel as your wine choice. I browse a couple of websites for Sangria recipe and then decided to mix it on my own. I didn't really have the detail or exact recipe for the drink but do it by own sense.

Here are part of the ingredients to mix in the drink. Ignore the Bacardi Rum in the middle. I didn't include any in the drink but Tommy insisted include this bottle in the picture.

(Recipe from Stacy Slinkard)

I modify the recipe according to the memory of having a fantastic Sangria from a Thanksgiving Party on 2009 at my friend's house. 


  • 1 Bottle of red wine (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, Zinfandel, Shiraz) As you can tell, I use way more than 1 regular bottle of wine.
  • 1 Lemon cut into wedges
  • 1 Orange cut into wedges
  • 1 Lime cut into wedges
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • Splash of orange juice or lemonade I use OJ
  • 2 Shots of gin or triple sec (optional) I use Triple Sec
  • 1 Cup of raspberries or strawberries (may use thawed or frozen)
  • 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
  • 4 Cups ginger ale I didn't put as much but probably just 1 cup

** I also added apples and peaches to add more fruit flavor into wine.



Pour wine into a large pitcher and squeeze the juice wedges from the lemon, orange and lime into the wine. Toss in the fruit wedges (leaving out seeds if possible) and pineapple then add sugar, orange juice and gin. Chill overnight. Add ginger ale, berries and ice (I didn't put any ice) just before serving. If you'd like to serve right away, use chilled red wine and serve over lots of ice. However, remember that the best Sangrias are chilled around 24 hours in the frig. - allowing the flavors to really marinate into each other.

Monday, October 24, 2011

2011 Halloween Party -- Setting Up The Scene

To have a great party, preparation is really important and require a lot of effort. We have started to plan our party since the beginning of October. We started brainstorming the games for multiple times, shopping for the decorations and party necessities, food, drink and costumes. 

I have to say, we enjoy the whole process a lot. It took us at least three weeks time for the entire preparation. The best reward that we get, is the happiness and appreciation from all of the friends that attended this party. You all are such great players.  Thank you for bringing great food and your wonderful spirits to the party. That's all that matters ^_^

Tommy has done such a great job in putting these up, all by himself. I was busy at the kitchen and the kitchen only.

These prizes and scratches were waiting to be won. This year, Tommy set up a 27" monitor and enter the ticket numbers to draw for the prizes. We entered some meaningful sentences and funny punishments in the program designed by him.

I enjoyed wrapping these presents :)
Setting up the party food. Again, it's all done by Tommy.
My little baking corner  ^_<
I started baking since Wednesday night. These little things really took me plenty of time...  o_O

Tommy said, these spider web took him forever to set it up! LOL!

The sky was getting darker. Let's get the party started! 

All about Halloween Posts:

2011万圣节派对之一 -- 断指饼干 (Finger Cookies)

万圣节序幕之四 -- 经典美式巧克力曲奇(Spider Web Cookies)



万圣节 (Halloween) 序幕



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