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Shami Crocker: The Holiday Edition

16 Dec

 This year I prepared my very first Thanksgiving dinner & it was… AMAZING!

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Peep the made from scratch goodness, LOL!

YASSSS BOO… I made an entire meal AND  dessert from scratch! Keep reading to find out how to make your own spiced apple cupcakes w/ salted caramel buttercream frosting…

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Recipe: Best Grape Salad

18 Nov

My friend Amanda put me onto this delicious dessert. I made it for our Thanksgiving luncheon at work & loved it so much that I had to share it with you. NOTE: grapes are expensive this time of the year. But if you can find some ripe ones, you won’t be sorry 😉


  • 2 lbs green seedless grapes
  • 2 lbs red seedless grapes
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, to taste

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed, to taste
  • 1 cup crushed pecans, to taste


  1. Wash & stem grapes.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Mix sour cream, cream cheese, white sugar & vanilla by hand until blended.
  4. Stir grapes into mixture & pour in large serving bowl.
  5. For topping: Combine brown sugar & crushed pecans.
  6. Sprinkle over top of grapes to cover completely.
  7. Chill overnight.
Serves about 16 people