I cannot believe we are already at Thanksgiving week! You may have seen on Facebook that I had the opportunity to work with Cost Plus World Market on a Thanksgiving tablescape demo a couple of weeks ago which really got me in the mood for the holiday! It also really made me realize how excited people could be to NOT be hosting Thanksgiving! I was asking customers as they walked past my table, ‘Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?’ And many of them gave a resounding NO! Perhaps they are just thankful that they don’t have the extra stress of preparing a Thanksgiving meal this year.
Even if you are hosting this year you might want some ideas for your desserts that are outside of the traditional pumpkin pie but that can be easily made. Now, I might be a food blogger but I still like a good cake mix that comes from a box now and again. I decided to dress up a box of spice cake mix for the Living Litehouse blog and the results were delicious! I really think that you’ll want to serve these at your Thanksgiving feast this year, even if you’re heading to someone else’s house. And the best part is that you won’t even have to tell anyone that the cake mix came from a box because they’ll be so fancy that nobody will even question you!
My Caramel Apple Cupcakes offer the perfect balance of spice, apple and caramel with a delicious cream cheese frosting. They are super simple to make and I really think that your kids will enjoy helping too.