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Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

The end-of-year weather is definitely here. Coats, scarves and sweaters are out of our closets, and the baking days have begun! These Sweet Potato Cupcakes are delicious. We thought that they could come out rubbery, tough… but the exact opposite happened: They are subtlety sweet, moist and light. The toasted marshmallow frosting gives it the right amount of sweet that compliments the spices from the cupcakes perfectly.

We baked and frosted the cupcakes all throughout a morning, and we skipped taking pictures from the directions as we usually do. We were going to guest post with this recipe on a friends’ site, but because of scheduling and content we are moving our post to a very near future and we are sharing it here.

To make up for it, we are giving out a very detailed information on the step by step instructions and a picture styled by Kristen! This is one of the recipes that we knew we had to try out together. We baked these cupcakes all morning (this recipe makes 30 cupcakes!), then frosted and torched them as you will see bellow, and after picking the little sous-chef from school we started a bigger scaled photo shoot. After watching us go through the photo shoot styling, she asked if she could help us as well. She went to get her best toy props and added told us where she wanted the elements to “add color” (her words!). And the end result (in her words), it’s a beeeautiful picture!

Helga & Kitty

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Blog Love: October 2014

Hi there! We’re still around… We know, it’s been very quiet around here, but fret not, we are coming back. Between work, end of year school from our little souschef and a very cool and sweet surprise for those in Guate (around mid December), we’ve been busy bees. To start off, we are sharing our favorite Halloween posts from Pizzazzerie, A Beautiful Mess, Bake at 350, Celebrations at Home Blog, Birds Party, Simple Recipes and Bakerella.

Since we have been slow on our Halloween recipes this year, what’s better than to make our Blog Love a Halloween Edition. First, we have Simple Recipe’s Cinnamon Sugar Bats and some Spooky S’mores Bars from Bake at 350, then two recipes from Pizzazzerie: Silly Monster Halloween Cupcakes and Monster Eye Asparagus Gruyere Tart. After that, we head out to A Beautiful Mess for some Edible Chocolate Bowls, and Bakarella’s Mini mummies. They are adorable. And last but not least, some sweet DYI: Ghost Drink Stirrers from Celebrations at Home and Free Printable Trick or Treat Party Boxes from Bird’s Party. Definitely a full pack of themed goodies for your Halloween gathering.

We hope you enjoyed it and we promise we are back to our regular schedule posting this week! Do you have a favorite blog you want us to feature and share with the rest of our readers? Let us know on the comments or through our Contact Page.

Helga & Kitty

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Foodies Freebie: October 2014 Wallpaper Collection

Hello all! Thank you so much for visiting our little blog. We are so happy that in the last month we have been finding more TFK fans! Last month we were invited by Nokiate Restaurant to a tasting of their new menu. The dishes were unbelievable! We shared our experience on Instagram, but you can get all the pictures (and names of the dishes we tried on our Flickr Page. We shared the table with Beatriz and María from GuateDining, Ma. André and David from THY Mazine, Andrea and Mónica from Look Magazine , Stephanie from Stephanie’s Closet and her boyfriend Roberto. We had a great time and an amazing meal!  You can stop by  Nokiate’s FB page and say hi!

Pumpkins! We both have a small centerpiece in each of our homes to celebrate the everything-pumpkin-season. The first thing we celebrate here in Guatemala when October comes around is Children’s Day, which is celebrated on October 1st. In the US it’s an observed date on some states (second Sunday in June). Here, we go all out. Usually, there are plays at schools, special brunches for kids and all sort of fun things. We spent the day with our little sous chef and had a blast.

Also, October is Cancer Awareness month, and we are honored to be asked by Perry to be ambassadors for their program #CintaDeLaEsperanza. You can go to CintaDeLaEsperanza.com and donate your Facebook or Twitter cover picture. Perry and Cinépolis Guatemala will donate for every profile signed up. If you don’t want to donate your wall or you’re not active on social media, you can head out to your nearest supermarket and buy Perry’s turkey sausages, and those funds will go to INCAN, Guatemala’s Institute against Cancer. For those abroad, you can head out to donate to your favorite against cancer organization. We love to help and we encourage you to do so too.

This weekend, Look Magazine and Wunderkeks are hosting the second charity bake sale #WunderBakeSale. Wunderkeks is baking over 700 brownies, 1,500 cookies, 2,400 truffles, 200 pies, 160 cakes, 1,200 cupcakes… a never-ending list of desserts. All of this to raise Q.100,000 for INCAN, Guatemala’s Institute against Cancer that we mentioned above. These funds will go entirely for the fight against breast cancer. The event will be at the KitchenAid Gourmet Center in Paseo Cayalá, on October 4th and 5th, from 10AM to 6PM.

We will be unveiling more surprises we are working on, but in the meantime, you can download the complete October 2014 Wallpaper Collection for your Desktop, iPad, iPad Mini and iPhone. If you have a recipe you would like to see featured at The Foodies’ Kitchen, leave it on the comments, contact us through Social Media or email us! We would love to hear your suggestions!

Helga & Kitty

 #FoodiesFreebies: October 2014 Wallpaper Collection at The Foodies' Kitchen.

 

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Chickpea and Fresh Basil Salad

The warm days are supposedly leaving us, and crisp cool days are around the corner, but we’re still in time to prepare this salad. This is a really easy and fresh salad, perfect for outdoorsy summer days and it’s also a convenient make ahead recipe, you can prepare it the night before and it will taste even better!  Aside from being delicious and fresh this is a very healthy dish.  Truthfully, I didn’t make it because it is healthy, but my husband asked me if there is a nutritional benefit to eating chickpeas, so I looked it up.

I found out that these legumes are high in fiber, so it’s a great aid to our digestive system and it is also very beneficial for people looking to include foods that help improve their cardiovascular health.  As little as ¾ cup of chickpeas per day can help lower our LDL-cholesterol, total cholesterol, and triglycerides in a one-month period of time.

With that in mind, I will definitely try to prepare chickpeas more regularly at home and I’ll be on the lookout for more recipes, so you can try them too.

Helga

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