Celebrate New Years Eve with Croquembouche and Kentucky Champagne

Gold and White, Bubbly and Bright! Celebrate with Croquembouche and Kentucky Champagne

on December 28 | in Desserts, Drinks, Entertaining, Food, Holidays, Uncategorized | by | with 13 Comments

Easy to make Croquembouche and Kentucky Champagne for New Years Eve

New years, new beginnings….a fresh start.

Some may say it is just another year, another day, another minute, another tick of the clock…yet it has so much meaning.

So much promise, so many hopes are held in the hands of time as they slip from the last second of the old into the first second of the new.

We gather with friends and family to say “farewell” to what has passed and “welcome” to the future.  We pause to contemplate what we leave behind, we strive to lay to rest the hurts and joys, triumphs and disappointments. We turn towards the unknown with eyes still dimmed to what it holds but with a heart full of longings….spoken and unspoken… and anticipation for all that new beginnings promise.

“We will open the book.  Its pages are blank.  We are going to put words on them ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Makers Mark Kentucky Champagne

Whether you plan to usher in 2013 in the comfort and intimacy of your home with those you love or party with abandon surrounded by strangers and friends alike, food and drink always go hand in hand with celebrating New Years!

New Years Eve conjures up images of gold and white! Drinks bubbling and sparkling, spilling out over the top like the joy we feel as we toast to new beginnings.

Here are two lovely New Years Eve treats fitting of the fanciest of celebrations, but take just minutes to make!

Croquembouche recipe from FOLK and At The Picket Fence

You will be the talk of the party when you serve this towering pastry confection spun with gold…

…and for a signature drink of the evening, serve up some Kentucky Champagne along side.

Kentucky Champagne recipe from FOLK and At The Picket Fence

As we sit in contemplation over the last days of 2012 and stretch our arms out to embrace 2013 I challenge you, in the words of Benjamin Franklin, to, “be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” 

Celebrate New Years Eve with Croquembouche and Kentucky Champagne

I wish you a very Happy New Year, full of all the hopes and promises of a new beginning!

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13 Responses to Gold and White, Bubbly and Bright! Celebrate with Croquembouche and Kentucky Champagne

  1. Anne says:

    So much happened last year and I have hopes for new beginnings this year too! Best wishes to you and your family in the new year!
    xx
    Anne

  2. Oh man this makes me do Homer Simpson gaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh sounds.

    YUMMMM.

    It’s beautiful! Can you come make all of this for my next party? I’ll provide the bourbon. :)

  3. Vanessa says:

    This looks so beautiful that I assumed it must be complicated but it sounds so easy!! I’m definitely going to be making both and I only wish you could come join your sister in ringing in the New Year! :-)
    Vanessa

  4. Cream puffs! I can do this!!! :) This looks so high end complicated yet it isn’t. Just beautiful, Heather!

  5. Lucy says:

    This past year has been amazing! I have had so many wonderful opportunities and have had the honor of meeting unbelievably kind and talented people. I am so excited for 2013! Thanks for the beautiful post!

  6. Carol Reddin says:

    Beautiful and delicious! I’ve seen it and tasted it too!

    Loved the post and am looking forward to 2013 – sharing life with my two daughters and many others I love!

    Mom

  7. Kelly Eclectically Vintage says:

    Need it, want it, gotta have it – do you cater?!
    Kelly

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