Soup #5 and Some Cupcake Baking

Let’s start with dessert, eh? We had one of three farewell parties last week for my boss. The first was a potluck, for which I baked cupcakes. For the second party, I drank margaritas. It was at a Mexican spot. The last one is on Tuesday in Little Italy. I’ll just drink.

Pretty in pink and yellow. I really want to work on my presentation / decorating skills this year.

My soup this week was Thai Chicken Soup. The recipe is from Cooks Illustrated. It’s SO GOOD. Like, mouth watering good. And, I don’t even like coconut and cilantro and I was gobbling this up. I won’t lie, it took a trip to my Asian market for a lot of the ingredients. But, I’ll be making this a lot. The only thing I changed was chicken breasts to thighs and one of my cans of coconut milk is ‘light’.



  1. Oh my, you are killing me with these soup photos! I LOOOOVE soup, even in the summertime.

    I think I need a cupcake rack like that – don’t I? Pretty and delicious!

  2. ooo, a change of pace from Hot and Sour Soup (which I’m making today because it is in the ‘damn cold’ range and I insist on making something that will warm us up inside and outside. This is great – I’m going to put it into rotation for sure. Thank you!!

  3. Yummy! If you want to work on your decorating skill with cakes, get a copy of Rose Beranbaum’s The Cake Bible. She also has a divine cookie book as well as Pies and Pastries. They are all fabulous with wonderful instructions. I’ve made her chocolate leaves and they are gorgeous on a glazed chocolate torte. I also used to make wedding cakes per her instructions.

  4. Yum yum yum. The soup looks divine and so do the cupcakes. You’ve just solved my “what to cook for tomorrow’s dinner” dilemma.

  5. Pretty cupcakes! I love tom ka (the Thai soup) and I’ve been looking for a good recipe. This one sounds perfect… I’m going to have to try it! Thanks!

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