With Thanksgiving only two weeks away the anticipation begins. Ever since I was a kid, Thanksgiving has been my favorite holiday. I love sharing the traditional meal with my family and friends. The only difference is that now it’s at my house and I do most of the cooking – and I love it! Even though busy is the new normal; it’s wonderful to have this special day just for family and friends to share food, fun and tradition. My table is set; the delicious smells fill the air, my excitement mounts and then the doorbell rings – here come my guests! This is a happy time.
I am blessed and grateful to welcome 30-40 people into my home. The hustle and bustle and the sounds of the kids; especially when I hear the oooh’s and ahhh’s as they see our table. The centerpiece is our adorable and festive 3-D Turkey cake. The kids love it – and it will feed 10-12 people. Before we sit down to eat the kids Instagram or tweet pictures of it to their friends. As you can imagine, we go all out in the dessert department, after all, we are the Oteri’s of Oteri’s Italian Bakery. So our dessert table is crowded with an abundance of traditional cakes, pies, pastries – Italian Rum Cake, Italian Ricotta Pie, Pumpkin Pie and of course our cannoli! As much as we love the traditional turkey, stuffing and cranberries…bring on the desserts!
What’s your family’s dessert tradition? Is Oteri’s Italian Bakery part of it? If we aren’t already, we provide such a wide variety of yummy and celebratory desserts to suit every Thanksgiving dinner. So loosen your belt, will it be the pumpkin pie or the cannoli … if you try a little of each, who can blame you?
Now for some football and a nap, but first… one more cup of coffee with a piece of that yummy 3-D Turkey cake! You have choices under our buttercream icing – our famous old-fashioned butter or chocolate pound cake recipes? From our house to yours the Oteri family wishes you a happy, healthy and dessert-filled Thanksgiving holiday – with love!