let’s celebrate: chocolate bourbon pecan pie

This past weekend was our very first wedding anniversary and I don’t think there is any better match for me than Cornelius — he’s my most perfect fella. Last June 25th, we tied the knot in a small little ceremony with all of our friends and family present (well, minus my dad who was too afraid to fly across country). The ceremony and reception was held at an indie gallery/diy workspace called Blim and it was a truely d.i.y. affair, with lots of homemade food and cake, dancing and way too much beer. My dress was handmade out of a set of vintage drapes and I even embroidered on a leaf and flower pattern on the skirt out of colourful buttons and left over fabric. Of course, Cornelius looked handsome in his pink shirt and grey suit found in a Seattle vintage shop. The day was lovely and perfect and way better than anything we could have dreamed up.

So when the date for our anniversary came around this year, we figured what better way to celebrate than to throw a party….a Mississippi Luau, in fact! We hustled around picking up decorations and groceries and lots of liquor (for the pina coladas and mint julips, dontcha know) and set it all up at Cornelius’ (vacationing) parents house in the suburban wilds of Burnaby. Yes, we did ask permission. On Saturday, friends gathered and games of croquet and bocci ball were played and lots of food was grilled and eaten. A most perfect anniversary celebration, I think.

Out of all the food at the party, I was especially proud of my two desserts, the blue hawaii coconut cupcakes and the Chocolate/Bourbon Pecan Pie. I made these vegan cupcakes awhile ago but the pie was a first and very successful. I did run out of corn syrup and I substituted 1/4 cup of maple syrup which I wouldn’t recommend…unless you leave out the bourbon. Just too many competing tastes! Just stick to the recipe and you’ll do fine.

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14 comments to “let’s celebrate: chocolate bourbon pecan pie”

  1. 1
    Michelle   June 27, 2006 at 7:53 pm

    Happy Anniversary! (raising my glass)….Here is to many more wonderful years!!!

  2. 2
    Joe   June 27, 2006 at 8:28 pm

    Happy Anniversary!

  3. 3
    Beth   June 27, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    How cute! Happy Anniversary!

  4. 4
    s'kat   June 28, 2006 at 7:20 am

    What a wonderful way to celebrate! Cheers!

  5. 5
    linda   June 28, 2006 at 8:21 am

    Happy anniversary! The celebration sounds idyllic…

  6. 6
    crystal   June 28, 2006 at 8:21 am

    Happy Anniversary! I love the invite.

  7. 7
    Tanya   June 28, 2006 at 8:33 am

    Happy anniversary!

    I would love to see pictures of your dress. It sounds fabulous!

  8. 8
    clairehelene7   June 28, 2006 at 11:16 am

    Happy anniversary! Sounds like a great party!

  9. 9
    Heather   June 28, 2006 at 6:39 pm

    Fabulous!! Congratulations! Thank you for sharing this happy news with us!

  10. 10
    Sara   June 28, 2006 at 11:19 pm

    Sounds like a great party. Happy Anniversary.

  11. 11
    Rorie   June 29, 2006 at 11:08 am

    Happy 1st Anniversary to you both! Sounds like a swell soiree! Ain’t love grand?

  12. 12
    Dawna   June 30, 2006 at 7:34 am

    Happy anniversary, and many more!

  13. 13
    kickpleat   July 3, 2006 at 10:19 am

    awwww, thanks everyone for all your comments and well-wishes!

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    Alanna   July 11, 2006 at 6:05 am

    Happy Anniversary! Your parties are hard acts to follow: imagine the 50th!!

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