Birthdays have always been my favorite excuse for celebrating because they are like personalized holidays for someone you care about. Plus, there's always another one rolling in around the corner. I am not talking about my own birthday at all, that is not nearly as exciting. I am not the type of person who will press a "birthday week" on my friends to celebrate me, it just doesn't feel right. I am, however,

totally

in favor of doing this for others because I love making them feel special with over the top gifts, parties or sweets to ensure they know they are appreciated and are worth the fuss.

As I mentioned in previous posts (

here

and

here

), I am always trying to find an excuse to make something new in the kitchen. Thus far, I have attempted to master some baking techniques before I take on the heavy duty cooking realm. This past week was a co-worker's birthday, so I wanted to make sure I made something unique and special that was just right for him. Because we both work in the food industry and he is an expert cook, I decided to go with a playful idea that is "candles and singing" worthy as well as deliciously pleasant to look at.

I found

this

recipe to be a helpful guide as I concocted these creative, little birthday bites. I have to ensure that I uphold the edible aspect of this blog, although, I can't see that being too difficult with my appetite and eagerness to take a bite of everything (at least once). These are great for Father's Day, if you are looking to make something thoughtful for the "grill master" of your household as the paternal holiday approaches. They are not as difficult as you may think and were surprisingly easy to assemble. The finished products provided for a successful fiesta and the birthday boy seemed very pleased. Yippee!

Love and Laughter, Kelsey :)

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