For the second Thanksgiving since Ive been involved with Certain Someone, we are spending Thanksgiving with his colleagues. Normally I love to cook and prefer to spend it at home. Of course I have to go to the obligatory aunts house as well. I view Thanksgiving not as a mad race around to houses to gorge, but a time to kick back, and experiment. My mother instilled that adventuresome spirit in me in regards to food. We’ve had traditional turkey, Peking Duck, Goose, duck,Standing rib roasts, the works. I miss her dearly. But her spirit lives on in my cooking escapades. Certain Someone being new to this country likes a traditional turkey. We will go to his bosses( they compete to get him on holidays) tomorrow and I’m contributing red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Googling most red velvet recipes show them to be pretty consistent. A lot of people are adverse to the red food coloring., but it seems to be the essential ingredient to get the color.I used this basic recipe and added more cocoa as I wasn’t sure that the amount was typo. I used 2 tablespoons rather than 1 teaspoon. I made my turkey decorations out of royal icing a week prior to top off the cupcakes.The combo is great. I hope my hosts like my festive turkey cup cakes.Now onto brainstorming on what to take to the others for Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!