A Fruit-Bearing Table with Pfaltzgraff Orchard Grove


 I’m at a fruit-bearing table with Orchard Grove dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. Freshly picked, Orchard Grove is a new pattern, exclusive to Pfaltzgraff, crafted of porcelain and microwave and dishwasher safe.  A pear and berry garland borders the plates and bowls on Orchard Grove dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. For a colorful foundation for the table, I picked a cherry red,  golden pear,…

Create a Blooming Watermelon Centerpiece and 10 Watermelon Recipes for Summer!

10 sweet & savory watermelon recipes blue

Memorial Day is the unofficial kick off to summer! I have a watermelon vase centerpiece, just in time for your Memorial Day barbecue or ideal for summer entertaining, along with a round-up of 10 watermelon recipes for summer! My inspiration for a watermelon vase came from Michael Lee at Rattlebridge Farm. You can feast your…

10 Patriotic Recipes to Celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry!

10 recipes for the red white and blueberry watermark

Memorial Day is a week away, if you’re like me you’re wondering how did that happen? If you’re looking for some patriotic fare, I pulled together 10 recipes from the archives to celebrate the Red, White and Blueberry and for noshing over your Memorial Day weekend and holiday! Watermelons have been arriving in grocery stores, just in time for the…

Stop and Smell the Peonies!


I’m taking time to stop and smell the peonies. . . Enjoying their lush blooms. . . And heady fragrance for the brief time they’re here. I cut some peonies to enjoy as Ball jar bouquets for my Potting Shed. I found this stamped spoon marker on Etsy. . .  “Love what you grow and what you…

Guilt-Free Blueberry Almond Baked French Toast


Help yourself to Blueberry-Almond French Toast, made a little healthier so you can indulge, guilt-free, for breakfast or brunch! This French toast comes together in under 10 minutes. Refrigerate it overnight and then pull it out to bake it in the morning, perfect for company or a lazy weekend morning! It’s made healthier with a combination…

At the Table: Mikasa Antique Orchard


I’m at the table with a harvest of fruit and Antique Orchard dinnerware by Mikasa! Pears, grapes, berries and peaches provide a colorful harvest of fruit on a sage green border and a porcelain white center on the Antique Orchard dinnerware. I harvested a Waverly tablecloth with clusters of grapes and flowers for a foundation for the table. Twiggy woven mats provide…

Floriferous Knock Out Roses for Mother’s Day!


I picked some roses with my camera lens to send you for Mother’s Day! Our neighbor’s Pink Double Knock Out® Roses have been beautiful this spring! They have a hedge of about 15 bushes that are so vivid and lush I can’t keep my eyes off them as I’m driving by. . . A driving hazard since I’m mesmerized to the…

Flowers for Mother’s Day


 In celebration of moms, I picked some flowers from the archives to send you for Mother’s Day! Help yourself to a bouquet or a bite :) Flowers for Mother’s Day, Oakleaf Hydrangeas and a Strawberry Bellini My Grandmother’s Flower Garden Violas and Open Face Cucumber Sandwiches Frosted Brownie Bites with Violas~ Lilacs & Daylight, Lilacs & Viburnum~ Strawberry Fields Salad with Nasturtiums &…

The Novel Bakers Present My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking


I’m joining The Novel Bakers with My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking  by Daniella Germain  A lovingly created blend of essential Mexican recipes, magical illustrations and a family’s story.  My Abuela’s Table is as much a work of art as it is a book of trusted heirloom Mexican recipes. More than seventy recipes…


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