Category: Food

Tea with Alice and a Wonderland-inspired Table for Valentine’s Day!


I serving up some tea and whimsy with an Alice in Wonderland-inspired table for Valentine’s Day! 2015 marked the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. “Yes, that’ s it,” said the Hatter with a sigh: “it’s always tea-time.” Floral teacups are ready for sipping tea or serving rose frosted cupcakes. . . Clocks are at the…

Chinese New Year: Blood Orange-Shrimp Stir-Fry


I have a light, flavorful and healthy food to celebrate Chinese New Year, Blood Orange Shrimp Stir-Fry!  Chinese New Year and The Year of the Monkey began on February 8th. “Lucky” foods are served during the 15 day Chinese New Year celebration and oranges and tangerines are among the good luck foods, said to bring wealth and…

Rose Meringue Cookies for Valentine’s Day


I have a special delivery of Meringue Roses for you for Valentine’s Day! These rose meringues are light, crisp, airy and melt in your mouth~ ideal for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, tea time, or anytime you want your celebration extra sweet!  I used strawberry flavored Jell-O, to add flavor and color to these meringue roses, but you could use the flavor of…

Keep Pounding: Football Cake Pops!

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I have a sweet ending to your game day line of football food for the Super Bowl, Football Cake Pops, aka Keep Pounding Pops! As you can imagine, Panthers Pride abounds in anticipation of Super Bowl 50 in the hopes of Carolina Panthers’ victory over the Denver Broncos and  first-ever Super Bowl win this Sunday! I think I bought the…

Valentine’s Day Round Up: 14+ Sweets and Treats!

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 Valentine’s Day is less than two weeks away and I have a round-up of recipes and table inspiration to make your celebration extra sweet! Click on the links below the photo for the full recipe and have a taste!  Valentine’s Day Hand Pies  Cream cheese pastry with Nutella heart-filled Hand Pies! Red Velvet Oreo Truffles A no-bake, easy treat for…

At the Table: Roses, Bunnies, and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose Dinnerware

Easter Table and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose

Happy February! February’s arrival means we’re one month closer to spring, so I’m at the table with roses, bunnies and Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose dinnerware. Blooming since 1985, Pfaltzgraff Tea Rose blends the traditional romance of roses with the charm and a touch of the English countryside and is a pattern that continues in popularity. Carved white…

Be Mine: S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups!


Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of February? The foodie celebrations are stacking up for February with Mardi Gras February 9th, Chinese New Year February 8th, and most importantly, February 7th, with the Carolina Panthers Super Bowl bound! With Valentine’s Day just two weeks away, I have an easy, sweet treat, S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups! These…

Comfort Food: Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie!

Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie

I have a comfort food recipe, ideal for cold or snowy winter weather, Patchwork Chicken-Bacon Pot Pie! It’s made a little healthier without sacrificing flavor, and a little easier with a few short cuts.  The puff pastry crust can be pieced together in a patchwork design for easy assembly. This recipe uses a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store…

Chili Weather Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread!

Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread

 I have a recipe that’s perfect for chili and chilly weather, Broccoli-Cheddar Cornbread! This recipe is an oldie but a goodie and easy to make and enjoy with a bowl of soup or chili. My sister introduced me to this recipe from Southern Living’s 5-Star recipe collection about 20+ years ago. I’ve seen a couple of variations of this cornbread…


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