A Red, White and Blooming Patriotic Table!


  I set a table that’s Red, White and Blooming in anticipation of Independence Day! We’ll be celebrating family members’ birthdays along with America’s birthday this weekend and watching the fireworks from the water. I couldn’t resist dishing out a little tabletop fun with some patriotic fanfare in a celebration of red, white and blue. Broad…

Celebrate Summer: Recipes and Inspiration from the Kitchen to the Table!

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Summer officially arrives on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT. Are you looking forward to the lazy days of summer? I pulled together some of my favorite ways to celebrate summer from the archives. Click on the links in red for the full recipe or table! Farmers Market Tablescape Farmers Market Pasta Salad  A bumper crop of delicious flavors in…

The Vintage Sweets Book: Novel Baking and Cocktails


I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Tea Party Week, with The Vintage Sweets Book: A Complete Guide to Vintage Sweets and Cocktail Party Treats by Angel Adoree, British Author, Expert of all things Vintage, Stylist and Baker Welcome to the world of Vintage Sweets where with a ‘spoonful of sugar’ and a little imagination, you can create your favorite vintage…

The Novel Bakers Present: The Vintage Tea Party Book!


I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Tea Party Week, with The Vintage Tea Party Book, A Complete Guide to Hosting your Perfect Party by Angel Adoree, British Author, Expert of all things Vintage, Stylist and Baker Angel Adoree cordially invites you to accompany her on a journey to create your perfect vintage tea party. Expect glamour, roses, rabbits, headscarves,…

Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Bars


Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Bars combine two of my favorite flavors and are quick and easy! Perfect for warm weather, they’re light and moist with a cream cheese layer and start with a lemon cake mix. Lemon-Blueberry Crumb Bars, Makes 20 – 30 bars Recipe adapted from Kraft Ingredients 1 stick butter, melted 1 box lemon cake mix (I used Pillsbury Moist Supreme) 2…

The Novel Bakers Present Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings

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I’m joining The Novel Bakers with Sunday Suppers: Recipes + Gatherings Rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with a beautiful, simple collection of meals for friends and family by Karen Mordechai With her dinner series Sunday Suppers, Karen Mordechai celebrates the magic of gathering, bringing together friends and strangers to connect over the acts…


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