Category: Books

A Tea Time Treat: Melt-in-Your-Mouth Lavender-Pecan Shortbread Cookies

 Melt-in-your-mouth, buttery Lavender-Pecan Shortbread Cookies are infused with lavender flavor, studded with chopped pecans, and topped with a lavender-sprinkled sweet glaze! Perfect for a tea party or to enjoy with your afternoon cuppa! Happy Friday! How about a sweet treat to kick off the weekend and for your morning or afternoon tea? Fans of shortbread…

For the Love of Peonies and Giveaway

Happy Friday! How about a flower therapy and a little giveaway to kick off the weekend? I always eagerly await peony season which is usually early to mid-May in our zone 7b garden. Our garden peony blooms have all faded now and I’m sharing a little peony love for a flower fix and a remedy…

How to Make a Flower Arrangement Using A Decorative Bird Cage

Think outside the vase and find the steps to create a flower arrangement using a decorative bird cage. You’ll also find flower longevity tips and additional floral inspiration. Happy Monday! I’m joining my Monday Morning Blooms’ friends for a little flower therapy today! You can find my flower friends’ links to their blooming inspiration at…

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Enjoy this comforting and creamy chicken tortilla soup that comes together in 30 minutes using a time-saving short cut. Help yourself to a bowl of Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup! It’s good anytime of year but makes an especially comforting and hearty meal-in-a-bowl when it’s cold and rainy outside -> I’m looking at you North Carolina.…

Easy Caramel Apple-Pecan Cake

Caramel Apple Cake is a taste of fall in an easy dessert, filled with fall spice,  studded with fresh apple and layered with a gooey caramel-pecan topping! Happy Monday! Let’s start the week off with an easy dessert to add to your fall “to bake” list~ Caramel Apple-Pecan Cake! I had some fresh-picked apples ready…

The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook + Giveaway

  Happy Wednesday! I have a fun cookbook to share and give away, filled with party ideas, recipes and beautiful inspiration for entertaining: The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook: Heirloom Recipes for Modern Gatherings by Courtney Dial Whitmore In The Southern Entertainer’s Cookbook, Courtney Whitmore shares her party go-tos, from appetizers and salads to entrees, drinks and desserts.…