Category: Books

A Lakeside Table with Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna Dinnerware

Lakeside Dining with Pfaltzgraff Villa della Luna

I’m lakeside at the table with the vibrant collection of Villa della Luna Dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff. Villa della Luna by Pfaltzgraff was created as a magical collection of dinnerware and accessories based on the art of Jana Kolpen and Mary Tiegreen in ‘Dancing with the Moon, a Story of Love at the Villa della Luna’. The centuries-old traditions of Italian…

Cinco de Mayo: A Fiesta of Flavor and Recipes!

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Recipe Round Up

Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days and I have a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration! Click on the links in red for a taste and the complete recipe. To start your fiesta, let’s mix a Cucumber Margarita! This is a favorite margarita we enjoy in the summer with the cool and refreshing flavor of cucumber…

Pack a Picnic and National Picnic Day!

Pack a Picnic, Recipes, Menus and Inspiration for the Perfect Portable Feast!

April 23rd is National Picnic Day and kicks off  the season to pack a basket, grab a blanket or quilt and head outdoors! In celebration of picnic season, I packed a post with picnics, portable salads, and menu ideas from the archives! Click on the links in red to revisit the posts for picnic inspiration and recipes :)…

PEEPS Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart!


I’m pulling out the PEEPS for an easy dessert, PEEPS Chocolate Chip Cookie Tart! The inspiration for this PEEPS cookie tart came from Peeps-a-licious! and the recipe for Funfetti Cookie Pie contributed by Love from the Oven. Ingredients 16 oz. package of refrigerated cookie dough, sugar, chocolate chip or peanut butter PEEPS Marshmallow Bunnies 1 can of vanilla…

Easter PEEPS {Easy and Edible} Centerpiece!

Easter PEEPS Centerpiece

 I have an Easter Peeps centerpiece for your table that’s easy to assemble and edible too! I like to decorate with my Peeps with hatching chicks in egg shells for Easter and candy skewers in vases for Halloween. To make this centerpiece, you’ll need Peeps, candy for filler and two vases~ one vase smaller and shorter than the other. I used a set…

Irish Bread & Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel-Whiskey Sauce!

Irish Bread and Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel-Whiskey Sauce

 Help yourself to Irish Bread & Butter Pudding with Salted Caramel-Whiskey Sauce, a sweet ending to your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Bread pudding is a dessert that magically transforms leftover or stale bread when it’s baked in a sweet and creamy custard. This one is made a little Irish with the addition of whiskey soaked raisins and served with a delectable salted…


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