Category: Books

Cinco de Mayo: A Fiesta of Flavor and Recipes!

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!

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…

Irish Bread & 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…

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…

Florabundance: Blooming Pages and A Flower Fix

Florabundance and A Flower Fix: Perennial favorites from my flower bed of inspiration and their blooming pages! I’m joining Jain, at a quiet life, playing with books and sharing some perennial favorites, full of florabundance! You may have noticed I have a ‘thing’ for flowers . . . In arrangements with the fruits of the season. .…