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…

Turkey and Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans and Favorite Cookie Recipe!

Are you stuffed with turkey from your Thanksgiving feast and decking the halls?  Turkey and Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries and Pecans is a keeper recipe! It’s healthy, satisfying and a delicious way to enjoy your leftover turkey! You can make it ahead to dish up and have on hand to enjoy when you’re decking the halls or throw it…

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. .…