Category: Beverage

A Novel Baker’s Birthday!

Join us for a Celebration and a virtual Birthday Party for Michael Lee West~ Southern Author, Baker, Gardener, Yorkie Enthusiast! The Novel Bakers are celebrating her milestone birthday and literary works today with a little food and fun~ We’re happy to have you join us! We gathered old and new friends to join in the…

Mystery Ingredient & Halloween Fun: Creepy Sprinkles Lab

I’m joining Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday and the return of The Mystery Ingredient Club!  Our Mystery Ingredient this month~ Wilton Creepy Sprinkles Lab, timely for planning a Happy Haunting! Thank you Michael Lee! The Creepy Sprinkles include Bones, Black & Green Jimmies, Orange Sugar, and Black, Green & Orange Jimmies. I couldn’t resist adding a…

Lavender Week in Review & Winners!

The Novel Bakers have been buzzing with activity this week and serving up delicious and fragrant recipes! You can visit our Pinterest board for future inspiration and see what you might have missed! If you want to Stop and Smell the Lavender, here is my week in review. . . A Picnic with Lavender Lavender Lemonade, Chocolate Lavender Brownies,…

The Bee’s Knees

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week. . . I’ve had a fragrant and delicious time with The Novel Bakers   playing with lavender and searching for recipes! I found several new beverages~ Lavender Lemonade and Lavender Margaritas, both perfect for summer and made with a lavender syrup or lavender sweet and sour mix.…

Lavender~ Salty & Sweet

I’m joining The Novel Bakers for Lavender Week! The Lavender Cookbook by Sharon Shipley is full of tempting sweet and savory recipes~ The recipes were developed using dried culinary ‘Provence’ lavender buds, which have a gentle lavender flavor that’s not bitter, medicinal or perfumey.  I found culinary French lavender from Amazon here. There are also recipes to bring lavender to the table by…

A Pre-Mardi Gras Celebration

With the Super Bowl in New Orleans this year, we decided to have a some Mardi Gras-inspired-munchies while we watched the game, instead of the usual Super Bowl fare, and timely since Mardi Gras is February 12th this year. Not a holiday we typically celebrate, but certainly one I can appreciate and Let the Good…

Ghostly Spirits & Halloween Peeps

In anticipation of some Ghostly Peeps Fun, I went in search of Halloween PEEPS® but these apparitions were nowhere to be found. . . I searched my favorite haunts~ Target, the grocery store, Walmart. . .it wasn’t that they had disappeared, rather that they had never made an appearance at all~  I was happily able to scare…

Have Your Cake and Drink It Too

I had a birthday celebration/reunion a couple of weeks ago with college roommates. A tradition I hope will continue and that started last year when we celebrated our milestone birthdays. Instead of cake, we sipped martinis, so we had our cake and drank it too~  celebrating with Lolita Birthday Cake Martini Glasses! All Lolita Martini…

A Teeny Tasting

Michael Lee West has cooked more delicious fun and trouble for Teeny Templeton, in her second installment and follow-up to Gone With a Handsomer Man!  You can revisit The Spencer-Jackson house, stroll down Rainbow Row, and see Teeny’s bulldog, Sir, here.  I was anxiously awaiting A Teeny Bit of Trouble, ready for a few laughs and more Do-Not-Try-This-At-Home…