Crisp and Clean

Crisp and clean, wintry mix, summer blues. Those are the words that came to mind as I put this tablescape together. One thing for sure this is a bright table. The dishes and the fabric overlay are two of my absolute favorite finds. Perfect timing at the thrift store last year netted the dinner plates,…


Love My Greens

My mom’s favorite color was green and each time I use it in my settings I wonder how she would like it. I think she’d like this one not only for the color, but because she had a fondness for fancy tableware, even though she didn’t have lots of it. She also had a keen…


Mississippi Mud Cake ~ Cake Slice Bakers

The hits just keep on coming folks! It’s the 20th of the month and time for the Cake Slice Bakers to reveal our selections for this month. Mississippi Mud Cake anyone. Obviously, I have led a very sheltered life because this is the first time I had or made one and my sweet tooth was…


Sweet Treats and Some News

There isn’t a recipe with this post today just some pictures of a few orders that I’ve completed over the last month. When I retired one of my intentions was to expand my cake decorating and event planning business. With everything else that’s going on around here looks like I might be on to something!…


Medieval Saffron Honey Tart

Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras, gets its name from the custom, in many Catholic countries, of marking the day with feasting before the fasting season of Lent begins. My contribution to this day of overindulgence is this Saffron Honey Tart. This recipe has been on my radar for almost a year and I really don’t…


Shades of Pink

One of these years I’m going to challenge myself to assemble a Valentines tablescape without using shades of pink or red. Do you think I can pull it off? I’ve used non traditional colors for Christmas with success so why not push the so called envelope a little further. For now though, it’s pink all…


A Few Valentine’s Treats

Gabbi came over just in time to be in this photo shoot. My granddaughter is not camera shy by any means and she is my pint sized muse. This is a very short and sweet version of a dessert table and I did my best not to buy too much for it. Also, I employed…


Soft Batch Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Time for cookies, yippee! It’s not like I’m a stranger to these little sweet nuggets, it’s the first Thursday of the month and time for the Fill the Cookie Jar baking group to reveal our selection for this month. The theme for this month couldn’t be easier, Valentine’s. Retailers have had supplies out since Christmas…


Texture Rules

Texture rules with this tablescape, and lots of it comes via a hobnail effect. The silver vase, beige salad plates, and amber goblets. I also used dimpled goblets and small votives with faux stones….


Meyer Lemon Crumb Cake

Have you ever taken a bite of something and it was so good that you stopped in mid chew as your eyes rolled to the back of your head?? Then overtaken by the sheer delight of this wonderful morsel you either savored it ever so slowly or gobbled it down because you feared that the…