Ideas for Backdrops

Finding the right backdrop/background for your pictures can be a bit of a challenge. Using the same one repeatedly also gets boring. While blog hopping and pinning I’ve drooled over not only the subject, but the props and backdrops as well. One of my biggest challenges has been finding backdrops for my dessert tables, especially…


Lemon~Rosemary Cornmeal Madeleines

Color me delighted with these little gems! This was not my original choice for this month’s Cake Slice Bakers option. The other selections sounded and looked incredible and initially for me it was the chocolate marble sheet cake. I decided against it because I knew it was going to be very good. Sounds a bit…


Gold & White Wedding Table

We’re eight weeks away from wedding #1 and getting super excited. The joy of getting my dress was short lived when I went in to get it hemmed. While standing as the seamstress was pinning the hem I got a clear shot of ye old backside and noticed that something wasn’t quite right. I had…


Double Chocolate Cupcakes with Dipped Strawberries

We had only two desserts for Mother’s Day rather than a full dessert buffet. I’m getting better and showing a little restraint with the sweets. Memorial Day is my next challenge and I only want to have fruit salad. It almost hurts just saying that but I’m going to really try and stick to my…


Cosmopolitan

The color palette of gray/yellow/white is one of my favorites. It’s a bit trendy but I hope it never goes out of style. For this table I threw black into the mix also. Mainly because I wanted to use these dishes with the swirl design again. I bought them on clearance from Meijer’s, my grocery…


From Buffet Table to Seated Arrangement

Unless you’re living the lifestyle of the rich and famous a buffet table is one of your best bets for accommodating more guests. It’s also less formal and more appropriate for certain occasions. This is the first time I’ve went from buffet table to a seated arrangement and it was super easy. The transition took…


Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These cupcakes were the only dessert on my Mother’s Day buffet table. Talk about restraint! As much as I love a full table of desserts the table had more than enough heavy fare. The buttermilk and Greek yogurt added a nice tang and the crushed pineapple and oil kept them moist. Coconut and or walnuts…


White Chocolate Blondies

Mother’s favorite is the theme this month for the Fill the Cookie Jar group. My selection is one of my favorites and one that I don’t bake very often….


Italian Sausage Fritatta and Rosemary Hashbrowns

What’s a brunch menu without a bit of eggs, meat and cheese? We love frittatas and often I will bake them in individual ramekins or muffin tins. They are good for any meal or snack and they can easily be customized to your liking. My one caution is that you go easy with the salt….


Baked French Toast Casserole

Today I’m sharing the star of my Mother’s Day buffet. It’s the Baked French Toast Casserole and it was incredible. It was hard not to have seconds and to tell the truth I went to bed early so I wouldn’t be tempted to some as a late night snack. This is something that I’m pretty…