Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining

A Succulent Succulents Cake For An 80th Birthday Party

Earlier this year I threw a Quilt Themed Party for my mother’s 80th birthday. So, when my father turned 80 in June, I wanted to have a celebration for him as well. My dad and stepmother had rented a large vacation home in the Chesapeake Bay area in Maryland for the last week of June and… Continue reading A Succulent Succulents Cake For An 80th Birthday Party

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Holidays · Recipes

How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day

Flowers and Mother’s Day have always gone together like peanut butter and jelly. Back in the day, moms would get corsages to wear to church on the second Sunday in May to proudly proclaim their family’s appreciation and affection. And these days sending a bouquet to your mother continues to be a classic way of honoring… Continue reading How To Make Beautiful Zinnia Sugar Cookies For Mother’s Day

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Holidays

Celebrate Mother’s Day With a May Basket Cake

Do you remember when we used to celebrate May Day? I don’t because this charming tradition had more or less, gone by the wayside by the early part of the 20th century (probably because the card companies couldn’t figure out how to make a buck from it.) The origin of May Day can be traced… Continue reading Celebrate Mother’s Day With a May Basket Cake

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining · Floral Arrangements · Party/Tablescapes

A Quilt-themed Birthday Party

My mother has always enjoyed and excelled at all kinds of handwork. She sewed, knitted, crocheted, and in the seventies, she even did some groovy macramé. In the early 90’s around the time her first grandchild was born, she became a quilter. She was particularly suited to this handcraft because it requires an artful eye… Continue reading A Quilt-themed Birthday Party

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Pups On Cups–An Easy Puppy Cupcake Tutorial

The incomparable Eddie Murphy voicing Donkey in the Dreamworks animated movie “Shrek” says, “Ain’t nobody don’t like no parfait.” I’m not sure about parfait, but I know for sure ain’t nobody don’t like no cupcakes!  So when a new family with young children moved in across the street, I decided to make them some Pups On… Continue reading Pups On Cups–An Easy Puppy Cupcake Tutorial