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 ’90s, 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

Cake/Cookie How To's · Entertaining

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… Continue reading Pups On Cups–An Easy Puppy Cupcake Tutorial