My daughter, Laura, is pregnant with her second child. Actually, as I type this I am sitting in a hospital waiting room as our grandson’s birth is imminent! When Laura’s first child was born – Lila – we threw a huge shower. But, tradition holds that a shower for subsequent babies isn’t necessarily appropriate. Then I […]
Easter Treats and Goodies
Enjoy a variety of great ideas and suggestions to celebrate Easter. Second to Christmas, Easter is one of the favorite holidays kids love to celebrate. The following yummy recipes will make them love it even more. Easter Bunny cupcakes will always be a hit with the kids. These baby chick cupcakes are too cute! Reese’s bunny […]
I’ve mentioned before that I don’t care for some of the darker elements of Halloween. The celebration of gore, blood and death doesn’t appeal to me at all. But I can have lots of fun with spiders, ghosts (the fun kind) and the more lighthearted side of the holiday. Ever since I was a little […]
Fourth of July
BARBECUE PORK SANDWICHES This barbecue was fantastic – so tender and flavorful. The recipe is from Dawn’s good friend, Greg Thornton, from Cincinnati, Ohio. He generously agreed to share his famous recipe with us! 1 pork shoulder/butt roast 1/2 cup garlic 2 tablespoons pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 green pepper, sliced 1/2 red pepper, sliced 1/2 yellow […]
April Magic of the Month – Let Them Eat Cake!
I have a sweet tooth of epic proportions. In fact, I often feel that a meal is just a prerequisite to get to dessert! I come by this sweet tooth honestly – my great grandmother was well known for her love of sweets. If dessert was unavailable to her at the end of a meal […]
Easter Children’s Buffet
This Easter, our kids are treated to flower-shaped sandwiches filled with egg salad, bunny-shaped ham and cheese sandwiches, a veggie tray that looks like a carrot, fruit and peep skewers; and “peep” deviled eggs. EGG SALAD SANDWICHES 10 hard boiled eggs, peeled (peeling them while they are still hot makes the shells easier to remove) and […]
Our favorite part of any event is dessert! Easter, is certainly no exception. This Easter, our dessert buffet includes several delicious selections to satisfy any sweet tooth. We adore this beautiful cake. The cake itself is similar to a pound cake in its texture and is perfectly complemented with a delicious raspberry layer. Lemon-flavored buttercream […]
December Magic of the Month – Delicious Holiday Pies
Mama Bear’s specialty was her handmade pies. Her recipes came from her mom, her grandmother and others. Her pies won awards, won accolades from her friends, family and customers, and just made people happy! Dawn and I are proud to carry on her tradition during the holidays. This month, we’re featuring some of our favorites. […]
We tried a lot of delicious recipes for our recent luau. Here are some of the highlights: “PINEAPPLE CHEESE BALL” A classic cheese ball recipe with pineapple made this a perfect Hawaiian appetizer. Served with crackers, it was gone before we knew it! 2 8-ounce blocks cream cheese, softened 2 cups shredded […]
October Magic of the Month – Halloween!
We don’t care for the sinister, gory part of Halloween. But we can definitely have fun with ghosts and witches (as long as they’re not too scary), monsters, spiders and the more “light hearted” side of the holiday. We want to share some of our favorite ideas with you. SPIDERS! Both of these cakes are awesome, […]