Dec
31

The Best of 2013

My 2013 New Year’s Resolution was to start a blog.  I did it with a great deal of help from my talented friends. For better or worse here’s The Best of 2013 and my first […]

Dec
29

Chocolate Mice

Follow my blog with Bloglovin On a search for a Norwegian Krumkake recipe I discovered Chocolate Mice displayed on a dessert table at a Nutcracker Birthday Party. The adorable party gave me miles of inspiration […]

Dec
19

Cookie Exchange

I just enjoyed a relaxing cookie exchange with The Carafe Club. I did not host, which is just as well. I have in the past and it did not go well, but I’ll get to […]

Dec
16

Russian Tea Cakes

My all time favorite Christmas cookie is a recipe my Grandmother brought with her when she fled Russia with her mother during World War II. She lovingly passed the recipe down to her daughter-in-law, my mother. […]

Dec
10

Chocolate Making Party

Have you been to one to many cookie decorating parties lately? Here’s a twist on an old idea;  host a chocolate making party with your friends and family instead. Four generations of women in my […]

Dec
9

Let It Snow Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $750 Let It Snow Cash Giveaway! Sugar & The Spice joined a great group of bloggers to bring you this incredible giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash and five others […]

Dec
6

Buffet Napkins

We recently hosted 25 dinner guests for Thanksgiving Dinner. Uff da, what a party.  We have an old home which means lots of small rooms, including the dining room. To seat the guests we had […]

Nov
17

Downton Abbey Inspired Plate Covers

Downton Abbey’s 4th season  premieres in the U.S. on January 5, 2014. We are looking forward to another exciting season. To prepare for the season, we are hosting a garden party in our back yard complete […]

Nov
15

Button Rings

The inaugural meeting of the Carafe Club was a success. There was wine, dessert, crafts and old high school photos. The idea for a Carafe Club came from a weekend road trip with my running […]

Nov
10

Red Velvet Snowflake Cookies

My daughter Sophie is fairly certain she has a special “in” with the The Clauses. She is not wrong. For the past few years her big Christmas wish is for Mrs. Claus to make her […]