Skip to main content


Showing posts from May, 2019

Single Serving No-Bake Confetti Cheesecake

Hello friends.  We finally have sunshine and blue skies here on the East Coast and I can't wait to be outdoors this weekend.  My family and I will be enjoying the Wine and Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens this weekend and I am so excited.  It is such a magical place to visit.  Especially if you love touring gardens. But today, I am sharing an easy and quick no-bake dessert.  And lets be honest, who really wants to spend time in the kitchen when the warm weather finally comes around.  If you enjoy light and fluffy desserts, then this easy to make - single serve confetti cheesecake recipe is for you!   Best thing about this recipe, is that it can be whipped up in a matter of minutes.  Perfect to satisfy that weeknight dessert craving! I love this recipe as it’s all the best bits of a classic cheesecake. To make my Single Serve Cheesecake, start by making a classic no bake cheesecake base of cream cheese, cream, sugar and vanilla. Before you

Casual Herb Themed Tablescape

This fresh, herb themed tablescape is so simple and perfect for anyone that loves to cook or work in the garden. Hi friends! Happy Sunday to you all.  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Today I’m sharing a herb themed tablescape that is super easy to recreate. For this table I used everyday white plates and sage green check linens.   Fresh potted herbs at each place setting serve as decorations for the table and as a takeaway gift for our guests as a small thank you and memory of our meal together.   I wanted the presentation to be simple and decided to place the potted herbs in a paper sandwich bag.  To dress them up a bit, I tied raffia around the bags and used popcicle  sticks to indicate the name of each herb.  A thoughtful gift for any foodie that is easy to grow and can be enjoyed through fall Everything on this table are pieces that I already had.  Casual and relaxed!  Don’t ever feel like a your table needs to be extra fancy or perfect to be pre

Build-Your-Own Bagel Board

Looking for a fun and easy way to entertain a crowd, then host a brunch party.  They are  whole lot of fun, laid-back, and will leave you with the entire afternoon to relax. Now, I know hosting a party can be a little daunting for some, but hopefully this idea will provide some inspiration to make it a smooth and easy affair for you. Lately, I've been obsessing with boards.  Not the ones you would find at a construction site, but the foodie ones trending right now!! Cheese boards, charcuterie boards, snack boards.  You name it! These loaded boards are a thing, and I am loving them all because they are a fun and easy way to entertain a crowd. Try this playful  build-your-own bagel board.  It will simply your breakfast party and your guests will love building their own versions of the perfect bagel with all the fun toppings and spreads.  The good thing is that there are so many possibilities for this.  You can really create some unique combinations. It's th

Easy Raspberry Tart Recipe

I love to whip up this easy dessert for springtime gatherings. It’s also a great delicate sweet to serve up for afternoon tea.  And you will definitely want to add this one to your recipe book because it uses a store-bought crust to keep things easy and simple everyday ingredients that you probably already have. I hope you enjoy my recipe for raspberry tart.  Easy Raspberry Tart Ingredients: Store-bought pie crust (I like the Pillsbury)  1 package cream cheese, softened 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp fresh lemon juice 1/2 cup powdered sugar How to make it: Prepare the pie crust according to the instructions on the box. Combine cream cheese, vanilla,  lemon juice and powdered sugar in a large bowl and beat with a mixer at high speed 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Spoon cheese mixture evenly into cooled crust. Decorate with fresh raspberries or your favorite fresh fruit.  (2 Pints) Sprinkle a little po

Spring Tea Party Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's time for our Spring Tea Party Blog Hop 2019 edition!!!  I am beyond excited to be teaming up with 23 fellow bloggers to bring you this fun and ultra-romantic Spring Tea Blog just in time to inspire for Mother's Day.  So pull up a comfy chair, grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and ready for an overdose of loveliness. A big thank you to our gracious and talented friend Amber Lyon of Follow The Yellow Brick Home for organizing it all and bringing this group of talented bloggers together. If you are coming over from Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction , welcome.  I am so glad that you are here today!  Make sure to check out all of the links at the bottom of this post for more beautiful tea time inspiration. As little girls, my sister and I would wake up very early on Mother’s Day to make our mom a special breakfast.  It wasn't anything fancy or exceptional, but it was our own little way of celebrating her and showing her how much we