Afternoon Tea at the Grand America Hotel

My friend Stefonee mentioned to me that she wanted to go to tea at the Grand America so off we went and it was so much fun!  The tea is served right off the lobby in this eating/lounge area.  We were seated at a little couch in front of this table. Sitting on the table, … Continue reading

Chocolate Almond Pastries

I hosted Bunco last night at my house and these were the treats I made to serve for dessert.  The recipe comes from “Martha Stewart Living”, the December 2009 issue.  I felt a little like Martha yesterday as I made these treats and then I made treats for everyone to take home as part of … Continue reading

Dulce de Leche Fillo Cups

These were for a thank you open house tonight for some members of our church who had been serving in our Bishopric and were recently released.  They couldn’t have been any easier to make but I can’t tell you how they tasted because I didn’t try one before I took them over there and when … Continue reading

White Chocolate Mousse Pastry Horns

Second treat for Book Group tonight.  These were awesome!  A Pampered Chef recipe from their “Simply Sweet” cookbook which is one of my favorite cookbooks.  I doubled the recipe because 8 was just not going to be enough. filling: 2 squares (1 oz each) white chocolate for baking, chopped (I used a Dove Chocolate Discoveries … Continue reading

Lemon Cream Daisies

Book Group last night at my house.  We read a book called “Garden Spells” which was a fun summer read about some quirky people, one of them was a caterer named Claire who made food with the special plants from her garden.  I do not have a garden like Claire’s but I tried to do … Continue reading