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Season’s Musings

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? Holy cow!

We are hosting a tiny dessert and cocktail party late Christmas night. Seems like a good time. Everyone will be done with family celebrations and be ready to unwind.

What do the holidays hold for you?

Thanksgiving Appetizers – Sausage Balls

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

When I am asked to bring an appetizer to a party, sausage balls are my go-to recipe. It is ridiculously easy and they taste so good.

A couple of weekends ago, I had 3 parties to go to, so I whipped up 3 different versions of the basic recipe.

Pop in and get in the kitchen with me!

Thanksgiving Prep

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Turkey day is almost upon us. What are you serving at your house?

Lets talk turkey.

A’Foraging We Will Go!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My love affair with the Ritz-Carlton hotels continues.

How are they courting me now?

Cookbookery Is Back!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

A group of friends started this cookbook club at the beginning of 2012 and invited Eric and me to join.

So, what’s new?

Weekend Snapshot

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

This past weekend was filled with yummy food and fabulous friends.

And zombies, of course.

Dining with Zombies?

Sweet Home – A Book Review

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I am wrapping up the week with a little book review.

Come on in!

Sweet Camp Treats in Charlotte

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Eric and I were just in Charlotte this weekend at The Ritz-Carlton and I cannot wait to share all the fabulousness we experienced. More on that later this week.

If you just can’t wait – here’s a teaser. Charlotte is a gorgeous city and we were enchanted by it. I think you and your love of chocolate should indulge by taking a class at the Cocoa Lab and sending your kids to Cooking Camp while you are at the spa or shopping at the Epicentre across the street.


Stuff I Love Today

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

It’s raining here in Atlanta today, which always makes me feel cozy and happy.

What else is making me cozy and happy today?

Pop-Up Bearmaker!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

My buddy Brandon is up with the birds, baking for St. Patrick’s Day. From 3-8 p.m., he will be in Inman Park at the shop “At The Collective”. Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day Brandon will feature some holiday goodies, like:

Irish Coffee Petit Fours with Jameson Icing
Black Pepper Biscuit Lazycakes with Balsamic Strawberries and Vanilla Bean Butter cream frosting
Fleur De Sel Cookies
Nutella Sandwich Cookies
Buttermilk Lemon Tarts
Coconut Vanilla Bean Macaroons
Vegan Fudge Brownies
Guinness Chocolate Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
Mason Jar Banana Pudding
Earl Grey Shortbread (using Tea from Just Add Honey)
French Macaroons with Strawberry Jalapeno Jam (from those Barrett Twins)
Bacon Petit Fours
Mini Nutella Cheese Cakes with White Chocolate drizzle

Nom nom nom!

xoxo, Patti

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