Sweet and Savory Scones

Whether you’re a morning person or not, scones are a delicious treat to enjoy at any point in time during the day.


Bacon cheddar chive

Cheddar and scallion

Basil and parmesan

Mojito scones

Maple bacon

Cheddar dill

Sweet and fruity:

Fresh blueberry

Apple cinnamon

Cranberry orange

Strawberries and cream

Peach scones

Apricot cream cheese

Cherry zucchini

Buttermilk lemon and apricot

Candied orange and golden raisin

Apple and oat with cinnamon and nutmeg

Strawberry and rosemary

Coconut with coconut glaze

Sweet and nutty:

Cinnamon pecan

Maple walnut

Fig and toasted almond

Even more sweet treats:

Cream tea scones

Triple chocolate

Chocolate coconut 

Chocolate chip

Double decker filled scones

Cinnamon whole wheat

Harvest pumpkin 

Maple millet

Gluten free

What are your favorite scone recipes?

Moon and Stars Magic

This week we celebrated the anniversary of the first moon landing on July 20, 1969, so today I thought we’d take a look at some celestial inspired decorations and crafts, and a couple of treats too.

Art and decorations:

‘Reach for the Stars’ plaque

Phases of the moon wall art

Galaxy star

Star tree

Winter star garland

Shooting star wall art

Astrology sign wood disc

Illuminated zodiac constellation wall art

Galaxy terra firma luminaria

Moon phases wall hanging

Button moon collage

Moon dreamcatcher

CD mosaic moon

Constellation lit jar


Star shaped crochet blanket

Crochet blanket with stars

Star pillows

Star crossed afghan

Embroidered zodiac pillow

For the kids:

Moon and star fairy tale finger puppets

White moon pinata

Multi-hued moon pinata

Children’s moon and stars banner

Constellation flashlight disks

Star ribbon wand

Star shaped glitter crayons

Even more:

Galaxy necklace

Spray dye galaxy t-shirt

Celestial necklace


Galaxy moon pops

Galaxy bark

Stars and moon cake

Linzer stars

How do you celebrate the moon and stars and all things celestial?

Merry Mangoes

One of my favorite things about summer is all of the food!  Yes, we have food for all of our events throughout the year, but summer is about destinations and the food that we bring along to those destinations.  I also love how much fresh food is available in the summer, both local and from around our country.  One of those delicious summer foods is the mango.  Let’s look at some ideas on how we can add mangoes to our summer menus.

Savory and Sauces:

Mango sauce one, two

Mango puree

Mango salsa

Mango guacamole

Mango chutney

Chipotle mango BBQ chicken

Mango salsa chicken

Shrimp mango lettuce cups

Red quinoa and mango salad

Sweets and Treats:

Mango tart

Mango napoleons with caramel and cream

Mango float

Mexican mango cake

Upside-down mango cake

Toasted coconut mango bars

Mango and macadamia nut bread

Kona mango cream pie

Mango brown betty

Cool Treats:

Mango gelato

Mango sorbet

Creamy mango pops

No churn mango, coconut and lime ice cream


Mango lassi

Mango spritz

Mango mojito

Mango and yogurt smoothie

Mango bellini


Mango, yogurt and white rum smoothie

What are your favorite mango recipes?

The Choice of Chocolate Cake

It’s summer and one of the fun ways to pass the time is by cooking, decorating or making food.  One sweet treat that invites lots of creativity is chocolate cake, so today I thought I’d share some chocolate cake recipes.


Fudge birthday cake

Chocolate fudge bundt cake

Chocolate fudge blackout cake

Double fudge chocolate cake

Sweet additions:

Chocolate mousse cake with raspberries

Peanut butter fudge buckeye cake

Chocolate zucchini cake

Chocolate beet cake

Chocolate meringue cake

Salted chocolate cake

German chocolate cake with coconut and pecan filling

Dark chocolate cake with coconut macaroon filling

Triple chocolate tres leches cake

Chocolate peppermint mini bundt cakes

White chip and coconut chocolate swirl cake

Peanut butter cup and Oreo cake

Snickers candy bar dump cake

Chocolate carrot cake

3 nut upside-down cake


Flourless chocolate cake

Flourless chocolate cake 2

Flourless chocolate espresso cakes

Mini flourless chocolate cakes

Even more Chocolate Cake:

Chocolate stout cake

Chocolate loaf cake

German chocolate mini cakes

Chocolate cassata

Mississippi mud cake

Chocolate lava cakes

Hot cocoa brownie cake

Bourbon chocolate tipsy cake

Double fudge poke cake

Gluten Free & Vegan:

Gluten free chocolate cake

Gluten free chocolate chip cake

Vegan chocolate cake

What is your favorite chocolate cake?