Celebrating MLK Day (Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting)

January is one of my favorite months. It's marked by:  *New calendars-functional ones & pretty ones *Goal setting *The winter days start their swing towards more daylight in our part of the world (These short days are brutal.) *Sweaters, scarves, layers *Warm beverages *Starting a new year- a clean slate (I love marking things off … Continue reading Celebrating MLK Day (Chocolate Cake with Buttercream Frosting)

Easter Treats

I love Easter treats.   Easter candy is my favorite holiday candy! It’s pretty and pastel and chocolatey too.   Jelly beans, sweet tarts, chocolate bunnies, peeps, chicks and bunnies, Cadbury cream eggs, robin eggs (Whoppers but candy coated and speckled), chocolate dipped coconut and peanut butter eggs, just to name a few.  The list goes on … Continue reading Easter Treats

A Legacy of Heritage Gifts, Ham Balls, Sand Tarts and Much More

  Ruth Williams was my paternal grandmother. She was a classy lady.  She did things with style.  My mom credits her (her mother-in-law) for teaching her to celebrate the holidays with intentionality and creativity. My grandmother had some great traditions. One of them was what she called "heritage gifts".  As they were down-sizing in their … Continue reading A Legacy of Heritage Gifts, Ham Balls, Sand Tarts and Much More