Monthly Archive: November, 2011

DIY Kitchen Towel Napkins

My collection of table linens is rather pithy, especially for someone who enjoys entertaining as much as I do.  It is no wonder that I bought up these red, cream, and yellow kitchen… Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for La Maison, Vol. IX

Since I made Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters yesterday, I found myself cleaning out a few sets of tall, narrow shot glasses to serve the desserts in. Unless you have dainty hands and fingers,… Continue reading

Spicy Pumpkin Cheesecake Shooters

If you’re like me, you might have a few extra cans of pumpkin puree lying around this week. I decided to make a quick dessert out of one such can and blend the… Continue reading

Tiny Chocolate Candles

I just had to share these chocolate-scented candles that I bought on a recent trip.  They remind me of little ice creams or puddings and they smell divine. I have been wanting to… Continue reading

Quick Cardboard Gift Tags

I recently purchased a set of cardboard gift tags made by Paper Magic Group and the simple design of them got me thinking that it would be easy to recreate additional tags at… Continue reading

A Second Visit to the Cheese Counter: Humboldt Fog

On the recommendation of a friend, I bought a wedge of Humboldt Fog cheese from my local cheese-monger to sample. For those of you that have never tried it, Humboldt Fog is a… Continue reading

Turkey Place Card Holders

This little gaggle of gobblers is a charming addition to any holiday table!  These turkey place card holders are made of sturdy metal and add a touch of whimsy to traditional dinners! I… Continue reading

Holiday Wine Charms

As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, we prepare to visit the homes of relatives and friends for lavish dinners, flowing drinks, and general merriment.  Here are some holiday-themed wine charms that I whipped up… Continue reading

Pomegranate Ice Cream

There is something so beautiful to me about the pomegranate.  I think a little bit of my admiration of the pomegranate lies in the fact that pomegranates are messy, delicious fruits filled with… Continue reading

Easy Napkin Folding: The Pocket

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a pocket from a square napkin.  The larger the napkin, the larger the pocket you can make! Since I did this rather quickly, I… Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for La Maison, Vol. VIII

I am ashamed to admit that I have mini blinds in my home that are downright dirty.  I have tried to clean them with a myriad of different cleansers and none of the… Continue reading

Homemade Coffee Bean Ice Cream

Coffee renders many foolish people temporarily capable of wise actions! – Montesquiou I have tweaked my adaptation of the “Mango Ice Cream” recipe from The Essential Asian Cookbook yet again to create homemade… Continue reading

Glitter-Tipped Pine Cones

A few pine cones make a wonderfully affordable, decorative accent any time of year, but especially during the fall and winter months.  These natural accessories are free if you are blessed to have… Continue reading

In Lieu of a Card…

One of the holiday traditions that I like best is the practice of sending holiday greeting cards to friends and loved ones. I enjoy hearing how the year has gone for the people… Continue reading

Culinary Bucket List

Last week, I happened upon another WordPress site called “Things K Likes,“ http://www.thingskaylikes.wordpress.com/ which features a “Baking Bucket List” page where the author lists recipes she would like to bake in the future. I… Continue reading

Great Holiday Garnishes

I titled this post “Great Holiday Garnishes” because these food items evoke a holiday feel in me when I see them on a plate. Some garnishes are included in this post because of… Continue reading