Month: November 2017

Rooibos Tea Body Polish

Rooibos Tea Body Polish

Winter is the season of dry, flaky skin, but this body polish will have your skin feeling smooth and hydrated in minutes. And you probably already have everything you need right in your kitchen. Body polish also makes a great holiday gift for friends and […]

Location as a Character with Heather Weidner

Location as a Character with Heather Weidner

Thank you so much for letting me visit. I’m Heather Weidner, and my mysteries, Secret Lives and Private Eyes and The Tulip Shirt Murders (November 2017) are set in and around Central Virginia, primarily in Chesterfield County, Amelia County, Farmville, Petersburg, and Richmond. My husband […]

French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

I love a good French Onion Soup! And I have to say, my sweetie makes the best. He’s a chef and he has spent many years perfecting his recipe. I asked him to share his recipe with me and, after lots of begging, he finally […]

Tea with Laura Childs

Tea with Laura Childs

Today I’m spending time with Laura Childs, author of the very popular Tea Shop Mystery series, New Orleans Scrapbook Mysteries, and Cackleberry Club Mysteries. She’s giving us a glimpse into her writing world and offering great advice for aspiring mystery writers. Thanks for stopping by […]

Mini Chocolate Crepe Stack

Mini Chocolate Crepe Stack

Alright ya’ll, I’m kickin’ it up a notch today with the afternoon tea treats! I can never get enough chocolate and this Mini Chocolate Crepe Stack is hitting all the right spots. I’ve been eating crepes since I was a kid; my grandma used to […]

How to Create a Calming Tea Ritual

How to Create a Calming Tea Ritual

With our busy lives and overstuffed calendars, it can be hard to find time for yourself. But a little self-care and quality alone time, even if it’s only a few minutes, can help you relax, reduce stress, and brighten your mood. A cup of tea, […]

Tea with Jenny Kales

Tea with Jenny Kales

Today I’d like to welcome Jenny Kales, author of the Callie’s Kitchen Cozy Mystery Series including the latest installment Secrets & Pies. Secrets & Pies is a face-paced mystery with life-like characters that feel more like friends and a beautiful setting that makes you feel […]

Holiday Tea Lover’s Gift

Holiday Tea Lover’s Gift

This holiday tea lover’s gift will make your favorite tea lover very happy! I’ve put together this gift idea with a few of my favorite things, including some newly discovered loose leaf teas that I adore, a great book, and a custom made gift for […]

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

Pimento Cheese Sandwich

A pimento cheese sandwich is a great nibble for any afternoon tea. It’s one of my favorites and I’ve tried dozens of recipes, but this is one of the best. I think you’ll love it too. Pimento Cheese Sandwich 2 cups Extra-Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded […]

Karen Rose Smith – Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Karen Rose Smith – Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

Karen Rose Smith, author of Slay Bells Ring, is sharing her delicious recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms today. They are the perfect addition to any afternoon tea and a wonderful holiday treat to share with friends and family. It’s time to start your holiday baking! […]