Month: December 2017

A Beginner’s Guide to Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

A Beginner’s Guide to Brewing Loose Leaf Tea

Brewing loose leaf tea may seem like a challenge if you haven’t done it before. Perhaps you don’t know what teas to buy or what tools you need. It seems complicated. Whatever the reason, loose leaf tea just isn’t your thing. Until now. These tips […]

Tea with Karen Rose Smith

Tea with Karen Rose Smith

Karen Rose Smith is an award-winning mystery author known for creating characters that pull you into the story and become friends that you want to visit with again and again. Today I’m sitting down with Karen to learn more about how she got started and […]

DIY Mugs

DIY Mugs

Everyone loves a great mug and these DIY mugs are easy to make and use yourself or give as a gift. Want a fun way to make them with friends? Host a DIY Mug Making Afternoon Tea Party! First up are these gorgeous marbled mugs […]

Tea with Mary Ellen Hughes

Tea with Mary Ellen Hughes

Mary Ellen Hughes is the best-selling author of several wonderful cozy mystery series including the Pickled & Preserved Mysteries, the Craft Corner Mysteries, and the Maggie Olenski Mysteries. Today I’m spending a little time with her to learn how she got started writing mysteries and see […]

Brie Bites Three Ways

Brie Bites Three Ways

Brie bites are a simple and tasty nibble you can add to any afternoon tea menu. With a variety of different toppings, you can make a different nibble every time. And you can keep what you need on hand and make these delicious bites in […]

Tea with Kathi Daley

Tea with Kathi Daley

Today I’m chatting with Kathi Daley, author of over 75 great cozy mysteries including the Zoe Donovan Series. Her latest in the series, Reindeer Roundup, has just released and it’s a must read! Today she’s giving us a glimpse into her life and how she […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake with Shawn Reilly Simmons

Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake with Shawn Reilly Simmons

When Shawn Reilly Simmons told me she had a “to die for” recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake, I just had to have it!! Thank  you Shawn for sharing! See her post and recipe below. I love a good pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake on Thanksgiving, […]

How to Store Tea

How to Store Tea

If you want to enjoy a perfect cup, you must store tea properly to ensure great flavor. And if you’re anything like me, you have a cabinet full of loose-leaf tea bags and boxes of assorted tea bags. With so many wonderful flavors and a […]

15 Sweet Scone Recipes

15 Sweet Scone Recipes

Scones are one of the best parts of any afternoon tea and this assortment of sweet scone recipes will help you find just the right flavors for your mood. This list includes a few super simple recipes, gluten-free recipes, and even a delicious whole-wheat recipe. […]

How to Start a Theme Book Group

How to Start a Theme Book Group

Have you ever thought about starting a theme book group? You may want to! Today I’m turning the blog over to Maggie King, author of the Hazel Rose Book Group series and she’s sharing her insights on how to create your own theme book group […]