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Tea with Larissa Reinhart

Tea with Larissa Reinhart

Today I’m sitting down with Larissa Reinhart, author of the latest Maizie Albright, Star Detective series, 16 Millimeters. Maizie Albright is a former child star who portrayed a teenage detective on TV and is now a real-life detective complete with all the real life drama that […]

Apple Tea Cakes

Apple Tea Cakes

Fall in Virginia means spending time at an orchard picking apples. But then what do you do with all those delicious treats? In my house, they get put to good use with homemade applesauce, apple butter, and these absolutely divine apple tea cakes. They’re best […]

7 Reasons I Love to Read Cozy Mysteries

7 Reasons I Love to Read Cozy Mysteries

I love a good mystery! I love the intrigue and deception that draws you in and challenges you to see if you can figure out the puzzle before it’s revealed. Suspense and thriller novels are great for getting your blood racing and keeping you on […]

London Broil Tea Sandwiches

London Broil Tea Sandwiches

I love a good nibble with my afternoon tea and these London broil tea sandwiches are no exception! London Broil Tea Sandwiches 1/2 lb London Broil Deli Meat, thinly sliced 4 oz. Herb & Garlic Goat Cheese 1 English Cucumber 6 slices Seedless Rye Sandwich […]

Afternoon Tea Menu Planning Tips

Afternoon Tea Menu Planning Tips

You’ve invited your friends, set your table, and selected your teas, but how do you plan afternoon tea menu? If you’re not in the habit of hosting events, figuring out what to serve and how much can be a little challenging. Catering your event doesn’t […]

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin season is finally here and I’m celebrating with a delicious pumpkin spice cake. And I’m topping it off with a brown sugar cream cheese frosting. Yum! It’s the perfect sweet treat to end a fall time afternoon tea. Pumpkin Spice Cake 2 cups Cake […]

Tea with Sandi Scott

Tea with Sandi Scott

I recently had the pleasure of reading an Advance Reader’s Copy of Sandi Scott’s first book in her new series, Murder in the Art Gallery, A Pet Portraits Cozy Mystery and I enjoyed it so much that I asked Sandi to stop by for an […]

5 Handy Tea Infographics

5 Handy Tea Infographics

Tea can be complicated sometimes with so many varieties, different ways to steep, understanding how to set the table and more. These are some of my favorite tea infographics to help you understand all there is to know. 1. Formal Tea Party Place Setting Setting […]

Ham and Cheese Pastries

Ham and Cheese Pastries

Ham and cheese are the perfect combination for an afternoon tea party. Especially here in Virginia where we serve VA Ham Biscuits at almost every event! Today I’m dressing it up a bit by wrapping these yummies in puff pastry and baking them to a […]

Six Essentials for Afternoon Tea

Six Essentials for Afternoon Tea

What’s not to love about afternoon tea? Whether it’s the beautiful table setting, the delicious finger foods, the flavorful teas, or time well-spent with friends, there’s something magical about a tea party. It doesn’t matter if you dress up and wear your best hat or […]