• Bring Joy to the Table with Cracker Barrel

    December 15, 2017Danita

    Bring Joy to the Table with Cracker Barrel is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of one of my favorite places, Cracker Barrel.  All opinions are my own. Cracker Barrel!  Or as sometimes referred to in our family as just “THE Barrel”.  We have such fond memories!  As some of you know, our…

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  • Edible Flower Ice Cubes

    May 23, 2016Danita

    Today’s Edible Flower Ice Cubes “recipe” is an easy way to add beauty and color to your table. Our church has an annual Mother/Daughter event on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend.  Because we don’t have our own church building I’m always searching for a place to have our event, which is often tough even…

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  • Etiquette Tips for Afternoon Tea

    March 7, 2016Danita

    Recently, the girls and I hosted a Valentine’s Day Afternoon Tea.  I shared with you last week how we planned it. Today I’m sharing the history and proper etiquette for an Afternoon Tea.   Although tea houses can be found here in the U S, “taking tea” is traditionally British.  Sometimes, when one culture adopts a…

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  • Homemade Caramel Popcorn

    January 11, 2016Danita

    Who remembers Cracker Jack, that yummy caramel coated popcorn and peanuts?  I remember them being such a treat when I was a child.  I loved the crunchy sweetness of the caramel, but who can forget the real reason we ate Cracker Jack?  THE PRIZE!   Today, I’m sharing an incredibly easy recipe for making your…

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  • Not Your Traditional Ambrosia

    December 8, 2015Danita

    This is another of “Grandma’s Recipes”, meaning a recipe I picked up from my mother-in-law.  And although Not Your Traditional Ambrosia, (which is made with fresh mandarin oranges, coconut and marshmallows) we love it at Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Why I never make it any other time of year I’m not sure.  I think I just…

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