Thursday, March 25, 2010
I found these blue goblets in New Jersey
at a garage sale 40 years ago and I still love them.
I think I paid about $3 for each one. I do love a bargain.
I wish the weather would clear up and give us a little sunshine
I think my pictures would be a bit brighter if I had the right light.
These are some of our seashells that we sell at
Continental Chocolatier. You can check out
our web site at: eatlotsachocolate.com
It is still under construction but you can still view it.
I am a nut for yellow and blue. Love French Country stuff.
I added a bit of color with some of the material I had left
over from the table cloth so I just cut a short piece and
tied it around the napkin. Added a little ranuculus and there ya go
If you are interested in any of the seashell candies we
can offer you the wholesale prices if you can order
in the quantities listed on our website at - eatlotsachocolate.com
I am participating in the Tablescape Thursday
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Order by Monday March 29th to receive in time for EASTER!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
These precious little dishes are 4" x 4" x 5", filled with different types of CHOCOLATE from CONTINENTAL CHOCOLATIER and come with bright ribbon and flowers
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
I think the black eifel tower adds a great touch .
When my darling daughters were here during the holiday we all went shopping, of course, and we found this darling clock at one of our favorite shops in St. George. We asked each other, "would you like that for a Christmas gift?"? OH YES! So there you are, we each have one. It's wonderful shopping together because we all like the same things and love being together.
My husband and I arise about 5:45 each day and exercise for half an hour We have a "little" breakfast, because he, not me, (but should be), is on a diet and when he leaves for work I go out to feed the chickens. I love my chickens, but not necessarily my Chantecler (the rooster). Today he seemed to be a wee bit agressive and so I left without providing any treats. He had better shape up!! No more goodies for him.
Any way, I decided I need to make a cake for my table scape. (Oh I must tell you it is fabulous if you like chocolate, butter and pecans) I wanted it to fit on one of my pedestal cake plates so I had to put it in a smaller pan than what it called for, which left me with enough batter to make a 5" cake also.
I had a little problem with the lock on the springform pan but finally got it locked.......I thought.
As I was hustling about I heard this little click and thought, no it can't be, Pooh, it was. The lock had undone itself and there was cake all over the oven burning and smoking. I dang neer burned up a wooden spoon while trying to hold up the heating element and clean up the mess and still allow the larger cake to continue cooking. But I will tell you this........it was worth the mess. I will provide the recipe later. Yumalicious!! P.S. I like decorating the cake simply, just a CHOCOLATE Tortoise Shell for each slice.
The apple cake obove is also one our favorites. Simple but wonderful.
I just love these plates for serving desserts. They are just plain white with "Just Desserts" written on them and a simple picture of a cupcake, a cake and a layered cake. There are two of each plate making a nice set of 6.
Every dessert table should have a tart of some type and of course CHOCOLATE.
And I also like to offer a little CHOCOLATE sauce which you can add hot milk and have a little hot chocolate. I love this little chocolate pot I found at Tai Pan for a whopping $4.
This plate has 3 of our Tortoise Shells, 1 of our Petite Tortoise and a choocolate cup with ganach and a cherry which we don't ship because it is so fragile.
This cake recipe calls for a lovely icing but I like it plain so that I can
offer chocolate syrup (homemade of course) to pour over the top and a little creme fresh on the side
These are the plates I am offering for our GIVEAWAY. They are so darling.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
They seem to work with almost any theme. I think it adds a little special touch when you can place a little goodie (chocolate of course) at each place setting.
The green GOBLETS were my moms and the BELLS were gifts, long ago, from dear friends andprecious children and I absolutely adore my white porcelain. Can't get enough of it.
You can't, simply can't, celebrate St. Patty's day without Corned Beef and Cabbage
I love to baste cooked Corned Beef with a paste of honey, syrup, mustard, and nutmeg
wrap it in foil and put it in an oven of about 400 degrees for 20 minutes or so. YUMMY
you must have Colcannon along with the Corned Beef
Recipe for Colcannon
6 medium Potatoes, peeled and quartered
4 Cups shredded Cabbage
1 Cup chopped onion
1/4 Cup butter
1/2 to 3/4 Cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 Tbl. snipped parsley
Cook potatoes in large amount of boiling salted water till tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Meanwhile cook cabbage and onion together in small amount of boiling salted water for 15 minutes; drain. Mash potatoes using electric mixer. Beat in butter and as much milk as necessary to make fluffy. (however chunky is great too) Add salt and pepper. Stir in cabbage and onion. Top with parsley. Serves 6
My most favorite thing "Dilly Bread"
The aroma while it is baking calls to me.
Just took it out of the oven and I think I have to have a slice....RIGHT NOW!
Love my little butter bell ..it keeps the butter
at the perfect temperature. Got it at TJ Maxx for $3
And of course I must have my chocolate, Irish or not,
here I come.
Enter our 6 dessert plate giveaway!
I am participating in