Garden Club with Chris H. Olsen

Last week, I had the opportunity to host the garden club at my home.  It was an absolute delightful time!  And we had a very special speaker… Who brought lots and lots of lovelies for spring!  I was particularly fond of the pink and green pillow!  Thinking of adding some pink to my outdoor decor! Read More

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This week I hosted Lily Garden Club, and we met on the screened in porch!  It was a lovely, crisp evening.  For this group, the host or hostess provides a dessert and coffee.  I served Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Jill, a dear church friend and avid reader of my blog (thank you Jill!!!), approved of this Read More

May Culinary Club

May is a busy time of year, so instead of our usual Sunday evening, Culinary Club met on a Thursday night at Diane’s home!  It was a splendid time as usual.  The dinner was outstanding… For starters, we had Smoked Salmon Spread!  It was simple and a big hit! We also enjoyed this delightful Peach-Riesling Read More

April Culinary Club

What a wonderful time we had at Colleen’s home for Culinary Club last Sunday!  Her patio, garden, and of course, the food was a true treat!  I absorbed all of the details…  As I walked down the steps to her lovely patio, a complete wave of relaxation came over me! Her centerpiece was lovely, and Read More

March Culinary Club

Hello again!  Last week, Daniel had his adenoids removed, and he’s doing fantastic!  I’m back with some yummy recipes.  Peek-A-Boo Beth was our hostess with the mostess… Beth chose recipes from Ina Garten’s “Foolproof.”  I’d say this cookbook lives up to its title! Colleen enjoyed perusing through the pages…Ina’s cookbooks can definitely be read like Read More

Crunchy Peppermint Bark

I’m always looking for a new recipe and found just what I needed in the November/December issue of “Southern Lady.”  (You know how I adore this magazine!)  I recently made the Crunchy Peppermint Bark for our church’s cookie exchange, and it was a great hit… I just want to curl up in front of this Read More

Christmas Cookie Exchange

My church hosted their annual Christmas cookie exchange this past Sunday evening.  Not only were there treats to be eaten, but there was also a true entertainment treat…my dear friend, Dorcas, from the Dorcas House and her two beautiful daughters, Elizabeth and Abigail, sang for us!!!  The ballroom was beautifully decorated, eggnog was served with Read More

Garden Club

I belong to two garden clubs.  One is associated with my church, and the other is within our neighborhood.  I’ve been exposed to garden clubs and gardening since I was in elementary school.  My mother joined her first garden club in her early 30’s (and was invited by her very first client!)  I remember (not Read More

Pumpkin Pudding

Yesterday, I had my two dear friends, Chad and Amy, over for our monthly lunch date.  (Amy and I are sorority sisters and then she introduced me to Chad when they were in medical school together.)  It was Chad’s idea to meet once a month to reminisce and catch up; we’ve doing this for several Read More