Cinnamon Apple Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cake - a great cake for company!

Apple cake. I will admit it is not the first thing I think to make when I have a lot of apples. Cinnamon applesauce is definitely the number one most requested apple dish in the Brown household! But when I do make Cinnamon Apple Cake, everyone wonders why I don’t do it more often. I have been making this layered circular apple cake recipe for 25 years and believe me, it’s a keeper! Moist cake with a slight hint of citrus is layered with fresh apples and cinnamon sugar. Everyone always wants more than one piece. I have also made [...] Read more »

Tatting – An Introduction

Rings, chains and picots in lace tatting

I am delighted to welcome my dear friend Ali Shaw of Heartfelt Reflections today! Ali and I are “real life” friends — homeschooling moms who met at theater class then discovered a mutual love of words, the Word and crafting. Now we both write at Do Not Depart, and meet weekly with our daughters for craft time. While I stick with knitting, Ali often brings a tatting project. I had never heard of tatting until Ali introduced me to it. Today she is guest posting and teaching us about the art of tatting! This post contains affiliate links.  - Patti [...] Read more »

Pilgrim Hat Cookies – A Thanksgiving Treat

Grab the kids and make these cute and easy Pilgrim Hat Cookies for Thanksgiving!

Looking for a cute dessert for the kids to put together for Thanksgiving dinner? How about chocolate Pilgrim Hat Cookies? Check out our guest post at Hip Homeschool Moms today for the full instructions on how to make Pilgrim Hat Cookies. Pilgrim Hat Cookies Tutorial This post contains affiliate links. We first made Pilgrim Hats for the Build A Menu folks – and guess what? Build A Menu is running their 3rd anniversary sale this month! Woohoo! Right now get a whole year for only $35, using coupon code BAMfor35. That’s more than 50% off! This would make an AWESOME [...] Read more »

Candy Corn Fudge

White Chocolate Candy Corn Fudge - a great way to use left over candy corn.

October 30 is National Candy Corn Day! In honor of this auspicious occasion how about making some white chocolate Candy Corn Fudge? We put this recipe together last year for our friends at Build A Menu. Candy Corn Fudge   Print Prep time 30 mins Total time 30 mins   Make candy corn fudge for your fall celebration! Author: Blossoms and Posies Recipe type: Dessert You’ll need… 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature 4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract 11 oz bag white chocolate chips ¾ cup candy corn Here’s what to do… Line [...] Read more »

Autumn Tea Party!

Host an autumn tea party filled with pumpkin, apple and cranberry goodies!

Is it nice and crisp and lovely where you live? Blue sky, colored leaves, wool sweaters? Here in Texas the weather has changed – but not quite like that. We have moved from blistering hot all day long to a bit hot in the afternoon. And that’s fall in Texas! No matter the weather, it is always the perfect time for a spot of tea. How about adding a little autumn flare to your next tea party? We are delighted and thankful to be visiting over at The Humble Homemaker today, where we are sharing some ideas on hosting an [...] Read more »

Apple Napkin Fold

Add a whimsical touch to your next autumn party with this easy apple napkin fold! #teaparty #autumn #hospitality

This whimsical apple napkin fold is a cute addition to an informal autumn tea party. It is ridiculously simple, and would probably more accurately be called a napkin “tuck” than a fold! Give it a try! Apple Napkin Fold Instructions Lay the napkin flat on the table, wrong side up. Place a napkin ring in the center. Pull the center of the napkin up through the ring until it protrudes a little way. Tuck the center of each side of the napkin into the napkin ring. Tuck the corners of the napkin into the napkin ring. Turn over and gently [...] Read more »