December 22, 2018

Old-Fashioned Apple Pie {Martha Stewart Recipe}

Fresh from the oven, a homebaked apple-pie recalls the coziness and warmth of grandma's kitchen. The best time to make an apple pie is from autumn through early winter, when fresh apples are available in abundance

August 30, 2018

Beaches, Boutiques and a Cute Bakery in Cape May

{Recipe for Strawberry-Lemon Frozen Yogurt}

It's always a wonderful surprise when a travel destination exceeds your expectations. Such was the case when I visited the beach town of Cape May, at the southernmost tip of New Jersey.  I imagined it would be a good place to relax by the sea, but not much more than that (considering that it's part of the infamous "Jersey Shore"). 

May 18, 2018

British-Inspired Afternoon Tea with an American Touch

If you're looking for a way to celebrate the Royal Wedding, try hosting an elegant afternoon tea party. I suggest serving cupcakes, an all-American favorite, in honor of the princess*. A bona fide American creation, this cute, dainty dessert originated in the 19th century according to some expert sources about cupcake history. Most recipes were known as 1-2-3-4 cakes, an easy way to remember the ingredients required: 1 cup of butter, 2 cups of sugar, 3 cups of flour and 4 eggs.