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 this Saturday, try hosting an elegant afternoon tea party. I suggest serving cupcakes, an all-American favorite, in honor of the princess-to-be*. According to "All About Cupcakes" the cupcake is a bona fide American creation. Cupcake recipes originated in the 19th century; most 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.