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Posts tagged “Fiestaware

Another Cupcake Heard From

No falling sprinkles today but one good cupcake leads to another.  My sister said cupcakes aren’t her favorite as the frosting is disproportionate to the amount of cake involved but many people are crazy for cupcakes.  I have seen a line around the corner on Bleecker Street at the Magnolia Bakery, many times.

A couple of weeks ago on a Monday, I went to a friend’s house and these chocolate cupcakes were the dessert.  Here is the recipe for Chocolate Heaven with Chocolate Buttercream.

I’m on a team for the Biggest Loser at work and we weigh in every Monday morning.  Good thing I had the rest of the week to try to make up for the indulgence.

I looked through the cookbook where J got the recipe from and everything sounded enticing.  Old fashioned baking with plenty of real ingredients. From Savannah Georgia, the  Back in the Day Bakery  is the name of the cookbook.  J had heard the owners, Cheryl and Griffith Day,  featured on the radio show Splendid Table.    Their specialty?  Vintage Desserts!

Chocolate Cupcake


J Sets a Colorful Table for a Spring Supper

Mexican Chicken Stew, Spring Mix Salad with Cucumbers and Feta, Greek Salad dressing made with Olive Oil and Lemon Juice, Bread and Amish Butter

and Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Espresso Frosting

Everything was delicious!


Old Fashioned Pulley Clothesline-Lilies and Dinner

My friend J cooked a bday dinner for me the other night and I was checking out her garden. Everything so lush and green. Stunning lilies blooming. J shows me what is a weed and what is not. When she splits her perennials I will plant them in my garden. The plants might not be too happy about the move to my place, though. Her clothesline jumped out at me and I thought of sheets hung on the line and how quickly things dry in the summer. The refreshing scent of the sunshine. I didn’t stay late enough but when it gets dark she has a fish pond and glass orb that lights up so have to plan a return trip. J is an excellent cook, too as you can see by the dinner on the table below. A nice summer evening. Thanks J.


Shot While Waiting for Joan to Answer the Door


Dahlia Floating in Fiestaware Bowl

Dahlia Floating in Fiestaware Bowl

Dahlia Floating in Fiestaware Bowl


Sunday Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits on Fiestaware at Joan’s

There was honey from Argentina for the biscuits.

There was honey from Argentina for the biscuits.


Life is a Fiestaware Bowl of Queen Anne Cherries

“Fiesta® Dinnerware was designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936 and is now among
the most collected china products in the world.”  Go to their website and see what colors were produced in which year(s).     http://www.hlchina.com/fiestacolors.htm   This bowl with the cherries was photographed on a balcony  in Sheboygan WI in August.

"Summertime and the Livin' is Easy"

"Summertime and the Livin' is Easy"


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