Archive for June, 2011


Wont you come in for a spell!

I am so glad that you dropped in for my little tea party.  I have some delicious treats to share with you.  I hope that you are hungry.  The weather here in the south is dreadfully hot. But we can take a nice rest here in the kitchen. This is were I do most of my entertaining. I love having my friends and family crowd around the table while we catch up.

As you can see I have Sweet Iced Tea at my party. Just a little southern twist to the madness.

Please take a bite of the delicious fresh water melon or  strawberries.  They are oh so sweet. And the home made whoopie pies are delightful.

The cupcakes are so fun and colorful. I always make them for visitors! Take one or if you like take them all! I made them just for you.

When the sun goes down a bit we can make our way out to the yard and relax while the warm breeze blows.

I have the Picnic table ready and the twinkle lights are waiting to dazzle the evening sky.

 It should be a lovely evening and the moon will enchant the night sky as we say our farewells.

Thank you for coming over today.

I hope that you enjoyed yourself. I know it has been my pleasure  to host you at my Mad Tea Party.

Do come again and stay a bit longer.

Make sure to check out the creator of this wonderful Mad Tea Party Event!! Vanessa Valencia at   A Fanciful Twist!!!!

Until Then,



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Whoopie Pies!!

Ok, so I am baking goodies for the Mad Tea Party on Saturday.  I have found this recipe for Whoopie pies that sounds and looks easy and delicious. I will make this post short and sweet, so here goes.

Whoopie Pie

1 c sugar

6 tablespoons vegetable oil or 6 tablespoons canola oil

2 eggs

2 cupsall purpose flour

1/2 cup baking cocoa

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 tablespoons milk


4 tablespoons  milk

4 tablespoons butter or 4 tablespoons shortning, softened to room temp

3 -3 1/4 cupsconfectioners’ sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla (OR mint extract is good)

Preheat oven to 425. Lightly coat cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

Whoopie Pies:

In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and oil until crumbly. Add eggs and beat well.

In separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.

Gradually beat flour mixture into sugar mixture. Add milk and mix together well.

With lightly lightly floured hands, roll dough into 1 1/2″ balls. Place balls 2″ apart onto cookie sheets lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.

Flatten balls slightly with bottom of lightly greased flat-bottom glass.

Bake at 425 for 5-6 minutes or until tops are cracked. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat together butter and confectioners’ sugar. Beat in milk and extract until fluffy.

Pipe filling using pastry bag (or spread w/ knife) on to flat bottom of cooled whoopie pie and top with another whoopie pie to make a sandwich.

I found that this filling recipe was WAY to sweet for me so I added cream cheese to it.

You might want to cut the sugar and taste as you make!


I hope you enjoy these!

Until Then,


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I hope that you are well.

I have had the most amazing weekend EVER!  My 20th High School Reunion was terrific.  So many laughs and memories shared as well as a few tears.  But over all it could not have been better.

My friend Wade  flew in from Newcastle,  Colorado and stayed with us for the weekend. His welcome back dinner was one of his favorites (as well as mine) CRAWFISH!!!  We had a nice little spread in the back yard. Beer and spicy mud bugs. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Our meet n greet was at one of the local watering holes, The OK Bicycle Shop. They have a great court yard patio that was perfect for the group. Below are a few photos of the night.

On Saturday we had a pep rally at the High School and a short history lesson about the school and few reminders of why it is such a privilege to be a member of the S.S. Murphy High Family.  The Old School cheerleaders ( yes I was one of them) were asked to join in a few cheers and the Alma mater .  We then took a tour of the grounds and got a chance to see all the changes that have been made. The biggest was that the entire school had air conditioning. Yep folks the entire time I was in high school we DID NOT HAVE AC. And in the deep south that is extreme!  But I made it through and it was ok.

The main event of our weekend took place at the Mobile Mardi Gras Museum. We got gifts, professional photos, and lots of fun.  The food was great and the music was the best ever. Super Sonic was the best song played and everyone danced like we were 18 again. There have been many photos posted on face book and many great comments and laughs had. Thanks so much to the Murphy High  Class of 1991 for keeping the fire burning!!

Mighty Murphy Panthers!!!!!!

So it has been mentioned that we will be planning our 25th reunion for 2016. Wow I am already looking forward to it.

All I can say is. . .

Until Then,


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Wow,  there are so many things going on the next few weeks.  As I have mentioned my 20th high school reunion is next weekend as well as Father’s Day.  Do you have something for your Daddy?  Well have no fear I have come across this little cookie company that will make you laugh while eating a delicious treat.  Bitter Baking Co.   Take a look at some of their, not so traditional, ideas for all occasion cookie gifts.


There are many more to choose from and different occasions! Hope this helps with your last-minute shopping!

Until Then,


P/S  Don’t forget about the Mad Tea Party on June 25th! You would be insane to miss it!

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