Welcome to the Thursday edition of Blogs I Love! Today, I’m excited to introduce you to Amy from A Nest for All Seasons. As I’ve mentioned many times before, I’m not the world’s savviest gardener and yet I find myself oddly obsessed with gardens. Amy’s blog is filled with tons of great advice and beautiful photos to inspire you to dig your hands into the dirt. I’m bookmarking her How to Grow Morning Glory Seedlings post for a day when I’m feeling adventurous!
I really enjoy those sappy-sweet Hallmark channel movies and recently I saw one where a high-society wife was dumped by her husband and had to return to her humble New Jersey roots and work in her father’s bakery. As plots tend to go, things were a bit tough for Dad’s small bakery but the gal comes up with a winning idea which turns it all around – saving the bakery and finding Mr. Right at the same time. (By the way Mr. Right in this case is an actor I love hailing from BBC’s Monarch of the Glen. Bonus points if you’re familiar with that!) Well, the cakes she makes that save-it-all are called “Paddy Cakes” and this is my homage to those sweet little cakes – just in time for St. Patrick’s Day – except mine are no bake but equally delish!
There is nothing quite as glitzy and fabulous as the Academy Awards, is there? With the gorgeous gowns and all-around Red Carpet glamour it’s hard not to get swept up into all the fun. Here’s my recipe for hosting an Oscar Party at home for two or two-hundred. First, mix up a delicious cocktail, next prepare a few simple but over-the-top snacks, third, print out your own Oscar Ballot like this one, and finally settle in and enjoy the spectacle! So, here are my recipes for delicious Oscar Party Food & Drinks!