Welcome & Stay a Little Longer!

Welcome to Slice of Pie! I'm glad you dropped by to visit. You'll find a variety of life styling ideas on my blog ... and lots of grand daughter pictures, too! Miss Phoebe is my best helper and we do lots of special things together. Make sure you take a look down my sidebar! Under the "You're Invited" icon you'll find picture links to dinner parties I've hosted. Under the "Good Food" icon, you'll find picture links to food posts I've done. I usually post a sidebar picture link to magazine articles I've written. You'll find something you like! Hope you enjoy and stay around for awhile!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Phoebe turns three!

Here's Phoebe for her third birthday portraits with her doll! She didn't really want to take these pictures and when she started trying to stand on her head, I told the photographer to just start snapping pictures or we'd never get any! She was not in a very good mood!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cabin in the Woods Tablescape!

I've posted my "Cabin in the Woods' Tablescape for Tablescape Thursday! Hope everybody is enjoying this holiday season. I've been busy with cookbook signings ... but squeezed out enough time to host my Women's Club Progressive Dinner appetizer course! Don't forget to visit www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com to link to othe tablescape posts!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Starting a new Radio Show

I'm gonna take a vacation from blogging for awhile. I'm starting a new "foodie" radio show and need to devote extra time to that project! I'll be back in a few weeks.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Come Back Tomorrow for Details!

I'll be posting all the details of the pink tablescapes tomorrow. We've had a great event ... tablescaping for the cure!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Just Created a Tablescapers Twibe

Hey, Tablescapers! I've created a Twibe just for us. Thought we might use it to share information quickly, when we find bargains or great ideas for our tables. This way, if I'm standing in a favorite shopping spot and see a great value, I can Tweet all of you ... and you can stop what you are doing, grab your checkbook and run right out and get whatever fabulous bargain I find. You can join the Twibe and do the same thing!

To join the Twibe, go to ...


http://www.twibes.com/group/tablescapers

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tablescape Thursday - Sunflowers Meet Pumpkins!

It's a busy week for me, so my sunflower posting will have to make you smile! We had a little wine and snacks over the weekend and this was the set up! I brought a few of my garden ornaments inside and worked them into the pumpkin/sunflower display on my kitchen shelves! Apples and caramel dip for Grandbaby ... but wine for me! I've also posted some pictures from one of the tables I set for the recent Women's Conference. I taught a workshop on tablescaping and party planning!

This is the week that Dick Gregory is coming to dinner ... with a couple hundred other people, so I've been busy making centerpieces. I stuffed faux pumpkins with silk flowers; attached smaller pumpkins and big sunflowers. You'll see pictures next week!

I've left photos up from last week's tablescape post. Maybe you didn't get a chance to look at all the posts last week ... I know I didn't! As always, special thanks to Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for hosting our fun!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

You're asking about the little cast iron skillets!

The little cast iron skillets in my one-potter post came from /www.castironcookware.com
They are 3 1/2 inches ... and sometimes used as ashtrays. The cast iron is the Lodge brand ... doesn't have to be seasoned before using. When I finish baking in them, I clean them with soap and water, then spray them with Pam, so they don't rust.

It's Fall! Time for One-Potters!

I'm happy to participate in our fall blog party. Special thanks to Southern Hospitality for hosting! Visit the party site to jump to other posts! I know fall has arrived, when my husband starts getting out the "big pots". He's the one-pot cook at our house. I'm happy to come home from work ... to this retired man's kitchen ... I am well fed!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dinner for 130 was a Big Success!

Dinner for the Military was a big success! They were happy with smoked beef briskit, vegetable lasagna, cheesy potatoes, Amaretto carrots, Caesar salad and a variety of cookie bars! We don't decorate for this group ... they are a "no frills" bunch! However, tomorrow I start the process of making 26 stuffed (faux) pumpkin centerpieces for a dinner honoring Dick Gregory. Gregory is an alum of Southern Illinois University ... lettered in track before he found his way into the world of entertainment! He's coming back to receive several honors and one of my friends is responsible for planning a dinner for 250 ... so I'm the flower arranger for this one!

It's a few weeks away, but I'll take pictures!

I'm also participating in aa tablescape/luncheon in a few weeks. The American Cancer Society is sponsoring the event. I'll take pictures at that one, too!

Don't we have fun???!!!

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