fresh, bourbon cranberry sauce

Fresh cranberries, a splash of bourbon, a sprinkling of brown sugar and a touch of vanilla. We have created the perfect companion for Tom turkey, the star of the Thanksgiving dinner table. This recipe is quick and simple with plenty of wiggle room for improvisation. Whether you like your sauce thick or thin, your cranberries whole or mashed, this recipe will accommodate any flavor and … Continue reading fresh, bourbon cranberry sauce

Tips for finding and cutting the perfect Christmas Tree

Foraging for and cutting your own Christmas tree is a fun, rewarding experience for the whole family. If you have little ones, this can quickly become a new tradition. We have a few tips and tricks for finding the perfect tree this year. Before you go Boots: Dress warm and watch your feet. Once you hit the outdoors, whether it’s the woods or a Christmas … Continue reading Tips for finding and cutting the perfect Christmas Tree

Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

A beautiful and delicious recipe for smaller holiday celebrations Intimate, cozy celebrations are a great way to really enjoy your guests and have great conversations. This dazzling centerpiece is perfect for a ‘lighter’ gathering of friends and family. Your local butcher will gladly butterfly the breast for you and then it’s a simple process to simply fill with stuffing, roll and tie before roasting. Fennel … Continue reading Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

blackberry and green tea popsicles

“Life was just a tire swing. ‘Jambalaya’ was the only song I could sing. Blackberry pickin’, eatin’ fried chicken, And I never knew a thing about pain. Life was just a tire swing.” ~ Jimmy Buffett The plump, juicy blackberry and a hot summer day are perfect companions. After spending the day elbow deep in stickers to fill buckets, cold delicious popsicles made with the … Continue reading blackberry and green tea popsicles

Hand-crafted soaps added to C Lili Designs, Designing A Simple Life

We are happy to announce our hand-crafted soap line is ready for sale! Our introductory fragrances are simple (of course) and smell absolutely delicious. We look forward to bringing you 2 to 4 “signature” scents on a regular basis with seasonal bars sprinkled throughout the year. Look for our companion candle series in the very near future. Please note, due to the hand-crafted nature of … Continue reading Hand-crafted soaps added to C Lili Designs, Designing A Simple Life

Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant

Also known as Fondant Fancies or French Fancies, these fancy confections would be served at the end of dinner or with coffee and tea. All the women of Downton Abbey would want to offer this rather beautiful treat with their tea service. I’ve had a difficult time waiting for The Downton Abbey movie to release. We are excited to join a pre screening the night … Continue reading Dainty Petits Fours with Buttercream Fondant