Peeps Easter Cupcakes

Anyone who knows me knows I love peeps! You can visit the peeps website here:

So here is a recipe using one of my favorite "foods"

Easter Peeps Cupcakes

1 cake mix (or scratch cake recipe)

white frosting

grated coconut, colored with green food coloring

Marshmallow Peeps® (yellow, pink, white, blue or lavender)

jelly beans

Bake cupcakes according to directions. Let cool and frost with white frosting.
Sprinkle colored coconut on top of each frosted cupcakes and place a Peep® in the center. Add a few jelly beans around the Peeps®, so they look like eggs.If you choose not to use coconut you may pipe a "nest" of green icing around the top of each cupcake and place a Peep® in the center. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles for a festive ending. How to Tint Coconut Place an amount of coconut into a bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix well. Continue until desired color is reached. Be sure it is mixed well and be cautious as food color is concentrated.

St. Patrick's Day Wish

May the road you walk be a smooth one,
May your troubles be few, if any,
May the days and years that lie ahead
Be healthy, happy, and many...
May you find friends in abundance,
May the sun shine bright above you,
May the world be a wonderful place to live,
May you always have someone to love you.
Wishing You a Wonderful St. Patrick's Day

We Need a Helping Hand

In a semi-tea related post I am asking for help from all my readers. I volunteer with the Arc of Northern Bristol County and have enjoyed tea parties with many members of the group as well as produced a cook book. We like food and friendship and I have noticed many do not have the skills to cook or do a tea of their own. We have submitted a project to Hamburger Helper to help us with a new kitchen in our building. This would allow cooking classes and basic home skills to be taught and shared with others. Please take a moment to send in a comment to the link below.
With a little help from our friends we may be chosen as part of this project.
This is through Hamburger Helper and has been posted on, and we would like to get as many people as possible to the site and submit a comment in support of the project. The site will be up until the end of March, then they pick 12 projects to fund. The competition is high, but we can try. The direct link to the site is submit a comment and pass it on to others for their help as well. Thanks! Valerie Zagami on behalf of: The Arc of Northern Bristol County141 Park StreetAttleboro, MA 02703

Upcoming Spring Events

On March 16th we will be once again be working with the Chartley Garden Club for a Mad Hatters Tea. Flyers are popping up around town. This is a wonderful group of very talented gardeners who produce the most wonderful flower and plant arrangements. They also maintain many gardens in town and donate time to help others. I know what a fun time this will be. Visit their site here and see some local projects and gardens.

Friday I will be tea hostess for a group of Professional Women. There is a large variety of careers and business owners going to be represented at this event. This will be a very fun time also.

In April I will be having a tea with one of my favorite long time friends and her friends. This is a much smaller scale event and I know it will be a great time to chatter.

High Heeled Cake Server

This is a great gift I received from some very dear friends for Christmas and I love it. It is such a fun way to serve dessert. Here it is shown with my hidden jam cake.