A Sweet Event ~
Okay, we’re picking up right where we
left off with our
‘Girls Night In’ Mother’s Day…
~ Images Stefanie Knowlton ~
with gorgeous Rendezvous Soy lavender candles
(available at Haley’s Cottage) on display
and takeaways for our guests!
The pretty Lavender
first course served,
it was time to go around the room and
So here is just a sampling of the cool, creative women who
joined us. The talented Cindy and our organizer, from
Haley’s Cottage & blog, Melaine from the fabulous & wildly successful blog
Patricia Stockton, also a fab blogger and incredible
jewelry maker, Diane, former owner of
Heartland Interiors, Rachel from Sweet Bee,
Mela, whose wonderful work you’ll find at
Vintage shows…and that’s just to name a few!
Can you see why I was in creative heaven! And as I said,
in the teaser post,
which you can visit here…we also had many returning guests and
mothers & daughters which I
love. Thank you all!
Introductions done, it was time to roll up our sleeves
bake! Biscotti! A sweet treat, straight out of my
childhood. Only these are orange & toasted hazelnut Biscotti!
(BTW, some of you have asked about the fun little Biscotti card given to me
by my dear friend Janice...found on-line here…but currently out of stock.
cool site though! Thank you Janice!)
Biscotti Recipe Here ~
All of our ingredients assembled…
And these gals are good!
In no time at all, the loaves are in the oven and we
dish up the next small course of
grilled romaine and lemon rosemary chicken
(A thank you to BBQ boy…the Mr.!) with homemade
rosemary brioche croutons and pancetta bits.
(Love anything wrapped in bacon…especially Italian bacon!)
Prosecco, white grape and rose water Popsicles
follow to prep the palate for dessert.
And then its time to
slice the Biscotti loaves and pop them back in the oven
for round two!
Biscotti means…’twice baked!’
They come out of the oven, warm & golden brown…
ready to be dipped in
homemade vanilla bean
ice cream, drizzled with fruity olive oil and
sprinkled with French Fleur de sel.
(I know, olive oil on ice cream? You have to trust me on this!)
Well done ladies! You were so much
fun to cook with
and so easy to entertain!
It was just a really
Thank you all again, for coming over for
Girls Night in.
A huge shout out to:
Cindy, Haley, Stefanie, Linda, Carol, Christy, Brandee, Sim, & Bill!
And thank YOU for stopping by…
on the blog!
A wonderful Mother’s Day to all!
I am blessed,
For more beautiful images of Girls Night In taken by the talented
Stefanie Knowlton…visit her page on
(And Yes, she even got a shot of the powder room rosette
one of our creative guests crafted :) Too funny!