End-Of-Summer Peach and Shrimp Salad

Let’s cut to the chase. Summer doesn’t technically end until September 21st.  Until then, everyone is confused.  The weather is confused.  You and your wardrobe are confused.  Your dog is probably confused.  In a conversation about this very subject with our blog-founder, Deanna, I mentioned that it feels like we’re trying to hold on and … More End-Of-Summer Peach and Shrimp Salad

Thai Shrimp Bowls

Hi guys! Deanna here! I’m back and so excited to share with you this new and improved blog: a collaboration with my super talented friends. When I started I hoped Tablespoons & Tea Parties would turn into an eclectic collection of fun, healthy, creative & inspiring posts. Now that’s all coming your way! Shirlee kicked … More Thai Shrimp Bowls

Banana Cupcakes

Hi there! My name is Shirlee, and this is my debut post (eeee!). I’m nervous and sweating and anxious about posting to a blog, so the only thing I can do to fix all that is… bake something delicious and sweet and filled with butter! Food. Cures. All. Quick intro on me – I’ve been … More Banana Cupcakes

Roasted Chickpeas

I don’t know about you, but I have the hardest time trying to stay healthy around the holidays. I have almost no self control around cookies, cake, pie or chocolate. I went out to pick up lunch at work last week and got sucked into a bakery on my walk back. I came back into … More Roasted Chickpeas

Silky Mashed Potatoes

Alright kiddos, it’s time to start gearing up for Thanksgiving! Whether it’s a holiday or just a get together at my house, I start planning the menu at least a week in advance (more, if I have more time). This is partially because I’m neurotic about planning and preparedness, and mainly because I’m excited about … More Silky Mashed Potatoes

Microwave Smores

This is less of a recipe and more of pure genius. I was sitting at home, craving dessert with no dessert in the house. I did however have graham crackers and marshmallows, no Hersey’s bar and no Gas stove. Desperate times call for creativity, and let me tell you, the microwave is just as good … More Microwave Smores