teatime table setting

A Timeless Tradition

Phyllis Lifestyle 12 Comments

Taking afternoon tea simply never goes out of style. There is just something extra special about celebrating a moment with a tradition that has stood the true test of time. Yes, the custom originated in Europe, but this drink has ties around the world. And that is exactly what our new book Tea Parties Around the World by the editors …

Lemon-Coconut Scones

An Easter Tea Menu

Phyllis Lifestyle 11 Comments

With Easter just around the corner, what better way to prepare for Sunday afternoon get-togethers than a light snack and tea menu from our lovely TeaTime magazine? From guest editors of TeaTime magazine:    Easter is a time for rejoicing. Our simple but elegant menu—featuring traditional favorites such as deviled eggs, ham and cucumber tea sandwiches, and chocolate—is sure to enchant …

Dreaming of Spring - Lemon Pound Cake with Limoncello Cream

Dreaming of Spring

Phyllis Inspiration 23 Comments

Spring is always a delightful time at our home. The tulips that we labored to plant in the fall are popping up all around. And the daffodils are competing for the first bloom! When we had our ranch (it came with Neal when I married him!), I got this bright idea that we would plant daffodils all over the meadows …