May 7, 2010

Take your mom to a tea party with Patty Roper this Saturday!

If you'll be out anywhere near Philadelphia, MS on Saturday (May 8th), it'll certainly be worth your while to plan to swing by Kademi gifts. Patty Roper is having a book signing from Noon till 2:30 p.m. with recipes and food to sample from Easy Parties and Wedding Celebration. At 12:30 Patty will give a special demonstration.

What a great girls day out this will be for moms and daughters. And wouldn't an autographed copy of Patty's newest book make a great Mother's Day gift?

Kademi is located at 401 Center Avenue in Philadelphia, MS. For driving directions, just call the store at 1-888-4KADEMI or 1-601-656-5400.

Have a great weekend!

Patty will set up some of her elegant and imaginative party tablescapes for you to see during the Kademi booksigning.


May 4, 2010

Did you get your recipe?

Here's a simply wonderful recipe that I featured in our email newsletter this month. Are you signed up to get your free copy? If not, go to this page, put in your email and I'll add you to the list for next month. We won't give your email to anyone else, so you don't have to worry about a bunch of spam messages.

Try this pie when you have a chance. It comes from Patty Roper's new book that I talked about last week (Easy Parties & Wedding Celebrations, see below).

One unexpected ingredient: the crust is made with saltine crackers! It's so delicious you'll want to take it to your next event.

Here it is. I hope you enjoy it:

French Cherry Pie

3 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup sugar
9 saltine crackers, finely crushed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat egg whites until foamy; add cream of tartar. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff. Fold in crackers, pecans, and vanilla. Spread into greased 9-inch pie plate and bake 35 minutes. Cool.


1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipped topping
1 (21-ounce) can cherry pie filling

Cream sugar and cream cheese; add vanilla and fold in whipped topping. Pour into crust, top with pie filling, and chill. Yield: 8 servings.