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Take-out Tuesday, Chicken with Sherry Mushroom Sauce

This IS the easiest dinner you will ever make… If you are a super foodie, or an “anti mushroom soup snob,” do not read any further…sorry…but this is just too easy and too good not to share~ The prep might take you 5 minutes Okay 6 Saute sliced mushrooms in butter and olive oil and … Continue reading

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Party Panache, Coconut Cake Milkshake Martini aka Cottontail Cocktail

Have your cake and drink it too! Cake Vodka, Vanilla ice cream, and some coconut will have you hopping like a happy bunny! The perfect refresher after an afternoon Easter egg hunt 🐇🐇🐇 This Cottontail Cocktail is really a Coconut Cake Milkshake, served martini style with an optional rim of coconut You can use a … Continue reading

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Holidays, Easter Round Up

With Easter Sunday only a week away, you’ve probably made your plans and set your table, but just in case you need some last minute inspirations~ You might want to check out Curious Bunnies A non-traditional, gray, white, and yellow Easter table and Lemon Cheesecake Squares Our kiddos enjoyed this Easter Egg Hunt Table last … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Spring Has Sprung Puff Pie

We enjoyed the Puff Pastry crust in the recent Creamy Chive Potato Pie  so much, I couldn’t wait to try another combo I have found that gently stretching puff pastry dough with my fingers works better for me than trying to roll it out Stretch it gently to fit your pan, trim excess with scissors … Continue reading

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Creations, Silly Goose to Little Miss Fancy!

I love the designs by McKenzie-Childs, especially the signature black and white checks and the fearless pattern mixing~ [photo source] When I saw these rose covered geese in the spring catalog, $165 and $120,  I remembered my “silly goose” I’ve had her for years and thought it might be fun to give her a little … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Busy Bunnies

There are some very busy bunnies in the dining room “garden” They have been hiding eggs everywhere! in baskets, on benches on cabbage leaves and behind fences An Easter egg topiary is stands tall over all The garden overflowing with carrots and beets~ The bunnies have brought many sweet treats they spread them around to … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Bama Burger Sauce

Okay, so what’s one of the first things you want to do when the weather warms up? Fire up the grill!  [we grill no matter what the weather, but we still get excited] And when you think of eating a hamburger, the first thing you start dreaming about is the toppings, right? Or maybe the … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Carrot Cake Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Glaze

Uh oh… I am so sorry… Well, maybe not sorry… These are just a leeeeeetle bit too tasty….BUT! These rolls would make a wonderful addition to your Easter brunch! They aren’t hard to make, just plan on putting them together when you’re going to be home for a while  because they rise twice Once they … Continue reading

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Creations, Painting Bunnies

Time to paint some bunnies! What says spring more than a cute bunny hopping through green grass? This “hopping bunny” is one of my original glassware designs and was inspired by this papier maché bunny I have had him forever, no clue where he came from, and I have painted him over and over on … Continue reading

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Home Decor, Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring! Silver and gold were great for the dreary winter months But it’s time for some bunnies and eggs, green grass and forsythia! The fireplace caught spring fever too “Via del Giardino”  that brightened up gray days got replaced by a fresh “painting” There are bunnies and blooms in the kitchen Mugs, plates and … Continue reading

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