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Take-out Tuesday, Club Sandwich in a Roll

A club sandwich is my idea of perfection~ lots of different flavors,  layers of meats, freshly cooked bacon, a little cheese, crisp lettuce, ripe tomatoes,  on a tasty toasted bread This is a little bit of an inside out club sandwich, the meat and cheese is on the inside and the lettuce and tomato on … Continue reading

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Holidays, Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! Everyone seems to feel that summer went too fast this year… it always goes too fast for me, but this summer, I captured some moments to remember, with my camera Summer started on shaky ground after a 22″ rain left our island flooded Once the water receded, we needed a little boat … Continue reading

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Views from the Porch and Giveaway Winner!

Labor Day is Monday which I guess makes summer officially over  :'( I keep my camera handy when I have a chance to relax on the porch, because you never know what you are going to see… But before we see the sights I want to announce the Giveaway Winners from earlier this month Yes, … Continue reading

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The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

September already? Football Season! There will be a lot of finger food on this month’s list! This is a list of recipes I am going to use for cooking inspirations this month, a little thinking ahead and organizing makes menu and meal planning so much quicker for me~ and helps inspire me to create new … Continue reading

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Party Panache, Labor Day BLT BBQ Bloody Marys

The Bloody Mary cocktail has been around since the early 1900s, when Russians escaping the revolution in their country, fled to France and brought their beloved vodka with them.  At a popular Paris bar, Harry’s, the bartender thought their spirits were tasteless. Around this same time, tomato juice was also introduced to the bartender, which … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Summer’s End

With Labor Day coming up next weekend, Kathleen over at Cuisine Kathleen has issued a Farewell to Summer Table Challenge      :(   sigh, I hate to say goodbye to summer… So I’m keeping it around for a while! These painted glasses were partly inspired by a nautical blue and white rope Well I just had … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Fresh Vegetable Orzo Alfredo

It’s not that I hate to go to the grocery store… I just think it can be such a time waster when there are so many better things to do… so I often raid the pantry and fridge to come up with recipes such as this Fresh Vegetable Orzo Alfredo I had some fresh green … Continue reading

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Creations, Quick Table Re-do

This little table had paint splatters on it, and was just hanging out in the garage collecting junk HH wanted a TV tray table for the den when he cozies up in front of  the TV…hmmmmmm A quick coat of Annie Sloan Graphite*…no, it doesn’t completely cover but I was going with the vintage look … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Savory Apple Pie Quesadilla

Did you know that next Saturday, the Saturday before Labor Day,  is International Bacon Day? Yep!  Celebrate with this sweet and Savory Apple Pie Quesadilla with BACON. I call it Apple Pie because it is full of apples and sharp cheddar cheese, the classic pairing for apple pie Except I used Cranberry White Cheddar and … Continue reading

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Party Panache, EZ Party Favors and Prizes

The party favors and prizes for last weekend’s Cook Your App Off! party went together easily with just a little shopping I hit Olde Time Pottery, World Market and the Grocery Store looking for all things orange I got a ceramic lattice square planter, a chef wine bottle holder and an orange colander to use … Continue reading

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