• Welcome!

    So glad you dropped by! There is always something brewing here at the painted apron, cooking, painting, party planning, gift making, organizing, tablescaping...I hope you will spend a few minutes here and find some inspiration for your next creation.

Take-out Tuesday, Blueberry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

  This really is a “Take-out Tuesday,” a wrap made with a favorite chicken salad from a local cafe         One of my besties brought over some of our favorite chicken salad, which we enjoyed on fresh brioche buns To my delight, she insisted that I keep the remaining chicken salad, which … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Brussels Parmesan & Tempura Fried Okra

I am an avid fan of Brussels sprouts, but if you’re not you might change your mind when you pop a tasty Parmesan crusted fried sprout in your mouth!         I am NOT a fan of okra, which is practically a Southern staple, but these light and crispy okra pods are hard … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Summer Sipper

Doesn’t this make your mouth water?         Flipping through a magazine recently, I saw this frosty glass and thought it would be fun to paint         First a simple pencil sketch and then adding color to the bottom of glass         If you look closely at … Continue reading

Ideas for Fall!

    Make fall even more fabulous with these fun ideas~   Start the season off with some Apple Walnut Pie Fries with applesauce and caramel for dipping     Remind everyone of the season with some chalkboard art and an apple vignette     Make a FAN-tastic wreath to show your team spirit   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Flavor of the Month Round-up

Once again, thank you thank you for your prayers and sweet comments…I promise I am doing ok, I am back in the “city” taking care of the non fun things, and am with HHjr and his boys.  There is nothing better for my psyche than a busy house full of noisy hungry boys… Blueberry is … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Squash Lasagna with Burrata & Tomatoes

  Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for all your much appreciated and comforting comments, I really have felt all your prayers, and continue to be overwhelmed with everyone’s kindness…y’all are the best…       Last week was very special to me because I spent it with my daughter and her daughter     … Continue reading

News

  Even though I sometimes include personal stories and photos on the Painted Apron, my main goal is to provide inspiration, information and stimulate creativity.  The Painted Apron is indeed a happy place for me because it prods me to learn, experiment, try new things, and share ideas. I have experienced a major life change … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Artichoke

This is a re-post of one of my favorite watercolors.  I am busy with some personal matters this week so please forgive me for not visiting, commenting and replying.  I miss you all so much, I hope to be back next week         How do you feel about artichokes? Our family loves … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fishy Fajita Buffet

As Labor Day approaches, the end of summer is not far away and I think we all anxiously await fall fun We actually have about 8 months of nice warm weather in the South, and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, aren’t you ready for pumpkins, … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Party Favor

I am taking some time off this week and re-sharing some of my firsts posts from August and September 2012. Please forgive me for not visiting and commenting as I deal with a personal matter, I will be back very soon!  Please do comment if you like, hearing from you is such a treat even … Continue reading

  • Follow The Painted Apron on WordPress.com