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Recipe Box, Sausage Stuffed Pancakes

Ok, so I was going to wow you today with my BRILLIANT version of Lemon Poppy Seed Pancake Mini Muffins, puffins if you will…     You wouldn’t believe how awful these things were Even lemon pie filling – desperate times –  couldn’t save them…     After several nibbles of the dry disappointing puffins, I … Continue reading

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Holidays, Valentine Love, crafts, sweets, tables, decor

We celebrate all the holidays in a big way, especially Valentine’s Day XO rectangular pillow here         Not only is it a romantic day for us, it is HHjr’s birthday Valentine Birthday Dinner       My youngest son’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving sometimes, A Valentine baby and a Thanksgiving baby! White … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Citrus Salad with Creamy Orange Vinaigrette

  Here’s a wonderful winter salad to make your mouth, & your body, happy  😊       Kale, spinach, citrus and a creamy orange vinaigrette         The vinaigrette  turns creamy with the addition of 1 T sour cream or Greek yogurt     Mix all the other ingredients in a jar … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, 2016, a Year in Pizza

Everyone has been doing 2016 round ups and best “ofs,” which I love-it’s fun to see the year in review… I thought I’d do something a little different and look back over 2016 in pizzas!   Pizza is my favorite thing to make, it’s a one dish meal, can be loaded with vegetables, and when … Continue reading

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Fearless Friday, Geraniums

Brighten your day with some summer geraniums! This is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 16″  2″ wide wrapped canvas, which was painted first with black gesso     The main shapes were laid in with a few quick strokes to establish the composition and placement     Adding color to pots and foreground   … Continue reading

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Creations, Citrus Tags and a Gift Basket

I am focusing on citrus this month, and thought I would try citrus stamping     How hard could it be?     Harder than it looks!     I quit trying pretty quickly because painting citrus is easy peasy     I shared a tutorial for painting watermelon, lemons and limes a couple of … Continue reading

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Recipe Box, Football Food!

Congrats to Clemson on winning the National Championship! It was a great game, and although we were sad Alabama lost, we still had a great time noshing on delicious food…     I was going to post these recipes later this month in time for the Super Bowl, but I have had so many requests … Continue reading

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Take-out Tuesday, Sugar Cookie Birthday Pie

NG, my son-in-law, is the nicest guy you will ever meet     He also has a major sweet tooth     So for his birthday last week, I made him a giant sugar cookie pie       And topped it with chopped peanut butter cups     I was trying to make up … Continue reading

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Party Panache, Tide vs Tigers

I don’t usually post on Mondays but I have 2 important things to share… Big game tonight!!  and 1 day sale on Society 6  with free shipping!!   The snow and ice has melted and we’re having friends over tonight to root for the Tide Here’s the menu:   Recipes coming up soon! Roll Tide … Continue reading

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Tablescapes, Citrus Explosion!

The best part of winter to me is fresh citrus, especially big juicy grapefruit     This was a gloomy winter week, so I loaded up the table with an explosion of citrus for a weekend dinner party       I have a lot of things in sets of 2 and 4 so for … Continue reading

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