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Party Panache, Bourbon Laced Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

  This will warm you up on a chilly fall night!           Assuming we ever have a chilly fall night…         Hot weather takes my appetite away but I have 3 always hungry boys in my household, so I love to make them treats         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Vignette

  With pumpkins on my mind this week, a little pumpkin art was a must!       Simple sketch with a waterproof .04 liner pen               Coloring from lights to darks                   The sunflower petals have a slightly lighter shade … Continue reading

Party Panache, Fall Favorites for Game Day

We had a big spread at our house last weekend for the Alabama/Ole Miss game, lots of fans for both teams         Now, poor Ole Miss has been having an identity crisis lately, changing their mascot from the Rebel Man, to the Black Bears, and now the Land Sharks…       … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Love

Have you started fall decorating or gathering pumpkins?         I am just getting started, and currently have a pumpkin tower or 2 on the mantel         I crushing on sunflowers this year too, and have single stems in vases all over the house, it makes everything feel so happy! … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Corn & Sausage Biscuit Bake

I wish I could make a monster dish of this comforting casserole for all those suffering the effects of Hurricane Florence! The whole country is praying for you… Several weeks ago I posted a chicken casserole type dish, Creamy Bacon Topped Chicken & Biscuits Bake, that we enjoyed so much I couldn’t wait to try … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Have you noticed the influx of prepared vegetables at the grocery store lately?       I swear every time I go there are more choices and types of prepared veggies, 5-6 types of spiralized vegetables, sliced, diced and seasoned vegetables, all ready for cooking When I saw chopped butternut squash last week, I grabbed … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Doodling and Coloring Pages

After many weeks without doing any artwork, I felt a little rusty when I got the chance to sit down with my sketchbook         Art is like anything else, if you don’t do it consistently, you will loose your feel or edge just a little         To loosen up … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tide Pride Red & White BBQ Chicken Rolls

  Okay, this is one of those “drop everything and make these now” recipes!         Roasted Chicken, red and white BBQ Sauces, white cheddar cheese, all rolled up in crescent roll dough and baked to perfection         They are creamy, spicy, sweet, savory, cheesy fabulous! Perfect for game day!  … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Farm Kitchen

  Pumpkin Alert! Pumpkins are supposed to arrive at Trader Joe’s today! You can bet that TJ’s will be my first stop when I get back to the “city” tomorrow!     In the meantime, I’ve been having a little fun with my “beach” pumpkins       Last year’s Pumpkin Farm has moved into … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini, Corn, & Bacon 3 Ways

I can’t seem to get enough fresh corn this summer, so these past few weeks I am enjoying it like crazy before it disappears until next year         This simple little sauté of fresh corn, zucchini and bacon makes not only a tasty side dish,         but you can … Continue reading

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