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Recipe Box, Crazy Pizza Bread Loaf

There is a recipe on my Paint Bucket this month for a Pull Apart Pizza from Climbing Grier Mountain     It is basically an assembled raw pizza     Cut into strips and then into squares, stacked into 4 or 5 sections, and placed in a loaf pan to bake That sounded like fun … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Starting Over

Before we paint today, let’s talk about {forgive the pun} the Elephant in the room… I don’t want to talk about politics, but I do want to talk about the great state of Alabama where I am proud to live   One thing that Alabama is consistently good at, is looking bad in the news…yes, … Continue reading

Holidays, Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is only a week away, have you finalized your menu?     I’ve been sipping eXtra strong coffee and drawing thinking rather than cooking this week     I want to come up with a Mouthwatering Menu     That is, of course, Fabulous, but balanced, with a few No Guilt  dishes     … Continue reading

Holidays, Secrets for Stress-free Holidays

Okay, I am sharing some top secret stuff today, so shhhhh….. Whether you are in a pinch, have no energy, or just simply have too much to do… or maybe just don’t feel like cooking 🎨  💅   📚 First, fill your house with delicious aromas, Saute an onion with a little fresh garlic…     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 3 Way Tortellini, Soup, Stew or Pasta

With the onset of cooler weather I have been drawn to hearty soup recipes, such as this Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup from Olla-Podrida     Because I am lazy always looking for short cuts, I decided to really make it easy and use bottled marinara sauce     With sauteed onion,       … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas, DIYs and Giftaway Winner!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Some of the most treasured packages are things made from the heart, that extra meaningful gesture of giving something you have made Here are some suggestions for hostess gifts, friendship gifts, and something for someone who has everything   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting with Watercolor Brush Pens

When I first got this set of watercolor brush pens I must admit, I was a little disappointed     With a little practice I learned how to use them, and now I’m crazy about them     Here’s how they look before blending, intense color but dry   A regular brush and water will … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Go Wild for Thanksgiving!

I have been going wild not knowing what we were doing for Thanksgiving…     All of a sudden, after decades of tradition, our family was changing     What???     The large group would not be gathering this year…       Well, that’s okay, we can go to the beach, just our … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach Salad with Roasted Pear, Prosciutto & Brussels

Main dish salad in the winter time is probably the last thing you are dreaming of, but this salad is a wonderful way to enjoy salad when temps cool down and you’re looking for warm comfort     Start with a bowl of fresh crisp greens like spinach and romaine       Roast Brussels … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Acorn Squash Glazed with Maple, Bleu Cheese & Pecans

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving menu, this squash dish is worth considering     First of all it’s REALLY easy  💅     Secondly, it only takes minutes to prepare   🕐       And third it’s insanely good!  Win Win Win!  🎰 Before we go any further, let me just say that … Continue reading

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