Recipe Box, Sensational Sides, in seconds!

Tired of the same old pairings like steak and potatoes? These side dishes are guest worthy divine, but you can create them easily in minutes! Wow your guests or your family with Steaks with Blue Cheese Sauce, and Spinach Parmesan Orzo.  The Bleu Cheese Sauce is a lightened up version of traditional Gorgonzola Sauce because … Continue reading

Home Decor, Formula for decorating

With all the holidays so bunched up this year decorating is challenging!   Of course we are all anxious for Spring,  and want to put away the snowmen and winter decor.  With Spring decorating and 2 holidays upcoming,  St. Patrick’s Day with Easter right around the corner, it’s hard to decide what to do first! I … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Loaded with Fruits & Vegetables!

Guess how many different fruits and vegetables are in this meal featuring an old favorite, Chicken Spaghetti?  10!   A rainbow of colors and flavors come together to make this familiar dish a little more flavorful and healthier! With a side salad full of fresh romaine, spinach, fruit and berries you will have a full day’s … Continue reading

Home Decor, A Little Bird Told Me…

Once Valentine’s Day is past do you start immediately putting away your winter decor, yearning for signs of Spring?  The calendar said February 15, and I was out the door for some retail therapy and inspiration! I had some things to return which is unfortunate.  When I return I always feel like I am making … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mexican Buffet

When you’re serving a simple meal you can always crank it up a notch by setting a fun table or buffet.  I think decorating is a lot more fun than cooking, so I use this little trick often when I want it to look like I went to lots of trouble…EYE CANDY if you will…a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Steak House Potatoes

The best part of going to a Steak House restaurant is the side dishes.  Besides the steaks of course!  This potato recipe comes from a family friend that shared it from her favorite Steak House in Shreveport, Louisiana. Hot, cheesy, creamy, dreamy…these are not for the faint of heart {read that not low fat} but … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Surprise Package

This is a funny appetizer that is surprisingly good! It’s a cross between an egg roll, a fried pickle and a cheese stick…Sound crazy? It is! But it’s crazy good, and crazy easy too! I am going to make up a batch for Oscar Night this Sunday. Can you guess what’s inside these innocent looking … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Night at the Oscar’s

Are you going to watch the Oscar’s Sunday night? I love to tune in and see the fashions, the emotions and the movie clips. This year we are going to have some finger food and a little bubbly and watch the awards on the “big screen.” This is HH’s “Man Cave,” and it is usually … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Baked Tacos

Have you seen this technique for baking taco shells? Spray the tortillas lightly with some cooking oil spray. Place the tortillas, sprayed side up,  over the rods of the oven racks so each side hangs down. Then bake at 325 about 5 minutes until crisp.  These are white corn tortillas. Then the shells are ready … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ice Cream Cake Parfait

Our Valentine indulgence was Ice Cream Cake Parfait to celebrate HHjrs Valentine birthday. He loves ice cream cake and I thought a parfait version would be an easy way to serve it.  We put his parfait on a plate surrounded by votive candles instead of the traditional candles on the cake. This is an EASY, … Continue reading

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