Take-out Tuesday, Name this dish!

This is one of my best original recipes ever…it is swoon~worthy divine every time!  But it needs a name…In the past I have called it Ok, You Seriously Have to Make This Chicken Semi-enchilada Sorta Cannelloni Dish!   a little wordy, yes? And then there’s A Mexican and an Italian go to Alabama by way of … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Lemon Chive Butter & Pear Raspberry Vinaigrette

These are lovely little tasty touches to your everyday roll,  vegetable or salad.  Easy to make, divine fresh flavor to infuse your food.  Either one of these would make such a thoughtful and appreciated little gift! A little thought, and a little ribbon and a delightful treat is born… With a ripe pear this dressing … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Happy Cinco de Mayo!

According to  Wikipedia,  Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.   The actual date of Mexico’s Independence Day is Sept. 16. We love a holiday around here so we will celebrate just about any time for any occasion! Things are finally greening up so … Continue reading

Creations, May Daisy Basket

April Showers are almost over and May is a glorious sunny month in the South.  I am going to put the umbrella away and hang this May Daisy Basket on our front door. This basket is just a quick little make over for a basket I already had I have used it many times for … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Veggie Cream Cheese

I know, I’ve been on an extreme veggie kick lately! I can’t help it with everything growing and blooming…we are going to plant a raised garden in our backyard this year! Okay, so in my endless quest for more veggies I decided to make some homemade veggie cream cheese. It’s so much better than commercial … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Birdcages & Bluebirds

Spring seems to finally have arrived in most parts of the country The birds are so happy and singing so loud sometimes I think they are inside my house! I actually do have a few inside birds that agreed to help with this table These beauties grace a square dish given to me by my … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Short Ribs

I think you will really enjoy this slow cooker version of short ribs.  They are REALLY EASY to make too!  The only way your family will know this is not take-out is by tasting, they are so much better! Can you believe you can serve this up with 3 ingredients, a slow cooker and a … Continue reading

Home decor, Fast & Cheap!

We all know that one thing leads to another, and in decorating this is infinitely true! I have been thinking about updating our powder room for a long time… Our house is 20+ years old… It was fitted with these bright gold fixtures that were apparently the bomb back in 1989…I probably loved them at … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Garden Sliders

I was craving vegetables the other day so I pulled out what I had in the fridge and decided to create something yummy… Have you ever made baked eggplant chips?  They are sooooo good.  Of course, anything slathered in Parmesan cheese can’t be bad! Are you with me?  Seriously, this is eye candy and mouth … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Topsy, Turvy, Dotty, Swirly

After the tragedy in Boston and having been extra busy lately I was feeling a little off center the other day.  I just felt like I had to get centered and refocused. I knew I had to just let go and refresh…spend some quality creative time…and then all of a sudden I had an overwhelming … Continue reading