Tablescapes, Dining with Mermaids

a sunny day by the sea and a lunch with mermaids was meant to be a cold soup perhaps to begin the repast served of course in a margarita glass and more to come on these sea shell plates with extra silverware standing by in a jar,  just in case it’s needed when we begin … Continue reading

Party Panache, Coconut Shrimp with Raspberry Jalapeno and Orange Marmalade Sauce

Over the Memorial Day weekend we made one of our favorite beach meals, Coconut Shrimp Tempura. We rarely fry anything, but this shrimp is literally worth a splurge~ We always serve it with Orange marmalade dipping sauce But to make it a little more patriotic, I decided to make another sauce too… This is Raspberry … Continue reading

Creations, Painting Silver

Painting silver is very scary at first…you are thinking, “Should I really do this? There might even be a law against it, it feels so wrong!”  I started slowly by spraying the inside of a small silver tray with black chalkboard paint~ I used masking tape to tape off the center and crunched some tin … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Antipasto Flatbread

Easier than ordering pizza, and a much lighter and healthier option, this flatbread comes together in minutes and is a great meal or appetizer.  DD and I made this last week for dinner while we were enjoying a little girl time at the beach.  It is perfect for summer dining. We loaded this puppy up … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are spending this day with family and friends.  We are celebrating in our favorite spot,  remembering all those that have sacrificed for our freedom,  and counting our blessings. If you look carefully at the shape in the distance you will see a red, white, and blue parasail floating over … Continue reading

Home Decor, Beach House tour part 3

After last weeks devasting storms, I can’t help thinking about one of our storm experiences and how the possibilities the future holds can arrive in unexpected ways~ Hurricane Ivan forced us to make some changes in our coastal home.  We have owned this little beachside bungalow since 1986.  Our children grew up vacationing here year … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Gluten Free Blueberry Zucchini Cake

My grandsons are on gluten free diets and Super Boy is also supposed to avoid dairy and sugar.  That’s pretty rough when you are 5.  He tends to get skin rashes and they are trying to pin point the triggers and one appears to be gluten.  For his birthday party at our house last week … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini Parmesan Ribbons

This is one of my favorite side dishes.  I had some zucchini frites at a local Italian restaurant and I fell in love.  Mine are not quite as thin and stunning as the restaurants but they satisfy my cravings! The zucchini is sliced lengthwise into ribbons, bathed in Parmesan and baked until golden…interested? Cut the … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Flip Flops & Flowers

Prayers and Prayers and Prayers…. and we, the more fortunate today, go on with our normal lives…because that’s what we have to do, one foot in front of the other, taking the next step as they must…one moment at a time… I have a little confession to make.  It’s embarrassing.  After all, I paint glass … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Lite & Spicy Sausage Pasta

I must begin with a prayer to all those suffering through these horrendous storms…the world is praying for you… I pinned this recipe last month from the blog kevin and amanda.  They insisted that it was fast, easy, and loaded with “knock your socks off” flavor.  That made it a perfect candidate for Take-out Tuesday!  … Continue reading