Tablescapes, Sunflower Table and Fiesta Chowder

Sunflowers!  I couldn’t resist setting a table in their honor. We had some soup~ Fiesta Soup of course! Cooking wasn’t a priority this week But I made this main dish soup in minutes I actually used the leftover Fiesta Corn Dip but you can easily use the substitute ingredients listed below to make this satisfying, … Continue reading

Creations, Party Signs

I promised to share the details for the Fiesta Party we had last weekend,  if you haven’t been to the party yet, click here I decided that some large, eye-catching signs would be a great way to add some drama and decor.  But I didn’t want to spend days painting signs. I picked up some … Continue reading

Party Panache, Fiesta!

Time for the party!  This party actually started on Monday, so if you are just arriving, click here to sign the guest book and put a leaf on the wishing tree.  If you’d like a glimpse of the sweet treats we had on Tuesday, click here.  Now let’s join the Fiesta! If you look closely … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fiesta Sweets!

What is your biggest challenge when you have a party?  Mine is keeping the guests from congregating all in the same spot!   At our recent Fiesta party we purposely placed  “stations”  in different areas throughout the main floor to keep guests moving around. Our foyer is actually almost as big as any of the … Continue reading

Creations, A Wishing Tree

It was Fiesta time at our house Saturday and I can’t wait for you to come to the party! Now, I’m going to ask you to use your imagination here… Just pretend that it’s not daytime, but that it’s nighttime and it’s dark,  and there are multicolored sparkling lights running down both banisters Just imagine … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pizza Caprese

Have you ever heard of the holy Trinity?  No, no, not THAT holy trinity….the holy trinity in cooking.  The three ingredients vary depending on where you live ~ In Cajun country,  or Louisiana, the holy trinity ingredients are onions, celery, and bell peppers In other parts of the country they are often onion, celery, and … Continue reading

Creations, Early Fall Wreath

Here is a super easy door decoration to whip up as the summer winds down.  Here in the South it will be hot for weeks and weeks yet, so we move a little slower with the fall decor. I found this wreath in the spring clearance section at Hobby Lobby.  It didn’t look very Spring-like … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grilled Peach Salad with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze

During these last weeks of summer I have been overloading on all my favorite fruits and vegetables that will so soon be unavailable, sniffle I was dying to make a grilled peach salad while they were still available.  This salad would be good with any stone fruit, plums, nectarines, pluots~ I picked up a bottle … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dragonflies and Summer Goodbye

These purple pole beans were my inspiration for this table…which I wanted to set this week for the Summer Fun party at Cuisine Kathleen… All things summer fun, beach, camping, all those wonderful outdoor activities…except in Alabama it’s been raining.  And raining.  And raining.  I didn’t go to the beach and set the table I … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Picnic Chicken

Pssst….before we talk chicken I have to tell you that yesterday I was a guest blogger over at the Style Sisters! Exciting! They do a feature on Mondays called Dining Room Tidbits and Karin was nice enough to invite me to share  a table and a tale~click here to pop over for a visit!  She … Continue reading