Take-out Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Garlic and Bacon Dip

We aren’t big New Year’s Eve people, but I do like a little sparkle~ So in the undecorating process I re-purposed a few Christmas decorations~ I used the wreath as a centerpiece and a mercury glass hurricane that my SIL [thank you AP, I love it!] gave me for Christmas to hold the large gold … Continue reading

Creations, Most Popular 2013 Tutorials

As we wrap up the best of 2013, I had to include the most popular tutorials of 2013.  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow for a Champagne popping party dip and a Sparkling tablescape for New Year’s Eve! Polka Dot Birdhouse  Fancy Flatware Painting Silver Painted Wine Bottles “Fantastic” Wreath Chalkboard Tags Candy Corn Mats … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Monthly Favorites 2013

The most viewed table from 2013 was The Bunny Garden Here are the monthly viewer favorite tablescapes of 2013 JANUARY Valentine Birthday FEBRUARY A Night at the Oscar’s MARCH A Bunny Brunch APRIL Small Bites and Snooty Waiters MAY Dining with Mermaids JUNE Vegetable Garden Table JULY Moroccan Fantasy AUGUST African Safari SEPTEMBER Early Fall … Continue reading

Recipe Box, 2013 Monthly Favorites

Thanks so much for a wonderful year, I appreciate your visits so much! Here’s a list of the most popular recipes from 2013. These were the monthly favorites~ JANUARY Hash Brown Muffins 4 Ways! FEBRUARY Valentine Cheese Hearts MARCH Cotton Tail Cake APRIL Lemon Chive Butter and Pear & Raspberry Vinaigrette MAY Red White and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Eggplant Lasagna

Back to normal yet? I am always craving vegetables after Christmas and all the holiday food.  This dish is fairly light for a lasagna, the eggplant is baked, not fried, and it’s full of vegetables. There is part skim ricotta for the creamy layer you expect in lasagna and some good cheeses to punch up … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

From our home to yours…. I hope your holidays are full of Angels and bright and happy faces! Merry Merry Christmas! _______________________________

Take-out Tuesday, Candy Cookies for Santa!

I wanted to make some Christmas cookies,  and be all “fa la la” and “Mrs. Claus like’, baking in my cozy kitchen…  cookies for our Christmas Eve party and cookies for Santa! Sugar cookies with white chocolate and peppermint M&M icing! How hard could this be? The dough is really sticky so get out your … Continue reading

Creations, Santa’s Beverage Sack

We are trying to keep things very simple for our Merry Little Christmas, but maybe not quite this simple! Oval galvanized tubs are great for parties but they can leak so I like to put mine in a garbage bag It looks like a hot mess now but it won’t matter in a minute A  … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Christmas Confetti Potato Tart

For Christmas I wanted to make you a special surprise I had an idea floating around in my mind A perfect hashbrown potato crust tart full of ham and cheese and wondrous things When things are hectic and you are feeling upside down what could be better than a dish that can be served for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Onion Soup with Rosemary Gruyere Croutons

Onion Soup is the one meatless meal I can make, that the meat eating man around here, LOVES.  He sort of circles the kitchen sniffing~ I have been making this same recipe for years, it’s one I cut out of the newspaper…remember the newspaper? I bet you already have a favorite recipe for Onion Soup, … Continue reading