Party Panache, Easy Peasy Tabletops and Recipes

I wanted to share a few more easy peasy recipes that helped me feed the masses during the Family “Re-Onion,”  and some simple tabletops Our beach house is on stilts so the area under the house is handy for all kinds of things, especially parties! No need to worry if a thunderstorm pops up, you … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Villa Della Luna & Giveaway Winner!

If you are the lucky winner today, [and I so hope you are] of this beautiful Villa della Luna dinnerware by Pfaltzgraff You will be dining by the sea and “Dancing with the Moon” You will be warmed by the terra cotta and cooled by the cobalt blue and charmed by the playful patterns and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Seafood Picnic

We welcomed guests at a kick-off party for the Foxfest last week with a Low Country Shrimp Boil and Picnic. We wanted to serve some Southern favorites, and a low country boil is such a fun and easy meal, and it’s finger food! There are lots of versions, but to simplify things we did not … Continue reading

Party Panache, the Family “Re-Onion”

Super Boy called it the “Family Re-Onion”~ We had 45 in all- ages 1 to 84- Super Boy, Big E and CC stole the show in their Foxfest outfits~NOT that I’m prejudiced of course … People came from the east coast, west coast, southwest, deep south and mid-west…we have cousins in North Carolina too but … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Smokey Roasted Tomato & Corn Bake

When my sister and her husband arrived in Orange Beach after a long trip from Southern California, I had no clue if they would want to have dinner with me, or just settle into their rental house and rest after traveling I wanted to have something that we could eat together or that I could … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chicken Parmigiana Rolls

I am a huge believer in cooking chicken in a slow cooker, whether to put into a casserole, or for a complete meal. I have seen recipes for Chicken Parmigiana in the slow cooker floating around and decided to give it a whirl~ my main inspiration came from Plain Chicken, her method is so easy, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Orange Glazed Shrimp and Scallops

Are you familiar with salt block cooking? I gave my son a Himalayan Salt Block, figuring I might benefit 🙂 and this is one amazing way to cook! I purchased this from Sur la Table, their description is found below: “Each block is cut by hand from natural salt deposits found in the Himalayas. Naturally … Continue reading

Party Panache, Party Planning Ideas

When ever I give a party, big or small, I find the easiest start point is to choose a color scheme. Our family reunion has been in the works since last fall, and besides a few emails gathering addresses and sending out basic information, I didn’t really get into serious planning mode until we choose … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Desserts

Here is a recipe round-up of our favorite desserts from last summer~ Fresh Peach Cake is glazed with choppped fresh peaches in a luscious sweet sauce Strawberry Margarita Dessert Tacos are a little labor intensive, but oh so worth it! A show stopper to be sure! Ice Cream Party Bites can be made ahead and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Garden Favorites

Is your garden growing?   Are the farmer’s markets overflowing? Today I am going to re-share some of my very favorite Garden recipes and tables to use with your summer bounty while I am busy entertaining everyone during our family reunion~ Garden Sliders are so colorful, baked eggplant chips with a Parmesan crust, sandwich mushrooms, … Continue reading