Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter & Celery Soup

This is a super quick and easy soup to warm up your chilly autumn days If you like peanut butter on celery sticks, you are going to LOVE this soup! My mom invented this soup for me when I broke my jaw in a horseback riding accident in college… having it  wired together for 8 … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Garlic Eggplant Marinara

I adapted this recipe from my September Paint Bucket recipe inspiration,  Half Baked Harvest’s Parmesan Garlic Roasted Eggplant and Spicy Chicken Sausage Lasagna Boats Now that’s a mouthful of a recipe title! What intrigued me about this recipe was the roasted garlic eggplant You roast a head of garlic along with eggplant halves at 400 … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Octoberfest Beer Garden

It’s almost October, so time to start thinking Octoberfest! How about celebrating with a Beer Garden Or a beer in the garden Pretzels on the patio… Some of these “beers” are kid friendly! They are made with Cracker Jack and popcorn! They are bound to put the festive any Octoberfest Of course you can have … Continue reading

Creations, Dot Painted Pillows and Candy Corn

This is an easy way to paint fun letters on just about anything Dot letters are so easy to do, and if you make the letters uneven and tilted on purpose, you get a great result every time! Practice on a piece of paper to get the feel of it and space out your letters … Continue reading

Party Panache, Antipasto Cocktail Cupcakes

One of my guilty pleasures is reading culinary mysteries.  They can be sort of like reading a cookbook with a story…I recently read light and silly, Pies and Peril by Janel Gradowski and was delighted when she included some of her mouth watering recipes at the end~ Antipasto Cocktail Cupcakes is my version of her … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tapas in the Vineyard

Un jour sans vin est comme un jour sans soleil A day without wine is like a day without sunshine~ Celebrate the magic light of the fall season with tapas in a vineyard Simple pleasures like bread and cheese Grapes and figs surrounded by a centerpiece of seasonal colors and texture It’s easy to dry … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sausage, Spinach & Peppers Smoked Gouda Pie

I ended up spending a few extra days at the beach recently, that were unplanned, 🙂 and when I headed home mid week, I knew I would have to think about dinner that night.   Looking in the beach refrigerator I saw a lot of food that would have to be packed up and toted home … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Perfect Taco Salad

This is not your ordinary taco salad…. Nope! This is THE BEST one I’ve ever had, AND it is easy enough to throw together on a busy Monday evening~ The secret is the fresh vegetables, stir fried into a heavenly mix with a dash of balsamic vinegar  This really brightens and highlights the flavor of … Continue reading

Creations, Haunted Halloween Mansion

I guess I should warn you…  I love Halloween! NOT the creepy, ghoulish, bloody, scary stuff… The CUTE and happy candy FUN stuff! I bought this cardboard house at the craft store [Hobby Lobby] and decided to turn it into a haunted Halloween mansion It’s made out of thick, stiff cardboard I lightly dry brushed … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Going in Circles!

I’m not big on kitchen gadgets, but this one caught my eye An interesting thing happened when I got this out to play It turned into a “man magnet” “How does that thing work?” asked HH “I’m not sure, I don’t think it’s too complicated…”  I replied “That is really cool!”  he said, “Let’s try … Continue reading