Holidays, Winter & Spring Holiday Give Away!

Have you put away your jingle bells and swept the last greenery out the door? I love to put the holiday clutter away, but I am a sucker for a little sparkle… I put away the Sweet Home Alabama Tree, but left the cotton and greenery on the mantel I added some silver and gold … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pesto Pastry Squares with Roasted Red and Green

Here’s another impossibly easy appetizer we enjoyed over the holidays, and with all the football games going on, you might just want to whip this up to enjoy over New Year’s~ Like yesterdays Romaine Spoons with Pear Compote, it is a combo of one of my favorite recipes, Asparagus in a Cloud and several recipes … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Romaine “Spoons” with Pear Compote

Have you met Miss “Holly Day Stress?” She crashed our family Christmas party when my MIL was hospitalized right before Christmas…We spent  worrisome days not even knowing  if we were going to have our party until several hours before it began…so I was really scrambling at the last minute.  Time to delegate! Because many of … Continue reading

Tablescapes, New Year’s Gold

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? We usually keep it very simple A romantic dinner for two perhaps By the Christmas tree~ We’re going gold this year paired with my favorite turquoise Do you have a traditional food you eat for luck in the New Year? I’m not really a fan of black … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Merry to You!

No matter how you celebrate Or decorate your tree Wherever in the world you are I hope that you are never far! We sometimes dream of Christmas snow But you must understand All the white stuff we have here is in the form of sand No matter how you celebrate with tea or wine or … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ham Tetrazzini with Mushrooms & Asparagus

I know things are Christmas Crazy right now, but pin this to make later with your leftover holiday ham~ I promise you will thank me, HH raved about this for days I usually make at least one casserole a week from what I have in my fridge, and this tetrazzini came together with some leftover … Continue reading

Party Panache, Last Last Minute

We usually have a last last minute party, right before Christmas with just a few friends It’s very simple, all finger food and the other night we gathered around the piano and had a little Christmas fun… Leo came in decked out in his holiday finest, and played while we noshed and sipped Here are … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Peppermint Mousse Parfaits

Wow, time is flying! We have been having a lot of fun with the Advent Tree It won’t be long now! The other day the boys found a melted snowman in their sacks Some mini marshmallows Jelly beans, a carrot nose and a snowman printable that I found at Life in a Larger Story here … Continue reading

Creations, Happy New Year Painted Bottle & Tray

I am sure that by now all your gifts are bought and wrapped, your kitchen is full of fabulous homemade baked goods, and you are curled up by the fire just wishing you had a project~    HO HO HO! Well, “Don’t shoot the messenger,” but New Years generally comes right after Christmas… As I recently … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Snow Pea Tree and Christmas Candy

In case you need some help in your holiday kitchen, wow your guests with a Snow Pea Tree or bake up some irresistible Christmas Candy Squares You don’t have to go to a lot of trouble, sometimes all you need is a little red and green For the snow peas, you steam them briefly in … Continue reading