Recipe Box, Zucchini Crust Veggie Pizza

You’ve got to try this!! It’s incredible!!  I actually ate some leftover for breakfast 😋 This carb craving, crust loving, bread eating girl, did not miss the traditional crust at all! AND it’s easy to make! Shred zucchini in a food processor, you need 4 cups [2 large zucchini] Microwave it for 6 minutes on … Continue reading

Creations, Quick Color Fix

Have you ever found “the perfect accessory” only it’s not the right color? DD and I are working on Baby Boy’s room right now, he’s due in 7 weeks! CC is on hand for assistance, she is currently checking out the new crib for stability The color scheme is blue, white and gray, and the … Continue reading

Home Decor, Lady’s Retreat, Color Your World!

HH has a huge “Man Cave” on the lowest level of our house, with everything a man could want.  It’s a great place for family fun,  but he often escapes there solo, just to relax. Okay, well… I think I need a Lady’s Retreat~   I have been doing a happy dance, basically, ever since … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Magic Mac & Cheese, 1-2-3

If you’re craving macaroni and cheese, don’t grab that blue box with powdered cheese~ This recipe is just 3 ingredients, milk, pasta and cheese Yep, really!   It is sorta magic… Boil your pasta Shred a flavorful cheese like smoked Gouda or extra sharp cheddar, or use a combo Put well drained pasta into a … Continue reading

Party Panache, Red Carpet Cocktail

This little concoction is guaranteed to make you a celebrity! all you need is a pretty glass, individual dish or compote, and a few basic ingredients, and you will be a rock star Basically it’s a flatbread made with refrigerated pizza crust dough, topped with pesto, Parmesan, chopped pistachios and sesame seeds Unroll the crust … Continue reading

Party Panache, And the winner for Best Picture is…

Are you going to watch the Academy Awards tonight? The nominees for BEST PICTURE are: American Sniper, Birdman, Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imagination Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything, Whiplash I do love the Oscars, the tradition, the glamour, and the hoopla~so I think it’s fun to gather round the TV with  a … Continue reading

Creations, Oscar Night Table Runner

Are you planning to watch the Oscars this year? I haven’t seen any of the movies, but I think it’s still fun to do a little something special There’s still plenty of time to create a little ambiance All you need is an idea and some freezer paper and maybe a rough sketch of your … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Show and Tell #2

Back in January I shared my favorite tricks and tips from the kitchen, Show and Tell here Many of you were kind enough to share your secrets and I have rounded up a few others to go with them Michael Lee West from Rattlebridge Farm shared a tip she learned from her chef son~ Cut … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Kale Citrus Salad

This salad is a great pairing with heavy winter comfort foods, you can make the salad and a creamy orange dressing to top it, in no time at all~ You can use any salad greens you like, I used kale, spinach and romaine Chop up the kale leaves into bite size pieces, removing any hard … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheddar & Chive Hushpuppies for Fat Tuesday

Happy Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras, literally translated, is French for Fat Tuesday.  It is also the term commonly used to refer to the balls, parties and parades during entire season of Carnival, the time between Ephiphany and Lent.  Fat Tuesday is the last day before Lent, approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday observed by Catholics … Continue reading