Party Panache, Petite Cheesecake Boules

This is a WOW dessert, that involves no baking! You start with a prepared cheesecake and transform it into petite cheesecake creations The possibilities are endless, so you can go wild with your imagination I used a combination of chocolate, caramel, fruit and butterscotch chips for these “boules” [French for balls] I cut the thawed … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Girls Game Night

Put down your rolling pin, no baking tonight, it’s Girl’s Night Out and we’re going to do it up right! The table’s all set It’s sassy and bright Do you want to play Bridge Or is it Bunco tonight? Nosh on some popcorn and check out your place There’s a pail full of goodies, maybe … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Vegetable Enchilada Stack

This is a versatile little recipe you can adapt not only to your taste, but to your favorite type of cuisine! It is chock full of vegetables, and you can control the carbs and fat, just by increasing or decreasing the amounts of cheese and tortillas or pasta you use I chose to make this … Continue reading

Creations, Photo Effects

I was playing around with photo editing effects and decided to make a visual reference chart for myself and thought I’d share some of the results with you.  Whether you use PicMonkey, PhotoShop, Apps or other editing methods, the possibilities are endless… Here is the still life photo that I used to try out various … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dinner in the Cantina

We’re having a cozy little dinner in the Cantina tonight Just in time for Cinco de Mayo Since the wooden cantina sign is atop the burlap runner down the center of the table, the “centerpiece” is located at one end It’s a little patio scene with mismatched chippy metal chairs and mini sombreros Sunflowers in … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Cauliflower Gratin

“What is this, potatoes?” asked HH “No, it’s cauliflower, do you like it?” “It tastes just like scalloped potatoes! It’s really good!” Yep, probably something to do with the Gruyere cheese, butter and fresh bread crumbs… Cauliflower has really become trendy, and I admit, I have only cooked it a handful of times.  I started … Continue reading

Home Decor, Nautical Nursery

Baby Boy bounced into the world a week ago, and his “Nautical Nursery” was waiting for him Come on in, I can’t wait to give you the tour DD, darling daughter,  and her sweet husband, NG, nicest guy,  decided on a nautical theme, and choose navy as the highlight for the gray and white room … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Gather ‘Round the Maypole

Come gather round the Maypole and celebrate Spring! May Day, May 1, is a celebration throughout the Northern hemisphere, 6 months from November 1,  marking the end of the “uncomfortable” winter half of the year and the last of the Spring festivals before Summer Mayday is known for celebrations around a tall pole with long … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Savory Swiss Chard Strata

Do you ever make strata? You know, bread cubes, eggs, milk and cheese? It’s a fast and easy dish that is impressive, and can be made a zillion different ways I needed a side dish for some meat the guys were grilling and didn’t have any potatoes…then I spied a package of lovely onion poppy … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola & Almond Joy Granola

Today is reveal day for my Secret Recipe Club group When it comes to choosing a recipe from another blogger for Secret Recipe Club, I like to pick something I’ve never made before… Granola! My assigned blog this month was Debbi Does Dinner…healthy and low calorie, and her recipe index is huge! Debbi is also … Continue reading