Secret Recipe Club, Chicken Cordon Bleu Stuffed Shells

It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal day! My secret blog assignment this month is Rainstorms and Love Notes.  Ashley is a young bride enjoying life North Carolina, having lots of fun in the kitchen, keeping up with her 3 cats and rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers Besides easy and delicious looking recipes, her blog is full … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Cheese Burger Quesadillas

This recipe is for serious bleu cheese fans BUT WAIT! Don’t leave just yet! Keep in mind you can always substitute any cheese you like for this burger style quesadilla,  ๐Ÿ”   A great way to enjoy a “burger” any time~ rain or shine, too hot, too cold for grilling, you can still enjoy a delicious … Continue reading

Creations, Quick Jar Dress-ups

I have a serious thing for jars.. They are great for keeping snacks fresh for weeks… HH loves a little bowl of goldfish or a salty snack when he gets home from work,ย  so we keep some handy on the great room bar Dressed up with a little burlap ribbon wrap, they are pretty enough … Continue reading

Recipe Box, “Lipstick on a Pig” Sandwich

Sometimes you can put lipstick on a pig  ๐Ÿท  ๐Ÿ’„ And dress ‘er right up! Put a little fancy in that ham and cheese sandwich~ Start with some good french bread and turn it into Parmesan garlic toast Cut the french bread loaf in half horizontally and spread with butter.   Sprinkle with garlic powder … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Flip Flops and Umbrellas

Flip Flops are fabulous for summer fun And umbrellas are necessaryย  to shade the hot sun Nothing beats a day at the beach Especially with cupcakes within easy reach Wiggle your toes and fill up your glass Settle down for a lovely repast Pull up a chair and breathe the salt air A day at … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Blackened Lemon Shrimp Skewers

Shrimp… What is it about this little pinkish crustacean that makes almost everyone’s mouth water? Shrimp can be surprisingly easy to prepare, and this recipe is fast and easy enough for any night All you need is butter, lemon juice and some blackened seasoning, like Paul Prudhomme’s Blackened Steak Seasoning Thread shrimp on skewers, sprinkle … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

Nothing brings instant freshness to a space like flowers…but you don’t have to spend a fortune~ Put together whatever you have available… This kitchen arrangement includes herbs from the garden, basil and parsley, with some blooms and citrus, placed in a variety of jars and vases on a ceramic tray This arrangement uses flowers and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Beach Bum Butter Rum Cupcakes

Eating these cupcakes is like taking a vacation~ Butter pecan cakes full of butterscotch chips and flavored with coconut rum   ๐Ÿ˜‹ Topped with an umbrella, these will take you straight to a sandy beach  ๐Ÿ˜Ž These are a sea breeze to make,  mix Butter Pecan Cake Mix, instant butterscotch pudding, a stick of melted butter, … Continue reading

Creations, Feelin’ Crabby?

Feelin’ Crabby? I usually paint crabs blue with a hint of turquoise, and orange claws To make these chargers go with my crab plates I reversed the colors and made the crabs orange with just touches of blue To paint a crab start with a blue swirl, mixing just a touch of royal blue with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Queso Pizza with Bacon and Corn

I have been on a flatbread, open face, tartine, pizza kind of kick lately… Unexpected combinations piled high on a crust Great straight from the oven or reheated the next day, a flatbread, open face, tartine, pizza type dish is a great way to get your veggies, protein, and carbs all in one delicious bite … Continue reading