Tablescapes, Bottoms Up!

A touch of fall in the air Brings out the witches everywhere This gathering is quite the wild affair With legs and hats flying over the chairs Bottoms UP they shriek! This party’s not for the meek! Park your broom by the door Get ready for more! Mugs of squid ink pasta have been brewed … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ranch Chicken with Alabama White Sauce

You know the saying that “pork is the other white meat?” You might call this “the other BBQ,”  a white version using chicken instead of pork and white sauce instead of red Prep takes less than 5 minutes Mix the dry dressing mix with oil and vinegar Put chicken pieces in a large ziplock bag … Continue reading

Party Panache, Caramel Candy Wreath Cake

I had a cake disaster a few weeks ago, so I decided to try try again I took one of my favorite cupcake recipes, Beach Bum Butter Rum Cupcakes, made a few changes, and cooked it in a bundt pan I know, right? Extremely decadent Sigh Let’s get to the details There’s a lot of … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cauliflower “Steaks” with Beer Cheese Sauce

I satisfied my recent beer and cheese craving with this recipe for cauliflower inspired by Joy the Baker This recipe is so easy to prepare you won’t need a special occasion I cut the cauliflower into thick slices, or “steaks” Some small pieces will crumble off, but just toss them on the pan too Make … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ham & Mushroom Alfredo Pot Pie and Pizza

It’s time to start thinking pot pies Full of meat and vegetables With a buttery flaky crust This version is a little unconventional, ham instead of chicken Mushrooms and asparagus instead of peas and carrots A creamy mushroom alfredo sauce Gruyere cheese to help bind the ingredients together Assemble this pie like you would a … Continue reading

Creations, Boo Bottle Ghosts

You’ve probably seen similar bottles floating around Pinterest, but when I saw one at a local gift shop for $20 I was shocked My face looked much like this ghost  😱 This is a quick craft that anyone can do You can use any type bottle you want, I love to use the gray Mer … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Apple Pie

Today’s the day! The day we’ve all been waiting for, the first day of FALL! Do you see any colored leaves at all? I’ve planted pumpkins in my pots, for anything else it’s still too hot Cooler temps, apple pies and warm cider please, and maybe the hint of fall with a breeze~ What’s your … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Salami Carbonara

Carbonara…it just might be the ultimate comfort food….😋 If you’ve never made Carbonara, it’s a great thing to have in your repertoire It’s the dish that chefs make most often for themselves after a long day in the kitchen It’s heavenly satisfying, a cinch to throw together, and a hit with all appetites If you … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This month my Secret Recipe Club assignment is Little Bit of Everything.  Julie lives in the midwest and loves to cook, travel and garden.  She also collects cookbooks and spoons- Fun collections! Roasted Kale and Arugula Salad really appealed to me, and how about Honey Cinnamon Creme Brulee, yum! Ultimately I decided on Pumpkin Oatmeal,  … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Pinterest

Do you use Pinterest? Do you love Pinterest? Are you half-hearted about it,  don’t really care one way or another… or think it’s frightful waste of time? Do you ever go back and look at your pins?  Or do you just madly pin pin pin away? . When was the last time you organized your … Continue reading

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