Secret Recipe Club, Speedy Peanut Butter Cookies & Spooky Owl Eyes

My Secret Recipe Club assignment this month is Mangia.  Chelsy is a young energetic Texas gal, who specializes in healthy, good for you, recipes, especially sweets!  She cooks a lot of gluten free, Paleo, vegan recipes and her blog is full of tasty temptations and witty words~ you are going to want to visit Mangia … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Candy Corn Party

I don’t like to eat it, but for decor you can’t beat it! Candy Corn! I found these mini pumpkin stems at Costco, a great flower source to go… Do you know what these are called?   When I saw them I was so enthralled~ Pretty as can be, it’s like they’re hanging from a tree … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cornbread and Wild Rice Chicken & Mushroom Stuffing

Start with some cooked chicken, grilled, roasted or rotisserie… Cube cornbread I used deli cornbread but you can make your own Saute onions and celery Saute mushrooms Make some wild rice, I used Mahatma Long Grain and Wild Rice mix Add cooked vegetables and chicken to rice Gently mix in cornbread and add eggs and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Balsamic Sweet Pepper Broccoli

Here’s a colorful recipe to add to your healthy collection~ The other day my son fixed roasted broccoli with sweet peppers I thought this was an unusual combo, but hey, you never know~ This is the secret ingredient that brings everything together Put the broccoli on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Eat, Drink & be Scary!

Witches are famous for their cuisine, That cake under the dome is furry and green! Witches are known far and wide For the wicked brew that they provide And whatever you do, watch out for that stew! Tonight they’ll be gazing at their “crystal balls” As soon as it’s dark, as soon as night falls … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

This recipe has it all, 5 minute prep, 1 pot start to finish, easy peasy good! Simply cut your potatoes into pieces {1/4s or 1/8s depending on size}, no need to peel Toss them in a cooking oil sprayed slow cooker and top with butter, onion soup seasoning and add water Cover and go on … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Chocolate Chip Walnut Shortbread

This is almost a 5 minute prep recipe The speedy secret is the shortbread crust….shhhh….don’t tell Yep, it’s good ole crescent rolls Bake the crust for 8 minutes Then top with a mix of corn syrup, butter, sugar, walnuts, vanilla and an egg.  Top with chocolate chips Back in the oven for about 20 minutes … Continue reading

Creations, Painted Halloween Bucket Fun

“Why are you making funny looking pumpkins, Gigi?” asked Super Boy [7] “Yeah Gigi, why are you painting punkins and cannee corns?” echoed Big E [3] “I’m making these for the beach house,”  I said “Ohhhhhh” And off they went, in search of a popsicle… The good news is that they knew they were pumpkins! … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Recipe Ingredient Substitutions

Lets talk baking…   🍰 The other day DD called and asked what she could use as a substitute for an egg in a baked goods recipe…I said I didn’t think there was a substitute, silly me, and then I decided to do a little research…and what do you know, you can bake without an egg! … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Falling Leaves

Bright autumn leaves and pumpkins galore My favorite parts of fall There’s no need to say more~ Enjoy every leaf, every sight and smell The cool crisp air, makes everything well Nature’s last flurry of colors delight the eyes Before winter sets in with eternal gray skies Just like Cinderella, beware of the time Autumn … Continue reading