Tablescapes, Carrot Tops & a Painted Apron!

Just because Easter’s over, doesn’t mean you have to put away your bunnies and carrots, they are perfect for celebrating Spring!     Carrots, orange muffins and fresh veggies make an instant centerpiece     There is something about carrot tops and cabbage leaves that make the world seem like a Bunny Garden     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spinach & Kale Salad with Broccoli Croutons

spinach & kale salad

After a weekend of feasting, we were ready for a vegetable filled salad, and this really hit the spot       I took a few short cuts which made this easy peasy to throw together     It starts off with fresh spinach and a bag of  Kale salad with Brussels sprouts     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easter Egg Hunt Candy Cookies & Vignettes

  Did you have an Easter celebration last weekend?     Our two youngest bunnies were invited to an egg hunt at my friend’s house with her little bunny     She hid eggs of all sizes throughout her front yard     With bunny and carrot signs pointing the way       Look, … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Easter & Cottontail Bunny Bottom Cookies

Wishing you a Happy Easter!   We are celebrating with Golden Eggs     and Cottontail Bunny Bottom Cookies     I wanted to make these for you last weekend, but other bunny bottoms got in the way     Egg dying and birthday partying     I used refrigerated sugar cookie dough and tried … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry “Cigars”

Save some of your leftover Easter ham to make these savory puff pastry treats     They are short stubby little sandwiches, hence the name “cigars”     Perfect for parties, brunch, picnics or lunch     I used the same spinach spread I used for Garden Tramezzini       You can also use … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Wrap it up in a dish towel!

  So many of my friends have March birthdays, I have been scrambling trying to come up with special gifts…       Besides Birthdays, do you need a gift for someone you don’t know, someone who has everything, someone who needs pampering or thanking?       My go to present is a personalized … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bird’s Nest Soup

“Why are we going to kill eggs Gigi?” “No, silly, we’re going to dye eggs, that means color them”     “OH! Okay!”     Then I got an idea for a table using their sweet killed eggs and some bird’s nests     What recipe would I serve, why of course, Bird’s Nest Soup … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pizza!

Pizza!   Anything goes….                    Summer Squash & Prosciutto Pizza     Deep Dish, like this   Garden Tomato Pizzeria Pie     Thin crust,  like this            Queso Pizza with Bacon & Corn     Stuffed Crust,     Breadstick Spiral Pizza     Salad Topped,              BLT Flatbread     Puff Pastry Crust,                    Holiday Veggie Tart … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Spring!

This is my favorite day of the year, the first day of Spring!     It means bunnies and tulips     and more Tulips       And more tulips!     Time for Refreshing Spaces for Spring     April Showers   and getting a Little Fancy   Greening grass,  an Easter Egg … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lemon Filled Golden Eggs

Now everyone can find THE golden egg for Easter     When you make a pan of these lemon curd filled crescent rolls     Even the busiest bunny can whip these up!   Spread a heaping tablespoon of lemon curd on crescent roll dough triangles Roll up and tuck ends under forming an egg … Continue reading

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