Holidays, Mother’s Day Magic with Flowers

If the way to a man’s heart is food, the path to a woman’s is F L O W E R S     Girls of all ages L O V E  flowers     FTD provided these splendid blooms so we can create some instant magic for Mom…     A dessert display with … Continue reading

Holidays, Gearing Up for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a week from today! Here is a round up of easy ways you can throw a little fiesta of your own! Make a centerpiece with canned goods you have in your pantry, add fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, whatever you have on hand     Turn your dining room into a Cantina … Continue reading

Party Panache, Rum Coffee Cake Cocktail

In honor of the annual Flora-Bama Mullet Toss, I created a new version of the ever popular Bushwacker frozen adult beverage that was being consumed in alarming quantities over the weekend along the Gulf Coast photo source “What started as an idea for locals to toss a dead mullet from Florida to Alabama more than … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spaghetti Squash al forno

This is a fun twist on pasta, easy to assemble or make ahead, and light enough for warmer temps and summer dining This dish is full of Italian favorites like salami, tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan.  Al forno is Italian for baked, thus the recipe name, Spaghetti Squash al forno     The hardest part of … Continue reading

Holidays, Things you should be doing in May…

How often do we say, “life’s too short,” or “time is flying,” or “I can’t believe it’s summer/fall/winter/spring already!” Next Sunday is May 1, and with a little advance planning maybe we can slow things down and enjoy the moments… Here’s what we need to be doing in May Gather ’round the Maypole  💃   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Green Bean Bundle Salad

If types of food were a season, vegetables would be my Spring…     I have even made a Vegetable Tree centerpiece     To amp up an old Southern standby, Green Bean Bundles, I made it into an easy satisfying salad     Employ your microwave to make quick work of the prep   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Jardín Mexicano

Bienvenida a mi Jardín Mexicano!     Welcome to my Mexican Garden!     Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon     Celebrate the occasion with many a bloom!     Flowers fill pitchers, bottles and bowls     with peppers and chips and juicy tomatoes     How is your Spanish, can you … Continue reading

Creations, EZ DIY Birthday Decorations

We go all out for birthdays around here, and we just celebrated a very special one     As in 1!     Baby Boy just turned 1!     We had a family party at his house with lots of cousins, presents and cake!     He was king for a day!     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spring Vegetable Galette

One of my favorite parts of Spring is the overflowing abundance of fresh vegetables     Fresh everything!     This galette can be filled with any combination that you can think of, I kept this one green with asparagus, onions and and spinach     Simple to make, a side or a meal, and … Continue reading

Party Panache, Root Beer Float Cake

How about a good old fashioned Root Beer Float?     Cake style!     I got the idea for this cake when HH bought some beer called Best Damn Root Beer     It really does taste just like root beer!  But HH decided he prefers his beer to taste like beer 🍺 “Let’s … Continue reading