Party Panache, Vegetable Wontons with Peanut Sauce

Are you ready for the 4th? There have been so many great red white and blue recipes out there, so many choices!! I don’t know how fancy I’ll be getting this weekend with 4 wild ones underfoot, but I’ve pinned some recipes to my July 4th board here for quick reference.  Check it out for … Continue reading

Creations, Worn Wicker Fix

Do you have any worn out wicker?     This chair has passed the “chippy vintage shabby chic” phase and has been littering all over the porch     I removed the loose pieces and secured the ends with glue to prevent further unraveling     My original thought was to wrap the legs in … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Coleslaw Salad & Crispy Buttermilk Rings

Here are 2 easy peasy summer sides, a refreshing summer salad and crispy thin onion rings This salad is light and fresh, and can be a meal in itself or a side dish This is a twist on coleslaw with the addition of romaine lettuce, bacon and strawberries with a mustard vinaigrette dressing and pecans … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Corn Pizza with Spinach Salad Topping

Last weekend there was a concert on the water near our house A big tug boat arrived pushing a palm tree lined barge, called “Gumbo Key,” that served as the stage for the bands The only way to get there was by boat or by float Party goers arrived on everything from yachts to cooler … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Portable Studio & Watercolor Bouquet

Are you ready to paint today?   I can be ready in a snap with my portable art cart     It sleeps on the porch tucked back by the window where it doesn’t even get wet if we have a summer shower     It can be rolled into place in a jiffy My … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Red Snapper & Sweet Chili Pineapple Grilled Shrimp

After posting photos of fresh red snapper I know you are expecting an amazing gourmet recipe Well, here’s the thing… I don’t have one 😳 We just grill it with a little olive oil, salt & pepper and maybe some blackened seasoning or lemon HHjr whipped up a tomato, onion and yellow pepper salsa for … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Grand Old Flag Tables with Painted Flag Glasses

  It’s not too late to paint some flags for a patriotic celebration!     A blue rectangle, a few wavy brush strokes and some dot stars     Make dots using the handle tip end of your paintbrush     Okay, now we can set the table!     Come on out, it’s bright … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 2 Bite Cherry Pies

This is almost embarrassing It’s cooking 101 Well, it’s not actually cooking It’s opening a roll of dough A can of pie filling And baking But it’s good!! You end up with these delightful little 2 bite cherry pies After 10 minutes mine looked close to done, but let them bake for 2-3 more minutes … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy Father’s Day with Freddy

  Today’s the day to announce the winner of the watermelon apron!   But first I want you to meet Freddy   Our “resident” blue heron     He loves to perch on the boat     And he squawks when we show up to use it     I love to watch him   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Photo Effects & A Blue Bottle

You have to be fearless to paint glass, it’s tricky!     I decided to “paint” the bottle with some computer effects first     Clockwise from large original photo, PicMonkey sketch effect top right, PicMonkey levels effect middle right, PicMonkey burst effect lower right, PicMonkey posterize effect bottom middle, Waterlogue watercolor painting, lower left … Continue reading