Recipe Box, Real Men Will Eat this Quiche!

Are you doing anything special for Father’s Day? We had an early celebration last weekend with the 3 generations going on their first red snapper fishing trip Very successful! How my dad would have loved seeing this, his son-in-law, grandson and great grandsons…sniffle sniffle… this brought back one of my favorite memories with my father~ … Continue reading

Tablescapes, No Wake Zone

  Sail away on a blue tile sea     It’s a no wake zone, so proceed quietly…     Soft blue stripes   And nautical knots     And napkins secured with ceramic flip flops     A no wake zone means idle speed     No stress, no rush, there’s just no need … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts

On this Flag Day 2016, it is more important than ever to stay strong America, and be proud Prayers to Orlando and all those affected in the latest tragedy to befall our nation… 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 🇺🇸 ………….. Okay, if you ever make one of my recipes, make sure it’s this one This might be my … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Simple Sunday Supper Vanilla Surprise Cake

1 box vanilla cake mix + mini Snickers + Almond glaze= winner cake dessert for dinner! See how easy this is? I might have had a teeeeeeeeeeny little sliver for breakfast  😋 See the Snickers hiding inside? You can make it healthier by adding berries and cream…  😘 I garnished it with a few vanilla … Continue reading

Fearless Friday Fishing & Flopping

  To be really fearless today, I’m going to share this  hot mess  watercolor iris This is kind of a “Glamour Don’t” post, as in don’t be caught dead looking like that kind of stuff… Or “bless your heart, you tried….”   Yikes   I just jumped right in,  and here’s the problem, I am … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spur of the Moment Appetizer Buffet

My favorite way to entertain is to invite friends over for appetizers, it’s casual, perfect for last minute, and guests only stay for several hours Do everything in advance so you can sit back and enjoy the gathering Clean up is minimal with an appetizer buffet,  there are less things to put away without a … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Keeping the “E”s in Entertaining this Summer

Entertaining has 2 “E”s…. To make sure they stand for Effortless and Easy, not Effort and Exhausting, while you’re entertaining this summer, Try simplifying things with these recipes and ideas I have to hide/store things in plain sight at the beach house due to limited space, so I like to make a centerpiece on my … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Wild Rice Salad with Corn, Peas & Blueberries

This salad is a nice change from pasta or potato salad It’s not mayonnaise based so it’s great for picnics and summer gatherings I used the Minute brand Brown & Wild ready to serve rice which comes in individual cups that you microwave for 90 seconds Then I mixed in sugar snap peas,  microwaved in … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Watermelon Season

It’s Watermelon Season!   and there’s got to be a reason     why I’m crazy for this green, black and pink   The slices look like smiles     don’t you think?     Oh and by the way,     It’s time for a painted apron giveaway!     An apron with a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Double Bacon Cheeseburger

Everybody says “American as Apple Pie,” but I say, “What’s more American than a Bacon Double Cheeseburger?”     I was hungry while I was flipping through magazines the other day   I ran across an article on burgers in the June Food Network magazine     So irresistible, but no smoke was coming from … Continue reading