Creations, Harvest Tree & Table

I haven’t been to Hobby Lobby all summer  😱 I’m sure their profits are way down  ⬇️ With creating a fall tree in mind, I headed over to check out their selection of fall goodies     I spotted this low priced olive bucket and thought it would be perfect to use with my Charlie … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, September Soup & Squash Croutons

A double treat’s in store today, a lightened up chowder made with roasted yellow squash and corn, topped with crispy bacon       AND Parmesan Squash Croutons!     Let’s make the croutons first so we can nibble on them while the soup simmers     All you need is some tempura batter mix, … Continue reading

Creations, Design with PicMonkey, its a Hoot!

Super Boy and Big E were very excited about their first day of school last week so I quickly created these good luck signs for them in PicMonkey, using a variety of overlays and fonts     I have discovered that designing creations using PicMonkey is a great way to not only make cute printables, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ice Cream Sundae

How about an ice cream sundae?     This one is different from the Food Network magazine inspiration photo above because it’s got zero calories       You can make it as big as you want!!       Add lots of cherries     Pile on the whipped cream!     Now drizzle … Continue reading

Holidays, Smooth Sailing for Labor Day

I’ve tried to really keep the E’s in Entertaining this summer with easy recipes and entertaining ideas, like a Backyard Picnic   Last weekend we had our family summer finale since we can’t all be together for Labor Day   All it takes is a little advance planning,  and you will feel like someone did … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Garden

Before I gather things for fall decorating     There’s one little thing that needs correcting   It’s still summer, in full force,  here     I must set one more bright table before Autumn comes near     Bright colors, fresh greens and big bursting blooms     Sunshine and summer still pour through … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chocolate Mint Cookies & Cream

This 5 Minute Prep recipe makes magic with 4 simple ingredients…     This is a chocolate mint version of Inside Out Berry Pie, using chocolate mint candies instead of berries     Have you seen the new Oreo Thins- only 35 calories per cookie 😋     If you put the mixture in jars, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, “Mise en Place” Oh, the things you can make!

“Mise en place” is a French phrase which translates to “put in place”   It is referenced often in the culinary world, to describe the way chefs prepare their ingredients before cooking Wouldn’t you love to be a chef on TV, and have little bowls of chopped ingredients, spices, and herbs neatly arranged for you,  … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tomatoes & Chicken Pesto Mac & Cheese

I know we are all shedding a tear as the end of summer tomatoes looms on the horizon 😢   But! Here are some ways to enjoy summer tomatoes all year- You can paint Tomatoes easily with the Waterlogue App     Pastel pencil on paper     Stacked Tomato Salad     Watercolor  tomatoes … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Sunshine & Lazy Lemon Pie

Last week we had 3 days of torrential rain on the coast so I  created some sunshine inside with daisies, lemons     and jars of lemon pie  🍋     I saw jars of lemon pie over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and thought they looked like wonderful treats     Some good friends … Continue reading

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