Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers

  Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract     The customer wanted something similar to the painting below     Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold       The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″     I started with the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Club Sandwich Lasagna

Okay, sooooo…     Do you ever get an idea for a dish that you are quite sure is going to be beyond amazing?       You think, “this is such a brilliant idea!” ๐Ÿ’ก       And you strut     And feel all proud of yourself       Maybe show … Continue reading

Home Decor, Finally Fall!

  I think we are all having fun welcoming fall this year, and even if cooler temps haven’t arrived where you are, pulling out pumpkins and all things autumn makes us at least pretend to feel cooler       Last week I was able to do a little fall-i-fying…     Come on in, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Stir Fry Spaghetti Squash with Coconut Chicken Bites

  This dish might sound complicated but I promise it’s not…     I made this early in the day and refrigerated it until baking for dinner     The hardest part is cutting the squash, but if you pierce it in several places with a knife, and microwave it for 5 minutes, you will … Continue reading

Home Decor, Sunny Sunflower Arrangement

Recently my husband retired and sold his dental practice and office to a really nice young dentist who continues to take care of our family     They treat me like royalty and won’t ever let me pay, so I brought them a little surprise     The staff all ooohhhed and aaahhhed and immediately … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pour Technique

Happy Fearless Friday! Have you heard of the pour technique?     This is a fun technique that anyone can do, the paint does all the work!   Mix fluid paint with pouring medium, which will thicken it enough to pour without being too runny, and stay in place when surface is flat   I … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins

  When the cotton is high in the south, it’s time to pick some pumpkins!     I did my pumpkin pickin’ at Trader Joe’s       They are piled in a galvanized tub with magnolia and cotton white as snow       Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere       I love my new … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Recipe Tabs Update

I recently did a quick calculation of my recipes and found that I have posted around 1000! The general recipe index, alphabetically by category, had become so long it was no longer user friendly I have reorganized it and divided it into sections, you can see all the new tabs in the header above Most … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Tater Tots

These littleย  ๐Ÿˆ footballs ๐Ÿˆย  of cheese and potato goodness are brought to you today by HHjr     On the weekends, my son LOVES to cook, I mean LOVES it!ย  He will have 2 or 3 grills going at once, and a skillet, the oven or a fryer     I was in town … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Apple Recipe Round-up

Apple is the Flavor of the Month for September, let’s take a peek at some favorites from the past     For breakfast, try Sausage & Apple Biscuit Muffins     How about an Apple & Cranberry Salad for lunch       Or a Croissant filled with Apple, Bacon & Gouda       … Continue reading

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