The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

  🥂 Cheers to 2018!   Everyone likes to eat lighter after the holidays so the flavor of the month for January is Broccoli Although broccoli is not a favorite vegetable of mine it is so healthy and versatile, I want to try using it in some new ways If you’re not a fan of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Happy New Year Wreath with Paper Ornaments

  Do you ever get an idea that just takes over your reasonable side and insists you drop everything and do it right NOW?     Before Christmas when I should have been wrapping gifts and baking goodies and doing all things Christmas,  I got an idea that simply wouldn’t wait…         I … Continue reading

Party Panache, Show Your Colors Cake

  If you’ve never tried baking a multi colored cake, you must try, it’s tons of fun         There are lots of different methods, and this is a great short cut version       Prepare a white cake batter from scratch or use a quality white boxed cake mix Prepare batter … Continue reading

Holidays, Cranberry Pie

This cranberry pie is light and refreshing     It’s an ideal dessert after a heavy holiday meal         The crust is really different, it’s made with Gingersnap cookies and pecans       Crush the cookies in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or use a food processor     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!   We had a very Jolly time! but when your guests arrive at 11am on Christmas Eve, you better do as much as possible the day before It was 3:30 pm Christmas Eve Eve, and I was melting…       Everything for the gathering was done except … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Christmas

Ho Ho Ho! Only 1 day to go!     Wishing you much Joy & Merry and a Christmas that is extraordinary!       May your coal taste like candy     May stars and snowflakes hang from your chandy       May you glow in the joy of the season     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Naughty or Nice?

Getting ready for Christmas with so many things on my mind this week, I was having trouble visualizing the food for our family feast on Christmas Eve  Naughty or Nice is the theme with kid & adult friendly finger food   I used PicMonkey online photo editor to design a sign Creating a blank template … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Coal Candy

  Have you been good this year?     Santa’s watching you know…         And he has a large supply of coal!         The elves make it for him         They melt chocolate and butterscotch chips         Then they add peanut butter   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Christmas Coleslaw

  This red and green salad goes together in minutes, and is a refreshing change from heavy holiday food     It’s crispy crunchy and full of holiday flavors       Romaine is cut into ribbons and combined with prepared coleslaw mix         Top with dried cranberries, pistachios, sliced almonds and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Iron Skillet Smokey Mac & Cheese on the grill!

  HHjr made this incredible pasta dish recently and OMG it is so good!     You just want to sit undisturbed and savor it bite by bite~     He cooked it on a Big Green Egg, but any grill or smoker will work, just keep an eye on the temp and the cooking … Continue reading

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