Holidays, Valentine Love

Wine Cork heart   ❤️   psst…2 weeks to Valentine’s Day!     ❤️ Plenty of time for making Valentine crafts, gifts and recipes! Here are some of my favorites…   You can make a Ribbon Heart Wreath with things you have, a wire coat hanger and ribbon or fabric   Make a Candy tree or … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Scalloped Baby Hasslebacks

  This is an different way to serve potatoes, elegant enough for company and easy enough for everyday         Creamy, dreamy, cheesy baked fingerling potatoes           Hassleback style!           Here is a great little trick for cutting the potatoes into thin slices without slicing … Continue reading

Party Panache, Super Bowl Sunday

  Are you going to watch the Super Bowl next Sunday? We LOVE to watch sports at our house, and even if it’s just the two of us,  when there is a special game or event on TV, a themed vignette or buffet makes it even more fun   Cheese Fondue Dip  is perfect for … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Creations, Mardi-Gras Valentine Tree

I have officially declared winter to be over “Are you listening Mother Nature?”         We have been snowed in, iced in, and had frozen water pipes twice… in Alabama… that’s enough for one winter!!!             We have really enjoyed our slender Coastal Christmas Tree, but I felt … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gift Ideas for the grilling Valentine

  Need a gift for your grilling Valentine?       How about a manly burger cookbook and some things to spice them up!         I learned about this book from my friend Pattie @Olla-Podrida, she is always cooking up wonderful food         When she talked about these Fifth … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, No clean up Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

  You probably have a favorite broccoli casserole recipe, this post is more about the method than the recipe           I am always looking for short cuts in the kitchen, and if you take a minute to think through your recipe, you might be amazed at how you can make little … Continue reading

Tablescapes, a baker’s dozen winter & spring tablescapes

This is a baker’s dozen round up of winter and spring tables from the archives, for thinking about the fun stuff coming up,  and to perhaps bring spring a little closer!   Super Bowl Skinny Spread       Citrus Explosion       King & Queen of Hearts         Sweetheart Cottage … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Blushing “Sweet Sue”

  I have been dying to try a collage, and couldn’t quite get started so I began with a rough sketch   I decided to combine painting and collage, to get more in my comfort zone     Have you seen these portrait type paintings of women?     Zelda, Kim Kreis   Kim Kreis … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Spinach Spaghetti Alfredo

  I know January is a month for a healthy new beginnings         And we have been eating lots of salads, veggies and lean protein…         But when the temperature is 22 degrees, and there is 1/2 inch of  ice on everything in a subtropical zone, and your pipes … Continue reading

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