Take-out Tuesday, Sweet Chili Teriyaki Chicken, Pineapple & Smoked Sausage Kebabs

  I’m having a lot of fun with pineapple this month         I love having fresh pineapple in the refrigerator, it’s such a versatile ingredient         A leftover piece of boneless chicken,Β  some smoked sausage links from the freezer, and fresh pineapple make a very tasty combo!     … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas in July, Holiday Jump Start

When I walked into Hobby Lobby last week and saw the employees filling up the shelves with Christmas and holiday items I was shocked…not that I don’t realize that stores, especially craft stores, start pushing holidays early… I think I was surprised that summer was already starting to wind down! Well, if you can’t fight … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Lidy’s Flowers”

  Day 27, World Watercolor Month!!         I almost managed to do one watercolor each day this month, πŸ˜… some very small and simple and others more complicated         When I’m working on a large and detailed painting I set up my easel with the model photo on the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Butterscotch Bars

HHjr and his crew are here this week doing a condo remodel and he’s getting them lunch everyday from local hot spots.Β  I made them these super easy cookies to munch on during their breaks         One, two, three, four ingredients!         Mix the beaten eggs and melted butter … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Taste of the Tropics

  Welcome to the Alfresco Tablescape Hop! Our tireless leader Chloe from Celebrate & Decorate works so hard to keep us updated and organized so we can bring youΒ  wonderful round ups of seasonal and themed tables.Β  All the links can be found at the end of this post, and you will want to visit … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Good 3 Cheese Zucchini Pie

We spent the weekend with some avid fishermen, here to fish on the last weekend of Snapper season on the Gulf Coast The seas were rough and they didn’t have much luck… So instead of grilled snapper, we pulled some burgers out of the freezer and I made this crazy good Zucchini Pie     … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Pineapple

July’s flavor of the month is pineapple, and I’ve already made several wonderful things, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa, BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Wrap, and a Pineapple Smoothie Cocktail Here are some additional pineapple treats and ideas from the archives, there is nothing better than a ripe summer pineapple, it will take you … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cock-a-Doodle-do!

  There is just something about roosters and chickens that always makes me smile… I saw a photo of a beautiful rooster that made me instantly want to start painting         I started with yellow and orange washes         I like to keep my inspiration photo close to my … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Checkmate!

I made this flower arrangement several months ago with these crazy black & white check flowers from MacKenzie-Childs I have been dying to share it with you, but I wanted to wait until the back ordered bee stems arrived         Well, buzz buzz, the bees finally flew in the other day, just … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pineapple Smoothie Cocktail

I saw this recipe over on Listolic and just had to try it!         She said you can make this with almond milk or coconut milk, but I chose to try the adult version with coconut rum         I used fresh pineapple, but I really think canned pineapple would … Continue reading

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