Fearless Friday, Fantasy Owl

  Happy Friday! Fall is flying by… I am having fun this month participating in the Doodlewash November Art Challenge Drawing or painting something everyday from the prompt list AND! My 11 yr old grandson is doing it with me!!       We both had fun drawing owls and I want to share my … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Easy Slo Cook Cranberry Sauce and Recipes using Cranberries

When I saw this Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce over at Lynn’s Happier than a Pig in Mud I couldn’t wait to try it I had all the ingredients on hand Into the crock pot they went Along with a few tired clementines This is how it looked after 1 hour and after 3 hours After … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Thanksgiving Thoughts

Are you all set for Thanksgiving? Ours will be small and casual After years of doing Thanksgiving with HH’s sister and her whole family, Everyone is going in a different direction now Our children are grown and have their own family obligations HHjr will be the head chef and we have yet to collaborate on … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asparagus, Leek & Mushroom Risotto

The other night HHjr made a wonderful vegetable risotto It was full of asparagus, mushrooms and leeks It tasted like heaven on a chilly evening Risotto isn’t hard to make, especially if you make it when you are going to be in the kitchen anyway so you can give it occasional stirring Give the vegetables … Continue reading

Creations, November Mailbox Swag & Turkey Wreath

  Oh dear calendar, I wish you would slow down!! Here it is almost mid November and I’m still having fun making fall crafts           Poor Thanksgiving, it barely has a chance squeezed in between popular Halloween and Christmas         I have enjoyed dressing up my mailbox this … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Leaf Tags

  Today let’s make watercolor leaf tags This method has infinite possibilities, you can adapt it for any season or occasion, Just in time for special fall gatherings and Thanksgiving         And these tags can be tied on just about anything! You can see the complete tablescape where I used these tags … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Blue Cheese & Pecan Baked Pears

Wait! Do not fear the blue cheese! I will give you other cheesy options for this easy and elegant holiday side dish! This dish will go beautifully with holiday turkey, ham, chicken or lamb! Start with ripe pears {Anjou, Bosc, French Apple} and slice in half lengthwise Cut a little slice off the back/bottom side … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pilgrims & Pumpkins

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Thanksgiving tablescape hop! A week of creative Thanksgiving tables to enjoy and inspire! All the links are at the end of this post and are updated daily         I am especially thankful for my friend Sally~ or as I sometimes call her, CCOG, CC’s … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Overnight Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

On Saturday, knowing Sunday was going to be a busy day at the baseball park, I decided it would be a good idea to put dinner together in advance, using the slow cooker…hmmm…what should I make? I often put slow cooker meals together the day before, refrigerate the slow cooker insert so all I have … Continue reading

Tablescapes, November in the Kitchen

  After every holiday, I tell myself, there is no reason to be in a rush to put things away…         And just about every time, the very second I can, it’s out with the old and in with the new!!         The boys were away this weekend, so … Continue reading