Fearless Friday, Mailbox

I’ve been traveling this week and haven’t had time to paint so today I’m sharing the steps for a mailbox I did for World Watercolor Month The prompt was “Home” I used this photo from Pixabay I started with a pencil sketch Then I went over it with ink and began to paint I used … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Pimiento Cheese & Zucchini Strata

This recipe combines several of my favorite things, homemade Pimiento Cheese, crescent roll dough, and zucchini August 8 was National Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day so in case you were the recipient of an extra zucchini or two, I highly recommend this recipe You can cut this strata into large pieces for … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cake Mix Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Bars

We celebrated the last weekend before school starts with lots of swimming, boating and grilling at the beach house I made these easy cake mix cookie bars for a sweet treat These come together quickly and bake in 25 minutes Peanut butter, white or yellow cake mix, sweetened condensed milk, cooking oil, Reese’s Peanut Butter … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tropical Summer Buffet

When August rolls around and Summer begins to slide into Fall, I try to hold on to Summer for as long as I can with tropical decor Out come the flamingos, pineapples, and palm trees We always have a buffet for dinner and I keep the island ready for easy serving and snack grabbing The … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Sunflower

After completing the daily watercolor challenge for World Watercolor Month July, I’m taking a break this week and playing with pastels I’ve had this set of semi hard pastels forever, and I also have a set of pastel pencils I must confess my knowledge of pastel painting is very limited, and I am totally self … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Golden Zucchini Chips

I recently had Zucca Chips at North Italia, an upscale Italian restaurant chain, and let me warn you, they are addicting! I wanted to see if I could recreate them I found many recipe versions on Pinterest, some fried and some baked… The fried versions sounded pretty labor intensive so I opted for a healthier, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, BLT Tortellini Salad with Pinot Grigio Vinaigrette

This do ahead salad is loaded with garden bounty, but you can make it any time of year You can cook the tortellini, corn, asparagus and snap peas ahead of time Toss together and refrigerate Go ahead and add the dressing and Parmesan Season with salt and pepper When it’s time to serve add chopped … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

Welcome to August! August is my least favorite month, it’s too hot, things in the garden start looking brown and sad… Now’s the time to enjoy the last days of summer produce and the carefree days of summer! Late Summer Garden The theme/flavor of the month for August is Keeping Cool The recipes on this … Continue reading