Fearless Friday, Paint Your Pumpkins!

Prayers and prayers to all impacted by devastating hurricane Ian ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™ Last week we talked about how to paint pumpkins here This week let’s talk about decorating actual pumpkins with paint~ no artistic skills required! You can paint a pumpkin with polka dots for an eye catching vignette Or stripes tutorial here Or fancy patterns … Continue reading

Party Panache, Caramel Mascarpone Martini

Heartfelt prayers and prayers for Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas and anyone in harm’s way as they are impacted by Hurricane Ian, as it makes it’s way north. Thank you to everyone for being concerned about our coastal home, we were fortunate not to be in the path this time, and it is heartbreaking to … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Cheese Sandwich “Chips” and Air Fryer Grilled Ham & Swiss

One of my food focuses this month is grilled cheese sandwiches I think I could live on grilled cheese sandwiches, they are such perfect comfort food Grilled cheese sandwiches can be as simple as bread, butter and cheese Or you can fill them with endless mouthwatering combinations! Here’s a fun twist on grilled cheese, grilled … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Loaded Broccoli Slaw

Confession, broccoli is my least favorite vegetable… I mean it’s okay, and I do like it roasted but I LOVE broccoli salads! This broccoli slaw is loaded with all kinds of goodies! The base is prepared broccoli slaw mix look for it in a bag in the produce section or you can get regular slaw … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Halloween Fun

Okay, so how is it already Friday?? I don’t know where this week went but my art supplies are dusty, ahem, so today I am sharing a couple of painting ideas from the archives Letโ€™s make some Halloween treat bags! Painting pumpkins is just like Painting Tomatoes Use orange and yellow orange or yellow and … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Fall Favorite Side Dishes

September 22, it is officially Fall! To celebrate I have rounded up 10 very delicious, must try Fall side dishes! Here is a must try salad~ Fall Harvest Salad with Cinnamon Shallot Vinaigrette 2 kinds of apples, lettuce, kale, grapes, sunflower seeds, cranberries, pecans, bacon and cheese~ Serve it with the individual ingredients placed on … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Soup & Swirls

How about a tummy pleasing Slow cooker Spinach & Artichoke Tortellini Soup with a side of tasty prosciutto swirls? Yes please! Let’s start with the soup Instead of cooking the onions in a skillet, I decided to try using the slow cooker Turn the slow cooker on high and add the butter It will melt … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Autumn Safari

Let’s go on a Fall adventure today An African Safari, you might say… Pumpkins, leopards, giraffes, a tiger, a zebra and an elephant The plates have gold rims, they are oh so elegant! There are leopards on the plates and jungle palm trees Pumpkin tureens are ready to fill with a Fall soup of Beer … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Caprese Grilled Cheese

Do you ever draw or paint food? I think it’s a lot of fun… The cooking theme on the Painted Apron this month is Grilled Cheese Sandwiches so let’s draw and paint one! My inspiration photo was this grilled caprese sandwich with avocado~ doesn’t it make you want to take a bite? ๐Ÿ˜‹ I started … Continue reading

Haunted Halloween Mansion

Welcome to the September Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather A little Halloween fun today with a Spooky vignette featuring a Haunted Mansion It started with cardboard house I found at the craft store [Hobby Lobby] I decided to turn it into a slightly spooky haunted house Itโ€™s made … Continue reading