Holidays, Snowy Cookie Tree

  We got a surprise from Mother Nature on Friday     And we had a good old fashioned Snow Day     It was predicted and schools were closed and for once, many were home safe before the world turned white         The snowy trees were all the inspiration I needed … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sheet Pan Shrimp

  This recipe is ho ho ho holiday perfect, for family or guests     Seafood always says Special Occasion      and this Sheet Pan Shrimp is a fabulous way to get dinner ready in a hurry!     Place shrimp in an even layer in a large rimmed baking pan, pour sauce over … Continue reading

Party Panache, Holiday Apps in a Snap

  As much as I hate to re-live this fateful day,     We had some tasty noshes     and I want to share these “apps in a snap” for the busy days ahead!     White Cheddar Cranberry Almond Spirals were created with Alabama red and white in mind       And … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy Dreamy Creamy Corn

  We were lucky enough to gather as a family at the beach house this Thanksgiving     We kept it as simple as possible, a little table for 4, and the bigger table for the 5 adults Very Beach Casual     I had a lot of help, HHjr did the turkey on the … Continue reading

Holidays, Kick off the Holidays with easy recipes and crafts!

  Now that Thanksgiving is past, it’s officially time to get jolly!     This is a round up of easy and almost effortless recipes and ideas to make your holidays Merry Psst…Cyber Monday sale today through Tuesday at Society 6       Have you finished your shopping, or barely started?     You … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Family Friendly Italian Sliders

What is better than soup and sandwich on a cold frosty night?       “Mom, will you make some of that crock pot potato soup?” asked HHjr,  “I think the boys would like it”       “Sure, and I have a sandwich recipe I want to try, I might make some sliders to … Continue reading

Holidays, Secrets for Stress-free Holidays

Okay, I am sharing some top secret stuff today, so shhhhh….. Whether you are in a pinch, have no energy, or just simply have too much to do… or maybe just don’t feel like cooking 🎨  💅   📚 First, fill your house with delicious aromas, Saute an onion with a little fresh garlic…     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 3 Way Tortellini, Soup, Stew or Pasta

With the onset of cooler weather I have been drawn to hearty soup recipes, such as this Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup from Olla-Podrida     Because I am lazy always looking for short cuts, I decided to really make it easy and use bottled marinara sauce     With sauteed onion,       … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Acorn Squash Glazed with Maple, Bleu Cheese & Pecans

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving menu, this squash dish is worth considering     First of all it’s REALLY easy  💅     Secondly, it only takes minutes to prepare   🕐       And third it’s insanely good!  Win Win Win!  🎰 Before we go any further, let me just say that … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli & Cheese Dip or Spread

Let’s face it     Hot and melty cheese dips are pretty hard to resist       Add some bacon, and well, that makes it even harder     But if you add a nice fresh green vegetable like broccoli       Why it becomes almost health food!!       And it’s … Continue reading

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