Party Panache, Super Star Shortcuts

We do a lot of cooking and entertaining, but I must confess, to make this happen, I have learned the art of the short cut… Today I’m sharing some recipes we had during our Friends & Family Weekend  that made things very effortless Pesto Parmesan Biscuit Bites     Canned biscuits, cut into pieces, and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Jars

  Celebrate the official beginning of summer with these no bake, fill, chill and serve key lime cheesecakes in a jar!     Perfect for parties  🎉, picnics  🍉, boat rides  ⛵️ and outdoor BBQs  🍔     Portable and ready to serve!     Have you seen this ready to eat cheesecake filling by … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!     Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo     I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini Frico

This is a fun little appetizer that goes together in mere minutes   Quite a tasty, lo-carb bite, perfect for a little happy hour nibble   Snapper season was in full swing last weekend and I spent a lot of time on the porch watching the fishing boats dot the Gulf of Mexico while my … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Red White & Blueberry Cheese Danish

It’s fun to add red white & blue to your summer menu     Trying to come up with something festive but easy over Memorial Day weekend I turned to one of my best kitchen helpers, Pillsbury     After surfing through recipes on Pinterest I borrowed a little of this and a little of … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Fireball Pineapple Slices, Pineapple Corer & Vase

We kicked off the summer with grilled pineapple slices marinated in Fireball Whiskey 💃     I got the recipe from my Traveling Tote friend Patti {we’ll be sharing travel adventures on June 1 with a MacKenzie-Childs giveaway!}       It’s so simple, fresh pineapple, Fireball cinnamon whiskey, & brown sugar     You … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Sand Dollar Flag

Not much time for painting this week because I have been hauling tableware, baking cakes, harvesting pineapples, making signs & menus, lounging in the South Pacific     I also hung around Bloody Mary’s Bali Ha’i Bar     But! I did have time to put together a summer flag for Memorial Day     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy Weekend Meal Idea

I have to share my new favorite find with you for this week’s Take-out Tuesday Trader Joe’s Tzatzki Creamy Garlic Cucumber Dip     It is so loaded with thin, fresh, cucumber slices you will think you made it yourself… Don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby?  No problem!     You can also easily make … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Magic Lemon Bars

When I saw an Impossible Lemon Coconut Pie over at Happier than a Pig in Mud, I raced to my pantry to see if I had the ingredients…     I could practically taste it!     But alas, not a box of Bisquick to be found…     But I did have a lemon … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Duke’s Parmesan Chicken Strawberry Balsamic Salad

This elegant summer salad is simple easy to throw together on a busy weeknight   Strawberries are becoming irresistible in the market right now and paired with fresh greens and a luscious baked chicken, your tastebuds are in for a treat     The chicken is coated with Duke’s Mayo and Parmesan     You … Continue reading

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