Recipe Box, Autumn Risotto with Pumpkin, Walnuts & Bleu Cheese

This is a lovely side dish for the Fall season, risotto flavored with sweet pumpkin, walnuts and tangy blue cheese This risotto is made with chicken broth, white wine, celery, onions and finished with bleu cheese crumbles and walnuts Make it early in the day and then just pop it in the oven 30- 45 … Continue reading

The Organized Life, October Paint Bucket

My monthly “Paint Bucket” is a list of recipes to refer to for cooking ideas and inspirations for the upcoming month. It is my way of organizing my meals and menus by choosing 16-18 recipes that are seasonal and appetizing, thus saving a lot of time endlessly browsing through Pinterest boards and saved recipes all … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rainbow Roasted Vegetable Galette

My flavor of the month for September is Rainbow Vegetable so when I discovered I had a rainbow of vegetables in the refrigerator and 1 pie crust dough round I decided to usher September out with a glorious rainbow of vegetables in a tart I had 1 ear of corn, a small package of broccolini, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Lasagna and Autumn Snack Mix

Sunday the weary hurricane warriors returned and I wanted to reward them in some way, they worked all weekend cleaning up our beach house, property, plus helping neighbors, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally There was no water the first two days and no power until after they left on Sunday… hot, humid, buggy, smelly, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini & Corn Galette

This crazy good galette, a galette is a free form pie, is full of summer zucchini and corn This is a short version of my Zucchini, Garlic & Gruyere Galette Not only did I get a late start on supper, I didn’t have a head of garlic to roast, so I devised a shortcut for … Continue reading

The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Where did the summer go?? I’m not quite ready to put away my flip flops yet, but I am starting to think about heartier foods, creamy casseroles, apples and cinnamon… This month’s recipe inspiration list has fall foods, apples, sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds, plus a wide variety of vegetables… in so many pretty colors … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Turn Leftovers into a Magical Pasta Meal

. My son is always cooking wonderful meals for me but Sunday I had a chance to cook something special for him! . . He spent the weekend on the coast securing our beach house for Hurricanes Marco and Laura I wanted to have a good dinner ready for him when he returned, so he … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ramen Noodle Salad

This month I’m playing with oldie but goodie retro recipes I did this a few years ago, {you can see the post here} and it was so popular I wanted to do it again Big E eats Ramen Noodle Soup almost everyday for lunch so there’s always plenty of those good ole ramen noodle packages … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad

The 70’s called and said they want this recipe back… Only in the South, where macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable, would this retro dish full of butter, sugar, whipped topping, not to mention pretzels, be considered a “salad!” I will admit that I actually had it for breakfast one day, thinking that it … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Taco Lettuce Crunch Wrap

This is a lighter version of the popular Tex-Mex Crunch Wrap Supreme Instead of tortillas, the filling is wrapped in fresh crisp romaine lettuce, cutting some calories and making it a refreshing summer meal Tacos are super popular at my house  I think the common phrase, Taco Tuesday, was born because not only are tacos … Continue reading