Party Panache, Pimiento Cheese Canapes

  Pimiento Cheese is practically a staple in the South Let’s use it to make some unexpected pairings for an assortment of canapes         I like to make a straight forward Pimiento Cheese, Sharp cheddar, White Cheddar, pimientos and mayonnaise {Duke’s of course} You can use your recipe, a purchased pimiento cheese, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Maple Bourbon Glazed Ham

  In the spirit of keeping things easy in the kitchen, this glazed ham can be baked in the oven or put on the grill         As it warms, brush it occasionally with a decadent combo of maple syrup, butter and bourbon       Multiple brushes of glaze will add more … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

  May is full of so many celebrations and occasions… We were planning to have a big Kentucky Derby party this year but the Derby been postponed to September… At least we can enjoy Southern recipes this month, with pecans, bourbon, and perhaps bake a Kentucky Butter Cake…   The Flavor/Theme of the Month for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Mushroom & Spinach Tart with Garlic Rosemary Crust

  This tart is a party in your mouth, full of wonderful flavors and textures, Fresh spinach, mushrooms, onions, roasted garlic, rosemary… 😋 And optional blue cheese and bacon *swoon*         This is not hard to make, but it does require a little time in the kitchen to get the ingredients prepped … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Asparagus Gratin and Favorite Asparagus Recipes

  Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables It is so versatile and can be used for appetizers, side dishes, entrees…         My favorite way to cook asparagus is to simply roast it with olive oil, salt and pepper Maybe with a little Parmesan or lemon…         I have … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Creamy Pork Chops

  I know a lot of us are spending much more time in the kitchen than usual… At first we felt like this was a challenge, and we were up for it, But as we enter week 4 or 5 of isolated living, Are you getting quite tired of kitchen duty?         … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spring Bird’s Nest Cake

  A little creative cake baking today     When I wasn’t able to get the chocolate eggs I wanted for this bird’s nest cake I had to put my thinking cap on…         A simple chocolate bundt cake         With salted caramel drizzle         😋 … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Creative Pizza and Pasta

  There is a constant movie playing when I sit on the porch at the beach I watch the birds, dolphins and boats         A favorite pastime for boaters is to pull up on the sandy shore of an island, and picnic, swim, visit and play Taken with my iPhone from our … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

  We have been pretty fortunate getting groceries, but have learned to be flexible On a recent trip HHjr came home with 6 smallish cucumbers They were wrapped in a sealed package so hadn’t been handled         An Asian style simple dressing is made with ingredients I always keep in my pantry, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Home School Treats aka Pantry Candy Bars

  Home School started at our house this week         I know many people are finding themselves in a new roll as a teacher         I am really proud of HHjr, he is taking his new role very seriously… I’m now calling him “the Principal” He is tough!   … Continue reading

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