Take-out Tuesday, Bursting Berries

Two for one Tuesday! These recipes are so embarrassing unbelievably easy They are super super shortcut versions of summer favorites, Strawberry Pie and Berry Cobbler They deliver big berry flavor with very little effort, so they are perfect for when you’re exhausted  the cook’s day off     Strawberry Pie Sticks, 2 ingredients and a … Continue reading

The Organized Life, July Paint Bucket

I have been busy planning for July for the past few weeks.  We always have a big family gathering and this year we will have our children and grandchildren at the beach house for 10 days  😱 I know, right…. it will be crazy… 🤣 We actually all get along great, and everyone pitches in, … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Peachy Bread Pudding & a Peachy Recipe Round-up

Okay, I’ve got good news and bad news…and good news! The good news is I did make the eagerly anticipated Peach Bread Pudding from the June Bucket list The bad news is that I don’t have tons of drool worthy photos so we’re going to have to use our imaginations…     The other good … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Peach Party with Raspberry Peachtinis!

Today we’re having a Peach Party!   Peach is the June flavor of the month so today is dedicated to peachy things     A peachy pink runner and some green and peach plates     And martinis of course, to celebrate 🎉     Creamy  Raspberry Peachtinis     Ice cream and fresh fruit … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Peach Pizza with Prosciutto, Burrata & Basil

How about a gourmet pizza, fit for the most discriminating foodie, with the freshest ingredients, ready in only 15 minutes, start to finish~     Faster and healthier and more delicious than take-out or delivery!     This pizza features Burrata cheese, Mozzarella’s sophisticated cousin,  basically a ball of Mozzarella with a creamy, buttery inside, … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

The monthly Paint Bucket is my way of organizing recipes into a small seasonal group to focus on, one month at a time.  It isn’t a to do list, but an inspiration list for reference.  Often times the recipes are just the start point, and the resulting dish is decidedly different, but organizing in advance … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lemon Ricotta Lasagna Rolls with Spinach, Fennel & Basil

  Just in time for Mother’s Day, these light lemon ricotta lasagna rolls are elegant, yet surprisingly simple       The filled noodles are nestled on a bed of sauteed spinach, fennel and shallot, topped with Parmesan and finished with a little brown butter and fresh basil     They look sinful but they’re … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Coconut Moussé with Bunny Ear Brittle

Bunny alert!     This dessert is so easy to make, so much fun to serve, and has infinite possibilities for variation     Just 4 ingredients: Jello instant pudding mix, Cool Whip whipped topping, milk, extract     Stir the milk into the pudding mix, add extract and fold in topping.  That’s it!   … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

April showers, Easter eggs and Spring in Bloom, April is such a happy month     Flavor of the month for April is Coconut When I was debating what this month’s flavor should be, I searched for coconut recipes on Pinterest and was amazed at the variety of recipes I found! I can’t wait to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zoodle Primavera

This is a wonderful light spring dish that you can adjust to your own taste preferences       I paired favorite green vegetables       with spiralized zucchini noodles,       roasted Brussels sprouts,     caramelized sweet onions,     and tossed them all together in a skillet     Into … Continue reading

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