Tablescapes, Summer Buffet & Watermelon Cupcakes

One of my favorite things to do is arrange the large kitchen island seasonally, setting out plates and self serve pieces so everything is handy at meal time         Right now there is a summer vignette is set on the high top end, with beach chair and palm tree candles, an old … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spinach & Watermelon Summer Salad

    We had a delayed Memorial Day celebration with our family, the boys wanted to come the following weekend instead for the grand opening of snapper season, so we had a “Memorial Day Delay”       They were very successful!   Red Snapper season is a very big deal on the Alabama Gulf … Continue reading

The Organized Life, June Paint Bucket

  Summer is here!       Happy June! The flavor of the month for June is Watermelon!     Here’s what I’m thinking about making in June… You can see the recipes and photo inspirations on my Monthly Paint Bucket Pinterest Board in the June Section Appetizers Watermelon Pizza from Choosing Chia Crock Pot … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Chicken & Vegetable Taco Bake

  These tacos are lighter than your average tacos because not only are they made with chicken, they are loaded with vegetables           I used onions, sweet peppers and celery, but you can use any vegetables you  like, clean out your fridge!         If you’re using leftover cooked … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Skinny Cheese Enchilada Dip

  We had fun Saturday watching the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” All those poor Kentucky Derby hats getting droopy in the rain!       We chose our picks for win-place-show and put $10 in the pool         Since it was Cinco de Mayo, we noshed on Skinny Cheese Enchilada Dip … Continue reading

Holidays, Cinco de Derby, Run for the Tacos & Pina Colada Salad

  The fun holidays have really been jumbled up this year       And this Saturday is not only Cinco de Mayo  💃         It’s also the Kentucky Derby, the famous horse race, also called The Run for the Roses  🏇 🏇       🏇 This is my sweet niece and her cute … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May! Finally Spring has truly arrived everywhere and we can all dance around the Maypole!       I was truly torn choosing the Flavor of the Month, but finally decided to embrace Cinco de Mayo and the Flavor of the Month is Healthier Mexican, and see if we can lighten up some traditional … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ode to the Strawberry

Happy Fearless Friday!       This month, in the recipe department of the Painted Apron, we are celebrating the beginning of strawberry season in the South         You can see a round-up of great strawberry recipes here,  Definitely make the Fresh Strawberry Dressing!         Since we are winding … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Recipe Round-up

The Flavor of the Month for April is Strawberry, to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season in the South Here are some of the Best strawberry recipes from the Painted Apron Fresh Strawberry Dressing Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits   Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad   Strawberries & Cream Pastry   Strawberry Margarita Tacos   Pimiento Cheese … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry Dressing

  This is touted as the best strawberry dressing ever         And it couldn’t be easier         4 ingredients         A quick puree         Voilà! Fresh Strawberry Dressing!         This recipe is from Cooktoria, and Tania swears that it is … Continue reading

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