Party Panache, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

  Do you have a traditional dish you serve on Christmas Eve?         I know a lot of people have lasagna         Even though lasagna takes a little time to prep, it’s a perfect do ahead meal for busy holidays         This lasagna has layers of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

The Organized Life, December Paint Bucket

  And just like that, on Sunday it’s December! 🎄 I apologize for posting this before Thanksgiving I mean no disrespect at all… I LOVE Thanksgiving       I’m sure you’re busy with last minute turkey things, so bookmark this and read it later if you get a chance… The next few days are … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds

  Here is an easy way to add sweet potatoes to your holiday meals Not only are they easy but they look elegant They can be prepared ahead of time and are simple to serve         They can be prepared for 1 or a crowd         Choose large sweet … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grown-up Grilled Cheese

  Grilled cheese sandwiches are one of the classic comfort foods         As a child I ordered one everywhere we went to eat, My Dad even got fancy restaurants to make one for “picky eater me”         There is nothing better than a Grilled Cheese Dipper with a warm … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Short Rib Ragu

  Similar to Bolgnese Sauce, this pot of ragu will be like finding a pot of gold after a long chilly day         It’s made with short ribs and laced with Parmesan         Full of meat and vegetables, this tomato based sauce was made to marry with pasta and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Holiday Orange Rolls

  I’m still working on our Thanksgiving menu…         Looking through my recipes I found these oh so wonderful Orange Rolls           The best way to describe these pillowy soft rolls is clouds           They are like eating sweet orange flavored clouds!     … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Easy Slo Cook Cranberry Sauce and Recipes using Cranberries

  When I saw this Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce over at Lynn’s Happier than a Pig in Mud I couldn’t wait to try it         I had all the ingredients on hand         Into the crock pot they went Along with a few tired clementines         … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Thanksgiving Thoughts

    Are you all set for Thanksgiving?         Ours will be small and casual         After years of doing Thanksgiving with HH’s sister and her whole family, Everyone is going in a different direction now Our children are grown and have their own family obligations       … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Blue Cheese & Pecan Baked Pears

  Wait! Do not fear the blue cheese! I will give you other cheesy options for this easy and elegant holiday side dish!         This dish will go beautifully with holiday turkey, ham, chicken or lamb!       Start with ripe pears {Anjou, Bosc, French Apple} and slice in half lengthwise … Continue reading

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