Gifts from the Kitchen, Winter Basket and a Special Sale

For years I volunteered at an organization that raised money for a local children’s museum and the main fund raiser was selling Valentine baskets Every year we put bought items in bulk forΒ 5 different baskets, geared to children, teenagers, women, men, and deluxe baskets for anyone. Β It took weeks to assemble these hundreds of baskets, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sugar Cookie Birthday Pie

NG, my son-in-law, is the nicest guy you will ever meet     He also has a major sweet tooth     So for his birthday last week, I made him a giant sugar cookie pie       And topped it with chopped peanut butter cups     I was trying to make up … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Winter Warmth Chowder with Potato Croutons

I know people think I spend tons of time in the kitchen, but I really don’t…my son cooks a lot for us, and so does my husband…and when we cook, we tend to go big so we have leftovers to eat or freeze… Or, as in this case, so we can share with my busy … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gingerbread “Man” Basket

My very favorite gift to give is a basket full of goodies, it’s fun to shop for the fillers, and it’s a one size fits all!   I needed a birthday gift for a very special guy I decided to visit my favorite HomeGoods to see what I could come up with…     The … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cranberry Holiday Bread

Here’s a little quick bread you can whip up for family or as a gift for friends Cream cheese is the secret ingredient that makes it moist and irresistible and cranberry sauce gives it flavor and holiday color You can mix it up in minutes It makes 2 loaves, One to keep and one to … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Tailgate Trash

So, who can resist a snack mix right?     I’ve been making Chex Mix for years, and to this day my grown children expect a jar of it on the counter or in the pantry     They both swear that theirs doesn’t taste as good as mine, but I think that’s just a … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Sunshine & Lazy Lemon Pie

Last week we had 3 days of torrential rain on the coast so IΒ  created some sunshine inside with daisies, lemons     and jars of lemon pieΒ  πŸ‹     I saw jars of lemon pie over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and thought they looked like wonderful treats     Some good friends … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Artichoke

My husband loves artichokes, so in honor of his birthday πŸŽ‚ today I am sharing a watercolor artichoke   “You’ve got to teach me how to cook an artichoke,” he said     “Okay, I’ll send you the link to my recipe, and you can make one while I’m gone this week…”   I painted … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Last Minute Lemon Loaf Cake with Lemon Lime Glaze

Happy Mother’s Day!Β  🌷   I hope you Moms are being properly pampered today!!     Do you need a last minute sweet treat for Mom?     This is what I call a pantry cake, meaning, you can whip this up easily from things you have on hand     If you don’t have … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Carrot Tops & a Painted Apron!

Just because Easter’s over, doesn’t mean you have to put away your bunnies and carrots, they are perfect for celebrating Spring!     Carrots, orange muffins and fresh veggies make an instant centerpiece     There is something about carrot tops and cabbage leaves that make the world seem like a Bunny Garden     … Continue reading

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