Take-out Tuesday, Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Lasagna and Autumn Snack Mix

Sunday the weary hurricane warriors returned and I wanted to reward them in some way, they worked all weekend cleaning up our beach house, property, plus helping neighbors, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally There was no water the first two days and no power until after they left on Sunday… hot, humid, buggy, smelly, … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas in July, A Few Favorite Things

  Is is hot 🔥 where you are? It’s pretty steamy in the South, let’s cool off with some Christmas in July!         I have rounded up some favorite ideas… By thinking ahead, starting projects, and collecting recipe ideas, We won’t be overwhelmed!         When the holidays are upon … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bread

August 8 is National Sneak Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day, so if you love your neighbor, gift them with a loaf of this moist and cheesy zucchini bread instead! Or If you are the lucky neighbor recipient you can make this for yourself! It’s so moist and cheesy Tell picky eaters that the green … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peach Mini Muffins with Almond Glaze

Here’s a perfect summer breakfast bite Little muffins full of fresh peaches and topped with a sweet almond glaze Fresh summer peaches are a favorite treat around here Perfect for little fingers and fishermen alike! They are topped with a cinnamon sugar butter crumb topping before baking Combine cold butter pieces with the cinnamon, flour … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Salted Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

June weekends on the coast mean fishing and this weekend it was “bachelor weekend” HHjr arrived with 2 of his buddies ready for a fishing adventure with several more friends in town for the weekend They spent Friday preparing their equipment and loading the boat And Saturday they hit the water at 5am for a … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix

  My family loves Chex based snacks When I spotted Peanut Butter Chex I had to try it I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day version         I grabbed some “Irish” potato sticks GOLDfish, and “treasure coins” aka peanut M & Ms         Combine the Chex, Goldfish, and … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Galentine Cups & Mugs

  It’s fun to give special people in your life a little treat, Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day is the perfect occasion!         Fill a mug or teacup with a few Valentine treats It’s like a mini gift basket, as fun to make and give, as it is to get!     … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Raid the Pantry Cracker Toffee

  Who can resist a bite of a homemade sweet treat… This super easy recipe can be adapted to what you have in your pantry!         I rate this recipe Triple D Decadent, Dangerous & Delicious!         You can use any kind of rectangular or square crackers you have … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Halloween Birthday Basket

  We were supposed to be on the coast this weekend celebrating DD’s birthday         We started seeing rain in the forecast on Tuesday All of a sudden, by Wednesday morning there was a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico We reluctantly called off the weekend…       And by … Continue reading

Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Chick Baskets

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️         Today is CC’s 6th birthday!       We celebrated yesterday with a birthday party at a dance studio, she had so much fun and even the boys joined in Sequined baseball caps and jazz glasses         I also have 3 really … Continue reading