Party Panache, last minute Thanksgiving Appetizers & Host Gifts

Whether you are hosting a holiday gathering or thinking about what you might bring to your host/hostess, here are a few last minute easy ideas for the upcoming holidays   Snow Pea Tree   We like to eat around 5-6 for Thanksgiving, so throughout the day I think it’s fun to have a few nibbles … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Octoberfest Basket

I love to give baskets full of goodies for special occasions, I think gift baskets are just as much fun for the giver as the receiver because you get to shop for all the goodies!       I was at Fresh Market the other day and after picking out some flowers for my daughter’s … Continue reading

Gifts from the kitchen, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Get a quick fix of fall with these Carmel Apple treats         They are full of caramelized apple pieces and they bake up like a brownie         First make the caramel apple filling by cooking the apples in butter and brown sugar         Then make a … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Chocolate Peanut Butter Overload Bars

I made these extra decadent cookie bars for my Son-in-law, NG {Nicest Guy}… something sweet and special to thank him for letting me “borrow” DD & CC for a whole week         NG and Charlie Brown were leading the bachelor life in the city while us girls had a week at the … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Party Favor

I am taking some time off this week and re-sharing some of my firsts posts from August and September 2012. Please forgive me for not visiting and commenting as I deal with a personal matter, I will be back very soon!Β  Please do comment if you like, hearing from you is such a treat even … Continue reading

Holidays, Mother’s Day Brunch

  Will you be celebrating Mother’s Day next Sunday?       Mine will be quiet, with just HH We are so lucky that our children live near by, we get to see them all the time They all will be busy with end of the school year parties and activities next weekend, so we … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Triple Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake

  Bursting with blueberries, this triple lemon cake is not overly sweet and can be enjoyed for breakfast or dessert     The triple lemon comes from lemon cake mix, lemon pudding and a thick lemony glaze         There is also lemon juice and lemon extractΒ  πŸ‹         Don’t … Continue reading

Creations, Birthday Bottles

      I am just crazy about this Birthday tissue paper, and bought it one day with no particular plan in mind…I also bought some other bright and happy prints and stashed them away for a future project         I also save interesting bottles, like this opaque black 19 Crimes Chardonnay…the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Raspberry Cheesecake Trifle

Happy Fat Tuesday!       We will be celebrating Fat Tuesday today with either Baby Beignets       or Crescent Roll King Cake for breakfast or dessert       and perhaps Mardi Gras Gratin or         a Muffaletta Pie for supper         And a Raspberry Cheesecake … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gift Ideas for the grilling Valentine

  Need a gift for your grilling Valentine?       How about a manly burger cookbook and some things to spice them up!         I learned about this book from my friend Pattie @Olla-Podrida, she is always cooking up wonderful food         When she talked about these Fifth … Continue reading

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