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

Gifts from the Kitchen, Coal Candy

  Have you been good this year?     Santa’s watching you know…         And he has a large supply of coal!         The elves make it for him         They melt chocolate and butterscotch chips         Then they add peanut butter   … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Last Minute Easy Gifts in a Snap!

  “Hey Mom, can you give me some ideas for a cute and easy food type gift for my co-workers?”       Rosemary salt   Peppermint Snowballs Everything Seasoning Bacon Salt   Holiday Jars Coconut Rum Snowball in a Jar Praline Pecans Cheddar Cheese Cookies Almond Spirals White Trash Snack Mix Raspberry White Chocolate … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Jars

  Celebrate the official beginning of summer with these no bake, fill, chill and serve key lime cheesecakes in a jar!     Perfect for parties  🎉, picnics  🍉, boat rides  ⛵️ and outdoor BBQs  🍔     Portable and ready to serve!     Have you seen this ready to eat cheesecake filling by … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Breaking Waves

I posted a tutorial about this painting 2 years ago, long before Fearless Friday was born I have had a very busy end of May, and sadly haven’t touched my paint brushes or pens, but I hope to make up for it in the next few weeks     I hope you don’t mind the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Magic Lemon Bars

When I saw an Impossible Lemon Coconut Pie over at Happier than a Pig in Mud, I raced to my pantry to see if I had the ingredients…     I could practically taste it!     But alas, not a box of Bisquick to be found…     But I did have a lemon … Continue reading

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 for 5 different baskets, geared to children, teenagers, women, men, and deluxe baskets for anyone.  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

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