Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you a thankful day, celebrating your blessings in your own special way, Whether it’s full of turkey or virtual gatherings on Zoom I hope you can count your blessings and not the calories you consume! I hope you’re thinking of family and friends, and looking forward to when the danger of Covid 19 comes … Continue reading

Creations, Ho Ho Holiday Pumpkins!

Wait! Don’t toss those pumpkins away! I know a lot of people start holiday decorating as soon as Thanksgiving is over, it’s out with the Fall and in with all things Merry! But don’t toss those Fall pumpkins, they can really be fun to transform! You can dress them up with ribbons and hats, paint … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Favorite Rosemary Recipes for the Holidays

One of my very favorite herbs is Rosemary~ I always have a fresh rosemary plant nearby to clip for cooking it can elevate any recipe from ho hum to divine! Let’s start with appetizers, Rosemary Pine Nut Sables are like cheese straws, except they are flavored with pine nuts and rosemary Sable is French for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Triple Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

The other night HHjr was cooking steak bites {recipe below} I offered to do potatoes and a salad and got out my trusty slow cooker to help… These potatoes are not only an easy side dish for any night of the week, but are also perfect for solving the holiday challenge of getting all your … Continue reading

Creations, Upcycled Gift Tins

Welcome to the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by Andrea from Design Morsels! We have tons of ideas and inspirations for you today, you will want to visit all the links at the end of this post! I bet you have some of these lying around… metal tins that previously held cookies, nuts or … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip

Keep this irresistible dip in mind for the holidays, it’s red and green! If you love a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, now you can enjoy the same flavors in this creamy cheesy dip Let me show you how easy this is to make! First cook the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rainbow Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans

This dish sounds fancy, and it is a company and holiday worthy side dish, but it is easy enough to make any night of the week, and it also can be eaten as a main dish meal! Trim and halve the Brussels sprouts, cut the sweet potato into cubes {peeled or unpeeled} and lay them … Continue reading

Holidays, Gift Ideas

Christmas, like everything else this year, is going to be different… and one of the differences is shopping Most of it will be done virtually, keeping safe yes, but, not nearly as much fun as the hustle and bustle, the ringing Salvation Army bells, and the stores decked out in lights and decorations… *Sigh* But … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Pine Cone in Mixed Media

I am all about November and Thanksgiving right now, but my pen seems to have skipped to Christmas! I have been having fun with the November Doodlewash art challenge, interpreting the daily prompts with the holidays in mind… The prompt for this one was “fruit” “boots” “Pine cones” is the prompt for Nov. 15th, and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Raspberry Sorbet

My oldest grandson, 12, is homeschooling this Fall, and one of the perks is the addition of credited life learning lessons, after “school,” electives like art, home economics and cooking! Super Boy’s mother arranged for a weekly art class given by a friend, with several cousins participating HHjr volunteered his cooking skills to teach his … Continue reading