Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Home Decor, Winter Decorating

  I usually dash off to the beach right after Christmas but this year the forecast was rainy… So instead of scurrying to get holiday decor put away, I did something different         I kept a lot of decorations in place, and transitioned them from Christmas to winter         … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spectacular New Year’s Eve Noshes!

  In case you want to make a few last minute New Year’s Eve treats I’ve gathered up party worthy recipes from the archives That you can make in a flash, easier and much better than take-out!         Red Carpet Cocktail This isn’t a drink, it’s an appetizer in a cocktail glass! … Continue reading

Holidays, Kid Friendly Holiday Buffet

  I hope you are having a wonderful December! The highlight of our holiday celebration is the annual Christmas Eve lunch at our house Eleven of our group of 24 are children 12 and under so it’s all about kid friendly food and Santa Claus fun           The children sit at … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Favorites

  Happy Fearless Friday! I hope you’re having a Merry week…         We are having a very Jolly time this Christmas Lots of holiday cheer and happy faces!       Fearless Friday is a weekly series featuring art tutorials My granddaughter CC is the inspiration for this series It began almost … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Holidays

      I have been slow getting holiday ready this year…         But the tree’s finally done         And the stockings are hung         I’m going to sit back and wait for Santa and his reindeer!         I wish you very Merry … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Christmas Tea”

  Let’s take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and relax with a cup of “Christmas Tea”           The inspiration photo for this drawing is a holiday kitchen towel by Mary Lake-Thompson             I started the sketch by drawing the ribbon bow first   … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath

  I’m getting a head start on my holiday menu this week         This cheese ring is easy to whip up Wrapped well, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week until ready to garnish and serve         It starts with Pimiento Cheese       … Continue reading

Holidays, Family Christmas Fun

    My halls are finally officially “decked!” After 2 weeks of feeling they were a wreck!         I had a lot of help this year         The boys decorated the tree With no help from me!         They did a great job It made my … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sausage Pancake Lasagna

    Do you have a traditional favorite breakfast casserole for holiday mornings? We have several favorites, Sausage Gravy Biscuit BakeĀ  Buried Almond Danish Breakfast Bake Green Chili Strata   We also love pancakes, but they can be a pain to fix for more than a few people   Sausage Stuffed Pancakes     I … Continue reading

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