Holidays, Secrets for Stress-free Holidays

Okay, I am sharing some top secret stuff today, so shhhhh….. Whether you are in a pinch, have no energy, or just simply have too much to do… or maybe just don’t feel like cooking 🎨  💅   📚 First, fill your house with delicious aromas, Saute an onion with a little fresh garlic…     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Go Wild for Thanksgiving!

I have been going wild not knowing what we were doing for Thanksgiving…     All of a sudden, after decades of tradition, our family was changing     What???     The large group would not be gathering this year…       Well, that’s okay, we can go to the beach, just our … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Versatile Harvest Pumpkin Tart, Breakfast, Brunch or Appetizer

This harvest tart is a savory delight, pumpkin paired with bacon and caramelized onions       It is so versatile, you can use it with maple syrup for breakfast, topped with an egg for brunch, or cut into squares for an appetizer sure to please     Plus, it’s incredibly easy!!     Caramelize … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli & Cheese Dip or Spread

Let’s face it     Hot and melty cheese dips are pretty hard to resist       Add some bacon, and well, that makes it even harder     But if you add a nice fresh green vegetable like broccoli       Why it becomes almost health food!!       And it’s … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tiramisu Jars

I have never been superstitious about Friday the 13th, but last Friday was frightful!     DD and her family arrived for a Spooky Visit to celebrate her birthday Which wasn’t frightful, but delightful!     HH & I had the menu planned, the groceries bought, and some of the food already made, We were … Continue reading

Party Panache, Easy Game Day Menu with a Pizza Bubble-up and BBQ

I am constantly looking for ways to make entertaining easier, and one of my favorite helpers is the slow cooker     “Why are there paper towels under the lid?” you might ask     Well, that’s the handy dandy trick to use when cooking this dish with canned biscuits     Talk about easy! … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Elephants and Painted Jars

Do not be fearless if you are in the path of Hurricane Irma, please stay safe!  We are watching closely, feeling very lucky to not be in the path this time.   Thank you all for your concern and kind comments.  Prayers to all… Football season kicked off last weekend  🏈   🐘   ❤️     … Continue reading

Party Panche, Tiramisu Bundt Cake with Kahlua Caramel

At first glance this cake might look complicated…     But it’s really a piece of cake  😂     The cake is made from a Fudge Marble cake mix, and enhanced with strong coffee, Kahlua, milk, butter and 4 eggs Follow the instructions on the mix box for making the chocolate swirl, adding the … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Tropical Summer Finale

Prayers, Prayers and Prayers to all in harm’s way this week… We will be experiencing lots of rain from hovering Hurricane Harvey and hope the sun will be back shining for Labor Day weekend   My family will be arriving for the long holiday weekend and we will be celebrating the holiday with a Tropical … Continue reading

Party Panache, Coconut Pineapple Faux Créme Brûlèe

I am really excited to share this today     I can’t wait to find out what you think!     This oh so tempting creamy dessert     with a caramelized burnt sugar topping     Garnished with fresh pineapple and coconut flakes     Is actually…     Wait for it…     … Continue reading

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