Recipe Box, Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad

  The 70’s called and said they want this recipe back…       Only in the South, where macaroni and cheese is considered a vegetable, would this retro dish full of butter, sugar, whipped topping, not to mention pretzels, be considered a “salad!”           I will admit that I actually … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  How is it possible that it’s almost August already? While perusing recipes for my monthly bucket list I was having trouble finding recipes that I hadn’t seen a zillion times before… So few were jumping out and grabbing my attention But then I got an idea! 💡 Instead of making trendy recipes this month, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Sunflowers, Fish and a Birthday!

  “Hey Gigi, do you want to play Barbie’s with me?” CC asked “Hmmm…you know what, Mr. Rex is coming to dinner tonight His birthday is in a few days, why don’t we set a special table…” “Ohhh, that would be fun, I love to decorate!!” she said         “Mr. Rex loves … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sunshine Pineapple Bacon Dip or Spread

    We had a festive 4th of July weekend with fireworks and a boat parade         And we snacked on this super easy delicious dip         Pineapple, cream cheese & chives, sour cream, bacon and 3 cheeses         It’s a flavor explosion in your mouth! … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cheese Stars

    With the 4th of July just around the corner You might need a last minute snack or appetizer for your celebration!         If you have  bread,  cheese, mayonnaise and a cookie cutter, you can make these! Since we’re celebrating on the coast, I made some “goldfish” too       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Dinner with Uncle Sam

  Welcome to the Patriotic Tablescape Hop hosted by Celebrate & Decorate and Design Morsels  I decided to build my table around a patriotic icon, Uncle Sam   photo source   There are varied stories about the origin of the term Uncle Sam He is widely recognized and remembered for his recruiting posters and his … Continue reading

Party Panache, Creamsicle Cheesecake in a Jar

  I have an easy summer treat for you today         Creamsicle cheesecake in a jar         Crumbled shortbread cookies layered with a creamsicle filling and whipped cream cheese         A few simple ingredients         Jello         Mixed with Cool … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pimiento Cheese Canapes

  Pimiento Cheese is practically a staple in the South Let’s use it to make some unexpected pairings for an assortment of canapes         I like to make a straight forward Pimiento Cheese, Sharp cheddar, White Cheddar, pimientos and mayonnaise {Duke’s of course} You can use your recipe, a purchased pimiento cheese, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Summer Centerpieces

  With Memorial Day coming up and June just around the corner, Let’s kick off the summer season with a roundup of centerpiece ideas         One of the best parts of summer is the produce Beautiful tomatoes, watermelons, fresh sweet corn… Piled on a pretty platter, they make an instant centerpiece!   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sweet Home Alabama Butter Pecan Coffee Cake

  This is one of those “Drop what you’re doing and make this now!” recipes Seriously It is worth every calorie…         Oh, and it’s dangerously easy to make too!         You might even have all the ingredients!         First saute your pecans in butter and … Continue reading

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