Party Panache, Tex-Mex Summer Spread

  With Labor Day a mere 2 weeks away, I want to share this idea of feeding your group in a fairly laborless way!           This a family friendly way to have dinner, Easy on the chef/hostess and fun for the diners/guests         Set out a Tex-Mex Summer … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine

  I have fond memories of Quiche Lorraine, the first time I ever had it was at a sophisticated lunch with my father and one of his colleagues         When I was in college I had a summer job as an intern for his company in downtown Los Angeles.Β  One day he … Continue reading

Tablescapes, August Alfresco

  “Ohhh, that’s so pretty!” CC exclaimed as she bounced up the stairs from the pool         Smiling, I said “Thank you!”         “What are you doing Gigi?” asked Charlie Brown         “I’m setting the table for dinner,” I replied         “Are we … Continue reading

Recipe Box, OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

  We greeted August with a celebration on Thursday, My children, son in law, and two of my grands were here, A long time family friend joined us for a special dinner in memory of HH We made peace with his passing and look forward to living life to the fullest in his honor… We … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pineapple Island

  My grandsons, Super Boy & Big E, are in Hawaii with their mom for 3 weeks We miss them so much!           In an effort to feel a little closer to them, I created a little Hawaiian feel on the beach house island         Pineapples, a tropical … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo

  Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo… Sounds fancy doesn’t it??         Can you keep a secret? Shhh… It’s super easy to make!!           This is courtesy of HHjr         He is the definition of a morning person, especially at the beach where He … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Birds of Paradise

  Hurricane Barry chased me off the coast for a week or so, our area didn’t experience any effects except rain, but sincere prayers go out to everyone impacted by the terrible flooding and destruction that occurred and is still occurring…         One of the first things I like to do when … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Shallot and Everything Seasoning Dip

  If you like Everything Bagel seasoning,Β  and are a fan of onion dip, I hope you’ll try this twist on onion dip made with roasted shallots   πŸ˜‹         This recipe is from Pattie @ Olla-Podrida The base is fresh shallots Shallots are similar to onions, but with a slightly milder … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bbq Pork & Pineapple Pastry Puffs

  We have pulled pork frequently at my house, and it’s especially great for a crowd       HHjr puts a BBQ rub on a pork butt and then cooks it low and slow all day until it’s so tender he can “pull” it into shreds easily with 2 forks. You can get the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Nectarine Brioche with Prosciutto, basil & balsamic

  How about a recipe for something that looks fancy, tastes fabulous and is perfect for so many occasions?         It’s sweet creamy tangy salty cheesy goodness all in one         This is a version of the ever popular crostini, but instead of using a hard slice of baguette, … Continue reading

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