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

Tablescapes, The Sun is So Bright, I’ve Gotta Wear Shades

We have had a crazy summer in Alabama, tons of rain and then bright sunshine,     We head to the porch when the weather is fine     And when the sun is out, it’s hot and bright,     Much to this pineapple’s delight!     Have you heard the song, “The Future’s … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfaits

This is an overspill from the July Paint Bucket, and a berry dessert you will want to try while summer is still full of fresh berries It is a strawberry version of  the Key Lime Cheesecake Jars, but uses a homemade Strawberry filling layer instead of lime curd     Making the fresh strawberry sauce … Continue reading

Party Panache, Boozy Bushwacker Ice Cream

  Bushwackers are a cocktail craze along the Gulf Coast, with all the restaurants claiming theirs are the best     Last summer I made Bushwacker Pies for Father’s Day and they were a big hit         I decided to try an ice cream version, in a jar, for a handy dessert/nightcap … Continue reading

Creations, Baby Shower Basket Centerpiece

“hey Mom, do you have any ideas for a cute centerpiece for J’s baby dinner?” DD asked hmmmm… “Maybe something with a pretty bottle of rosé, she would love that for celebrating after the baby’s born…” she suggested “Where is the party?” I asked “At a Mexican restaurant, so it needs to be pretty casual, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Salty Caramel Crème Brûlée

  HHjr gave me a kitchen torch for Mother’s Day     Yep, the same guy who gave me a giant metal rusty fish and a weathered buoy rope for my birthday…     *Sigh*  such a smart guy, he knows his Mom…     So when life hands you a culinary torch, you make … Continue reading

Party Panache, Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake

While most people were making everything berry for the 4th I decided to make a good old fashioned chocolate cake   Sheer decadence     Devil’s Food cake mix, buttermilk, sour cream, chocolate pudding, butter, eggs, chocolate chips…     Where is the fainting couch  😵  🛋     Chocolate chips are stirred into the … Continue reading

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