Take-out Tuesday, Roasted Shallot and Everything Seasoning Dip

  If you like Everything Bagel seasoning,ย  and are a fan of onion dip, I hope you’ll try this twist on onion dip made with roasted shallots   ๐Ÿ˜‹         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

Take-out Tuesday, 4th of July Strawberry Cheesecake Pie!

  Today the rest of my family arrives for the 4th and we are going to kick off our celebration tonight with a 4th of July Strawberry Cheesecake Pie!         Luscious fresh summer strawberries, Creamy cheesecake filling…           and oh, did I mention the sugar cookie crust??   … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Preparing for the 4th

      With the 4th of July one week away, I’m ramping up my preparations to make it a smooth sailing holiday!         I think my favorite part of entertaining is the planning…I love the process of getting organized ahead of time…it eliminates last minute stress…If you can take some time … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tropical Summer Fruit Spears

  One of the best parts of summer is all the luscious fresh fruit and vegetables   Fruit Pastries with Almond Cream     Today’s Tropical Summer Fruit Spears are more of an idea than a recipe         These mini fruit skewers are not only party pretty, they are perfect to have … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Pizzas

  I hope all the Dad’s had a wonderful Father’s Day~ HHjr took his oldest son and a couple of friends to the beach Wow, did they catch fish!         Super Boy caught this giant Red Snapper all by himself         A rainy forecast on the coast the weekend … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Porky Pig!

        I know a guy that loves to grill         The more grills he has going, the better he feels         The weekly favorite is some form of pork         Spare ribs, pork butt, bacon, so tender all you need is a fork … Continue reading

Party Panache, Kid Friendly Charcuterie Buffet

  My family was arriving at dinner time last Thursday for the holiday weekend, which makes dinner itself tricky… No one wants to sit down and eat right when they get here The littles are excited and want to run around, The adults want to unpack, get settled and have a cocktail In the past … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cactus Cantina

    In keeping with my crazy for cactus phase it was great fun to entertain some friends with a casual patio party           The patio turned into a Cactus Cantina!         It featured a watermelon flowering cactus         Cactus tidbit plates were ready for … Continue reading

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