Party Panache, Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath

  I’m getting a head start on my holiday menu this week         This cheese ring is easy to whip up Wrapped well, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week until ready to garnish and serve         It starts with Pimiento Cheese       … Continue reading

Party Panche, Peppermint Candyland Cake

  I have been having a very festive birthday week!         It kicked off with a wonderful dinner at a long time BFF’s house         She had quite a candle on my birthday cake plate!         I also made a cake for my family to enjoy … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

  Do you have a traditional dish you serve on Christmas Eve?         I know a lot of people have lasagna         Even though lasagna takes a little time to prep, it’s a perfect do ahead meal for busy holidays         This lasagna has layers of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

  There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Holiday Sweet Potato Rounds

  Here is an easy way to add sweet potatoes to your holiday meals Not only are they easy but they look elegant They can be prepared ahead of time and are simple to serve         They can be prepared for 1 or a crowd         Choose large sweet … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Easy Slo Cook Cranberry Sauce and Recipes using Cranberries

  When I saw this Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce over at Lynn’s Happier than a Pig in Mud I couldn’t wait to try it         I had all the ingredients on hand         Into the crock pot they went Along with a few tired clementines         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Leaf Tags

  Today let’s make watercolor leaf tags This method has infinite possibilities, you can adapt it for any season or occasion, Just in time for special fall gatherings and Thanksgiving         And these tags can be tied on just about anything! You can see the complete tablescape where I used these tags … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Blue Cheese & Pecan Baked Pears

  Wait! Do not fear the blue cheese! I will give you other cheesy options for this easy and elegant holiday side dish!         This dish will go beautifully with holiday turkey, ham, chicken or lamb!       Start with ripe pears {Anjou, Bosc, French Apple} and slice in half lengthwise … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pilgrims & Pumpkins

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Thanksgiving tablescape hop! A week of creative Thanksgiving tables to enjoy and inspire! All the links are at the end of this post and are updated daily         I am especially thankful for my friend Sally~ or as I sometimes call her, CCOG, CC’s … Continue reading

Tablescapes, November in the Kitchen

  After every holiday, I tell myself, there is no reason to be in a rush to put things away…         And just about every time, the very second I can, it’s out with the old and in with the new!!         The boys were away this weekend, so … Continue reading

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