Fearless Friday, Watercolor & ink

  The hardest part of painting for me is editing what I see     Food fascinates me not only because I love to cook, but because of all the magical colors and textures     Painting every single detail is not my thing, I’m just not that patient…my style is more impressionistic than realistic … Continue reading

Party Panache, Super Star Shortcuts

We do a lot of cooking and entertaining, but I must confess, to make this happen, I have learned the art of the short cut… Today I’m sharing some recipes we had during our Friends & Family Weekend  that made things very effortless Pesto Parmesan Biscuit Bites     Canned biscuits, cut into pieces, and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Jars

  Celebrate the official beginning of summer with these no bake, fill, chill and serve key lime cheesecakes in a jar!     Perfect for parties  🎉, picnics  🍉, boat rides  ⛵️ and outdoor BBQs  🍔     Portable and ready to serve!     Have you seen this ready to eat cheesecake filling by … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Annual Friends & Family Weekend

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful Dads!   We are celebrating Father’s Day with our Annual Friends and Family weekend, with our BFFs plus our son who will be without his little sidekicks as they are away at camp My son is the head chef on beach weekends and together we planned the menu, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Peach Party with Raspberry Peachtinis!

Today we’re having a Peach Party!   Peach is the June flavor of the month so today is dedicated to peachy things     A peachy pink runner and some green and peach plates     And martinis of course, to celebrate 🎉     Creamy  Raspberry Peachtinis     Ice cream and fresh fruit … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!     Summer in the USA is all about celebrations featuring  the red white & blue!   Here are some flag pictures, decor and recipes to inspire your celebrations!     Sand Dollar Flag   Nora Fleming Flatware Caddy   Painted Flag Glasses   Painted Flag Bottles   Home Decor     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Peach Pizza with Prosciutto, Burrata & Basil

How about a gourmet pizza, fit for the most discriminating foodie, with the freshest ingredients, ready in only 15 minutes, start to finish~     Faster and healthier and more delicious than take-out or delivery!     This pizza features Burrata cheese, Mozzarella’s sophisticated cousin,  basically a ball of Mozzarella with a creamy, buttery inside, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, National Corn on the Cob Day, Techniques & Recipes

To celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day, I have rounded up my favorite corn recipes and cooking techniques   I’m somewhat of a purist when it comes to vegetables, I like them fresh and simply prepared, especially corn   You won’t find any recipes on my blog for spreading corn with spices or fancy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Collards & Conecuh

My sweet neighbor brought me a big bag full, or I should say a “messa” of collard greens last weekend, to thank us for including him on a fishing trip     I have had collards only a handful of times, but do like them     I knew that the secret to collards is … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini Frico

This is a fun little appetizer that goes together in mere minutes   Quite a tasty, lo-carb bite, perfect for a little happy hour nibble   Snapper season was in full swing last weekend and I spent a lot of time on the porch watching the fishing boats dot the Gulf of Mexico while my … Continue reading

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