Recipe Box, Kitchen Tips & Substitutions

  Here are some random tips to make your life easier/better in the kitchen!   Kitchen Bucket shower centerpiece/gift     BAKING SUBSTITUTIONS Cake Flour= Measure out 1 cup all purpose flour and remove 3 Tablespoons. Replace the removed Tablespoons of flour with 3 Tablespoons of cornstarch to equal 1 cup cake flour   Powdered … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Mousse Minis

  I have a wonderful low cal treat to share today!         These mini mousses are only 2 ingredients!         Peanut Butter & Cool Whip!         I used Lite, but you could use Fat Free         Begin by mixing the peanut butter with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Favorite Not Guilty Recipes

  I was on a “staycation” last week, not cooking, not tablescaping, not entertaining… Using these first few weeks of January to recharge         I have been catching up on doing my favorite things like getting back to drawing every day for the Doodlewash January challenge         DD requested … Continue reading

Recipe Box, New Kitchen Toys

  We had such a great Christmas, we all agreed that it was the best one in a long time, Lots of laughs, friends, family and of course good food!         HHjr gave me a big heavy box and said, “This is for you Mom, but it’s really for all of us…” … Continue reading

Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Romaine Wraps

  The hit of the holidays were these Romaine Wraps Filled with a combo of cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and bacon, they disappeared rapidly!           We had these for our Citrus Bowl party on New Years Day           And I made a tortilla wrap with the extra … Continue reading

The Organized Life, January Paint Bucket

  Happy 2020!!! Do you have a list of New Year’s resolutions? This month’s Paint Bucket might help with healthier eating, it’s full of vegetables and features light desserts   The flavor/theme of the month is Winter Vegetable   source   Appetizers Roasted Vegetable and Hummus Tartines from Diala’s Kitchen Skinny Nachos from Buttercream Blondie … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spectacular New Year’s Eve Noshes!

  In case you want to make a few last minute New Year’s Eve treats I’ve gathered up party worthy recipes from the archives That you can make in a flash, easier and much better than take-out!         Red Carpet Cocktail This isn’t a drink, it’s an appetizer in a cocktail glass! … Continue reading

Holidays, Kid Friendly Holiday Buffet

  I hope you are having a wonderful December! The highlight of our holiday celebration is the annual Christmas Eve lunch at our house Eleven of our group of 24 are children 12 and under so it’s all about kid friendly food and Santa Claus fun           The children sit at … Continue reading

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

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