Recipe Box, Sunflower Tomato Pie

  A tray full of tomatoes just about commands a tomato pie!         Did you know that if you keep tomatoes stem side down they will last longer? Do you store your tomatoes on the counter or in the fridge? You can find important information about storing tomatoes here       … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Better Than A Bakery Jammin’ Cream Cheese Danish

  I call these “better than a bakery” because not only are they incredibly easy to make, they are not as cloyingly sweet as many sweet rolls and danishes       The base is, yep, my best friend, crescent roll dough         If you have jam or jelly jars that look … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine

  I have fond memories of Quiche Lorraine, the first time I ever had it was at a sophisticated lunch with my father and one of his colleagues         When I was in college I had a summer job as an intern for his company in downtown Los Angeles.Β  One day he … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Fresh Garden Tomato & Basil Flatbread

  Even though I am not much of a gardener, I can manage fresh herbs like basil and rosemary, and HHjr loves to plant cherry tomatoes and peppers         We have a bountiful crop this year and so let’s roast them and make a sophisticated version of a traditional tomato sauce and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, OMG This Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie!

  We greeted August with a celebration on Thursday, My children, son in law, and two of my grands were here, A long time family friend joined us for a special dinner in memory of HH We made peace with his passing and look forward to living life to the fullest in his honor… We … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

  🌞 Holy Heat Wave 🌞 There seems to be universal agreement that July went by way too fast! As we start dreaming of cooler fall temps and pumpkins, My thoughts are turning also to autumn comfort food I thought it might be fun to make some old fashioned comfort food recipes and put a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peach, Plum, & a Dash of Rum Ice Cream

  Is there anything better on a hot day than cool ice cream?         How about ice cream topped with fresh summer fruit and made with a splash of Coconut Rum, Yum!           When I make no churn ice cream I usually use Cool Whip Β it’s sooo easy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Salsa Chicken & Roasted Vegetable Salad Wrap

  Do you have a tired zucchini, a lonely sweet pepper, a half of an onion, a bowl of cherry tomatoes?       Oh good!! All you need now is a little Salsa Chicken andΒ  before you know it, you will be dining on a healthy and flavor filled summer meal       … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo

  Grilled Blackened Shrimp with Basil Fettucini Alfredo… Sounds fancy doesn’t it??         Can you keep a secret? Shhh… It’s super easy to make!!           This is courtesy of HHjr         He is the definition of a morning person, especially at the beach where He … Continue reading

Recipe Box, National Ice Cream Day

  Happy National Ice Cream Day!         Ice Cream has to be one of the best inventions EVER         I am planning to make Peach Ice Cream soon In the meantime let’s re-enjoy some easy blasts from the past!   Caramel Cheesecake Ice Cream     Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl … Continue reading

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