Party Panache, Coconut Poke Bundt Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes It’s made with a doctored cake mix and coconut it’s glazed with Creme of Coconut You can top it with flowers for a special occasion This might be the easiest cake I’ve ever made If you don’t want to use coconut milk, use buttermilk or milk As soon … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ryan’s Hot and Hot Summer Tomato Salad Stack

Hot & Hot Fish Club is an upscale restaurant in Birmingham AL Chef owner Chris Hastings is well reknown in the foodie circles The restaurant remained open during part of the Covid lock down, with one dish only available for take-out~ The hands down most popular restaurant offering, Tomato Salad Thick slices of juicy heirloom … Continue reading

Recipe Box, TrompoKing Tacos Al Pastor

When I came home from the beach on Sunday, HHjr said, “I’ve got dinner covered, I’m making Tacos Al Pastor” “Yum sounds great” I said, but imagine my surprise when I saw this! “Holy Guacamole what is that???” “It’s called a TrompoKing” he said It’s a vertical way to cook food “I sliced pork shoulder … Continue reading

Tablescapes, a Trip to the South Pacific

I thought we’d take a little trip today, how about joining me in the South Pacific? The inspiration for this table and bar was the Broadway show, South Pacific This post was originally part of a tablescape hop 4 years ago To celebrate New York’s reopening and the beginning of Summer I thought it would … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Red Potatoes with Gorgonzola and Rosemary

These potatoes are really easy to make, and you can pair them with grilled chicken, steak, fish or BBQ We enjoyed them with ribs over Memorial Day weekend Simple to prepare, incredibly tasty, and dinner party worthy! If you’re not a fan of gorgonzola or bleu cheese, you can sub Parmesan, Manchego, or white cheddar … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bacon Parmesan Bites

This is recipe is an oldie but a goodie it’s been around for decades… baked bacon crackers This is a seriously easy appetizer that will please kids and adults alike~ A popular version is made with brown sugar, but I used Parmesan cheese instead Club crackers are laid out on wire racks on a baking … Continue reading

Party Panache, Donut Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Pie

HHjr’s sons, Super Boy and Big E, both have May birthdays They are 4 years apart and their birthdays are 4 days apart Oh how time flies! They’re now 13 and 9 they each had their own parties with their friends and then last weekend we had a big family celebration The boys requested steak … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Ham & Asparagus Alfredo Pie

This Ham & Asparagus Pie is loaded with goodies! It is full of ham, bacon, asparagus, corn, and green onions, tossed with Alfredo sauce and cheeses and bound together with an egg milk mixture It’s another version of What’s in the Refrigerator Quiche Leftover this and a little bit of that… I had two ears … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo

My family loves any excuse for a party, so we tend to celebrate any occasion that comes along… Saturday we had family and friends {everyone was vaccinated} over for a Kentucky Derby party on the patio Red roses in a silver champagne bucket, floppy hats and simple adult and kid friendly foods set on a … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May! Such a beautiful and fun filled month! We watched the Kentucky Derby yesterday with friends and are looking forward to Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, beach time and Memorial Day Fry-Tot-To for Cinco de Mayo We will also be celebrating 2 birthdays… With so many diverse festivities on the horizon, I couldn’t decide … Continue reading