Recipe Box, Bleu Cheesy Mac with Pear Walnut Croutons

  Tired of the same ole boring mac & cheese?       This version is mac & cheese’s elegant cousin     Rotini pasta holds the creamy bleu cheesy sauce in all it’s little crevices, and proudly sports a crown of pear & walnut croutons     This doesn’t take long to prepare, it … Continue reading

Party Panache, Coconut Pineapple Faux Créme Brûlèe

I am really excited to share this today     I can’t wait to find out what you think!     This oh so tempting creamy dessert     with a caramelized burnt sugar topping     Garnished with fresh pineapple and coconut flakes     Is actually…     Wait for it…     … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chinese Take-out Ribs

After watching an episode of The Kitchen on Food Network, HH & I decided to try the featured Take-out Style Chinese Spare Ribs       They looked soooo good and simple to do     Whoops…  😱 There is a lot of sugar in the marinade/sauce, which is why most BBQ methods don’t use … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Oven-Dried Strawberries

Do you ever open your fridge and see sad strawberries?     You know, bruised berries or berries a little past their prime?       Don’t toss them out!     You can bake them in the oven to dry them and extend their life     After baking put them in a jar … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Burgers with Spiralized Onion & Pineapple Salsa & Everything Potato Chips

I’m focusing on using my spiralizer this month and I just discovered the best tip!     If you make one cut from the center out to the edge of the food you want to spiralize,  it produces thin slices like a mandolin! How did I not know this, not everything has to be a … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Angel Hair Alfredo with Corn & Zucchini

Happy “Sneak Some Zucchini on your Neighbor’s Porch Day!”     Yep, there really is such a day! And it’s today, August 8 Read all about it here     There are a gazillion things you can do with zucchini, like Zucchini Hassleback Heros This is another great one~ and a perfect summer dish, thin … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Shortcake Cheesecake Parfaits

This is an overspill from the July Paint Bucket, and a berry dessert you will want to try while summer is still full of fresh berries It is a strawberry version of  the Key Lime Cheesecake Jars, but uses a homemade Strawberry filling layer instead of lime curd     Making the fresh strawberry sauce … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

The August Paint Bucket, my monthly recipe inspiration list of dishes I want to make, is posting a few days early this month because on August 1st I will be joining my Traveling Tote group for some table top fun, so be sure to stop then by for my Art in the Park Picnic   … Continue reading

Party Panache, Boozy Bushwacker Ice Cream

  Bushwackers are a cocktail craze along the Gulf Coast, with all the restaurants claiming theirs are the best     Last summer I made Bushwacker Pies for Father’s Day and they were a big hit         I decided to try an ice cream version, in a jar, for a handy dessert/nightcap … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pimiento Cheese Biscuit Bites

These 5 minute Prep biscuits pack a punch with pimiento cheese and french fried onions     I was inspired by a recipe I saw recently on Plain Chicken using fried onions and decided to amp it up even more with pimiento cheese     You can use plain cheddar cheese if you prefer, with … Continue reading

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