Party Panache, Delayed Derby

We have had a Kentucky Derby watching party the past few years, wearing crazy hats, picking the winners, noshing on apps and sipping cocktails… Of course in early May, everything was shut down and we were so disappointed… But when we found out it was rescheduled for Labor Day weekend we were thrilled! It has … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Mongolian Beef with Vegetable Fried Rice

I apologize for the Take-out Tuesday being MIA the last 2 weeks because of several special group posts, that fell on the past 2 Tuesdays… but hopefully today’s post will inspire you to try a favorite Asian recipe at home! HHjr has made this Mongolian Beef twice recently and both times we both couldn’t believe … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus Friends

I have a serious thing for cactus I love it’s funky shapes and unexpected surprises! Painted Cactus Pot I love all the crazy colorful blooms! Watermelon Cactus I have painted cactus glasses too… Cactus Glasses tutorial here We painted the top part of a cactus last year for Fearless Friday Desert Flower Cactus We also … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini & Corn Galette

This crazy good galette, a galette is a free form pie, is full of summer zucchini and corn This is a short version of my Zucchini, Garlic & Gruyere Galette Not only did I get a late start on supper, I didn’t have a head of garlic to roast, so I devised a shortcut for … Continue reading

The Organized Life, September Paint Bucket

Where did the summer go?? I’m not quite ready to put away my flip flops yet, but I am starting to think about heartier foods, creamy casseroles, apples and cinnamon… This month’s recipe inspiration list has fall foods, apples, sweet potatoes and pumpkin seeds, plus a wide variety of vegetables… in so many pretty colors … Continue reading

Party Panache, Safe Social Supper

Last weekend I had the house to myself so I called one of my BFFs to see if she and her husband wanted to come over for a casual “safe” dinner of appetizers and cocktails They did! I was so excited! I set up a buffet on the kitchen island It was too hot and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Turn Leftovers into a Magical Pasta Meal

. My son is always cooking wonderful meals for me but Sunday I had a chance to cook something special for him! . . He spent the weekend on the coast securing our beach house for Hurricanes Marco and Laura I wanted to have a good dinner ready for him when he returned, so he … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Meaty Marinara Bubble Up

. Whether your kids are starting back to school in person or virtually, it is important that we get back on regular schedules One of my grandsons is only attending school 2 days a week, but the other days he has to check in by 8:00 to begin his school day from home . . … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Dinner on the Grill

. This dinner is brought to you by HHjr He is constantly creative with our dinners and the grill is usually involved .   . When he came home with chicken and pineapple and mentioned kebabs, I assumed he was going to cut the pineapple into chunks and skewer it along with the chicken… . … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ramen Noodle Salad

This month I’m playing with oldie but goodie retro recipes I did this a few years ago, {you can see the post here} and it was so popular I wanted to do it again Big E eats Ramen Noodle Soup almost everyday for lunch so there’s always plenty of those good ole ramen noodle packages … Continue reading