Take-out Tuesday, Strawberry Orange Scones

  I recently saw a recipe from talented Chris at the Cafe Sucre Farine for Strawberry Scones that sounded so good, I had to make it asap       The best part is all you need are a few pantry staples and fruit I had a few strawberries, but I also had clementines and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grab the Peanut Butter!

  If you could only live on one food for your whole life it what would you choose? Mine would be peanut butter hands down! One of my favorite recipes isย  1-2-3 peanut butter cookies         Three ingredients, that you probably have in your pantry right now, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Asparagus Gratin and Favorite Asparagus Recipes

  Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables It is so versatile and can be used for appetizers, side dishes, entrees…         My favorite way to cook asparagus is to simply roast it with olive oil, salt and pepper Maybe with a little Parmesan or lemon…         I have … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

  I know Easter was different this year… I tried to keep things as normal as possible even though part of our family was missing and we watched church on TV…         One of the boys found an Easter egg floating on a frisbee in the pool!           … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Creamy Pork Chops

  I know a lot of us are spending much more time in the kitchen than usual… At first we felt like this was a challenge, and we were up for it, But as we enter week 4 or 5 of isolated living, Are you getting quite tired of kitchen duty?         … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spring Bird’s Nest Cake

  A little creative cake baking today     When I wasn’t able to get the chocolate eggs I wanted for this bird’s nest cake I had to put my thinking cap on…         A simple chocolate bundt cake         With salted caramel drizzle         ๐Ÿ˜‹ … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Creative Pizza and Pasta

  There is a constant movie playing when I sit on the porch at the beach I watch the birds, dolphins and boats         A favorite pastime for boaters is to pull up on the sandy shore of an island, and picnic, swim, visit and play Taken with my iPhone from our … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

  We have been pretty fortunate getting groceries, but have learned to be flexible On a recent trip HHjr came home with 6 smallish cucumbers They were wrapped in a sealed package so hadn’t been handled         An Asian style simple dressing is made with ingredients I always keep in my pantry, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Home School Treats aka Pantry Candy Bars

  Home School started at our house this week         I know many people are finding themselves in a new roll as a teacher         I am really proud of HHjr, he is taking his new role very seriously… I’m now calling him “the Principal” He is tough!   … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

  If you’re like me, you are in full swing Spring! ๐ŸŒท I am looking forward to lighter recipes as the weather warms and some Easter treats and dishes Easter will be different this year, no big family gatherings But it is important to keep up traditions, and celebrate in your own home with something … Continue reading

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