The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Happy April! With warmer temps and longer days, this month’s recipe bucket list is full of vibrant fruits and vegetables, and a few recipes for the grill The flavor of the month is Strawberry Strawberries are just coming into season in Alabama, but if you can’t get good fresh ones now, keep these recipes in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tomato Canape Recipe Illustration

Let’s illustrate a recipe today 🍅 This is a fun project and you can practice different lettering styles too I chose one of my favorite appetizers Tomato Canapes with Bacon Chive Aioli The canapes are colorful and the recipe is very short, making it a good choice for recipe illustration I used 2 photos from … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Cheesy Hashbrown Potato & Sausage Soup

This might be the easiest soup you’ll ever make It only takes a few minutes to put together and then it’s ready to simmer all day for a kid friendly, and comforting supper Six ingredients~ Frozen hashbrowns, chicken broth, breakfast sausage, a creamed soup, garlic powder and cheese I think Velveeta is magic but if … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Diary of Valentine Tables

My first child was born on Valentine’s Day, so this is truly a very special day around our house! 2013 Valentine Birthday My first blog Valentine tablescape was a birthday celebration with red & silver packages, candles and hearts galore 2014 featured several tables for 2, White Romance and a Menu Be Mine a cozy … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad with Maple Bacon

This can be a side dish or a meal~ sometimes I want a lighter dinner than the guys so I made chicken for them,  and I just had this salad… This salad is so appealing for this time of year, it’s warm, yet light, and full of autumn flavors… sweet potatoes, maple, and any time … Continue reading

The Price of Paradise

Thank you all so much for the kind words and prayers We are used to hurricanes on the Gulf Coast and have experienced many during the last 35 years Most of them have caused minimal damage, except Hurricane Ivan in 2004 which ironically hit on the very same Sept 16th date as Hurricane Sally During … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Just Peachy!

. In honor of National Eat a Peach Day, I’ve rounded up some yummy peach treats! . . Summer Peach Spinach Salad . . Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine . . BBQ Pork Wrap with Asian Peach Slaw . . Peachy Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Baked Cheese Grits . . Hawaiian Chicken Kebabs with Smoked Sausage, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Peanut Butter Oreo Cheesecake

. Okay, let’s just start with this isn’t diet food… . . The good news is, you only need a sliver to satisfy your sweet tooth! . . It’s easy to make, and I mean, peanut butter and chocolate… AND cheesecake??? What’s not to love! . . 1 large package of Peanut Butter Oreo Cookies … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Roses

. Even though I have done a little Fall Decorating I’m not quite done with Summer yet! . . The other day my son came home with beautiful bright roses from the grocery store marked 2 for $10! . . “Thank you!” “It was my idea” smiled Super Boy . . Of course the roses … 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