Party Panache, Salty Caramel Crème Brûlée

  HHjr gave me a kitchen torch for Mother’s Day     Yep, the same guy who gave me a giant metal rusty fish and a weathered buoy rope for my birthday…     *Sigh*  such a smart guy, he knows his Mom…     So when life hands you a culinary torch, you make … Continue reading

Flavor of the Month, Peachy Bread Pudding & a Peachy Recipe Round-up

Okay, I’ve got good news and bad news…and good news! The good news is I did make the eagerly anticipated Peach Bread Pudding from the June Bucket list The bad news is that I don’t have tons of drool worthy photos so we’re going to have to use our imaginations…     The other good … Continue reading

Creations, Summer Craft & Decor Ideas

With summer just around the corner, I rounded up some of my favorite summer centerpieces, crafts and decor ideas to spark your creativity They are fast, easy, and cheap! A few shells and some glass pebbles instantly bring the sea to your table or vignette   Have everyone park their shoes by the door in … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Peacock Dreams

  I recently finished this commissioned painting which is titled “Peacock Dreams”     The client requested a 48″ H x 36″ W wrapped canvas abstract, mostly whites and grays, with touches of green, blue, and gold     The greenish-blue areas seemed to take on the form and feel of peacocks     It … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Zucchini with roasted garlic and lemon

Gheff! Nope, I didn’t sneeze!  or swear  😂   this recipe is gheff, you know… Green, Healthy, Easy, Fast & Fancy!     Slice zucchini lengthwise into thin planks       Roasted garlic gives the zucchini a tangy sweetness that is not overwhelming and the roasting garlic fills your kitchen with a wonderful  aroma… … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ten Tried & True

In honor of Groundhog’s Day, I rounded up my all time favorite, go-to tried and true recipes that I make over and over again         They are as easy as a Perfect Grilled Cheese sandwich or a Raspberry Brownie Cheesecake Kebab       Everyone loves them     I try to … Continue reading

Creations, Citrus Tags and a Gift Basket

I am focusing on citrus this month, and thought I would try citrus stamping     How hard could it be?     Harder than it looks!     I quit trying pretty quickly because painting citrus is easy peasy     I shared a tutorial for painting watermelon, lemons and limes a couple of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Even though I’ve had a Charlie Brown type tree for years     Charlie Brown is a new favorite of mine!     So I thought it would be fun to paint a Charlie Brown holiday tree, and get a head start on holiday gift ideas     Anyone can have fun painting this happy … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Calm, Cool, & Collected

Remember this blank canvas     and this paint     It finally came together         I did the gray underpainting with Annie Sloan Paris Gray chalk paint Then vertical strokes and a horizontal band at the bottom with Behr flat white wall paint More vertical strokes with Devine Colors Twig acrylic … Continue reading

Tablescapes, October Picnic, Popcorn & Pumpkins!

October is a busy month full of fall festivities     and thoughts of falling leaves and Halloween are common proclivities       But please remember it’s also time to honor all the brave who have battled breast cancer     And so far we haven’t found the answer     Please think pink … Continue reading

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