Take-out Tuesday, Red Velvet Candy Cane Cookies

I hope you had a Merry Christmas!   We had a very Jolly time! but when your guests arrive at 11am on Christmas Eve, you better do as much as possible the day before It was 3:30 pm Christmas Eve Eve, and I was melting…       Everything for the gathering was done except … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Potato Peel Fries

  When I heard about this recently I couldn’t wait to try it       Fried potato peels! Did you know that most of the nutrition is in the skin? So these are at least a teeny bit healthy!     And guess what, if you don’t want to fry them, you can roast … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pink-tober

I’ve been having trouble getting much done these past 2 weeks, so much hurricane stress~ One minute we’re packing up to head north, and then decided to stay on the coast because Irma is going to impact much of north Alabama as well as now edging over to our coast… Our Orange Beach Publix is … Continue reading

Thoughts on Thursday

Everything feels upside down this week as we watch and worry for all those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  We have been sort of “rained in,” as bands from the remnants of the storm cover our coastline My normal posting schedule has been in a bit of a spin too, with a Fall Tablescape Hop for … Continue reading

Party Panche, Tiramisu Bundt Cake with Kahlua Caramel

At first glance this cake might look complicated…     But it’s really a piece of cake  😂     The cake is made from a Fudge Marble cake mix, and enhanced with strong coffee, Kahlua, milk, butter and 4 eggs Follow the instructions on the mix box for making the chocolate swirl, adding the … Continue reading

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

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