Recipe Box, Summer Corn, Zucchini & Tomato Pie

One of my favorite parts of Summer is the fresh produce Sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, and of course zucchini… and I just have to make a tomato pie or two Recently I had a special helper in the kitchen CC loves to cook and she jumped right in even though she’s never had a tomato … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Silver Coffee Pot

The prompt for July 16 during World Watercolor Month was “silver” After surfing through images on Pinterest for silver, I chose this elegant coffee pot to paint I love all the contrasts and the drama of the darks and lights First step was a pencil sketch If you’re not comfortable drawing something free hand you … Continue reading

Christmas in July Gingerbread Ornament

Welcome to the Monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop A big thanks to Sara from Birdz of a Feather for hosting! Today we’re going to have fun with a little Christmas in July Now is a great time to get a head start on Christmas crafts, decorations and gifts before things get too crazy later in … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Duke’s Parmesan Chicken Salad with Strawberries & Balsamic

This elegant summer salad is simple-easy to throw together on a busy weeknight Strawberries paired with fresh greens and a luscious baked chicken, your tastebuds are in for a treat! The chicken is coated with Duke’s Mayo and Parmesan You can prep the tenders right in the pan, spread, sprinkle, turn over, repeat Pop them … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Blueberry Summer

Blueberries, lemons, & limes… It is definitely good ole Summertime! There’s something about the colors yellow, lime and blue When they’re all paired together, it sings Summer to me, does it to you? It’s too hot and buggy on the patio Indoor dining is the way to go Hydrangeas, alstromerias, mums, and green berries that … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Red Wine

Here we are, half way through World Watercolor Month! I am ashamed to tell you that I have missed 4 out of the first 15 days 😵 BUT that’s what’s great about this challenge, join in when you can, no pressure! Beach “time” I did take some time one day to find inspiration photos to … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday, Strawberry Bundt Cake

Summer strawberries, yum! And there are so many delicious ways to eat them! Strawberry Orange Scones for breakfast, Strawberry Pecan Salad for lunch or dinner, Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath for appetizers, and this Fresh Strawberry Cake for dessert! I had some strawberries that were over ripe, so I decided to chop them up … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy Corn & Bacon Dip

One day last week the guys were going deep sea fishing so DD & I were in charge of dinner We decided Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken would be easy and kids and adults would like it I also had a dip recipe I wanted to try that would be great for the hungry fishermen … Continue reading

Views from the Porch, 4th Fun & Menu

I’ve been relaxing at the beach this past week, lots of fun, friends, fireworks and fish! The guys love to go fishing, especially during Snapper season They’ve caught some big ones! CC brought her gymnastics mat and it didn’t take the kids long to discover it made a great slide into the pool We caught … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Bouquet

I am concentrating on watercolor painting this month as I participate in World Watercolor Month, doing a painting a day for the month of July and posting it on social media, to promote and support junior artists worldwide One of the prompts last week was “Passion” This was a no-brainer for me, as I am … Continue reading