Fearless Friday, Raspberry Ripple Sundae

Let’s cool off with some ice cream today… A big Raspberry Ripple Sundae! The prompt for this entry for World Watercolor Month was “ripple” The inspiration photo I used is by Sue Lynn Cotton I lightly sketched the glass dish first to make sure I got the proportions right Then I added the ice cream, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Peach Naan with Prosciutto, Burrata and Basil

How about a gourmet pizza, fit for the most discriminating foodie, with the freshest ingredients, ready in only 15 minutes, start to finish~ Faster and healthier and more delicious than take-out or delivery! This pizza features Burrata cheese, Mozzarella’s sophisticated cousin,  basically a ball of Mozzarella with a creamy, buttery inside, making it totally dreamy … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Whimsey

What says summer better than flowers, bright colors and polka dots! I couldn’t wait to set a summer fun table with my fancy tulip pot! It’s actually called a tulipiere I’ve been having a lot of fun placing it here and there Today it’s sitting atop a Courtly Check ruffled cake stand Doesn’t it look … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 1-2-3-4 Corn & Zucchini Casserole

Here we are smack dab in the middle of summer and that means corn and zucchini galore! Last week a friend of ours went to a corn farm and bought a bushel of corn that he shared with us, He gave us 3 dozen ears! We did have corn on the cob with ribs for … Continue reading

Views from the Porch, Pier Construction

Pier building is underway! We were hoping to be further along than this by now, but the pier builders didn’t work over the holiday weekend and then the beginning of the week was rainy… but we’re making progress! They’ve taken out most of the old pilings, leaving a few key pilings to mark the footprint … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Tropical Breeze

I am participating in World Watercolor Month, a watercolor painting everyday in July Yesterday’s prompt was “Breathe” which instantly made me think of taking a deep breath, a happy sigh, when I look at palm trees and the beach The art print below by John Clark was my inspiration photo It is fun to interpret … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Easy Asian Salad

I found this Sesame Dressing from P.F. Chang’s at the grocery store and just had to try it P.F. Chang’s is a popular Asian restaurant chain in the United States They have a whole line of wonderful food products you can buy to create some of their special dishes right in your own kitchen See … Continue reading

Party Panache, the WOW factor!

The other night HHjr made a pasta dish for dinner It was a simple combination of penne pasta topped with chopped garden tomatoes, corn, basil and sausage He toasted large hamburger buns, cut them in 1/4ths and placed them in the pasta bowl in a star pattern Quite the Wow factor, elevating a simple pasta … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bleu, Corn & Tomato Tart with Balsamic and Basil

Summer in the South means it’s time for Tomato Pie! These tomatoes are from our patio garden We have several tomato varieties planted in pots as well as basil, rosemary and mint HHjr and I collaborated on this recipe, combining a few of our favorite things, and came up with a very tasty tart! Slice … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy 4th!

Happy Birthday America Land of the Free because of the Brave!