Grateful Gathering

Are you busy thinking about Thanksgiving, planning what you’re going to cook, and thinking about how you’re going to set your table? Oh good! We are here to help! Rita from Panoply has organized a Thanksgiving tablescape hop with many beautiful tables to inspire you! Welcome friends, readers and visitors from Karin’s Kottage Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

Sunday Supper, Gnocchi Alfredo with Spinach, Ham & Butternut Squash

I have been obsessed with gnocchi lately and today’s Sunday Supper combines it with healthy spinach, maple flavored ham, a fall favorite butternut squash, Alfredo sauce and Gruyère cheese for a very heavenly casserole It is a breeze to make by using a few shortcuts~ already cubed butternut squash, a jarred Alfredo sauce, and shredded … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Paint & Doodle!

Today I want to share a fun method that will build your confidence as an artist~ you literally can not make a mistake! I call this technique “paint and doodle” Load a round brush with watercolor and paint a few simple shapes Continue to add more shapes, using a lot of water with your color … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cheesy Cranberry, Bacon & Pistachio Tarts

Last weekend we had an impromptu gathering to watch the Ole Miss {DD’s alma mater} vs Texas A&M game and around here football means serious apps! I had a crescent roll dough sheet in the refrigerator and decided to make something with that… I decided to make my own version of Cranberry Bites from Yellow … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Maple Bacon Galette with Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts

Have you ever made a galette? Galettes are sort of a marriage of pizza and pie~ they can be savory, they can be sweet and they can be made with a variety of ingredients… My favorite type of recipe, endless possibilities! This galette is loaded with flavor, sweet maple syrup, salty bacon, savory roasted butternut … Continue reading

The Organized Life, November Paint Bucket

October has been flying by, such a beautiful month in so many places! After tomorrow’s Halloween fun, it will be time to turn our thoughts to the November and December holidays For November’s recipe bucket list, I am featuring recipes that have traditional Thanksgiving and Fall ingredients, prepared in an updated way~ You can still … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Witchy Pumpkin

Trick or Treat! Let’s have a little Halloween fun today and draw and color a witchy pumpkin! This photo from Lady Bug Wreaths was my inspiration I started with a pencil sketch adding my own version of her hat, with a spider web, buckle and dangling spooky spider Next I went over the sketch with … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pumpkin Alfredo Puff Pastry Pizza with Bacon & Gruyère

We’re gearing up for Halloween around here with some fun decorations for the boys to enjoy and Big E’s favorite candy pumpkins How about a Halloween twist on pizza night with this amazing Pumpkin Alfredo Pizza! This pizza is built on a light and flaky puff pastry crust, topped with a Pumpkin Alfredo sauce, topped … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Oreo Pie

This Peanut Butter Oreo Pie is perfect for take-out Tuesday because no baking is required! This recipe falls in the “dangerously easy” category~ you know, it’s a dangerous temptation because it’s so easy to make! Cool Whip, cookies, candy, cream cheese, butter and sugar, that’s it! If you can’t find Peanut Butter Oreos, you can … Continue reading

Party Panache, Pumpkin Pecan Butter Boards and Table

Butter Boards are all the rage right now, they are literally cutting boards smeared with a thick layer of flavored butter and served with a variety of breads, crackers, and fruit for spreading and dipping I decided to put a little spin on the concept by making individual butter boards and serving them on plates … Continue reading