Party Panache, Triple Chocolate USA Bundt Cake

While most people were making everything berry for the 4th I decided to make a good old fashioned chocolate cake   Sheer decadence     Devil’s Food cake mix, buttermilk, sour cream, chocolate pudding, butter, eggs, chocolate chips…     Where is the fainting couch  😵  🛋     Chocolate chips are stirred into the … Continue reading

Holidays, Happy 4th!

Our community annual 4th of July parade was on July 1 this year, and the parade route start is only a block away from our house,  so vehicles lined up out front before it started   All types of open vehicles, golf carts, convertibles, antique cars, decorated with flags and red white & blue   … Continue reading

Holidays, July 4th Ready!

I’ve been working really hard this week preparing for the invasion the arrival of my children and grandchildren for 10 days over the 4th     Detailed advance planning eliminates stress for everyone, especially me, and spending time now means I can relax next week     My favorite part is decorating     The … Continue reading

Holidays, Flag Day

Happy Flag Day!     Summer in the USA is all about celebrations featuring  the red white & blue!   Here are some flag pictures, decor and recipes to inspire your celebrations!     Sand Dollar Flag   Nora Fleming Flatware Caddy   Painted Flag Glasses   Painted Flag Bottles   Home Decor     … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Firecrackers!

Here’s a fun design that anyone can do, easy peasy!     Start with a color sketch of what you want to paint, either your own sketch or an inspiration photo     I used $2 white rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby and glossy acrylic craft paint in red, white, blue, black, yellow and orange … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Seaside July

  Red white and blue     Stars and stripes and sailboats too     Firecrackers, and polka dots         A touch of yellow for extra Pop  🎇       Flags are flying everywhere     There’s even one in a nearby chair       Buckets have holders for corn … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Red White & Blueberry Cheese Danish

It’s fun to add red white & blue to your summer menu     Trying to come up with something festive but easy over Memorial Day weekend I turned to one of my best kitchen helpers, Pillsbury     After surfing through recipes on Pinterest I borrowed a little of this and a little of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Summer Sand Dollar Flag

Not much time for painting this week because I have been hauling tableware, baking cakes, harvesting pineapples, making signs & menus, lounging in the South Pacific     I also hung around Bloody Mary’s Bali Ha’i Bar     But! I did have time to put together a summer flag for Memorial Day     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Grand Old Flag Tables with Painted Flag Glasses

  It’s not too late to paint some flags for a patriotic celebration!     A blue rectangle, a few wavy brush strokes and some dot stars     Make dots using the handle tip end of your paintbrush     Okay, now we can set the table!     Come on out, it’s bright … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 2 Bite Cherry Pies

This is almost embarrassing   It’s cooking 101   Well, it’s not actually cooking   It’s opening a roll of dough     A can of pie filling     And baking     But it’s good!!     You end up with these delightful little 2 bite cherry pies     After 10 minutes … Continue reading

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