Recipe Box, Crazy Pizza Bread Loaf

There is a recipe on my Paint Bucket this month for a Pull Apart Pizza from Climbing Grier Mountain     It is basically an assembled raw pizza     Cut into strips and then into squares, stacked into 4 or 5 sections, and placed in a loaf pan to bake That sounded like fun … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 3 Greens Flatbread with Prosciutto & Maple Bacon Aioli

Mama Mia, this is one crazy good pizza!     It began as a little of this and a little of that from what was left in the fridge     Start by roasting the bacon and vegetables together on a parchment lined sheet pan     Check after 12-15 minutes and remove asparagus   … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Spring Radish Pizza

  I had some big fat rosy red radishes in an edible centerpiece     Radishes are one of my favorite things to paint and “play” with   Radishes and Roses And guess what?     They are crazy good on a pizza!     Cut them into slices     Drizzle with olive oil … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Have your Centerpiece & eat it too!

      With nothing particular in mind, I hit the produce dept of my regular grocery store and loaded my cart with favorites and freshest…     Fat rosy radishes, a giant cabbage, a big artichoke, parsley, asparagus, bright orange carrots, along with simple white tulips, orange tipped spray roses, and a pot of … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Light & Fresh Garden Stuffed Shells

I got the inspiration for this dish from Karen at Back Road Journal,     she recently posted a luscious looking Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two Sauces       My mouth was watering, but since we are trying to eat lean this month, I decided to lighten it up     Roasted … Continue reading

Home Decor, Time to think Spring & Green!

Now that were more than midway through February, it’s time to start thinking Spring & Green!       Time to polish up your shamrocks!         Shiny garland is wrapped around this one so it will show up against the gray front door       Paint some Lucky Gift Sacks and Pinch Me … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Short Cut Asparagus Manicotti

Okay, in case you are officially exhausted from the holiday whirlwind, this recipe is perfect for tired cooks, especially if you have some leftover holiday ham     I love manicotti, but it can be a little labor intensive     This is my short cut version, but don’t let the title fool you, it’s … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grilling with HH, tips & tricks

HH has been saying for years that when he retired he was going to learn more about cooking than just throwing meat on the grill and a potato in the oven   I never thought he would actually do it, but now he reads recipes, plans out meals days in advance, makes a grocery list, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Real Men Will Eat this Quiche!

Are you doing anything special for Father’s Day?     We had an early celebration last weekend with the 3 generations going on their first red snapper fishing trip       Very successful!   How my dad would have loved seeing this, his son-in-law, grandson and great grandsons…sniffle sniffle… this brought back one of … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spring Vegetable Galette

One of my favorite parts of Spring is the overflowing abundance of fresh vegetables     Fresh everything!     This galette can be filled with any combination that you can think of, I kept this one green with asparagus, onions and and spinach     Simple to make, a side or a meal, and … Continue reading

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