Home Decor, Time to think Spring & Green!

think-spring

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

ham-asparagus-manicotti-alfredo

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

herb-seasoned-veggie-grilling-pack

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!

ham quiche with corn, asparagus and bacon

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

asparagus and spinach 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

Take-out Tuesday, Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus Alfredo Pizza

Prosciutto Asparagus Alfredo Pizza

  This might be the easiest and tastiest pizza ever!  Red & green for the holidays!       Prosciutto wrapped asparagus spears nestled on a bed of Alfredo sauce on a crispy pizza crust…     Heaven   😇    Angels are singing… and clapping 👏     Start by prebaking the crust.  This thin crust … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ham & Mushroom Alfredo Pot Pie and Pizza

ham mushroom alfredo pot pie thepaintedapron.com

It’s time to start thinking pot pies Full of meat and vegetables With a buttery flaky crust This version is a little unconventional, ham instead of chicken Mushrooms and asparagus instead of peas and carrots A creamy mushroom alfredo sauce Gruyere cheese to help bind the ingredients together Assemble this pie like you would a … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Breakfast for Dinner Pie

breakfast for dinner pie

Sometimes my recipe bucket list takes me in crazy directions…this dish was inspired by an appetizer that sounded so tempting on the August Paint Bucket called Gruyere, Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Bites Mmmmmm….but I needed something for dinner…why not make it into a pie? And add some asparagus and bacon! When I make quiche or … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, A-B-C-Tart, Asparagus, Bacon and Corn

vegetable tart thepaintedapron.com

There is nothing easier for a quick meal than a throw together tart.  Use what’s in your fridge, add some eggs and cheese, and you’ll have a well balanced and mouth watering meal that is so much better than take-out Refrigerated pie crust is a great staple Even though it comes in a round shape, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Spring Has Sprung Puff Pie

Asparagus puff pastry pie thepaintedapron.com

We enjoyed the Puff Pastry crust in the recent Creamy Chive Potato Pie  so much, I couldn’t wait to try another combo I have found that gently stretching puff pastry dough with my fingers works better for me than trying to roll it out Stretch it gently to fit your pan, trim excess with scissors … Continue reading

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