Recipe Box, Greens, Birdies and Sand Traps

  If there is a golfer in your family, you know about the Masters, THE golf tournament of the year… The fans gather around every green or their TVs, watching every shot on the edge of their seats, awaiting the winner and this year’s proud wearer of the Green Jacket, the winner of the most … Continue reading

Secret Recipe Club, Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Crostini with Pimento Cheese and Praline Pecans

Secret Recipe Club Reveal Day!  My assigned blog this month is Authentic Suburban Gourmet and I had a ball perusing her wonderful recipes and ideas…Lisa has a regular feature called Friday Nite Bites that was right up my alley, mouth watering appetizers and light bites for entertaining Lisa lives in the San Fransico area and … Continue reading

Gifts from the kitchen, Do Ahead Gift Ideas

Give yourself a little gift this year and take a day to do some advance prep for your holiday meals and gifts. Instead of buying gifts or baking goodies for your neighbors and friends, why not re-think this a little and give them things that you can make now, before the holidays start closing in … Continue reading

Tablescapes, A Bunny Brunch

Springtime and Easter make me automatically think of having a lovely brunch… A delightful table for 2 In spring pastels of lavender, turquoise and pinks The bowls are set into painted grapevine wreaths, a half price Hobby Lobby find, I couldn’t resist the bright turquoise color of the wreaths… Of course I had to bring … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Bacon Jam

Have you heard about BACON JAM?  I first heard about it several years ago on the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” I was intrigued and checked out the location info on the website and ordered a jar from Skillet  a little food operation in Seattle, Washington. This started out as a … Continue reading

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