Fearless Friday

I am taking a little break today, enjoying this Thanksgiving weekend on the coast with my family… I will be back on Sunday with the December Paint Bucket, full of holiday recipe inspirations and then on Tuesday Dec. 1, I will be joining my Traveling Tote Tribe to share our Fall adventures! Next Friday I’ll … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker Triple Cheese Scalloped Potatoes

The other night HHjr was cooking steak bites {recipe below} I offered to do potatoes and a salad and got out my trusty slow cooker to help… These potatoes are not only an easy side dish for any night of the week, but are also perfect for solving the holiday challenge of getting all your … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hot & Cheesy Baked BLT Dip

Keep this irresistible dip in mind for the holidays, it’s red and green! If you love a good bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, now you can enjoy the same flavors in this creamy cheesy dip Let me show you how easy this is to make! First cook the bacon on a parchment lined baking sheet … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Rainbow Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon, Cranberries and Pecans

This dish sounds fancy, and it is a company and holiday worthy side dish, but it is easy enough to make any night of the week, and it also can be eaten as a main dish meal! Trim and halve the Brussels sprouts, cut the sweet potato into cubes {peeled or unpeeled} and lay them … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Pine Cone in Mixed Media

I am all about November and Thanksgiving right now, but my pen seems to have skipped to Christmas! I have been having fun with the November Doodlewash art challenge, interpreting the daily prompts with the holidays in mind… The prompt for this one was “fruit” “boots” “Pine cones” is the prompt for Nov. 15th, and … Continue reading

Holidays, Kid Friendly Holiday Buffet

  I hope you are having a wonderful December! The highlight of our holiday celebration is the annual Christmas Eve lunch at our house Eleven of our group of 24 are children 12 and under so it’s all about kid friendly food and Santa Claus fun           The children sit at … Continue reading

Holidays, Merry Holidays

      I have been slow getting holiday ready this year…         But the tree’s finally done         And the stockings are hung         I’m going to sit back and wait for Santa and his reindeer!         I wish you very Merry … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Christmas Tea”

  Let’s take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and relax with a cup of “Christmas Tea”           The inspiration photo for this drawing is a holiday kitchen towel by Mary Lake-Thompson             I started the sketch by drawing the ribbon bow first   … Continue reading

Party Panache, Strawberry, Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath

  I’m getting a head start on my holiday menu this week         This cheese ring is easy to whip up Wrapped well, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week until ready to garnish and serve         It starts with Pimiento Cheese       … Continue reading

Holidays, Family Christmas Fun

    My halls are finally officially “decked!” After 2 weeks of feeling they were a wreck!         I had a lot of help this year         The boys decorated the tree With no help from me!         They did a great job It made my … Continue reading