Gifts from the Kitchen, Easy Eggnog Loaf

This quick bread is so moist and buttery, and it can be in the oven in under 15 minutes~ a perfect treat or gift from your kitchen! Pretend you see eggnog in this photo, I can’t believe I snapped without the key ingredient! Mix the wet ingredients Mix the dry ingredients Combine them into a … Continue reading

Party Panache, Festive Red & Green Recipes for the Holidays!

Let’s kick off December with a roundup of the BEST Red and Green Holiday Appetizers, Sides and Desserts! Strawberry Pecan & Pimiento Cheese Wreath This tasty cheese wreath is paired with strawberry jam for a sweet and savory cracker spread BLT Party Skewers are perfect for holiday mingling Wedge Salad Dip Your favorite Wedge Salad … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Christmas Magic

After everything we’ve dealt with this stressful year We all need a big dose of holiday cheer! The bright decorations and holiday lights, Combine to make fairy tales and magical nights Christmas, to me, means red, silver and green Sparkle and wonder everywhere to be seen! Dangling ornaments and holiday orbs Try to look everywhere, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Mistletoe

Fa la la la la, let’s paint some mistletoe! This beautiful rendering from Clipart Free was my inspiration I started with a pencil sketch, beginning at the top of the mistletoe and working my way down, shape by shape When sketching a subject, don’t fret over every little detail or exact placement, use your own … Continue reading

Holidays, It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Come on in and I’ll show you what we’ve been up to! The Palace Guard is on duty by the front door holding gifts and a letter to Santa Poinsettias, potted amaryllis and a forest of trees are swathed in mini lights on the foyer table In … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Peppermint White Hot Chocolate and White Chocolate Peppermint Treats

The featured flavor on the December Paint Bucket {my monthly bucket list of recipe inspirations} is White Chocolate Peppermint, perfect for dreaming of sugar plum fairies, Santa Claus, sparkly trees and a snowy white Christmas! Let’s start with a steaming mug of hot chocolate, topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup… Or … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Festive Owl Family

Today we are going to draw an owl family, all decked out for holiday fun! When I create characters, I use a combination of my imagination and photos from internet sources like Pinterest, Unsplash, Pixabay and Google I combine elements I like from the various sources and then add original touches to make them my … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas is Coming!

I am trying to get my thoughts together for the holidays, I want to finish getting the house decorated, check my list for gifts bought and wrapped… All the usual holiday stuff, but I am not feeling all that great, I think it’s just allergies and exhaustion… so let’s take a peek back at the … Continue reading

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