Take-out Tuesday, Julie’s Creamy Corn Muffins

  What a weekend, the controverisal Kentucky Derby, Cinco de Mayo and a dance recital, and Monday baseball playoff game, not much time for cooking but I did make these muffins for our Cinco de Mayo Sunday Supper         The original plan was Chicken Fajitas with Enchilada Rice Casserole, but I really … Continue reading

Party Panache, Last Minute Derby Day

  What do you do when you decide at the last minute to throw a little Derby Day bash but don’t have the first horse shoe or red rose?         You shop your house and see what you can find!         I did have some faux pink and red … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cactus For Cinco de Mayo

  Next Sunday is May 5, Cinco de Mayo         Let’s celebrate with cactus and a Fry-Tot-To!         Come join me with a cactus themed table on the patio           I have a sudden thing for all things cactus         They’re fun … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Skinny Cheese Enchilada Dip

  We had fun Saturday watching the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports,” All those poor Kentucky Derby hats getting droopy in the rain!       We chose our picks for win-place-show and put $10 in the pool         Since it was Cinco de Mayo, we noshed on Skinny Cheese Enchilada Dip … Continue reading

Holidays, Cinco de Derby, Run for the Tacos & Pina Colada Salad

  The fun holidays have really been jumbled up this year       And this Saturday is not only Cinco de Mayo  💃         It’s also the Kentucky Derby, the famous horse race, also called The Run for the Roses  🏇 🏇       🏇 This is my sweet niece and her cute … Continue reading

The Organized Life, May Paint Bucket

Happy May! Finally Spring has truly arrived everywhere and we can all dance around the Maypole!       I was truly torn choosing the Flavor of the Month, but finally decided to embrace Cinco de Mayo and the Flavor of the Month is Healthier Mexican, and see if we can lighten up some traditional … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Tex-Mex Twists

You might be tired of Mexican recipes as it seems everyone has been in the fiesta 💃 mood for weeks But! We love love Tex Mex food at our casa, and in honor of Cinco de Mayo today I wanted to re-share some of my favorites that are a little different than the standard Mexican … Continue reading

Holidays, Gearing Up for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a week from today! Here is a round up of easy ways you can throw a little fiesta of your own! Make a centerpiece with canned goods you have in your pantry, add fresh tomatoes, garlic, onions, whatever you have on hand     Turn your dining room into a Cantina … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Jardín Mexicano

Bienvenida a mi Jardín Mexicano!     Welcome to my Mexican Garden!     Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon     Celebrate the occasion with many a bloom!     Flowers fill pitchers, bottles and bowls     with peppers and chips and juicy tomatoes     How is your Spanish, can you … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Avocado Fries

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Cinco de Mayo is really a north of the border celebration, but all the bright colors and festive decor have inspired my summer decor in the family room My little “patio” Cantina has relocated to the secretary shelves “Don’t you think our California relatives are going to be amused by us … Continue reading

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