Party Panache, Kid Friendly Charcuterie Buffet

  My family was arriving at dinner time last Thursday for the holiday weekend, which makes dinner itself tricky… No one wants to sit down and eat right when they get here The littles are excited and want to run around, The adults want to unpack, get settled and have a cocktail In the past … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Ranch Chicken Wrap with Asparagus & Bacon

  In the world of flowers daffodils signal the arrival of Spring in the US         In the world of vegetables, low prices and abundant fresh asparagus are other sure signs of Spring         I am always on the look out for recipes that can be made ahead of … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Stroganoff Repeat

  I came down with a nasty cold last week and haven’t been able to do much but blow my nose and sit under a blanket…definitely not enough energy to hit the kitchen…but wanting some comfort food         I was looking over the January Paint Bucket, thinking maybe HHjr would make something … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheesy BBQ Pork & Corn Nachos

We cook a pork butt almost every week……. the males in my family could eat BBQ every day Brisket, Chicken, Ribs, Pork Chops, anything they can slather with sauce 🍗 Pork Butt is a favorite because it’s so easy to throw on the grill or in the Crock Pot and let it cook low and … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds

We were having Chef’s salad for dinner and I am pretty sure some clever chef somewhere, long ago, came up with this title because it sounds a lot better then “Clean Out the Refrigerator Salad,”  which is what it basically is! To jazz things up a bit, I decided to set it up salad bar … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easy Steak Autumn Dinner

Have you ever had a Garage Sale?  I swore I would NEVER do that, I had heard the nightmarish stories and generally tend to donate things when they stopped being used…But after 20 years and raising children in this house, our basement was a disaster.  DD [darling daughter] felt generally responsible since most of the … Continue reading

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