Recipe Box, Creative Pizza and Pasta

There is a constant movie playing when I sit on the porch at the beach I watch the birds, dolphins and boats A favorite pastime for boaters is to pull up on the sandy shore of an island, and picnic, swim, visit and play Taken with my iPhone from our porch, the photos aren’t good, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

We have been pretty fortunate getting groceries, but have learned to be flexible On a recent trip HHjr came home with 6 smallish cucumbers They were wrapped in a sealed package so hadn’t been handled An Asian style simple dressing is made with ingredients I always keep in my pantry, Sesame Oil, Rice Vinegar, Soy … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Romaine Wraps

The hit of the holidays were these Romaine Wraps Filled with a combo of cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and bacon, they disappeared rapidly! We had these for our Citrus Bowl party on New Years Day And I made a tortilla wrap with the extra filling for lunch the next day If you aren’t a fan … 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 I keep my pimiento cheese simple with only 4 ingredients plus pepper … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Sausage Pancake Lasagna

Do you have a traditional favorite breakfast casserole for holiday mornings? We have several favorites, Sausage Gravy Biscuit Bake  Buried Almond Danish Breakfast Bake Green Chili Strata We also love pancakes, but they can be a pain to fix for more than a few people Sausage Stuffed Pancakes I decided to try pancakes in a … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spinach & Butternut Squash Lasagna

Do you have a traditional dish you serve on Christmas Eve? I know a lot of people have lasagna Even though lasagna takes a little time to prep, it’s a perfect do ahead meal for busy holidays This lasagna has layers of creamy spinach, mashed butternut squash and ricotta and an optional layer of ham … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Overnight Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

On Saturday, knowing Sunday was going to be a busy day at the baseball park, I decided it would be a good idea to put dinner together in advance, using the slow cooker…hmmm…what should I make? I often put slow cooker meals together the day before, refrigerate the slow cooker insert so all I have … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, EZ Ranch Hashbrown Casserole

We do a lot of cooking at the beach house but we don’t spend much time in the kitchen I am always on the looking for fast prep recipes so I can get back to the fun This potato casserole can be assembled in 5 minutes and it will be devoured! Stir the dry ranch … Continue reading

Party Panache, Lemon Berry Cheesecake Parfaits and Giveaway Winners!

We have been blessed with the most beautiful week of sunshine and low humidity in the South and I have been really enjoying a lot of patio time Superboy’s 11th birthday was Tuesday {how did he get so old???} He and his brother Big E have birthdays 4 days apart They both had already had … 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 time, when I have a lot of energy, because … Continue reading