Party Panache, Hawaiian Party Bites

This is going to be my go to summer appetizer 4 ingredients, 5 minute prep sweet and savory pineapple kielbasa mini skewer There are lots of versions of this on Pinterest that were my inspiration each with a variety of flavor components I ultimately combined 2 of my favorites, Asian Sweet Chili Sauce and a … 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 with fried flour torilla chips This dip is … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy Dreamy Creamy Corn

We were lucky enough to gather as a family at the beach house this Thanksgiving We kept it as simple as possible, a little table for 4, and the bigger table for the 5 adults Very Beach Casual I had a lot of help, HHjr did the turkey on the grill {Green Egg} and made … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Acorn Squash Glazed with Maple, Bleu Cheese & Pecans

If you are still planning your Thanksgiving menu, this squash dish is worth considering First of all it’s REALLY easy  πŸ’… Secondly, it only takes minutes to prepare   πŸ• And third it’s insanely good!  Win Win Win!  🎰 Before we go any further, let me just say that if you don’t like bleu cheese that … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bursting Berries

Two for one Tuesday! These recipes are so embarrassing unbelievably easy They are super super shortcut versions of summer favorites, Strawberry Pie and Berry Cobbler They deliver big berry flavor with very little effort, so they are perfect for when you’re exhausted  the cook’s day off Strawberry Pie Sticks, 2 ingredients and a pastry wheel! … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Sunshine & Lazy Lemon Pie

Last week we had 3 days of torrential rain on the coast so I  created some sunshine inside with daisies, lemons and jars of lemon pie  πŸ‹ I saw jars of lemon pie over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage and thought they looked like wonderful treats Some good friends just treated me to a special … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 2 Bite Cherry Pies

This is almost embarrassing It’s cooking 101 Well, it’s not actually cooking It’s opening a roll of dough A can of pie filling And baking But it’s good!! You end up with these delightful little 2 bite cherry pies After 10 minutes mine looked close to done, but let them bake for 2-3 more minutes … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Basil Pesto Naan with Caramelized Shallot & Pine Nuts

On this Flag Day 2016, it is more important than ever to stay strong America, and be proud Prayers to Orlando and all those affected in the latest tragedy to befall our nation… πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ ………….. Okay, if you ever make one of my recipes, make sure it’s this one This might be my … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Crescent Roll Dough, Yay or Nay?

I ran across a very interesting article on Epicurious here about using crescent roll dough It seems they ran a recipe video on their website for easy breakfast pastries using crescent roll dough, and the readers went wild! At last count, the video was viewed over 226,000 times, and the reactions were dramatic.Β  Some were … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Sticky Chicken

I don’t know about you, but I’m all cooked out… 😡 But, you can make this even on those days when you don’t want to cook, 5 minute prep, cook 4-6 hours, enjoy! The sauce is made from pantry staples, ketchup, honey, soy sauce and garlic powder Mix everything together in a measuring cup Season … Continue reading