Fearless Friday, Painting with Watercolor Brush Pens

When I first got this set of watercolor brush pens I must admit, I was a little disappointed     With a little practice I learned how to use them, and now I’m crazy about them     Here’s how they look before blending, intense color but dry   A regular brush and water will … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Eggplant Parmigiana, Sausage & Pesto Pizza

  I’ve had the idea for this pizza rolling around in my head for a while     Italian marinara sauce, thick with sausage, freshly baked eggplant parmigiana slices, and fresh mozzarella a top a basil Parmesan crust  😋     Seriously good!     Incredibly easy…     Peel and slice eggplant, salt and … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Eggplant, Prosciutto & Gruyère Lasagna

Just about everybody loves lasagna, so next time you’re in the mood, change it up a little by trying this version with a few unexpected ingredients, prosciutto, eggplant, carrot and Gruyère cheese~     It bakes up perfectly gooey cheesy good     With all the layers like traditional lasagna     Here’s the line-up … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Vegetable Lasagna with Roasted Garlic Ricotta

This recipe has a few steps, but you will be so happy you took “the walk”~ Full of vegetables, flavor and a creamy dreamy sauce, you can add cooked sausage, ground beef,  chicken or ham if you like, or keep it all veggie The vegetables roast all together in the oven while you prepare the … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Garlic Eggplant Marinara

I adapted this recipe from my September Paint Bucket recipe inspiration,  Half Baked Harvest’s Parmesan Garlic Roasted Eggplant and Spicy Chicken Sausage Lasagna Boats Now that’s a mouthful of a recipe title! What intrigued me about this recipe was the roasted garlic eggplant You roast a head of garlic along with eggplant halves at 400 … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Garden Favorites

Is your garden growing?   Are the farmer’s markets overflowing? Today I am going to re-share some of my very favorite Garden recipes and tables to use with your summer bounty while I am busy entertaining everyone during our family reunion~ Garden Sliders are so colorful, baked eggplant chips with a Parmesan crust, sandwich mushrooms, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Eggplant Lasagna

Back to normal yet? I am always craving vegetables after Christmas and all the holiday food.  This dish is fairly light for a lasagna, the eggplant is baked, not fried, and it’s full of vegetables. There is part skim ricotta for the creamy layer you expect in lasagna and some good cheeses to punch up … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Eggplant Stacked Sandwiches

I started to make Eggplant Rollatini, where you roll eggplant slices up with filling inside, but after thinking about the process I decided that rolling the stuffed eggplant was going to be way too much trouble and that I could use much more yummy filling if I just layered ingredients in the dish.  Not being … Continue reading

Inspiration

Welcome to “the Painted Apron”, a  crazy place where there is cooking, painting and creating going on most of the time. I hope to inspire you with recipes and ideas for your own creations and experiments.  My focus topics will be recipes, gifts, tablescapes, organization, painting and parties. I LOVE LOVE LOVE to use fresh … Continue reading

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