Home Decor, Fall Hospitality Buffet

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Prayers today on this very solemn anniversary of 9/11  🙏     HH retired recently and we are spending most of our time on the coast   I thought it would be hard to enjoy fall decorating in a beach atmosphere, but I have been having a lot of fun with the challenge, creating Signs … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Beach Weekend Getaway

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Every now and then we get to host an “adults only” weekend at the beach house and invite good friends I usually don’t send out formal invitations, but there are some amazing options at Paperless Post, like the one pictured above, which can really put a special touch on any party or event.  They are … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cook Your App Off #3

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DD’s annual Cook Your App Off Party is coming up next week so we have been busy getting ready We got the idea for this party from the popular Food Network show, Chopped, where the contestants are given a basket of mystery ingredients to prepare a finished dish.  We change it up a little every … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bloody Mary Buffet

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Wow, it’s hot!  We are pretty used to that in the South and we use plenty of A/C around here.  For this simple brunch I am going to keep things cool~ Come on over, the only thing that is going to heat up might be your Bloody Mary!  How spicy do you like it? Grab … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Ice Cream Cake Parfait

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Our Valentine indulgence was Ice Cream Cake Parfait to celebrate HHjrs Valentine birthday. He loves ice cream cake and I thought a parfait version would be an easy way to serve it.  We put his parfait on a plate surrounded by votive candles instead of the traditional candles on the cake. This is an EASY, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sophisticated White Lasagna

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Did you cook something special for Valentine’s Day? We had a family dinner party to celebrate both Valentines Day and HHjr’s birthday.  I wanted to make a casserole ahead of time and decided on this White Lasagna, made with chicken, spinach and a white cheese sauce.  It was SWOON worthy! Even HH commented on how … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Valentine Cheese Muffins

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Here’s another favorite recipe that works well in lots of forms.  These cheesy, buttery muffins are an indulgent bite in any size or shape. Naturally with Valentine’s Day next week I wanted to make a batch of heart shaped ones, for some savory Valentine’s treats to share… I bought this pan from Williams Sonoma a … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Chicken, Apple & Spinach Manicotti

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We have been eating a lot of apples around here lately, ever since we found out that they are a natural remedy for acid reflux and they have so many other health benefits.  It’s been fun to incorporate them into unexpected places like this recipe for Chicken, Apple, & Spinach Manicotti. Manicotti is a great … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Orange Cornish hens with Rosemary Salt

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In December I made some Rosemary Salt for gift giving.  This stuff is amazing! It smells DIVINE! Sprinkle it on anything that suits your fancy, it is especially good on a homemade flatbread, lamb chops, vegetables, well anything really!  Tonight is all about sprinkling it on roasted chicken. Take out Tuesday became a menu tradition … Continue reading

Party Panache, A Grits Bar

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I saw this in the November 2012 Southern Living and KNEW immediately, without question, that we would do this for our annual Christmas Eve lunch.We traditionally do a ham or rib roast, but I wanted to change it up. We set up the buffet on the kitchen island with a chalkboard announcing the Grits Bar … Continue reading

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