Recipe Box, Light & Fresh Garden Stuffed Shells

I got the inspiration for this dish from Karen at Back Road Journal,     she recently posted a luscious looking Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Two Sauces       My mouth was watering, but since we are trying to eat lean this month, I decided to lighten it up     Roasted … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Pan Fried Kale Ribbons with Sauteed Garlic

You’ve just got to try this, even if you think you don’t like kale, you will be a convert! Holy Guacamole, this is so good~ The first time I had it was at the Flora Bama Yacht Club, a definite dive bar and diner on the Florida/Alabama state line  [photo source] It just happens to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Artichokes with Dreamy Lemon Sauce

Artichokes! That crazy vegetable that makes you work so hard for a precious little bite, but oh so worth it. One of the all time favorite dishes around our casa is artichokes with creamy lemon garlic dipping sauce.  I grew up eating artichokes regularly, ahh…California produce, sigh.  Anyway my kiddos learned to love this at … 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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