Gifts from the Kitchen, Leopard Wild Snax Jar

Here’s a snack mix that is bound to make you very popular And guess what?  You don’t have to do ANYTHING but open some packages I know, LAZY, shhhhhhhhh…….. All you need to do is paint a leopard print jar Random gold shapes, topped with random brown shapes Finished with random black dots Remember to … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Cantaloupe Jam

When I saw this recipe on Pinterest I was so intrigued, I couldn’t wait to try it It’s so SIMPLE It’s like MAGIC It’s like you have a KITCHEN FAIRY! SHHH! Don’t tell anyone that your slow cooker did all the work and that all you did was cook the melon and pureé it in … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Fresh Basil Oil

When I saw this Fresh Basil Oil over at the Café Sucré Farine, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some fresh basil~ Make up a batch and put it in a fancy bottle and you have the perfect gift from your kitchen, A most welcome addition to anyone’s pantry…. I used a handpainted … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day! Bacon Salt

I know, right~  I mean really, Bacon Salt??? When I saw this recipe, it fit right in with the “bacon/man-food” type theme I had going on for my son’s Valentine birthday, so I had to make some You can whip up a batch today in a matter of minutes if you need a last minute … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Autumn Favorites

These recipes are 3 favorites of mine from last Fall and I want to share them with you again because they are perfect for this time of year! Mini Pumpkin Bundt cakes with Brown Sugar Glaze and a Caramel Pecan Acorn would be a tasty treat for anytime of day~ they would be wonderful for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Key Lime Parfait

Have you ever heard of a jello cake? You bake a cake Poke holes in it and then pour liquid jello over it….hhhmmmmmmm….I’m not a big fan of jello, especially lime green jello~ you remember Aunt Bethany’s jello mold in  Chevy Chase’s movie, Christmas Vacation? Ha, I’ve never felt the same way about jello since! … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Pumpkin Cheesecake Tartlettes

Are you tired of pumpkin yet? I was officially sick of everything pumpkin but I was assigned desserts for our family Thanksgiving and everyone was expecting pumpkin SOMETHING!  When I hear the word cheesecake my ears perk up…who doesn’t like cheesecake…so when I was browsing recipes I tended to stop and read all the cheesecake … Continue reading