Gifts from the Kitchen, Gingerbread “Man” Basket

My very favorite gift to give is a basket full of goodies, it’s fun to shop for the fillers, and it’s a one size fits all!   I needed a birthday gift for a very special guy I decided to visit my favorite HomeGoods to see what I could come up with…     The … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Holiday Jars

This little gift will bring a smile to anyone’s face     Perfect for neighbors, friends, or that impossible to buy for person on your list     I got all the goodies at Target except for the Peppermint Spoons which I ordered here     Peppermint Mocha and Vanilla instant latte packets, mini peppermint … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cranberry Mustard

Whip up some fresh Cranberry Mustard to give your holiday table some extra pizazz~ I found this recipe in the November issue of Food Network Magazine* [50 things to make with cranberries] Bring fresh cranberries, honey and water to a boil and then simmer until berries pop Add mustard and hit with immersion blender [or … Continue reading

Creations, Weathered Flower Pot

This wacky winter has everyone on edge, so when our temperatures climbed into the 60s recently, naturally the first thing that popped into my head was, “I’ve got to spray paint something!!” The only thing I could find was an old terra cotta flower pot in the garage In my wild excitement I forgot to take … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Peppermint Snowballs

Presents are wrapped and stacked in a pile, ready to be delivered in just a little while~ Jingle bells and Merry Jolly, lots of treats and bright red holly All are signs that Christmas is near, and if there’s a bunch of candy canes, Christmas is here! Peppermint Snowballs piled on a plate and a bowl … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Bacon Jam

Have you heard about BACON JAM?  I first heard about it several years ago on the Food Network show “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” I was intrigued and checked out the location info on the website and ordered a jar from Skillet  a little food operation in Seattle, Washington. This started out as a … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Bolognese Sauce

Happy Mardi Gras Y’all! I hope you are enjoying some King Cake today! Check out my recipe for the cake, it’s so easy to make!  We are dining on some Pasta Bolognese which might not be traditional but it sure is good! This Bolognese Sauce recipe is adapted from Tyler Florence from the Food Network.  … Continue reading

Party Panache, It’s A Girl Thing

How do you feel about pink? Did you ever stop to think about how MANY shades of pink there are? There is pale pink, shocking pink, bright pink, light pink, dark pink, hot pink, pink, not to mention Pink Flamenco, Kiss Me on My Tulips, Strawberry Margarita, Ate Berries in the Canaries, Not So Bora … Continue reading

Take out Tuesday, Orange Cornish hens with Rosemary Salt

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

Gifts from the kitchen, Last MInute Guy Gift

Every man I know is a grilling fool, master.  HH and HHjr can discuss grilling all day long, and they both have 3 different types of grills, gas, charcoal and a Green Egg.  I have my quirks too, so I try not to comment.  The other day they went to the grocery store… All they … Continue reading

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