Party Panache, Puff Pastry Mini Monte Cristos

There is a recipe on the December Paint Bucket that is very similar to one of my long time favorites, Puff Pastry Bites from Ina Garten She is one of my favorite chefs from the Food Network I love her directness, she simply prepares food well She doesn’t fuss over things or make complicated recipes … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tis the Season!

  With our turkey barely digested, here we are in the first week of December! ‘Tis the Season!           Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Christmas Tablescape Hop Tables to delight and inspire you all week long!           Ho ho ho, here we go!     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Hallmark Christmas Movie Table

  I have a confession to make… I love Hallmark Christmas movies! You know there is going to be beautiful holiday scenery romance, conflict, a snowball fight, a Santa, and a happy ending!”         Welcome to a Hallmark Christmas Movie Table!       Our family tradition is to gather with extended … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Santa’s Surprise, Peppermint Ice Cream Cake

4 ingredients No cooking required 15 minutes to assemble Everyone will love it! Peppermint Ice Cream Cake! It’s hard to beat Peppermint ice cream… But if you add Oreo cookies, Cool Whip and chopped chocolate peppermint bark, it goes to a new level! The first layer is crushed Oreo cookies…this is a little messy so … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Last Minute Tags

I need an extra week before Christmas, how about you?  😂 I started off in December keeping up with the daily Doodlewash Challenge,       but I have been busy busy, finishing decorating, mailing packages and best of all celebrating my birthday!         So being wined and dined, spoiled and pampered … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bacon Wrapped Brussels with Cranberry Orange Glaze

I know I post a LOT of Brussels sprouts recipes { one of my very favorite foods } BUT WAIT! This recipe also includes a delicious Maple- Orange Cranberry Sauce from French Gardner Dishes that will go perfectly with your holiday meats! I made this for Thanksgiving and used the leftover sauce to glaze the … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sweet Potato Spirals with Ham & Cheese

Wow, what a Saturday! We had some of our favorite fans over to watch the SEC Championship game, and there was never a dull moment! Football means food, but neither HHjr or I had time to make much… I finally got the pumpkins off the porch but the house is still half decorated…as you can … Continue reading

Creations, On to December!

  Have you started your holiday decorating?         I am still pretty much in “pumpkin mode” and grateful for the “extra week” we have this year with Thanksgiving falling early   Sea Glass Tree   I did pull out some holiday things at the South Pole  that we are enjoying this weekend … Continue reading

Party Panache, last minute Thanksgiving Appetizers & Host Gifts

Whether you are hosting a holiday gathering or thinking about what you might bring to your host/hostess, here are a few last minute easy ideas for the upcoming holidays Snow Pea Tree We like to eat around 5-6 for Thanksgiving, so throughout the day I think it’s fun to have a few nibbles to whet … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Candy Cane Party

  Guess what? It snowed Wednesday night!         In Alabama In November!!!! 😱     I’m a little freaked out… Let’s think about something happy… Like a Candy Cane Party!  🍭 I know we’ve all got turkey on our minds, but it doesn’t hurt to anticipate the December holidays!       … Continue reading