Gifts from the Kitchen, Winter Basket and a Special Sale

For years I volunteered at an organization that raised money for a local children’s museum and the main fund raiser was selling Valentine baskets Every year we put bought items in bulk for 5 different baskets, geared to children, teenagers, women, men, and deluxe baskets for anyone.  It took weeks to assemble these hundreds of baskets, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Tailgate Trash

So, who can resist a snack mix right?     I’ve been making Chex Mix for years, and to this day my grown children expect a jar of it on the counter or in the pantry     They both swear that theirs doesn’t taste as good as mine, but I think that’s just a … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Gorzonzola Garlic Butter

How about a nice grilled steak topped with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter…     Or some crusty Gorgonzola Garlic Butter Bread     Or some Cranberry Walnut Pinwheels* made with Gorgonzola Garlic Butter     Or a topping for vegetables     Or zoodles     Or atop a hot fluffy baked potato instead of the … 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

Gifts from the Kitchen, Cheddar Cheese Cookies with a Painted Jar

Cheese Straws, Cheese Puffs, Cheese Cookies, Cheese Wafers…no matter what you call them, they are irresistible and a must for any Southern occasion!  When I saw this recipe for Cheddar Spritz Crackers on Happier Than a Pig in Mud, I knew they would be in my kitchen asap! I decided to make a batch for … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Blue Raspberry Bread with Orange Glaze

It’s nice to have a coffee cake or bread on hand for an easy weekend breakfast.  I made this Blue Raspberry Bread so the fishermen could grab a slice before they headed out on the high seas for the catch of the day~ It’s a rainbow of colors and flavors This is a “quick bread” … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Cool Cucumber Salad

This easy peasy recipe would make a great little gift for your hostess, a healthy treat , and something they could add to the buffet or tuck in their fridge and enjoy later A jar with a cute ribbon and tag will make the recipient  feel very special This is so quick to make, you … 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

Gifts from the Kitchen, Hostess gift ideas

The advantages of working from home are many, from being able to go to work in your PJs, to throwing a load of clothes in the washer and therefore multitasking work and housework, and working odd hours…but there are some disadvantages too, the distractions of home life and…having your kitchen look like this! and this… … Continue reading

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