Fearless Friday, Candle Party Plates

    Let’s have some party fun today and paint some festive candles   🎂     You don’t have to be an artist to paint these funky candles, all you need is a rough sketch to plan the colors and design     Some paint,* and several brushes * if you aren’t painting on glass, … Continue reading

Party Panache, It’s a Wrap!

For Super Bowl Sunday I wanted to do a lettuce wrap bar     I could picture everything clearly in my mind… Indulgent yet healthy, with 3-4 kinds of fillings, and several kinds of large lettuce leaves, Even grilled romaine     Of course you can provide tortillas too     You can offer hot … Continue reading

Holidays, New Year’s Eve Ideas

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?     This year we are hoping to celebrate early in the day watching the Tide play the Washington Huskies to get a slot in the National Championship game Jan. 9     I am wondering how I am going to combine glam with football…     I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Birthday Fun

  Prayers, Prayers and more Prayers for those affected by Hurricane Matthew…     You don’t have to be an artist to paint a little birthday on a glass, or a jar or on a handmade card       This is a simple “birthday cake” design       A squiggly line     … Continue reading

Party Panache, Spur of the Moment Appetizer Buffet

My favorite way to entertain is to invite friends over for appetizers, it’s casual, perfect for last minute, and guests only stay for several hours     Do everything in advance so you can sit back and enjoy the gathering     Clean up is minimal with an appetizer buffet,  there are less things to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cookie Cutter Creations & a Spooky Empanada

Tacos are a favorite standby at my house, and often there’s a little meat leftover but not enough for another meal Empanadas are a perfect way to use up a little of this and a little of that, I like to make them small for easy eating You can also make them into ghostly shapes … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Peanut Butter Pie in a Jar

My son declared that this might be the best dessert I ever made… I don’t know about that but it was extremely easy Fun to make, easy to store, and a breeze to serve These are perfect for a backyard BBQ or a pot luck supper You could make them in disposable cups for picnics … Continue reading

Party Panache, Red Carpet Cocktail

This little concoction is guaranteed to make you a celebrity! all you need is a pretty glass, individual dish or compote, and a few basic ingredients, and you will be a rock star Basically it’s a flatbread made with refrigerated pizza crust dough, topped with pesto, Parmesan, chopped pistachios and sesame seeds Unroll the crust … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Bleu Bacon & Pecan Dip or Stuffed Mushrooms

Last weekend we had an impromptu group for football watching and I had to come up with a dip at the last minute My fridge usually is stocked with bacon, cream cheese, bleu cheese and sour cream.  I get quite jittery if these ingredients aren’t in there…   If you have these things, you can … Continue reading

Party Panache, Halloween Candy Cheesecake Dip

Turn your leftover Halloween candy into an irresistible party dip! HHjr brought me these Stacy’s Salted Caramel Pita Chips to try and there was a recipe for cheesecake dip on the bag Yes please! Mix butter, cream cheese, vanilla, brown sugar and powdered sugar together Yum.  You can use it like this or add any … Continue reading

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