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

Party Panache, Orange Everything!

The 3rd annual Cook Your App Off party was last weekend, and this year the theme was Orange!  This is really my daugther’s party, I am just her assistant I added an orange polka dot ribbon to the Party Wreath I made last year, which handily had some orange and blue kitchen utensils on it … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cook Your App Off #3

DD’s annual Cook Your App Off Party is coming up next week so we have been busy getting ready We got the idea for this party from the popular Food Network show, Chopped, where the contestants are given a basket of mystery ingredients to prepare a finished dish.  We change it up a little every … Continue reading

Recipe Box, “Corn on the Cob” Chocolate Butterscotch Chip Cake

Oh how I wish this was my idea~ this incredibly brilliant creative idea~ but sadly no    😥 I first saw this idea on oh so smart and talented Mary’s HomeisWheretheBoatis and thought it was the cutest thing ever It has been on my wanttodolist for a looooooong time I actually planned to make her … Continue reading

Holidays, Memorial Day Daisy Dip

Happy Memorial Day! I hope the stars and stripes are waving proudly where ever you are~ We kicked off the weekend with a simple little Daisy Dip You can see that I didn’t exactly slave away in the kitchen… I did string and cook the snow peas! One whole minute in the micowave, whoo that … Continue reading

Holidays, Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow!  It’s such a fun and festive way to celebrate Spring and indulge in your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes Just in case you don’t have anything planned, I rounded up some of my favorite recipes and tabletops to give you some last minute ideas You can probably make a Centerpiece … Continue reading

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