Tablescapes, Tropical Island Buffet

      Now that the 4th of July is in the rear view mirror, I decided to have some tropical fun 🌴             The kitchen island shed it’s red, white, and blue and was redecorated with a tropical hue             A tiered tray holds … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sunshine Pineapple Bacon Dip or Spread

We had a festive 4th of July weekend with fireworks and a boat parade And we snacked on this super easy delicious dip Pineapple, cream cheese & chives, sour cream, bacon and 3 cheeses It’s a flavor explosion in your mouth! It’s also so simple to assemble on a busy summer day Combine the drained … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bbq Pork & Pineapple Pastry Puffs

  We have pulled pork frequently at my house, and it’s especially great for a crowd       HHjr puts a BBQ rub on a pork butt and then cooks it low and slow all day until it’s so tender he can “pull” it into shreds easily with 2 forks. You can get the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Pineapple Teriyaki BBQ Chicken & Bacon Kebabs

Summer is here! There was a constant boat parade in front of our house the past 3 days People celebrating and flags flying! We kicked off the weekend with Pineapple Teriyaki BBQ Chicken and Bacon Kebabs This recipe is a crowd pleaser and very family friendly Marinate the chicken in a combo of pineapple juice, … Continue reading

Holidays, Bring the beach to you!

  Happy Memorial Day Eve! In the United States we celebrate Memorial day to honor all those that have served our country and sacrificed so much for our freedom         It is also represents the beginning of Summer!         Summer means a trip to the beach for many people, … Continue reading

Party Panache, Hawaiian Party Bites

  This is going to be my go to summer appetizer 4 ingredients, 5 minute prep sweet and savory pineapple kielbasa mini skewer         There are lots of versions of this on Pinterest that were my inspiration each with a variety of flavor components I ultimately combined 2 of my favorites, Asian … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Thai Salad with Orange Peanut Dressing

  This is a “semi-homemade” salad made with the help of Chick-Fil-A and Trader Joe’s         Quick, Easy and Satisfying         A prepared cabbage and carrot slaw mix and fresh spinach are the base The salad is topped with cucumber slices, pineapple, green onions, cashews, chicken nuggets Vegetable pouches … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Crazy Good Broccoli Salad

This salad is a MUST MAKE! It has a little bit of everything… 2 vegetables, broccoli and onion 2 fruits, grapes and pineapple plus 4 sources of protein, cheese, bacon, nuts and Greek yogurt! Winner winner Tuesday dinner! Crispy bacon and fresh pineapple It’s another Rainbow in a Bowl meal Green broccoli florets, bluish purple … Continue reading

The Organized Life, April Paint Bucket

Whew, ok, so where did March go??? I guess we just Sprung right into April!   We have had such a rainy Winter and Spring in the South We only been able use our Outdoor Kitchen a few times  I am hoping for better cookout weather in the next few months, Lots of BBQs and … Continue reading

The Organized Life, August Paint Bucket

August already??? School starts back in early to mid August in Alabama, so when the calendar hits August 1, it really feels like summer is over…the heat will stick around until October though, and our markets and grocery stores are still full of fresh summer produce Blueberries are still in abundance at great prices so … Continue reading