Holidays, Last Minute Mardi Gras Fun and Praline Party Mix

  Even if you don’t have a box full of Mardi Gras beads and decorations,           you can still have a little Mardi Gras fun with a few flowers from the grocery store           and a batch of dangerously delicious Praline Party Mix         … 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

Party Panache, Jubilee Crunch

With Summer on the way,  we will be spending a lot of time on the coast with family and friends.  My family has grown up with homemade snack mix on hand, especially for beach weekends and casual parties~       I decided to switch things up a bit and try a new version which … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Leopard Wild Snax Jar

Here’s a snack mix that is bound to make you very popular And guess what?  You don’t have to do ANYTHING but open some packages I know, LAZY, shhhhhhhhh…….. All you need to do is paint a leopard print jar Random gold shapes, topped with random brown shapes Finished with random black dots Remember to … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Party Recipes & Presentations

To be a RELAXED HOST OR HOSTESS there is one rule you MUST follow, KEEP IT SIMPLE.  Especially during the holidays when there is so much stress anyway.  When you are hosting a meal or a party this season, use some of your tried and true dishes, things that are always good, and tweak them … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Halloween Beer Cheese Soup Buffet

It’s so easy to overlook the potential of something that has been hanging around your house for years, and sometimes you just have to stop and think, “how could I do something different with this?”  The other day I spied this ceramic pumpkin on a shelf in my garage.  I had totally forgotten about it, … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Harvest Snack Attack

Recently my son-in-law NG, [the Nicest Guy] was looking a little pathetic, feeling used and abused during our recent “Big Garage Sale”…he did work really hard, was the Main Muscle and had to move, haul, and carry a LOT of stuff.  To cheer him up I promised him a sweet treat and he smiled and … Continue reading

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