Party Panache, Cactus Cantina

    In keeping with my crazy for cactus phase it was great fun to entertain some friends with a casual patio party           The patio turned into a Cactus Cantina!         It featured a watermelon flowering cactus         Cactus tidbit plates were ready for … 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

Tablescapes, A Pirate’s Tale

I have a Pirate’s Tale to share today. The Gulf coast of Alabama and the panhandle of Florida are full of bays and inland waters that were havens for pirates many years ago. Legend has it that they sought shelter in a secluded cove tucked deep into Perdido Bay, Florida Perdido means lost in Spanish.  … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cook Your App Off Party!

Hi! Welcome to the “Cook Your App Off!” party! The guests for this party were given a list of 10 ingredients and asked to choose one or more to use in an appetizer dish. The list was made up of random ingredients, coconut, peanut butter, pretzels, tomatoes, sweet potato, artichoke, bread, beer, spinach and pear.  … Continue reading

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