Recipe Box, A Peach of a Salad and favorite peach recipes

  Peaches!   Summer is full of so many wonderful things, and summer produce is right at the top of my list, fresh corn, garden tomatoes, and sweet summer peaches are my favorites!       Fresh fruit is great in salads         Pair it with a flavorful cheese, and walnuts for … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fresh Strawberry Cake

        Summer strawberries, yum!         These berries were on the over ripe side, so I decided to chop them up and let them marinate with sugar and bake them in a cake         If you have time, put them in the refrigerator to sit overnight and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs with Pineapple Salsa

  Are hot dogs part of your summer menu plans?         Elevate a simple dog by stuffing it with Pineapple Salsa and wrapping it in bacon         I cooked these in the oven, for a simple supper last week, but you can definitely put them on your grill   … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Picnic Ideas

      With Memorial Day on the horizon and warmer weather arriving, doesn’t it put you in the mood for a picnic?         Grab your basket and load it up with portable yummies         Sure you can fill it with chips and a jar of pickles, but something … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Palm leaves in Goauche

  Have you ever painted with goauche paint?Β  It is similar to watercolor, but it is more opaque         I bought an inexpensive set of 24 colors and a palette pan         This is just like my watercolor palette, with individual pans that can be moved around     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Tranquil Sea

  There is nothing like a sea of blue         And dining in a “room” with a view         The waters on the coast are various shades of blue and green         The most beautiful water, when it’s tranquil and serene         We … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Strawberry Recipe Round-up

The Flavor of the Month for April is Strawberry, to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season in the South Here are some of the Best strawberry recipes from the Painted Apron Fresh Strawberry Dressing Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits   Strawberries & Cream Pretzel Salad   Strawberries & Cream Pastry   Strawberry Margarita Tacos   Pimiento Cheese … Continue reading

Creations, Summer Craft & Decor Ideas

With summer just around the corner, I rounded up some of my favorite summer centerpieces, crafts and decor ideas to spark your creativity They are fast, easy, and cheap! A few shells and some glass pebbles instantly bring the sea to your table or vignette   Have everyone park their shoes by the door in … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Garden

Before I gather things for fall decorating     There’s one little thing that needs correcting   It’s still summer, in full force,Β  here     I must set one more bright table before Autumn comes near     Bright colors, fresh greens and big bursting blooms     Sunshine and summer still pour through … Continue reading

Holidays, Painted Flag Bottles

Are you ready?     Memorial Day is such an important day in our country’s proud history, a day we honor all of those who have bravely served to protect our freedom…     It’s also the official kick off to Summer Do you have any special plans?     We will be enjoying sun … Continue reading

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