Tablescapes, Lobster Fest for the 4th

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Patriotic Blog Hop! I hope you get to visit all my fellow tablescapers for amazing inspirations, ideas and patriotic eye candy! Do you have big plans for the 4th of July?         It won’t be long now, the days just seem to fly by … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cactus For Cinco de Mayo

  Next Sunday is May 5, Cinco de Mayo         Let’s celebrate with cactus and a Fry-Tot-To!         Come join me with a cactus themed table on the patio           I have a sudden thing for all things cactus         They’re fun … Continue reading

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

  • Follow The Painted Apron on WordPress.com