A Purple Butterfly Birthday Celebration

  It happens every year! Spring comes around and from the beginning of February to the end of April it seems like we have a birthday every couple of days. Between family and friends, trying to make everyone’s day unique can be challenging. But a custom table setting can definitely make a statement. And it can make […]

Vintage Glam Bridal Shower

It’s heading towards June! That means WEDDINGS! And everything leading up to weddings from engagement parties to bridal luncheons is all so exciting. While the bride plans so many of these events, the bridal shower is one of the few celebrations that we can create a fabulous experience for the bride where she doesn’t have to think about every […]

Acorn Squash with Ginger Apple Syrup, Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts

I discovered roasted acorn squash a few years ago. We were visiting Gainesville and in the hotel room, I found this magazine that had an article about local chefs. Each chef provided a recipe so I brought the magazine home to try them. I had made several of them when my mother-in-law came to visit and I decided […]

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Peppers

Bacon wrapped stuffed peppers are one of Reny’s favorite foods. And the hotter – the better she likes them. My hubby likes them too. Let’s face it, who doesn’t love something wrapped in bacon! So we were talking over a small menu for a little get together we were planning and Reny wanted to make her […]

Meringue Xmas Cookies

Meringue Xmas cookies are melt in your mouth delicious. Good meringue is light & airy and really sweet tasting. Because they are so easy to make, we often make several variations for our cookie exchange. And this past weekend was our cookie baking day(s). We made several batches of different types of cookies on Friday and […]

Colorful Beet Pasta is a Restaurant Trend We Tried at Home

Colorful beet pasta? It just kind of makes you smile. But how do they do that? With pureed beets mixed into the pasta dough to make beet pasta of course. And while it’s probably a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies, surprisingly, it doesn’t change the taste of the pasta. I expected […]