My new mascot and New Year’s Menu

Equally my new mascot and New Years Menu is all I need to start 2020 off in fine style. Until recently, I had no idea that I even needed a mascot. Maybe the artist Fred Marchman knew I needed a mascot when he sold me this painting. Then Men-nu wandered into my life, a loving gorgeous creature with smoky green eyes. Could I? Would I? Should I? Yet how could I say no?

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Southern Recipes-Dining With Mimi

Are you still looking for a recipe plan for your family dinner? Then look no further than Southern Recipes-Dining With Mimi. Southern recipes on my list are clearly some of my favorite dishes to serve my family and friends. Recipes that tend to remind you of a certain time and space with longing. Continue reading “Southern Recipes-Dining With Mimi”

Plan a wine tasting with friends

Food and wine fall under the pleasures of life to enjoy. Whether your group of friends fall under the wine connoisseurs or “Wine for Dummies”  host a tasting . Plan a wine tasting with friends to share a relaxed evening enjoying wine and food wrapped around the desire to learn more about wine. Continue reading “Plan a wine tasting with friends”

Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! Now is the time to plan a sneak attack on friends and celebrate in style. A question that I hear often  refers to “how to entertain?” It really boils down to planning, quality mix of good friends, cocktails and food. Trust me your friends care less if your house passes a white glove test. Don’t turn into a  hoarder or stop cleaning. Just forget about being perfect. Perfection is a goal but how many of your friends are perfect? Continue reading “Throw a party Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler”

Happy Sharing! Love, Friends, Family and Food

Happy Sharing! Love, friends, family and food. I am thankful  for all the special times that I have been able to capture. All of the tiny moments add up to  joyful memories that I label as priceless. Continue reading “Happy Sharing! Love, Friends, Family and Food”

Make ahead Beach Menu- Freeze Transport

Make ahead beach Menu? Freeze, transport and then relax. If your  planning a week at the beach for your teenagers and young adults, take  a look at my suggested beach menu. A menu that allows for each person to have easy access and quick re-heating. In short, less time in the kitchen for you and more beach time with your family.  Remember, it’s your vacation, too! Continue reading “Make ahead Beach Menu- Freeze Transport”

Family and the new Baby

Garden View early in the morning with trees and azaleas blooming
Enjoy the early morning quiet before you guests stir about.

Oh my, how time flies when you’re having fun. It has been a whirlwind over the last week with family visiting. Our group hailed in from Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana to visit our little corner of paradise. Actually, it really was all about meeting the baby and Super-baby meeting all of us. A baby breathes new life and shares it with the rest of us. Continue reading “Family and the new Baby”

Painting in Tutus Party

Painting in Tutu's Party- Little Girl concept party
Princess-in-Training studying her art work

Have you ever been to a Painting in Tutu’s Party? Me neither. This is the best party idea for young girls, ever. I wish that I could lay claim to the creation, preparation, or even any of the food. My cousin Curly-locks is the genius behind this princess-approved-creative-paint-party. Continue reading “Painting in Tutus Party”