Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy All Hallows Eve Celebration

   On All Hallows Eve celebrate with Spirits
     Tricks and Treats for this Special Occasion in their honor
  because because of all the magic it does...

Now that being said for the awakened dead who'll visit all this day
and night, by hook, by crook, broom or drone, Space Spirits in Mystic Flight visiting upon the Full Moons Light.

Artscana Images Title: Cosmic Crow



Monday, October 12, 2015

Halloween Treats for the Big Kids

                  It's that Fantastically Fun Time of Year 
              when Grown Ups get to feel like a kid again! 
     Halloween Treats for the Big Kids starts by making Homemade Goodies extra SPOOKY and SWEET with ingredients like Maple Syrup, Honey,Caramel and Tons of
Chocolate added to anything and everything you can dish up for the Great Pumpkin Event!
Brew up some Cocktails for the Happy Bewitching Hours with a Refreshing Potion so tasty
 it'll make even a Witches Face turn colors!

 Potions 11 Witches Brew: Mix 1 part Cinzano Extra Dry with 2 parts Tangerine Juice. Skewer 3 Milkyway Midnight Minis and Curled Orange & Lime Peel on a toothpick. Serve in a chilled Martini or Rocks Glass. Top with splash of fresh Lime Juice & Tonic Water.

Dr. Spocktail's Murky Vulcan : Blend 2 cups Red Wine with 1 scoop of fresh Papaya, half of peeled fresh Peach, half of peeled fresh Pear and 2 Tablespoon Applesauce. Add 6 ice cubes to blender and blend again until consistency is thick and well chilled. If to thick add more wine. Pour into Martini or Daiquiri Glass and Garnish with leftover fruit and sprinkle of Cinnamon. 
For an Extra Treat place a few Espresso Chocolate Chips in bottom of glass. 

Captain's Log 10-31-15


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Monday, July 20, 2015

Best Fall Flavors Baking with Acorn Butternut Sweet Dumplin and Pumpkin Squash

 Recipes that include Acorn,Butternut or Sweet Dumplin 
Squash add extraordinary flavor to the dish.
Acorn Squash is somewhat like Sweet Dumplin and Turnip or as some refer to it as Rutabaga Butternut is a favorite mostly in the Autumn and Winter Seasons
but depending on availability has become more popular in year round recipes. 
Walnut Oil adds another
  layer of flavor, if you prefer a more Savory
dish try Truffle Oil it's delicious either way! 

The best  of the Harvest Season is all about the Garden Fresh Squash...
Packed full of flavor just as it is or with Seasonal Spices, Squash is one of the best tasting vegetables Mother Nature provides!

Squash is now added to so many recipes Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Flan, Icecream, 
Pasta Dishes, Soups, Stews just to name a few. It's also served as a side dish with Poultry and Seafood, Pork or Beef. Desserts, Breads and even Whipped Creme around the Holidays.


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Garden to Plate Fresh Ideas for Summer Gatherings

       The most flavorful Thyme of the year...
    Some say it's Summer while others anxiously await 
     the Fall  Harvest
            Garden Greens and  Fresh Herbs 
offer a way of making every dish fresher!  Salads, Eggs,Veggie Dishes,
Pasta and Breads take on earthy aromas from simple fresh ingredients that make a noticeable difference in taste and nutrition.

           Opal Basil with Mozzarella Cheese,Tomatoes,
        Olive Oil & Garlic on a Pizza Dough Crust takes only a
        few minutes to prepare and is so delicious you'll want to 
       make it again & again. 
           Perfect as an Appetizer or Entree`
      serve with a Mixed Greens Salad and your favorite dressing.


           Roasted or Baked Potatoes with Sage 
   once you've tried them this way with a little bit of Butter,
    Salt & Pepper,Olive Oil and Garlic you'll wish you had
    known this Garden to Plate Fresh Idea sooner!  
             Wash Baking Potatoes and half lengthwise,spread the
    Butter across cut side and top with Sage Leaves (1-2)
    Wrap in Foil packages and bake in 425 preheated oven for
    about an hour. Test for doneness with fork. You can also
    add chopped Shallots if desired.
   If you prefer Roasted, omit the foil and set on baking sheet.

        Probably the most popular Herb of Summer is Mint.
  Served atop Creative Cocktails & Refreshments at many 
 Summer Gatherings is a delightful burst of flavor like no other.

                            Mint Julep, a Southern Specialty
                   Garden Greens and Fresh Herbs 
        are now more than ever considered to be a staple in our 
  Kitchens. Milk, Bread, Eggs &Cheese are important to our diets but Vegetables, Green, leafy ones in particular have finally gotten the recognition they deserve. Garden to Plate is a Fresh Idea for
Summer Gatherings and all year long.

                      Poached Pears over easy with Mango & Grits
                        from the Artscana DOUGHBIZ Recipes Collection

         The dish above was created to resemble Eggs Benedict  without using any eggs. Instead Grits were used as the egg white and Mango for the yolk. Pears as an English Muffin. However,
 it was eaten before I could make the mock Hollandaise.



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Monday, March 9, 2015

Sound of Music Uplifting Moments 50th Anniversary

 Creativity flows in many forms, from the tip of a Pen, the stroke of a Brush, the findings on a piece of Jewelry or even a component on  Electronics. Often people wonder how certain things are made while others can just simply look and know how it all starts by connecting the dots, measuring fabrics or visualizing what their interpretation of a thought might be.

     A masterpiece does not always begin as such the color choices, what ends up on the pallet or page, lighting, mood, ingredients (if you're a Culinarian Type) props,subject matter or a blank stare at a canvas are only some of what factors in.
         Uplifting Moments... when you hear a verse like
 "the hills are alive with the Sound of Music" sung by the great  Julie Andrews it just captures your imagination and journeys you into her role. I had the honor of singing those beautiful lyrics at a ceremony and learned early on how much I appreciated her as an Actor and Singer.
         Celebrating a 50th Anniversary is 
 a pretty special occasion. The Sound of Music, an all time favorite production turned masterpiece that so many a fan enjoy watching over and over again because it's just magical!



                         Julie Andrews singing Favorite Things 

                                CHEERS! BRAVO!                     



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Friday, February 27, 2015

Secret Style Sources Design and Decor

    When Seasons change so does Decor, Open the front door!
    Add some new or Vintage accent pieces for Comfort and Style,
   Color choices and Designs that you'll treasure awhile.
   Where to find these Essential Elements to create such an
   amazing transformation? One must have a creative imagination...

       Light, airy fabrics for window treatments, tablecloths,
  slipcovers and upholstery offer more of an outdoorsy sensation.
                        Deck the Walls & Ceilings
     Wall Art in small groupings, Collages` or large format
                      define and complete a Decor's Style
          reflecting the personalities of people who live there 
       and somewhat Whimsical to add a bit of contrast and flair. 

                                        KScan PhotoArt, title: Deco Gecko


               Whether it's a flea market flip (thank you Lara Spencer)
         Or on-line shopping trip, the Possibilities are Endless and more
            When you have Secret Style Sources of Design and Decor...

                                           KS PhotoArt, title: Powder Puff Hydrangeas

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Oscars Eve The Powers Of Art

   Achievements, Successes,Worthwhile Endeavors,
the stuff that Dreams are made of Forever &ever

                     An evening at the Oscars
    where Art, Craft, Imagination & Dedication
         are the Recipients of Dreams Come True

                 KS PhotoArt - Title: The Powers Of Art, Digital Abstract

                                        If  ever you've asked so how'd  I do
                             hoping odds were in your favor  
                                       this is a night you're sure to savor
                                a time to be so very proud 
              no longer are you just another face in the crowd

              C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!
                      Nominees & Recipients
                      KS PhotoArt - Title: Phantom of the Oscar

       B E A U T  I  F U L   D R E A M  E R S     

                      Mama Cass,Tommy Smothers          
                        dreamin a lil dream

                In the Great Big Field Of Dreams 
      may hope find realism in the joy that everyone gets to play!



                                                Cheers! Bon Appetito!

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Snow Days Entertainment

              Inches upon Inches falling fast 
                how long can it possibly last? 
                           Glad you asked!
      If only you had the Power to squash those snow showers 
              and melt the ice away, what would you say and
          what would you play if there were more snow today...


     Board Games by candlelight when the powers out
         Marshmallow Tag if you want to jump and shout
     Scrabble, Twister and DoughBiz for sure just stay inside
        til the Maple Syrup's pure.



Thursday, January 29, 2015

Game Day Black & White Cookies Touchdown Wings Pasta Ball Salad

                              Are You Ready for Fantastic
        Game Day Refreshments in a Big Way? 
        Serve these up in a Big Bowl or tray! 
              Starting with a Chowder or Bisque
    is no BIG risk but Vichyssoise not so much, unless you 've got 
     the magic Touch. Know the Signs that apply to this Big Game
     and make the moves that'll lead you to Fame. When the Guests 
     arrive hand them a House Cocktail or Mocktail whichever 
     their preference might be, along with a Chicken Wing and
     something from the Deep Blue Sea! 
                     the Hooters CookBook is BIG on flavor
        Crabby Dip recipe from this lil book is SUPER WOW off the hook! 

            Fish n Chips, Fried Clams, Lobster Rolls & Baked Beans,
         but the Team that gets to Kick Off remains to be seen.

            Bow Tie Pasta with Peas,Red Peppers,Blue Cheese,Salmon & Salami
                   or a Game Day Ciabatta to satisfy an 11 Man Army!

                     Big Game Refreshments are Super Treats
                       especially when it's an All You Can Eat
                 Game Day Buffet in honor of the Teams At Play!


                                   Black & White Cookies 


              H A P P Y   S U P E R   B O W L 49!
           Know the Signs and don't interfere with a Pass
                or you could end up with a Kick in the Grass Stains
                are a pain to get out unless you wanna give em
                                Somethin to talk about... 

                             by  the Great BONNIE RAITT!

                         Go SeaHawks!Go Patriots!



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