|I had fun making this more contemporary arrangement, with calla lilies.|
|I LOVE to serve drinks in glass punch cups! These are EASILY collected! I currently own 80-85 of these wonderful cups---collected over the years at GOODWILL locations and, garage sales. |
A GREAT item to have on hand!
|Three white hydrangeas are EASILY arranged for a truly classic and simple centerpiece|
|Do not forget to look around in your yard for fresh blooms of any kind. These pretty pink dogwoods are blooming right outside our kitchen window. |
1 double package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1T. dill week
1 T. lemon pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 (12-14 ounce) packages Oyster crackers
2 cups Canola oil
In a bowl, mix dressing, dill week, lemon pepper, and garlic powder together. In a large bowl, combine half of the oyster crackers with half the spice mixture. Pour 1 cup oil over all and mix well with wooden spoon. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Stir every 15 minutes, about 4 times.
Pistachios are a great and healthy snack for your guests. Place in bowls and set them out.
1 box white cake mix
1 box strawberry gelatin
1 cup oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen sliced strawberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare three 8" round cake pans coated with non-stick spray and floured. Thaw frozen strawberries completely. Mix cake mix and strawberry gelatin first and then, add oil, milk, eggs and strawberries using a mixer at high speed. Pour into prepared pans.
1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries
Prepare frosting while cake is baking. Thaw and drain strawberries and mix with softened margarine and powdered sugar. Once cake has cooled, spread frosting.
* A VERY MOIST AND DELICIOUS CAKE!!!!
I posted this chocolate cake recipe a few weeks ago---check it out in my archives- really easy and good! The frosting is my late Nanny's recipe--- YUM!!!
The party table all ready to go! My friend Margaret Libby Winstead brought the GORGEOUS cookie and brownie tray as well as the pretty fruit trifle dessert.
People often tell me that planning and hosting a shower seems difficult. Please, no matter what your season of life or schedule, you CAN find the time to host a shower and honor a special couple or friend. What is my secret? FIRST of all, host with a good friend and, divide the cooking. SECOND, prepare QUICK and EASY recipes that are TASTY. I enjoyed testing a new cookbook for this shower and, ALL of the recipes that I shared (except the Caramel Ice Cream dessert) came out of the LIFE CHOICES OF MEMPHIS cookbook. I am BLESSED to be a part of this AMAZING organization, which assists pregnant women in crisis 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. There are MANY more AMAZING recipes in this cookbook and, this book would make a great addition to your collection. Only $15.00 each and, you can order by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. There are MANY more recipes that I want to try in this book!
Take the time to honor special friends by planning and hosting a shower. Special events are a WONDERFUL thing! Make it casual or fancy, whatever your style, MAKE IT HAPPEN WITH FLAIR!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!