Hi there everyone! I hope that you are doing well and staying creative in the summer heat even though it’s not officially summer yet. It’s officially summer here in Florida as it is hot and the children are out of school. There were a couple of things that I wanted to give you an update on. I took down the sections that contained any upcoming creations or recipes, as most of them are on the recipe page. There were a couple of them that didn't quite make it to the recipe page yet but will hopefully be joining it soon. Please take some time to checkout the video update of the herb garden! You will also be seeing new display ideas as well as party decor ideas and others. Please be patient with me as every idea is unfolded. I am grateful for those who continue to visit the website, and I look forward to bringing you new and fresh ideas.
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This adorable yet delicious creation is very easy to make. It would make an awesome appetizer. This plate can be made into a larger tray depending on your guest size. Why not wow your guests today!
12 Sweet Peppers
2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dash of Kosher Salt
Dash of Pepper
1 Tsp Garlic Powder
1 Stick of Celery
1 piece of green lettuce
Prepared Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 Green olives Stuffed with pimento
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and rinse your peppers then toss with oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place peppers on an oven safe plate, or cookie tray with parchment paper. Bake for about 20-30 minutes. After baking, arrange in two flowers using 6 peppers each, cut the celery stalk to use for the stems and petals. Add the green leaf lettuce on the bottom of the tray, and scoop the buffalo chicken dip into the center of the flower. Cut the olive and place in the center of the dip. Enjoy with family, friends or both.
Here is a quick idea for a display. Take a red cabbage and cut the top with a knife like you're going to cut through it to the bottom, but don't go all the way to the bottom. Then cut crossways down being careful not cut through. Then cut across again two more times like you're cutting a pizza. When you are done, open it up a little but not too much. You are now going to place it in a big bowl of water, and place it in the fridge overnight or if you don't have room just leave it on the counter. The next day remove from the fridge and you should have a beautiful red cabbage flower. Place on a big plate or tray. You can cut some pieces of carrots into rôund slices and place in the middle, or fill the middle with hummus, guacamole or cherry tomatoes. You could just use it as a display for a centerpiece for a party. Enjoy
So you have a leftover container from eating out and you're tossed between keeping it or throwing it away. Well if it's nice and sturdy and has a nice lid, I say keep it and use It for a condiment tray for dinner. It makes a nice dinner table display, and it's easy clean up. If you have fruit cup or yogurt containers, they make great tiny cups to go in the tray for the condiments.
Here is a quick idea for any party or for decoration in your house. Take a small candy jar or mason jar and get some acrylic paint and decorate with flowers, butterflies, or other animals. For a baby shower you could paint a diaper with pins or a pacifier. You then seal the paint with a finish if you would like. Use your imagination! You can fill the jar with candy or inspirational cards.
You can use some self adhesive flowers and beads to top off your jar. If it's for a wedding, you can use some tulle fabric and hot glue it around the top to hang down before you put your flower on. You could also paint the jar white and put beads around the top part of the jar before the lid to make it look like a wedding dress.