Showing posts from November, 2016

Holland House Cooking Wines Giveaway & Recipe

MainCourse | November 30, 2016
I am sort of assuming that many of us would like to cook a really delicious and easy meal that would tickle everyone's taste buds with bold and smoky flavors. If you are saying yes, then please stick around because today I am partnering with Holland House cooking wines to share a recipe and offer a fantastic giveaway of some of their most popular cooking wines, just in time for your Holiday cooking! Just leave a little note in the comment section and you are automatically entered. Winner will be announced Sunday December 4th. The Holland House brand has teamed up with Tatyana Nesteruk host of the You Tube cooking show. Tatyana specializes in family friendly step by step tutorials which make cooking easier than ever! As I was making this savory dish I discovered that I make a dish very similar to the Bold and Smoky Pepper Marsala Pasta only I keep it vegetarian most of the time, making this a very versatile dish. Holland House is a brand that we can all have confidence in using. M


Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas | November 27, 2016
I seem to be in a spot in life where the faster I go, the further behind I get. I visit my sweet friends blogs and then I leave before I comment, I could blame it on many things, but the fact is I am spinning my wheels.  However there is some great news mixed in with my muddled state of mind and that is we have a Merry Christmas Art Giveaway from Darren Gygi  today along with 5 easy tips on decorating. Our Giveaway is the snow-sled print , I think it's neutral appearance will fit in with any decor. It would be super cute in the Kitchen too. Just leave a little Howdy in the comment section and you will be entered. Drawing and announcement of winner will be on Thursday December 1, 2016. I have combined the snow-sled print with Mr. and Mrs. Claus to create a vintage Norman Rockwell type of Christmas theme in our Family room. Then I  added this "Be good for goodness sake" sign which my crafty Texas daughter made me one year.   Sometimes decorating for Christmas can be overwhe


Sausage and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

appetizer | November 16, 2016
I have had the pleasure of spending time with Carol from  Bluesky Kitchen  on several occasions during this past year.  She is truly a passionate, creative and fabulous Chef who shares her talents on her blog and has a warm heart and giving spirit. So, when she organized this holiday recipe blog hop which includes 18 bloggers sharing their best recipes, I just knew that I wanted to share one of my favorite appetizers with you. Things in life were going as planned until we had two grand-babies (girl and boy) born within a very short time of one another and one came a few days early. Friends from FB, thank you for all of the well wishes! I am actually writing this and editing some less than perfect photos from Oklahoma. So, I wrote to Carol and asked her if perhaps I should graciously bow out and she wrote back and said do the best you can!. (I appreciate you Carol, for being so flexible and understanding) I know that not everyone likes mushrooms, but if you do you will truly enjoy this


5 Thanksgiving Wreaths

Crafts | November 14, 2016
Good Monday morning and greetings for a safe and fabulous new week.  I suppose we could say we are on the countdown to Thanksgiving, in fact I have a big portion of my cooking supplies already purchased and tucked away in my pantry and fridge. Don't you prefer to shop ahead of time too? I am not a fan of arm-wrestling anyone over those last few turkeys or cartons of whip cream.  Seriously, friends people can become hostile over the silliest things. So today I am sharing 5 easy Fall wreaths for your Thanksgiving d├ęcor and some of them will transition you into Christmas too, with just a little tweaking.                                     This first wreath is a total remake, I did it in under 30 minutes with supplies on hand plus $3.00 for the wood slice from Target. There is not a tutorial for this one. Just add fall floral and foliage to a grapevine wreath and then add a cute gingham bow. I do make all my own bows and you can too!                                                    


Stunning Thanksgiving Vignettes Day 3

Fall | November 09, 2016
Welcome to day three of our Collection of Thanksgiving Vignettes and other inspiring seasonal decor. We are truly thankful to have you visit and look forward to you sharing your Thanksgiving inspiration with us on our regular upcoming Thursday link party. If you missed the tour yesterday you can catch the inspiration right here. Cedar Hill Farmhouse ,  Love Of Home ,  My Kentucky Living  and  Sharon Joyce Interiors . Yesterday our dear Hostess Stacey from  Poofing The Pillows , shared her Thanksgiving vignette in the midst of moving and building her forever home. Today on  At Home With Jemma  I am sharing and savoring November with you all!  One could even say I am basking in the Autumn glow of plum trees changing color in the most subtle of ways.  Here are a  few trees in our backyard where the leaves are gilded in a slight gold illumination.  Even our massive, majestic resident hawk, while preening himself in the shadows of lime colored mesquite tree, gives a thankful nod to the cool