Welcome! I'm Virginia, I started this blog as an outlet for my obsession of beautiful home design, landscape design, cooking, entertaining and DIY projects. I hope that you will be inspired to browse my collection of photos and ideas that I have found in magazines, blogs and on-line to help you design or remodel you house, beach house or outdoor living area. I love finding new interior designers or architects that impress me enough to blog about. I have been a foodie forever and I love to create menus and entertain. Also, I love beautiful tablescapes, fabrics, flowers and the list goes on....
These Mini Lemon Cheesecakes are just perfect for a party! The filling is rich, creamy, and full of bright lemon flavor, and the soft and chewy molasses ginger cookie crust is a great compliment. Your guests will love these individual gluten-free desserts!
Unicorn Hot Chocolate! It’s a creamy hot white chocolate, colored pink, topped with sprinkles, whipped cream, marshmallows, and a blue icing drizzle! Make
Apricot Glazed Dijon Salmon
The apricot preserves provided the sweet and I went with dijon mustard for the spicy, soy sauce for the salty and lime juice for the sour and the combination created a fabulous blend of flavours that I accented with a touch of ginger and garlic. Source
Tuscan Roasted Asparagus
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Individual Strawberry and Cream Cheesecakes
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Pink Grapefruit and Vodka Cooler
Just the thing for summer parties and barbecues, this light vodka cocktail recipe has serious zing. Recipe
Berries ’N Cream French Toast Casserole makes for the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe for your lazy Sundays or special gathering.
Author: Silvia Ribas
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 4-6 servings
18-20½ inch slices of french baguette
¾ cup milk
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cream cheese
1 cup mixed blueberries and raspberries + extra for topping
3-4 extra large strawberries + extra for topping
2 tbsp confectioning sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees.
Arrange the baguette slices side by side in a loaf size baking dish (see picture above). Set aside
Add the eggs, milk, sugar and cream cheese to a large glass bowl and beat mix using an electric hand mixer (or blender!) until there are no cream cheese chunks left.
Pour cream and milk mixture over the french baguette slices (see picture above).
Slice the extra large strawberries length wise, discarding the uneven sized ends. Depending on the size of your strawberries you may need to use anywhere from 3 to 5 strawberries. Place sliced strawberries in between every-other french baguette slice. Any left over strawberries may be placed in the ‘front roll’ or in back of the baguette slices (see picture above)
Bake for 35 minutes or until french baguette starts to turn golden brown, and the cream and egg batter is cooked (no longer runny).
Sprinkle with confectioning sugar and serve hot, topped with fresh berries and syrup.
Apple and Butternut Squash Soup
This will be a delicious starter for your fall dinner party!