AtoZBloggingChallenge

Good Friday Morning fellow bloggers and I really did mean Happy Friday b/c I just realized it is Good Friday 🙂 I am just happy to still hanging be hanging in there w/the AtoZ Challenge. Didn’t have a great editorial calendar for this year’s challenge but I figure I get a pass b/c I am just trying to get my site back up an running.

Today’s letter is ‘L’ so I’m going to go with that … I know it’s really ‘M’ but I’ll get to that but first let’s do ‘L’ …

Scarlet’s Italian Fresh Cream Lemon Cake

This is a great cake for Spring and Easter…Enjoy <3

AtoZ Blogging Challenge…Letter “F”

Welcome Blogger’s to Scarlett’s Secret Recipe Vault i.e. the AtoZ Blogging Challenge 😉

Today we will be covering Baked (Overnight) (F)rench Toast Casserole in a link right here.

Below is my go to recipe for all of my frosting:

This is my go to recipe for all of my (f)rosting. I use pretty much the same recipe for all of my frosting… Then will flavor it with whatever works for the recipe. Sometimes strawberries … My fresh strawberry buttercream is to die for … It’s a keeper. That is a bit more complicated. I make a strawberry puree w/fresh strawberries…Delish <3

Easy Vanilla Buttercream (F)rosting

Ingredients

1/2 Cup of butter, softened

4 1/2 Cups confectioner’s sugar

1-1/2 tsps. vanilla extract

5/6 Tbl. 2 percent milk

Last but not least my Fruit Topped Almond Cream….

Y U M…

Fun Food

Good Tuesday, Blogger’s

I guess I’ll be starting from scratch but at least I’m starting !! I’d hoped to have my blog’s new look up and running but not so much. I just have to get busy with AtoZ as we are already on the letter ” D ” OMG…

I started this blog with the idea of writing my cookbook. I am still moving in that direction and AtoZ will keep me focused. I am doing R E C I P E S from the family vault…Not really, but family favorites from Scarlett79.

I’m just going to start with the letter ” C “…Below is my recipe for “Chicken Tortilla Soup.” It is a basic recipe and you can add pretty much anything you want to make it your own. This recipe proved to be a good one for Sunday Afternoon’s with a houseful of guest watching a sporting event. Makes for good leftovers for the week too 😉 ..

Scarlet’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Let’s just hope this gets a little bit easier as I go and I get back into the groove. I do so enjoy A to Z…Any comments that can help me to get this back to the way it was are welcome. But I’m here for the duration of April. Enjoy the recipes 😉 Love ya Blogger’s and AtoZ’ers…

AtoZ Challenge/Letter

The Artist does really well when it comes to sketching & painting real people. Everyone he has ever recreated in his artwork, he brings that person alive with feeling albeit in a very subtle way…The 1st person is Winston (C)hurchill, a graphite sketch as his medium and the 2nd painting is an oil …

Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill/Oil Painting

These next two sketches are using a graphite medium and they are (C)owboy’s i.e. John Wayne…

The Shootist/John Bernard Books

True Grit/Rooster Cogburn

My final choice for today is a sketch he did in graphite for me personally and put it right in front on my desk where I would see it first thing every morning. It is a graphite sketch of Leonard Cohen who wrote and recorded the song, “Hallelujah.” He was a tortured artist who worked very hard to get this piece of music done. It has a fascinating back story. I hope you’ll take a minute and read about it. I promise you it will give a whole new meaning to this song and the person who wrote it !!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_(Leonard_Cohen_song)

Leonard Cohen/Hallelujah

This is one of my all time favorite songs !!!

I thought I would do a couple more of the Artist for the letter

Paintings b/c he just has so many very cool ones. It’s hard to choose…

Civil War
Connor/Connie 4th Son <3

He really is an amazing artist !!! You can check out more on our Amazon Handmade Acct, linked below…Happy Easter Saturday.

https://www.amazon.com/handmade/Elan-Creations

Happy April and AtoZ Begins Today and it’s Letter “A”

Yay, yay for AtoZ…My theme is the Artist’s (i.e. husband’s) original artwork. I was worried I would not have enough original paintings to get me through the alphabet, but after I started adding to my media library…No worries, I have plenty !!!

My Husband (the love of my life) The Artist <3

Today I will start out with a short bio on the Artist…He is my husband of 42 years. His day job is a suit in the city selling commercial title insurance w/an MBA in finance, because we like to eat and live indoors. He is not a starving artist. He paints at night after work. Sometimes I’ll see the light on in his studio at 1/2 in the morning. Some day when we can retire, it will be out to the Atlantic Ocean where we can set up shop and sell his painting’s and he can paint more. He gets his inspiration from the Sea.

The letter today is

From Mz. M Blog

Today I will feature one of my favorite painting’s from the Artist. He painted if for me and the title is “(A)pples in a Basket.” I just love it. It hangs in our kitchen and whenever I look at it, I think of him. I remember him painting it and I had no idea it was going to be a gift for me. I will always treasure it <3 .

Apples in a Basket

I especially enjoy this one in the fall…Enjoy All of his painting’s are available for purchase over at Handmade by Amazon…Link below…

Good Luck AtoZer’s…I’ll be following <3 Happy Spring

Masterpiece Monday/AtoZ Theme Reveal

A new challenge and this is one of my fav’s of all time, AtoZ Theme Reveal I’m pretty sure I haven’t done this one before. I have chose the Artistst’s Artwork. Having been pretty much home for the last year, thank you Covid19, not…The husband has been able to do a lot of paintings. I’m pretty sure I have A to Z in the paintings. Will be looking forward to this challenge. Here is the latest one he is now working on…

Old Port/Portland, ME

We lived in Portland, ME for a short time and hopefully we will be able to get back their. It is a beautiful place and we both want to live their again…I know the weather and winter’s are quite the challenge but we are born and raised Chicagoan’s so we know the drill. I have most of his painting’s named so it should probably work out well. I’ve kept the names rather simple. I might add that all of his work is for sale (a bit of self promotion) which I hope is allowed. I also have a widget on the right of his artwork, “Elan Creations” which will bring you to Amazon Handmade.

I hope you will enjoy the artwork. He is a very talented artist. Never took a lesson at all, The Artist Wife <3 .