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

Happy Tuesday AtoZer’s…Hope your week is going good. The weather is absolutely gorgeous with sun and temps in the 80’s. Believe you me that is a rarity for April in the Midwest i.e. Chicago. We could still be having snow, not kidding.

I thought this might be challenging to find a painting that I could use that the Artist did for the letter “E” but then he said just use Elvis. Of course, one of his favorite performer’s and naturally he has a few different images of The King 😉

Maybe we could do a little music with today’s post (One of my favorite songs by the King) and now I get how the Artist could do so many different looks with his painting’s. He sure was a handsome guy <3

Elvis/Promised Land

Elvis/The King
Elvis/The Early Years
Elvis/Las Vegas

All of the Artist’s paintings can be purchased on the above link. Have a great rest of your Tuesday, thanks for stopping by. Blessings <3 .

Hello Monday AtoZ Blogger’s

Today’s letter for the AtoZ Challenge is

My 3 choices today are Dance, Door and Death….

The first painting he did around this past Christmas. It is a painting of our son Matthew who had an amazing Dance career.

Matthew our 3rd son/The Ballet Dancer

For my next choice is a painting he did of a door. It’s a sweet door of cottage somewhere…

The Cottage Door

My final choice for today’s letter is a painting he worked on during the lockdown and all this Covid Pandemic … It really says it all…

Death/Pandemic

These are my choice for today. I hope you are enjoying all of his amazing artwork. Remember we have a site where all of this artwork can be purchased. Just use the link below to go to his Amazon site. Blessings AtoZ Bloggers’s <3 . I hope your Easter was great. Happy Monday, Happy Week <3 .

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

Monday’s Masterpiece

I’m going topic off a bit. I usually concentrate on one of the Artist’s Masterpiece’s that he worked on over the weekend, but this weekend I took the Artist out for a treat. Actually it was his Christmas Present. For Christmas this past year I bought him tickets to Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit in Chicago.

It was amazing !!! Just take a look and see for yourself 🙂 Much better live !!!

I got to take a few souvenirs home with me so that too was kind of exciting !!!

Vincent Van Gough

I just had to put up some music with this too. One of my Favorite songs of all time…

The artist had a really great time and so did I. I even saw a lot of Vincent Van Gogh Painting’s that looked a little familiar…Definitely a very deep, complex man.

The Potato Eater’s
Sunflowers

Okay I’ll share one more…He’s been a very busy painter !!!

Okay just one more b/c this was definitely at the show !!!

Looking forward to AtoZ which starts in a couple of days…April 1st to be exact. I got worried that I didn’t have enough art to make it through the AtoZ…Well I have plenty of art and then some. Really looking forward to sharing it with you. Check back on Wednesday where I’l have a bio on the Artist 😉 (Husband) . He really is very talented !!!