January 11, 2016


Miss Judy attended a casual late afternoon
gathering at her friend's Jean lovely patio home down in 
Pensacola last week.

Jean does much of her own decorating
and has a lovely little garden in the backyard.
She is an extremely social person and loves
to host intimate dinners or wine tasting parties
for friends and family!
She is a very elegant hostess!

It's always expected that people migrate 
seem to love hanging out in the kitchen
just enjoying a glass of wine, talking and laughing,
while catching up with each other's lives.

 Jean offered fresh turkey wraps
and a variety of wines, cheeses and crackers.

It was my suggestion that Miss Judy take along
this most requested Strawberry-Pineapple Salad.
It can either be served as a salad or dessert.
It's light, fresh tasting and oh so good!

1 package of frozen organic pineapple chunks, drained
1 large carton of cottage cheese
1 small package of strawberry jello
1 container of cool whip

Mix all ingredients together and chill.

Serve in a pretty crystal bowl
top with fresh strawberries.

Everyone loves this and always requests the recipe! 
It's a southern favorite! 


  1. Looks delicious, and her home looks lovely...

    Do I feel a certain thinking-towards-Spring vibe here??? The banner pictures are not all wintery, any more. :-) Yes, you are certainly looking to warmer weather again.

    Of course, you are south, and it would feel this way. Up north here, we are into a very, very cold spell. Seasonal of course. But a *surprise* after all the too warm weather, we have been having. The wind is blowing, outside my window, as I type! ,-)

    But that's just life up north. As you well know.

    Gentle hugs...

    1. Not so much spring as just featuring my own photography...this is the family ranch of our daughter-in-law, where you can snap photos all day long, it's so pretty! Estelle's has a new Texas look and it's really long overdue! Have a fun week ahead dear girl!

  2. Pretty kitchen to hang out in. Hmmm...the salad~dessert sounds yummy!

    1. Hi Vee! I know you will love this easy little recipe...it's very vintage down here! Have a lovely week up there in Maine!

  3. A lovely wreath for Pensacola, Betsy. I made this recipe years ago and my mother-in-law always made it with lime Jello. Very tasty. ♥

    1. Hi there Martha Ellen! Oh yes, yes...love this with lime gelatin too! I sure hope you are having a good day and staying warm! Big hugs for visiting me today!!

  4. I know I'd love that salad. And I do love your new header. Deb

    1. I think you would Deb! Hope you give it a try sometime! ANd thank you about the header..it's a new Texas vibe for Estelle's! Our daughter in laws ranch and my own photography! More of that ahead!! Thank you ever so much for visiting me today...blessings for the week ahead!

  5. I know I'd love that salad. And I do love your new header. Deb

  6. Betsy, Love your new header pictures. Makes me want warmer weather. LOL. That is the only way I can eat cottage cheese. :) It's so yummy. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

  7. Thank you darling Susie! I so appreciate your visit! You can of course use lime or orange jello with this and add the fruit of your choice..very versatile! Let me know what you come up with ! Have a lovely and blessed week love!


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