outdoor table set with red and white dishes and other table items. Garden flowers and white lanterns on the table

I’m a little late posting this today but I have the BEST excuse. You see I am a Gigi again. I now have three babies under two. Our newest little boy arrived yesterday and he is just precious. Lots of hair and such beautiful lips. We are all over the moon and exhausted! It’s hard for me to concentrate on anything else right now but here’s what’s on the menu…

I love today’s Decorating Tips and Tricks episode FALL TRENDS FOR 2018. And you will love what’s on the horizon!


Here’s what’s on the menu this week…


I’ve made many recipes from Alyssa at THE RECIPE CRITIC and they are all delicious! I’m sure this one will be too! If you are a foodie make sure to visit her site!



Did you know that Tuesday’s are Podcast days here at StoneGable? We tape a week’s worth of our Decorating Tips And Tricks podcast. So I like an easy dinner for Tuesday night! If you haven’t listed to our decorating podcast you can find us in iTunes or any app for podcasts or go HERE to listen. BTW… we are number 5 in our niche! Thanks to all of you! xo



Full disclosure here, we are carnivores! And spaghetti squash is not on my top ten list of food cravings. But look at this image. Oh, yum! So we are giving it a try. 



Peppers are growing like weeds in my garden! Just look how I’m going to pretty them up!





Here’s my Tex-Mex fix for the week. And it’s pretty healthy! I’m making this in a trifle bowl too. Remember we eat with our eyes first.



We love this heritage chicken recipe from my grandmother, Nani. I know many of you have made this and love it too. It’s “peasant food” at its best. My Nani made this for our family and my mom made this for me! You will love this comforting chicken dish.


Talk about an easy doable recipe. And I can keep all the ingredients on hand so I can make these cherry treats anytime. YUM! I have frozen cherries from our tree so I’ll probably make my own filling but either way, I can’t wait to make this!


Hope you have a scrumptious week!

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  1. Rebecca Silverstone says:

    Hi Yvonne, Friday’s picture is of shrimp, but the meal description says zucchini bites??

    1. I was going to say the same thing. Must be granny brain! 😉

  2. Pamela Smith says:

    Congratulations on a new baby boy! How exciting! Our family just had a new baby boy too (my great-nephew)! It’s the first boy in almost 28 years! Thanks for all the good recipes too! I’ve tried several and always looks forward to the next edition.

  3. Hello Yvonne,
    Congratulations on the birth of another baby!
    Life is wonderful and to see a newborn remains me of alll of God’s goodness and love and hope! God Bless your entire family as you celebrate a new life ifor Gods kingdom!

    In Christ,

    AKA “Mimi” of grand twins!

  4. Jill Miglin says:

    Hi Yvonne,
    The image of the Roasted Spaghetti Squash looks great. No recipe though?

  5. Kathy Nally says:

    Congratulations Yvonne! Such a blessed time for your family. Every recipe looks delicious, thanks!

  6. Forget all these great recipes…We want to hear about the precious, new bundle! Your family is growing in leaps and bounds, and I wish you many happy and healthy years with your grandbabies!!! Congratulations to you, Bobby and the proud parents!

  7. Deb Wostmann says:

    Congratulations to your expanding family and that new previous little one. Recipes are great, but absolutely nothing compared to that little nugget….

  8. KittyLuvr says:

    Congrats, Yvonne! I am so excited for your growing family and all these “Littles” that you have added in the last two years!! So exciting to see your children become parents and to experience the magic presence of a newborn! My oldest is expected our new grandson this coming Saturday…we will have two under eighteen months! Just keep enjoying your time with your family…..

    1. Oh how wonderful, Kitty! We now have 3 under 21 months. But that newborn… so sweet!

  9. Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and your family!

  10. Congratulations on your new grand baby !! I know how exciting a new little one can be.Our granddaughter Charlotte will be 1 next month.Enjoy,they don’t stay tiny very long !

  11. Bobbi Duncan says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne! Know you must be sooo excited about the latest edition to your family! Mine all live out of state and are missed terribly.

  12. Nancy Davies says:

    Congratulations on the new baby in the family. What wonderful years ahead for you all.

  13. Congratulations ! Our newest arrived July 20th! 8 days early! We are over the moon! That makes 2 girls and 3 boys…. And on more due in February ! God is blessing us and its so wonderful!

  14. Cecilia from GA says:

    I am late this week reading your Scoop and Menu. Congratulations on the newest addition! It is amazing how you keep up with such a wonderful blog while enjoying your family. Blessings to you all. (I can’t wait to make the Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Cake that was shared on The Scoop, for my grandson’s 23rd birthday).

    1. Happy birthday to your Grandson! BTW, my middle name is Cecilla and I love it!