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The Gourmet Artist

Who says artists only paint?  Today’s post will be a bit different….consider it a culinary art post!

If you have been following my blog, you will know that tomorrow is the opening reception for the “New at the Q New Members Art Exhibition.”  The last two days were spent getting the exhibition up and ready.  Today will be spent in the kitchen, preparing some of the yummy appetizers that will be served at the reception.  I thought it would be fun to share the recipe with you.

I am making delicious Sausage and Cheese Balls, they are to die for good, easy to make and they store well.  Absolutely delicious, the problem with them is that you can’t eat just one.


3 Cups Original Bisquick  Mix

1 Pound Uncooked Bulk Pork Sausage

4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese (1 pound)

1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese

1/2 Cup of Milk


1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease cookie sheet.

2.  In large bowl combine together all ingredients.  Shape into 1- inch balls.   Place on Cookie Sheet.

3.  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheet and allow to cool on rack.

Makes 102 Balls

This are sooo delicious and easy to make

This are sooo delicious and easy to make


You don’t even have to make these yourself!  Just drop by the Quayside Gallery tomorrow between 5:00 and 8:00 PM and you can not only taste these wonderful sausage cheese balls, but lots of other goodies, sip on a nice white sangria, and of course, enjoy the beautiful art on display.  Won’t you join us?

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30 Day Art Blog Challenge


My forte is art, but to be successful, I also need to make the public aware that my art exists.  “I shall paint, and they shall come” is a misconception embraced by many artists.  Perhaps that is were the terminology “starving artist” came from!

Recently, I have been trying to do a better job with social networking; face book, twitter, news letter etc.  Unfortunately, blogging is one of those areas that definitely could stand much improvement.  And as luck would have it,  I received an email the other day from Hubspot http://blog.hubspot.com/ offering a 30 day blogging challenge.  I was intrigued….not because I love to blog, but, because maybe with a “goal” in view, I will rise to the challenge.  It is the carrot and the donkey scenario; guess which I am.  Of course, a nice prize is also a little bit of an incentive!  Okay, it’s a big incentive.

As an artist who very much wants people to be aware of my art, and who wants my art to add “sparkle” to their world, I am accepting the challenge to blog each day for thirty days beginning January 2, 2014.  Isn’t the old saying, “if you do anything for 30 days it becomes a habit?” Well, watch out world of Blog, HERE I COME!

Once the commitment to blog was established the next challenge was what in the world would I write about.  Then the light bulb flickered on – my blog will be all about art – duh, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out!  But, then remember, I am an Artist, not a Rocket Scientist.

The intention is to let people see my creative process, and get to know me  better, to understand my art a bit better.  But, not only that, because it that is all I write about, then this would be a blog all about me, and as I said earlier, it is all about art.

Each week, I plan on including a post about art that I appreciate, an interesting art technique, to show things that surround me in a different more interesting way that spark my creativity, to ponder questions about what is art and so much more.  In fact, there will be a little something for everyone who might be interested in art.   Hope to see you each day for your daily dose of Art.