Champagne, Prosecco, Sparkling Wine, Oh My!

Friday, October 21, 2016

It’s no secret that I love Champagne. And Prosecco. And Sparkling Wine. And sometimes even Cava. I firmly believe that bubbles make people happy, regardless of place of origin.   But in honor of Champagne Day, I thought I would take a few minutes to share the differences between various sparkling wines. But then I found this ...

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Chic Halloween Decor

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Chic Halloween Decor - is there even such a thing? Every year, my kids get more and more amped-up about Halloween. I imagine the heightened excitement will continue for several more years before dropping off dramatically. It’s fun to see them get so excited about costumes, and making a ‘spooky’ porch. Decorations are even trickling ...

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Blood Orange Juice and Honey Mimosa

Blood Orange Juice and Honey Mimosa

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

There’s nothing scary about blood oranges, but with Halloween around the corner it seemed like a perfect time to try out a Blood Orange Juice and Honey Mimosa! Blood oranges start popping up in the grocery story in the fall but are at their best in the winter. They taste similar to a regular orange but ...

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Berry crisp with ice cream

Mixed Berry Crisp

Monday, September 26, 2016

I love fruity deserts. I’ll take a hot, fresh berry crisp or crostini topped with ice cream over a dense chocolate dessert any day of the week.   Crisps and crumbles are awesome in the summer when the berries are poppin’ off the bushes and they work in the winter when you want a warm, comforting dessert. It ...

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party popcorn

Party Popcorn

Thursday, September 15, 2016

We love popcorn. We love chocolate. We love sprinkles. So of course, we love party popcorn! Sometimes the simplest things are the best. Party Popcorn falls into that category. It was a last minute add to Evie’s birthday party menu but it was probably the most popular sweet treat. Not to mention I found some little ...

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summer time cocktail with lime juice, grapefruit juice, fresca and tequila

Rosemary Beach Paloma

Saturday, September 3, 2016

I'm a margarita girl at heart, but this Rosemary Beach Paloma has been my go to this summer. I totally made up the name of this drink - I felt bad calling it a straight up Paloma because a key ingredient is Fresca. I’m pretty sure the dudes in Mexico who created the Paloma did ...

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flowers, hydrangeas, roses

Beautiful Flower Arrangements Every Time

Thursday, September 1, 2016

  Post party let down is real. The house is quiet, food is mostly gone, and it's time for clean up. But looking on the bright side, there's still fresh flower arrangements around the house! Festive or formal, it really doesn’t matter. Flower arrangements are the quickest and easiest way to spice up any room.   Flower arrangements are ...

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Yogurt parfait with strawberries, blueberries, honey and granola

Yogurt Parfaits

Saturday, August 13, 2016

My mom is the type of person who loves to recreate images from cookbooks. So even a simple fruit and yogurt breakfast can turn into a presentation. She’s made yogurt parfaits for years but she just introduced them to our kids during her last visit. And now, a regular bowl of yogurt simply will not ...

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5 Ways to Add Watermelon to Your Summer Menu

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Few things scream summer as much as watermelon. It’s sweet and refreshing, not to mention hydrating - just what we need during the brutal Texas summers.   Watermelon is not just for kids, and it’s certainly not just for slicing. So as we dive into the hottest month of the year, which also happens to be peek ...

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Watermelon, Arugula, Feta, Mint Salad

Fresh and Light Watermelon, Feta, Arugula Salad

Sunday, August 7, 2016

I love a good summer salad. Something light, colorful and easy to throw together. This watermelon salad with feta, arugula and a hint of mint is perfect as a light lunch or a great side when you’re throwing something a little less healthy on the grill.   There's some chopping involved but it's basically a throw together ...

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