Fork Free Appetizers - butternut squash soup, milkshakes, blt bites and chicken and waffles

Fork Free Appetizers Perfect for Holiday Entertaining


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The holiday entertaining season is almost over, but if you’re like me you’re always looking for new recipes and ideas for your next party! Fabulous fork free appetizers are the first thing I look for when I’m planning a menu.   I like to enjoy my parties so my preference is easy, make-ahead items that just look ...

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Sweet Holiday Treats


Monday, December 12, 2016

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is holiday baking! It’s the perfect time to try new recipes, and share a few sweet holiday treats with those you love. Some people have tried and true family recipes that are a tradition to make each year, but my mom is more of a cooker ...

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Strawberry Orange Juice Mimosa Champagne

Strawberry Orange Juice Mimosa


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November's Mimosa of the Month is a simple but special Strawberry Orange Juice Mimosa. With all the fuss around Thanksgiving dinner and the lead up to Christmas I thought something easy might be in needed.   With a house full of guests and the inevitable round of parties and open houses that come with the holiday season, ...

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Thanksgiving Menu Ideas


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I like to mess around with our Thanksgiving Day menu right up until the last minute! And, while I love the idea of trying new things, I try to stick to my general entertaining rule of thumb 'go with what you know.' Even after hours of searching through my favorite cookbooks and blogs, I usually end ...

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Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas


Thursday, November 10, 2016

I’m super excited to host Thanksgiving at our house this year. We alternate holiday locations every year and we're typically on the road for turkey day. But due to a variety of reasons our family is coming to Dallas to celebrate. We love Thanksgiving because it’s just a bit more low key than Christmas. Shorter ...

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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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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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