Summer Drink: Pineapple Coolers

Citrus Iced Tea Sangria
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Summer Basil Blender Cocktail

When the temperatures start rising into the 90s down here in Nashville, there is one thing that is a must - a fruity frozen beverage to beat the heat. Even if you're sitting comfortably in the air conditioning, there is something so "vacation feeling" about sipping on a frozen concoction, right? I'm not sure why we leave frozen drinks to vacation time because they are truly so easy to make at … { read more }

Individual Arugula, Blueberry & Feta Salads with Toasted Pecans

Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!
Party Tip: Serve this tasty salad recipe individual servings for parties!

Do you know why I love individual salads? A few reasons. First of all, anything individual, single-serve, or miniature is just infinitely more adorable. When it comes to salads, it adds a little fancy flair that makes guests feel special (their very own salad)! Second of all and my personal favorite = toppings. Why? Well, you know when you serve from a large salad bowl that the toppings all fall … { read more }

Summer Drink: Frozen Basil Blender!

Frozen Basil Blender - the PERFECT refreshing summer cocktail!
Frozen Basil Blender - the PERFECT refreshing summer cocktail!
Frozen Basil Blender - the PERFECT refreshing summer cocktail!

Who wants a cocktail?! So this frozen concoction was actually part of a summer garden party I hosted last year (you might have seen it here), but I just had to share the recipe with you in case you missed it. I've remade this delicious cocktail numerous times. It is always a hit and deserves a top spot in your summer recipe list. I really would have thought you had lost your mind about … { read more }

6 Fave Mini Desserts For a Crowd

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BEST MINI DESSERTS for a crowd! Save for party planning!

Looking for a mini dessert that is perfect for a crowd? These bite sized treats are the perfect combo of tasty + tiny for serving at parties! These 5 mini desserts are fabulous for entertaining. They're perfect for every occasion from baby showers to weddings and backyard cookouts to birthday parties. Bite sized is the way to go with desserts because your guests will be much more likely to … { read more }

Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles

Nespresso VertuoLine Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles with ESPRESSO!
Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles! SO GOOD!

So I recently discovered the idea of making a truffle out of the best thing in the entire world - COOKIE DOUGH. Eggless cookie dough, actually! Little balls of safe-to-eat chocolate chip cookie dough = holy-moly-I-don't-even-care-that-it-is-swimsuit-season! It gets better. The fab team at Nespresso sent over their new VertuoLine System to try out. It brews both a regular cup of coffee topped with … { read more }

“Oh So Delicious” Strawberry Shortcake Bites

Mini Strawberry Shortcake Bites! Easy and addictively delicious!!
Mini Strawberry Shortcake Bites! Easy and addictively delicious!!
Mini Strawberry Shortcake Bites! Easy and addictively delicious!!

This recipe is one of my family favorites! It's absolutely addictive so just a warning there! It's perfect for topping with fresh fruit, ice cream, whipped topping, etc for a refreshing little dessert. My brother and his wife are coming down to meet Blakely in a couple of weeks and these are on the menu! They're SO good. I kind of can't believe I haven't already shared this recipe with you … { read more }

Strawberry Poppyseed Spinach Salad

Strawberry Poppyseed Spinach Salad with the most AMAZING Raspberry Orange dressing!
Strawberry Poppyseed Spinach Salad with the most AMAZING Raspberry Orange dressing!

After all the desserts and a holiday weekend of indulging, let's get back on the boat with a delicious salad recipe, shall we? Don't worry, a killer dessert is coming your way this week. Meanwhile, what I love about this salad is how gosh darn PRETTY it is. Yes, a salad. Pretty! Which of course makes it perfect for entertaining. I used small glass dessert bowls for the salads and served them up … { read more }

Delicious Mini Ice Cream Pies

Mini Ice Cream Pies - SO EASY
Mini Ice Cream Pies - SO EASY
Mini Ice Cream Pies - SO EASY

Now that the warmer weather has arrived, it’s time to share a simple yet cute dessert that you can create for parties, special occasions, or just a delicious dessert for friends and family! These mini pies are made with Blue Bunny’s Bunny Tracks Ice Cream and loaded with tasty flavors like chocolate and peanuts! I love how easy these are to make and how tasty they are! Everyone loves an … { read more }

How to Make Easy + Colorful Melon Skewers!

Melon Skewer Stir Sticks
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Melon skewers: Simple and Cute!

I'm declaring this the summer of skewers, y'all! Whether you toss them in a drink (a la drink stirrer) or simply serve them up as bite-size treats, skewers are just oh so fun. You can even embellish them like I did with ribbon here. Any excuse to visit the ribbon aisle in the craft store is a GO for me. Right? Right. So be on the lookout for lots of sweet and savory skewer ideas from yours truly … { read more }

Delicious & Easy No-Bake Energy Bars

Delicious and easy no-bake energy bars!

If you missed my latest recipe for Ooey Gooey Dulce de Leche Brownies, then by all means - hop here. Now, we have to keep things sort of healthy after those, right? Being the Mom of a newborn, I'm pretty much racing through the house tossing laundry in, unloading the dishwasher, answering emails, and everything else that has to get done at 99 mph aka lightening speed. There is no time to make a … { read more }