Cake Batter Recipes Round-up!

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Whenever I hear "cake batter", I look up faster than my new little puppy does when he hears the food bowl being filled.FAST!  Cake batter is one of my absolute favorite flavors, and I'm OH SO HAPPY that there are so many recipes being created to enjoy this sweet cake batter taste in everything from candy bark to cupcakes - and even pancakes! So take a little tour with me of some of my favorite … { read more }

Pie Favors in a Jar {Recipes}

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Just like "on a stick", everything gets infinitely cuter when layered inside a mason jar and tied with a simple ribbon or tag. Favors are no exception! So make these delicious fruity pies in mini mason jars (or regular size!) then sit back and listen to your guests "ooh" and "aah" over how darn cute you are! Mini Mason Jar Pies INGREDIENTS Pie Crust Dough 2 12 oz. cans of cherry, apple or … { read more }

{Recipes} S’more Cupcakes + S’more Truffles

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Every summer I headed off to camp in the North Carolina mountains, and I always loved the campfires we would have (and the SMORES we would eat)! Host your own campfire with a fire pit in your backyard - or build your own outdoor fire! The memories you will make roasting s'mores will certainly last a lifetime - I cherish mine! So I thought I'd share some fun + delicious s'more desserts for you … { read more }

{Recipes} Cinco de Mayo Menu

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With Cinco de Mayo just days away and summer around the corner, we wanted to share a fiesta-worthy Cinco de Mayo menu that you can make for outdoor parties, birthdays, special occasions and of course - May 5th! So get your sombrero on and get cookin'... we have quite a delicious menu for you! 1. Margarita Shrimp Cocktail with Grilled Avocado Guacamole Serves 4 Margarita Shrimp 1/4 cup gold … { read more }

Mini Ice Cream Cones

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Serve Mini Ice Cream Cones for guests as a late-night treat. These little bites are perfect for summer weddings or outdoor dinner parties. Let guests add toppings from a DIY toppings bar (fill small glass bowls with sprinkles, chocolate chips, fruit, etc). I love this round cone holder with a pedestal but also check online restaurant equipment stores to find other styles of cone holders. You can … { read more }

{Recipes} Mini Burgers

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The "mini" food craze is here to stay! From sliders and french fry "shooters" to mini tomato soup and grilled cheese bites, these smaller fares are perfect for cocktail hour, wedding receptions, tapas parties, and more. Simply turn your favorite dishes into smaller versions for crowd-pleasing hors d'oeuvres! Try this slider recipe with chipotle mayo, but be aware - you'll want to have plenty … { read more }

7 Creative Graduation Party Ideas + Tips

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7 graduation party ideas

Graduation is around the corner for many, and we are excited to share LOADS of fun ideas to celebrate this milestone! Whether you have a little one graduating from kindergarten or a college grad, you can customize these ideas to fit your party style. Enjoy these 15 CREATIVE GRADUATION PARTY IDEAS. 1. MORTAR BOARD CUPCAKES: Simple top your favorite cupcake recipe with upside down Reeses Peanut … { read more }

PAWSH Magazine: Puppy Dog Birthday Party

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Several months ago, the editor of PAWSH asked me to create a stylish birthday party for a puppy dog for the upcoming launch of PAWSH Magazine! I was thrilled to design a simple party that is perfect to celebrate your dog's birthday! Dog's are man's best friend so why NOT have a little celebration for your puppy? Thanks to my friends Austin and Jenni Thigpen for letting me use "Jack" in our … { read more }

Top 6 Spring Cocktail Recipes

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top 6 spring cocktail recipes

Spring is HERE! Time for backyard dinner parties, barbecues, and outdoor cocktails. We've rounded up 5 fresh + delicious Spring Cocktails perfect for your get-together. Try them out and let us know which one is your favorite! 1. Tropical Blue Margarita 1 1/2 oz  Tequila 1 o zBlue Curacao liqueur 1 oz lime juice coarse salt Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice. Dip rim in coarse salt. … { read more }

{Giveaway} Donuts & Doilies Birthday Party

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Donuts & Doilies Birthday

Photography by Todd Studios Photography This darling birthday party was submitted by Jeannie Gearin and it is so unique and fun!  Jeannie worked with Linnette from PaperGlitter and they really were a great team!  Together they worked together to incorporate the paper goods into the desserts that Jeannie baked and decorated.  I know Jeannie's daughter Molly must have LOVED this birthday!  And if … { read more }