How to Make Cupcake Truffles

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Though I am much more of a small, gift store type of person, there are occasions when one must enter a Wal-Mart. A search for gold glittered letters I had previously seen there was today's occasion to enter the mega-store. Though I didn't have luck with the letters, I did run across these cuties - Cupcake Truffles. I about died. Love. Had to show ya'll! Rich chocolate with a smooth center and … { read more }

DIY: Homemade Marshmallows & Smores

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Homemade Marshmallows This holiday season, surprise neighbors and friends with homemade marshmallows! Marcie Lenick shared these gorgeous images of her homemade marshmallows. Want to try your hand at making homemade marshmallows? Marcie used Alton Brown's recipe for Homemade Marshmallows. They're really quite easy and you can flavor them with various extracts like peppermint for hot … { read more }

Holiday Cocktails & Festive Winter Recipes

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Winter Holiday Party Planner Looking for some fabulously festive cocktail recipes paired with delicious appetizers? Got that! Take a look inside this Winter Holiday Party Planner for dozens of recipes and sample menus! And if you like Jack Daniels, you're in for a treat! I had the honor of writing this Winter Edition Cookbook so I hope you enjoy! More Holiday Cocktail Recipes And for some … { read more }

2010 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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Welcome to our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide! Browse the pages of our gift guide above or if you want a full-size view, click here! We're just 1 week away from Thanksgiving and a little over a month away from Christmas, so it's time to start thinking about holiday shopping (for friends, family, neighbors, or heck - even yourself! You work hard sister!).  Filling these pages are our absolute … { read more }

Rustic Fall Tablescape

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Rustic Fall Tablescape Aleah and Nick, the husband and wife team behind Valley & Co., shared with us this cozy fall tablescape.  Aleah told us, "we were inspired to create this warm and whimsical dinner party shoot by cozy fall nights spent with family and friends visiting and warming up with spiked apple cider." One of my favorite parts is that guests were given cinnamon sticks wrapped in … { read more }

Thanksgiving Lunch: Cheddar Cheese Soup

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We Give Thanks! Cooler days and crisp nights mean autumn is here.  Invite a special friend or surprise your loved ones with a big bowl of home-cooked soup and serve it on the porch or in the garden room.  Life just doesn’t get much better than this ... especially if you serve buttermilk cornbread sticks to go with the soup. Autumn hues is what this table setting is all about.  Giving thanks … { read more }

Holiday Party Planner

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Holiday Party Planner 2010 The holidays are here! This year, I had the pleasure of writing this Holiday Party Planner and working with Kristen Steele Photography for the beautiful images. It's jam-packed with all you need for 4 different party ideas from a tapas party to a cocktail party and everything in between! You'll find recipes, decor ideas, favor suggestions, and more! Click the image … { read more }

Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes

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First things first, congrats to AMY SMITH for winning the Little Monsters Giveaway! For those of you who did not win, we will have lots of additional giveaways soon and you can purchase Little Monsters HERE! Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes Halloween is all about the pumpkin. From carving to pie, the pumpkin is the iconic Halloween symbol. From the traditional pumpkin pie to the trendy pumpkin … { read more }

SURPRISE Giveaway: Little Monsters

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Little Monsters Giveaway Halloween is right around the corner, and it is time to whip up some spooky masterpieces from swampy dip to vampire bites! Author and photographer Zac Williams has created the perfect cookbook for your little Halloween monsters. In Little Monsters, published by Gibbs-Smith Publishers, you will find dozens of tasty treats sure to wow all the vampires, gremlins, and … { read more }

Autumn Cocktails

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Autumn Cocktails by Crista Scibelli One of my favorite things about the Fall is the chance to try some new fun cocktail creations! Whether you’re throwing a little party or just cozying up on a Sunday, these creative Autumn-inspired drinks will really put you in the season's spirit! “Wine Warm-Up” I must start off by saying, I am usually not a red wine drinker but this spiced up … { read more }