Looking for the perfect fall party drink? I love this sparkling apple cider sangria for so many reasons! Party drinks (or really any drink) need to be easy to make. You have a million other things to deal with (appetizers, greeting guests, getting the table set up, etc) that finding time to fuss with a cocktail is just silly. But you still want to serve
I interrupt the regular scheduled programming of holiday entertaining ideas to bring you a year-round treat that I’ve been dreaming about making for months! One of my favorite New York City treats are black and white cookies. You know the half white and half black cookies? My husband calls them the Seinfeld cookies. I never watched Seinfeld (I know I know). I’m actually headed to
Little life update! I’m going 99 mph wrapping up my big party book and so crazy excited about it. The hardest part is packaging it all up and not seeing it in print until next year but all good things take time, right? More updates on the book as they come. Meanwhile, I’ve been sipping Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mules which, trust me, you also need
As soon as there is the slightest crisp in the air, we start craving the flavors of fall. Our favorite, of course, is pumpkin so we thought we’d share our favorite mini pumpkin desserts! What’s better than mini desserts? They’re so cute, fun and somehow make us feel like we’re not over indulging! We’ve picked mini versions of everything from traditional staples, like Pumpkin Pie, to fun
It’s COCKTAIL TIME, y’all! Halloween month is almost upon us, and I finally got a chance to play with some dry ice! Let me tell you, I knew it was cool but now I’m really sold on using it for Halloween concoctions. You can find it at grocery stores (just ask) and a little goes a long way! More on the dry ice below. This
I‘ve been on a coastal kick lately, can you tell? Something about summer just has me thinking about the beach and seafood all the time. Since my husband and I don’t actually have a beach trip planned this summer (I need to change that, clearly), I decided to make him a coastal treat to enjoy right here in Nashville. Behold these delicious mini spicy shrimp
Let the games begin! So the Rio 2016 Olympic Games are right around the corner, and since they don’t come around often, they’re definitely an occasion to celebrate. Even if you are just watching with family at home, you can add a little sweetness in, right? Behold, mini gold medal cakes! Let me tell you a little story of how these mini gold medal cakes
Bookmark these now. When the heat is blazing, and you’re not up for standing in front of a hot oven (or even grill), these salads will fit the bill for the perfect dinner party meal. Easy, carefree, and light which is exactly how dinner party fare should be in the summer… right? If you want to up the ante, you can always add something extra
Hi, y’all! I hope your summer is going well, and I’ve decided it’s my duty to make it a little more delicious too. Namely, adding these Blueberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies to your life! They might even convert all the traditional chocolate chip cookie lovers over to the fruity side! They’re crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside and loaded with blueberry flavor. This is the
When it’s pushing 100 degrees (or OVER), there is really only one thing that will do for cocktail time — BOOZY POPSICLES. Truly, whoever came up with this genius ideas is my favorite. Cocktails in frozen form to enjoy all summer long!? If I could eat these boozy popsicles and float around on this thing all summer, I’d be in high heaven. Who’s with me?
As you probably know we really like parties around here. And to be honest with you all, one of my favorite parts of planning a party is brainstorming all the food ideas and beautiful ways to serve it. So when I stumbled on pancake bites I knew I had to serve them at some gathering so that’s how these raspberry pancake poppers were born. Pancake poppers are
Hooray, another delicious recipe to share with y’all! You know I love my appetizers, right? Even if you don’t have a party coming up, just enjoy a plate of these Shrimp & Tomato Pastry Tartlets for dinner, they’re delish! Naming this tasty appetizer was tricky, so many amazing things all in one bite! Shrimp, herbed cream cheese, tomato, AND puff pastry. What’s a hostess to do?