Valentine’s Day Cookie Pop Tutorial

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Valentine's Day is a little over a month away - can you believe it? Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays. It's full of pink, red, and CUTE! Miriam of Miriam Corona Events has stopped by to share a delicious little Valentine's tutorial - Cranberry Cookie Pop Tutorial. Whip up these cuties for Valentine's day parties, treats for your loved ones, etc! Recipe 2 1/4 CUPS … { Continue Reading }

Holiday Cocktail Recipe + Giveaway!

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Serving up fabulous cocktails and mocktails is a holiday tradition in my family. We like to get creative with the ingredients and concoct our own sweet creations. Sierra Mist asked me to whip up a delicious cocktail using their all-natural drink so take a look at the recipe I created (and I LOVE that their soda has no artificial flavors - it's real sugar!). SPARKLING APPLE MIST I love the taste … { Continue Reading }

Recipe: Ruffle Birthday Cake!

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Love the look of RUFFLED cakes? They are a sweet way to decorate a cake for almost ANY occasion (weddings, 1st birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, etc). Thanks to one of my favorite baking companies, you can now hop over to DuncanHines.com + view the full recipe + tutorial for creating this beautiful cake! There is even a video tip section, so be sure to check it out too!  … { Continue Reading }

Joyeux Noel Holiday Desserts: Part 2

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Joyeux Noel Holiday Desserts: Part 2 If you missed Part 1 of this Joyeux Noel Holiday Dinner Party then click here because you in for a TREAT! Paula of Frog Prince Paperie is one stylish designer who set up this gorgeous holiday table for her family. It was so gorgeous, in fact, that we had to split it up! Here, we are showcasing the holiday sweet treats. And read down to learn how you can host … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

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 … { Continue Reading }

Football Tailgate Party Tips

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Football Tailgating Tips With the cooler weather finally starting to arrive, I know it's time for football season - my favorite time of year! There is nothing I love more than enjoying a fabulous football game with friends. Tailgating is done a bit differently from school to school and team to team, but here are some tips I hope you can use for your own tailgate! Table Covering - I thought … { Continue Reading }

Wacky Ghosts Dinner Party

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Wacky Ghosts Dinner Party Candles flickering by the moonlight give this ghoulish table setting a touch of mystery.  Park your broomstick and witches' hat at the back door and come on over for some brew. Start off the spooky season with a fun and whimsical wacky ghosts party! Find a fun polka dotted tablecloth or fabric to cover your table! Use simple black and white dinnerware or find fun … { Continue Reading }

Flamingo Party

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Pink Strawberry Souffles Makes 16 4 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 5 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 3 cups heavy cream Candied Strawberry Chips Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Frozen Strawberry Souffles Recipe & Image: MarthaStewart Flamingo Party Good times with dear friends make the best … { Continue Reading }