3 Delish Hot Dog Topping Recipes

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Amidst the wedding madness, my Mom and I hosted a little cookout with a HOT DOG topping bar! We're sharing our 3 recipes created for the party! Chili isn't the only fun topping you can add to a hot dog. We tried some more unusual flavors to top Hebrew National Hot Dogs and our friends loved the outcome - "the 3 P's": Pizza, Peach, + Pepper!  PIZZA SALSA 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes 2 tablespoons … { Continue Reading }

{Recipes} Host a Chic Summer Pool Party

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Hang out poolside with your best friends and enjoy some of these delicious appetizers, refreshing drinks, and recipes straight off the grill! No pool? No worries, these recipes are perfect for any backyard bash! I'm seriously in love with this poolside bash by A Blissful Nest shot by Nicole Benitez Photography! Mix water colors like aqua and turquoise with pops of citrus colors such as … { Continue Reading }

{Giveaway} Hosting a Dinner Party with Chicken Caesar Cups!

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Between the book tour + wedding planning, I was glad to find a wee bit of time to schedule a dinner party with some of my besties. My task was to try a twist on the classic "crusted chicken" recipe as part of the Hellman's Chicken Change-Up! So I made mini Italian chicken strips in individual Caesar cups! They were a HIT and a cinch to make! I know how it is when hosting a dinner … { Continue Reading }

Party in a Pinch: Baked Brie Bites Recipe!

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We like to refer to our house as the "drop by" house.  On the regular I will get a text or phone call from one of my sweet friends saying they are just going to "drop by" for a minute.  I absolutely LOVE to entertain and given plenty of time I will plan out the menu, decor, etc, but casual drop-ins can be a bit tricky, so it is nice to have a some good go-to snacks and drinks on hand for these … { Continue Reading }

Christmas Cheer for Your Co-Workers

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For me and many others, my work family is as much a part of my life as my real family, but adding another 27 people to my Christmas list can get quite costly. Since I have been on a baking bonanza for the last 3 weeks I decided to put together some bite-size treats for my co-workers. Working with materials I already had on hand, I was able to package them in a personalized way to give my … { Continue Reading }

Are you a Frost Bite or a Meet Me At The Mist-letoe?

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This time of year, there is certainly no shortage of delicious cookie and Christmas treat recipes floating around the web. So I'm excited to share a few recipes for COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS so your party has some super sweet sips too! Sierra Mist Mixologists (I think I'd like that job title!) have shared some of their fabulous cocktail and mocktail recipes with us today! They asked a few bloggers … { Continue Reading }

{Freebie} “Snow Day” Drinks + Treats Gift Set

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Today’s homemade DIY gift idea is a set of three hot drinks and sweet treats, perfectly paired for snuggling up in front of a cozy fire.  These gift sets are so simple to make (even the marshmallows!), but look impressive and taste great. Enjoy! After blending up the drink mixes and baking up the sweet treats (recipes below), package them up in kraft coffee bags and clear plastic bags from The … { Continue Reading }

6 Sweet + Savory Party Dip Recipes

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We recently asked our Facebook Fans what their FAVORITE party food was. The overwhelming answer? DIPS! We agree! They're perfect for eating while mixing, mingling, and enjoying a party. Dips are suitable for crowds and many are super easy to make. So we're sharing our favorites, both sweet and savory dip recipes. 1. EASY HOT STOVETOP CRAB DIP by White on Rice Couple {click for recipe} 2. … { Continue Reading }

{Signature Drink} Mini Milkshake Shooters

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What could be cuter than mini milkshakes? Sweet, delicious little shooters that are beyond perfect for a little late night party snack! Styled by the talented Rhiannon of Hey Gorgeous Events and photographed by Jenna McKenzie Photography, this mini milkshake shoot is one of the CUTEST submissions we have had.  Rhiannon was searching for fun + clever twists on signature drinks for her client's … { Continue Reading }

{Fun}nel Cake Recipe

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Funnel Cake Recipe A wise person once said, "There are two types of people in this world: people who love fried food and people who won't admit they love fried food." I couldn't agree more and I will openly admit, I love fried food! So, I've always loved the idea of making hot funnel cakes for guests at a party, but the thought of hot oil splashing everywhere, making a huge disaster in front of … { Continue Reading }