SESAME CHICKEN SALAD IN PUFF PASTRY CUPS

chicken salad in puff pastry cups

Planning parties and showers is more than just decorating the space. You also have to plan the food, which is why I decided to share a menu suggestion and recipes for my mod-meets-vintage bridesmaids luncheon. When I’ve asked my girl friends in the past what they wanted in terms of party advice, they would say, […]

FOR THE LOVE OF AVOCADOS :: RECIPES!

avocados recipes

I love avocados, especially in the form of guacamole, but there are so many other recipe ideas using this delicious fruit. I’ve gathered together just a sample of some tasty dishes to entice you, from appetizers to meal ideas. For more yummy avocado recipes and ideas to make your last days of summer memorable, check […]

PARTY FOOD :: PIGSKIN POPPERS

pigskin poppers recipe

Can you believe it’s August and summer is winding down? Pretty soon we’re going to be talking all about tailgating and holidays! And speaking of tailgating, I’ve teamed up with Red Baron to bring you one of our secret family recipes perfect for ‘homegating’ or tailgating this fall. These are our Pigskin Poppers and I’ve […]

WATERMELON-BASIL SALAD

watermelon_basil salad

I almost forgot I had this recipe to share with you guys, and you NEED to try this before summer ends. It’s a watermelon-basil salad that is so fresh and delicious, you’ll want to eat it with every meal! This is one of the menu items I included on this pink party project last year […]

BAKED ARTICHOKE & CRAB DIP

crab dip

I have one last recipe to share with you, from my shrimp boil party last week. This baked artichoke and crab dip is based on a  favorite spinach and artichoke dip recipe I got from one of my BFF’s over 15 years ago. I’ve always wanted to substitute the spinach for crab meat and this was […]

15 RECIPES USING FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES

15 summer recipes

Check out Summer's Bounty :: Recipes with Fresh Fruit & Veggies by Chris Nease at Foodie.com I may have mentioned this before, but growing up in the South on farm land made for the best kind of childhood. We ran through fields, hiked through the woods, climbed trees, and jumped through lawn sprinklers. And in […]

BEET & GOAT CHEESE SALAD

beet-and-goat-cheese-salad

I think I could eat a salad every day. In fact, a few years ago {when we were eating super healthy} I think I did! I love the freshness of ingredients, the combination of flavors & textures, and the ease in which they are prepared. And when hosting a dinner party I think it’s a […]