Jalapeno Poppers with Blue Cheese

jalapeno poppers with blue cheese

The Super Bowl is right around the corner which means football parties and party food! These jalapeno poppers with blue cheese should definitely make an appearance on your buffet table. They combine the best of both worlds – bacon and cheese. I love the flavor of a mild blue cheese like Gorgonzola Dolce or Danish […]

Mini Party Sandwiches with Brown Sugar Glaze

mini party sandwiches

I have to start my holiday purging and New Years diet in 2 days….so it’s a good thing I already had my fill of these mini party sandwiches with brown sugar glaze! I made these for our Christmas party earlier this month and guests were begging for the recipe! This is one of my go-to recipes […]

Entertaining | Baked Spinach Dip + 5 Basic Tips for Serving Wine

hot spinach dip recipe

This post is sponsored by Mirassou wine. As you know, I am a wine enthusiast and all opinions are my own. This past weekend we hosted our annual Christmas cocktail party for forty guests. It was great fun and it’s always one of my favorite nights of the year as I’m surrounded by friends and […]

Entertaining | Girls Night In Holiday Party

girls night in Christmas party

I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this ‘Girls Night In Holiday party‘ with you guys. This is my second collaboration with Michelle Sparkling Wine {remember stylish tailgating with the girls I did for them?} and I couldn’t be happier with how it came together. Inspired by the blue and pink colors of the bottle labels, I went […]

Apple Chutney & Goat Cheese Crostini

homemade apple chutney and goat cheese crostini (2)

As I’ve told you before, I’m partnering with Sister Schubert’s this holiday season to bring you ideas for family entertaining. So today I have a terrific recipe for apple chutney & goat cheese crostini that’s perfect for Christmas Eve, a pre-dinner appetizer, or a party you might be hosting. This is a recipe that Sister Schubert […]

Chocolate Chess Pie & a Light Appetizer

chocolate chess pie

Tomorrow I leave for my trip that I told you about here, so I’m frantically packing, running last minute errands, and trying to clean up the house from all my photo shoots. I hate to leave a messy house when I go out of town, don’t you! I’m also scheduling a couple of posts while […]

Entertaining | Holiday Appetizers & Cocktail

light appetizers before the big meal

Thanks to Mariposa for sponsoring this post. When we host big meals for the holidays it’s always scheduled for later in the day. This is very different from how I grew up – those family gatherings always took place at around 1 or 2 pm…. and then we would pick at the leftovers all evening […]

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