Festive Holiday Treats – Chocolate Dipped Biscotti

chocolate and m&m biscotti

There’s so much to do during the holidays that sometimes it’s great to have a few shortcuts up your sleeve. One of those shortcuts is dressing up store bought items to make them more gift worthy or party worthy, like these ‘Deck the Halls’ Biscotti from Dove chocolates. I teamed up with the brand to […]

Christmas Cocktail Party Ideas

Christmas cocktail party ideas

It’s official – we’ve decided to host our annual Christmas cocktail party, and the invitations are sent. Last year we did not host it because there were lots of transitions going on with jobs and moves and lives {friend’s, not ours} and it sort of seemed like the end of an era. After-all, we’ve been […]

Savory Rosemary & Parmesan Bread Pudding

rosemary & parmesan bread pudding

As one of Alexia Foods Tastemaker Bloggers I get to sample a variety of side dish items {breads, potatoes & fries, veggies, even appetizers}. One of the things I like to do is transform these items into NEW recipes like I did with the waffle fries here. This time I turned their rosemary & olive […]

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

sauteed Brussels sprouts with bacon

This year for our Thanksgiving dinner I decided to try something new…something green to help lighten the load next to the mac-n-cheese, pumpkin cake, stuffing, etc…something like – Brussels sprouts! I know what you’re thinking – “Brussels sprouts??!!” Well, don’t hate on these little guys until you’ve given them a real chance and eaten FRESH […]

Bright & Glittery Holiday Party

bright glittery holiday party

Are you ready for the final party design inspired by Urbanity Studios invitation? This bright and glittery table appeals to the non-traditionalists with a playful attitude. I chose to use the color palette of hot pink, apple green, purple, and aqua blue as it has become a very popular alternative to more traditional holiday colors. […]

An Elegant Holiday Dessert Party

elegant holiday party

Today let’s talk about the second dessert table I styled for Urbanity Studios. For the traditionalist, check out my red & green design, but if you want something a bit more elegant and adult try these ideas inspired by the blue, silver, and white color palette used for the SAME Patchwork Christmas Tree invitation. I […]

Holiday Entertaining – Appetizers And Cocktails

appetizers and cocktails party

For me, Christmas is synonymous with decorating and entertaining, so when I had the chance to create a holiday party for Pier 1 using some of their items, I was thrilled! You know how I love to incorporate food as part of the party decor so pieces from their tasting party were “must haves” for […]