ENTERTAINING WITH APPETIZERS & SANGRIA AL FRESCO

end of summer party- appetizers and sangria

Summer may be coming to a close, but backyard entertaining is still in full swing as we enjoy cooler temperatures and less humidity. My favorite way to entertain friends has always been with appetizers and drinks, and setting up a little happy hour al fresco is just the ticket! I was recently contacted by Pacific […]

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, […]

BRIDESMAID LUNCHEON WITH MENU & RECIPES :: MOD MEETS VINTAGE

bridesmaid luncheon

I’ve been anxiously waiting to share this party design all summer, ever since I got some gold-tone entertaining accessories and pretty new/vintage glassware. I wanted to show how you can combine vintage treasures with modern trends to get a beautiful, unique look perfect for a Bridesmaids Luncheon {for some shopping resources see this inspiration board}. Thrift […]

POMEGRANATE-HULA BREEZE COCKTAIL

pomegranate hula breeze cocktail

The other night I was playing around with some ingredients I had on hand and came up with this tasty cocktail recipe. It all started with some Pom-hula  juice, and some left over gin I had from a past party. I never drink gin and now I don’t know why. This drink turned out terrific, […]

HOST A CASUAL COOKOUT {recipes included}

casual cookout

Labor day is just around the corner which means end-of-summer cookouts will be hosted everywhere, and once again I’ve teamed up with Hebrew National to bring you ideas and recipes for your outdoor grilling and entertaining. It never fails that we include hot dogs on the menu when we grill out with friends, so today […]

4 WAYS TO TOP YOUR JARS FOR DRINKS

jar toppers

Even though it’s August I’d say there’s still a good 2 months of outdoor entertaining left to do before it gets cold again. One of the main concerns here in the South is bugs and keeping them at bay, especially from our drinks! You know I love to use the 8 oz canning jars for […]

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 […]