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 […]

WHAT TO WEAR :: BLOCK PARTY

what to wear to a block party

PIN this Post This coming weekend we’re having our neighborhood block party, and since we live in the cul-de-sac it’s right outside our front door. Yay! It’s like hosting a party but without all the work. All we really have to do is provide meat to grill for our family, our drinks, and something to […]

A FAMILY PICNIC WITH MARTHA STEWART

family picnic

There’s something so nostalgic about going on a picnic, don’t you think? It reminds me of when I was a kid and we would go to Pullen Park or Umstead Park {in Raleigh, NC} and spend an afternoon. Sitting on the lawn or at a picnic table under a canopy of trees, and enjoying food […]

GIRLS NIGHT IN :: MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

MIXED FRUIT SMOOTHIE COCKTAIL

At this point in my life, so far removed from college, or single life, I LIVE for my nights in with the girls. No matter how much you love your husband and kids, women need other women. It’s like free therapy! I’ve been lucky enough over the years to live in communities where we’ve had […]

HOW TO SERVE A SOUTHERN STYLE BURGER

Southern-style-burger

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. How do you do burgers where you're from? This country is a melting pot of people with different backgrounds based on culture, regional location, religions, and more. And it seems everyone has their own special […]

BBQ-BRUSHED PLANK GRILLED SALMON

kcmasterpiece marinade plank grilled salmon

This weekend was a lot of fun. Saturday we attended a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party complete with taco bar, tequila bar, a shot ski, and pinata filled with mini bottles of liquor! Yes, our neighbors are both liquor sales reps and they KNOW how to put on a party – such fun! Friday night […]

TOP TIPS & RECIPES TO HOST THE BEST DERBY VIEWING PARTY

KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY

I’m going to just be bold here and declare this to be the best list of ideas for hosting a fantastic Kentucky Derby party. That’s right, you can add an embellishment here, or a banner there, but if you include the ideas shared here you’ll cover all the important bases for a derby viewing party […]