Easy Party Appetizer – Ham & Cheese Puff Pastry Pinwheels

ham & cheese pinwheels

Here’s one thing I’ve noticed about some of my favorite appetizers – they mostly require “assembly” as opposed to a steadfast recipe. Case in point, these bacon appetizers, and these cheese appetizers. Today I’m sharing another classic “assembly” that is always a winner with guests – ham and cheese pinwheels. I hosted a ladies night […]

SunChips “Walking Tacos”

walking tacos

What’s your Halloween pre-trick -or-treat supper? Our tradition has always been to order pizza early, before going out at around 6:00 or 6:30. However, I just found a new alternative that’s delicious and imparts that playful touch that Halloween is known for – SunChips Walking Tacos. We gave these a try this weekend and the […]

Seasonal Snack Mix – Candy Corn & Peanuts

candy corn snack mix

I only have time for a quick post today as things around here are pretty busy – you know, lots of seasonal photo shoots & projects to work on… Even though this post is quick, it’s SWEET! This is a Halloween snack mix we’ve enjoyed for year’s and I used it in my Kids Halloween […]

DIY: Chalkboard Painted Wooden Utensils

chalkboard painted wooden utensils

A couple of weeks ago I was looking around my Pinterest feed and noticed I kept seeing 2 of the same things over and over: those cute painted wooden utensils, and chalkboard painted ‘everything’. It suddenly hit me – why not combine these two trends and make chalkboard painted wooden utensils! It’s a simple DIY […]

Party Appetizer – Romano Puff Pastry Ribbons

puff pastry cheese ribbons

Last week I shared these cute Halloween puff pastry “ghosts” that I made as part of the Pepperidge Farm puff pastry recipe challenge. For that challenge I put my own spin on the original recipe they provided, which I’m sharing today. These Romano Puff Pastry Ribbons are easy to make but look impressive as they’re […]

Cheese Truffles Recipe & “Grape Cluster” Display Idea

cheese ball "truffles"

Say goodbye to one big cheese ball {that’s so retro} and say hello to mini cheese truffles! It seems like it wouldn’t be a party without a cheese item on the menu, but people also seem to be intimidated by one large cheese ball sitting on the table – no one wants to be the […]

Shabby Chic Baby Shower

shabby chic baby shower

Last month I posted about my inspiration for a shabby chic baby shower, and today I’m sharing the result! Several months ago I was asked to do the styling for the winner of the Dream Baby Shower – a local contest run by Richmond Mom. As you may remember I styled the one from last […]