Cheesy Grits Casserole

cheesy grits casserole

I’m showing my Southern roots today, BIG time, with this {oh-so} cheesy grits casserole recipe. If you’re not from the South you may be asking “what is a grit?” – basically it’s coarsely ground corn, and on their own grits are rather bland and boring, but they are also similar to tofu in that they […]

DIY Painted Window Display

diy painted window display

I’m a sucker for any type of vintage-style architectural pieces like shutters, frames, and windows, because they add such character to your home or party decor. I told you about my thrift store finds a while back that included some fantastic display “props”, one of which was a window panel that had starfish attached and […]

Hot Mulled Wine

HOT MULLED WINE recipe

On Christmas Eve I decided to try something new, thanks to my friend Coryanne who posted on facebook that she was going to make mulled wine for the holidays. I’ve never made it before – never even tasted it, but after a rave review from another friend {who doesn’t like wine – WHAT?!} who had […]

Cream Cheese Mold With Craisin-Nut Topping

cream cheese mold with craisin nut topping

I’m taking it “old school with a modern twist” today with this cream cheese spread. I can’t think of too many appetizers that have stood the test of time, nor are EASIER to make than a block of cream cheese topped with pepper jelly. Well, since I obviously can’t blog about that {what’s new to […]

Sweet & Savory Cheese Canapes

sweet & savory cheese canapes

There’s nothing better or more classic than the combination of cheese, nuts, dried fruit, and crusty bread….add in a little bacon and it’s pure heaven. With that thought in mind I created these delicious sweet & savory cheese canapes for my black & white plaid party. These are versatile enough to serve for a casual […]

Chocolate Cake Cocktail

chocolate cake cockail

Let the countdown to midnight begin! I created this chocolate cake cocktail recipe to coordinate with my black & white plaid party, which is perfect for a New Years Eve dinner party. The dark color is in keeping with the theme, and the ingredients just BEG for a chocolate Swiss cake roll garnish! Mix this […]

5 Ways To Dress Up Champagne

dress up champagne

There’s nothing more festive or celebratory than champagne, and I’ve pulled together 5 examples of how you can serve it in style for New Years Eve. Most of the ideas are for mini bottles because I just think they lend themselves so well to great party style. If you order them in bulk {like a […]