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 […]

Family Friendly Christmas Party Ideas

family Christmas party ideas

I’m excited to finally share this project I worked on with Urbanity Studios. I spoke with them several months ago about styling a party around one of their invitations, but they also wanted to highlight the fact that they can customize them through colors and wording, and offer coordinating pieces as well. I decided to […]

Easy Appetizer: Chicken Artichoke Canapes

chicken artichoke canapes

If you’re looking for a delicious hearty appetizer to serve for a cocktail party or pre-dinner nosh, these chicken artichoke canapes will fit the bill. I made these by combining my classic artichoke dip recipe with shredded chicken, and using it as a topper instead of a dip. Artichokes are one of my favorite ingredients […]

Easy Party Appetizer – Cheesy Bacon Potato Bites

cheesy bacon potato bites

Appetizer foods are my FAVORITE types of foods, so hosting parties usually means serving an array of heavy hors d’oeuvres, or at least one special appetizer before a dinner party. Time is always a consideration too, so I love starting with packaged items to make it easier. As a Tastemaker/brand Ambassador for Alexia Foods I […]

Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

butternut squash soup

Let the menu planning begin for your Thanksgiving {or Christmas} celebration! Every year I make some of the same classic dishes, but I like to keep it fresh by adding in 1 or 2 new recipes. The one I’m trying this year is this Butternut Squash soup made with Silk soy milk. I’ve teamed up […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas

Thanksgiving tablescape ideas

Last year I went all out for my Thanksgiving inspiration design, with lots of diy ideas and projects.  This year I thought I would keep it a bit more simple. I thought about all the busy hostesses out there who are working hard just to get the food cooked in time, and don’t want to […]

Hummus & Toppings Bar With Classic Recipe

hummus recipe with toppings bar

You know by now how much I love a “build your own” toppings bar as you’ve seen my chili bar, my shortcakes dessert bar, and my banana split bar. Well, I have another for you today – a Hummus Toppings bar that will have you entertaining stylishly but easily. The concept is simple: make your […]