Beer Margarita

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Celebrate Fiesta time with a Beer Margarita.  If you’ve never tried these, you’ll be amazed at how delicious they are.  These are very easy to make, in fact this is one of our favorite drinks to make when we go to the beach.  The nice thing is you can use the frozen concentrate container to measure […]

Mexican Fiesta Party Inspiration

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Any time of year is great for hosting a Mexican Fiesta dinner party.  They make fun summer parties, festive birthday celebrations, or fantastic “just because” gatherings!  Here are some ideas from my latest contribution for Celebrations website…  Oh, and don’t forget the margaritas! You can see all my Fiesta design ideas in my article for Celebrations.  I don’t […]

Delicious Deviled Eggs With Bacon

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I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like, however, this is not your mama’s recipe!  This incredible recipe I discovered years ago in the book Special Occasions by John Hadamuscin.  The addition of horseradish gives it a kick, while melted butter and bacon make it rich and indulgent.  Go ahead and try it.  Your friends & […]

Ideas For Using Easter Peeps

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Doesn’t everyone love Peeps this time of year?! They are the iconic candy of Easter and it just wouldn’t be the same without them. With that in mind I put together some ideas for how you can incorporate them into your Easter entertaining.  Pick up some bunnies and chicks in any color you like and […]

Easter Peeps Garden Centerpiece DIY

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One of the cutest elements (and most commented on) from my Easter Brunch design was the centerpiece for the children’s table.  The Peeps garden, or “bunny trail” is simple to make and here’s what you do: Supplies: A “fence” style planter box from Michael’s (or similar) Craft foam 1 or 2 Faux grass squares from Michael’s […]

Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups

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If you love delicious cheesy appetizers then this is the recipe for you.  These bite-size tartlets are simple to make and are a great appetizer for brunch or with cocktails.  I served them up in an egg dish for a more interesting presentation (for the Easter Design shoot).  Give them a try – it only takes about 20 minutes […]

Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt – Table Setting

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An Easter Brunch deserves a special table for the adults since the kids have all the fun with egg hunting and eating treats {you can catch the sweets table and kids tablein Part 1 of this inspiration shoot to get ideas there}.  This table is a bit more sophisticated and would be ideal for any […]