Simple Fabric Flower DIY

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Today I’m sharing one of the easiest DIY crafts you can possible do, but one that has so many possibilities.  These are easy to make fabric ‘flowers’ that I used on my backyard bbq dessert table.  This simple embellishment can be used to dress up almost anything.  Here’s what you need: Strips of fabric cut to size […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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So last weekend we had our first cookout of the season, with a few friends.  Everyone brought a dish to share while we provided the grilling meats and these yummy dessert bars.  They are so easy to make using refrigerated cookie dough as the base.  And oh my, were they delicious!! Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie […]

DIY Meringue And Marshmallow "Mushrooms"

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I designed a “Little Outdoorsman” party for Bird’s Party E-zine a couple of months ago.  The snack table was filled with treats that went with the theme like gummy worms & fish, trail mix, and these cute and tasty meringue & marshmallow “mushrooms.”  They make an adorable presentation when nestled among chocolate “rocks” (from Walmart).  Here’s […]

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 […]