CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP + STUFFING BALLS {AND A GIVEAWAY}

curry pumpkin soup and stuffing balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Thanksgiving I made something new – curried pumpkin soup.  I actually made it early in the week and when our travel plans were cancelled due to the winter storm, we were able […]

CHRISTMAS DECORATING & ENTERTAINING :: UPDATED CLASSIC

Christmas home decor 0

I’m in full on Christmas decorating mode over here and I’m loving decorating the new house with what I already have, + a few new pieces added to the mix.  You’ve already seen my Christmas tree decorating, and today I’m sharing another view of our family room with the fireplace and a casual entertaining set […]

Kahlúa PECAN PIE RECIPE

kahlua pecan pie

Being from the South I think it’s in my blood to love pecans.  I grew up cracking open the shells and eating them as they fell from the huge tree in the front yard of a relative’s house. It’s only natural that one of my favorite holiday pies is pecan pie and there are dozens […]

ICED MOCHA-EGGNOG LATTE COCKTAIL

snowball cocktail

I’m so excited that eggnog has finally hit the grocery stores.  I really wish they sold it year round, but oh well, you take what you can get.  I’ve been creating lots of drinks this season and most of them are like dessert in a glass.  Today is no exception. I’ve combined another year-round favorite […]

PEPPERMINT OREO TRUFFLES + TOASTED MARSHMALLOW TOPPERS FOR HOT COCOA

peppermint oreo truffles

A few years ago I posted the classic Oreo Truffles recipe, and if you’ve ever tried them you know how amazing they are.  Well, you can  also make them using the Peppermint Oreos {available at Food Lion for a limited time} that just scream “holiday.” These Peppermint Oreo Truffles are easy to make and I […]

EASY BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE

easy brunch casserole recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of PAM Cooking Spray. Every year we have overnight guests for the holidays.  When we host our Christmas cocktail party we have out -of-town friends who come and spend the night, and at Christmas my in-laws come and stay with us.   Breakfast has become […]

EASY ENTERTAINING RECIPES :: COCKTAILS & SPICY PECANS

cocktails and spicy pecans recipes

I’m so excited to be spending this holiday season in our new house. The neighborhood is proving to be quite the social scene and our calendar is full of social events! Of course I love being the host as much {if not more} as I enjoy being the guest, so I like to keep plenty […]