Vanilla Nog Punch

vanilla nog punch

I’m officially stressed out, you guys! It’s that time of year when I can’t even catch my breath and just as soon as I think I’m caught up, another email comes in with something I have to take care of. I’ll be so happy to get passed the next week or so and pay attention […]

Holiday Appetizers & Cocktail to Serve Before the Big Meal

light appetizers before the big meal

Thanks to Mariposa for sponsoring this post. When we host big meals for the holidays it’s always scheduled for later in the day. This is very different from how I grew up – those family gatherings always took place at around 1 or 2 pm…. and then we would pick at the leftovers all evening […]

Red Wine Sangria Recipe

red sangria recipe

Even people who don’t typically drink wine seem to enjoy a glass of sangria. I guess it’s all that fruity goodness that’s added to it, and sipping it over ice. I have a go-to recipe for red wine sangria that I’ve used here and here. I thought it was high time I share it on […]

9 Red Wine Picks for Fall Entertaining

9 red wines for fall

I’ve mentioned before that I like to switch to red wine in the Fall. It just feels more comforting, maybe because the serving temperature is higher and warms you up rather than “cools you down” like a white wine in summer. We love trying new wines and Pinot Noir and Petite Syrah {or Shiraz} are our […]

DIY :: Hot Cocoa Mix Party Favors

hot cocoa recipe - favor jars

I love sending bridal or baby shower guests home with something they can use up and feel good about. That’s why edible treats are on the top of my list for party favors. It can be as simple as a designer cookie wrapped in cellophane or a homemade mix placed in reusable jars, like this […]

Celebrate Birthdays with an Ice Cream Soda Bar #PartyReddi

ice cream soda bar

I’ve partnered with Reddi-wip to bring you party ideas and get you #PartyReddi Around our house it’s time to start thinking about birthdays. My son’s is this month, and my daughter’s is just a few short months later, and she’s ALWAYS planning her own party. They love my job because they get to reap the benefits […]

Pomegranate Hula Breeze Cocktail

pomegranate hula breeze cocktail

The other night I was playing around with some ingredients I had on hand and came up with this tasty cocktail recipe. It all started with some Pom-hula  juice, and some left over gin I had from a past party. I never drink gin and now I don’t know why. This drink turned out terrific, […]