SESAME CHICKEN SALAD IN PUFF PASTRY CUPS

chicken salad in puff pastry cups

Planning parties and showers is more than just decorating the space. You also have to plan the food, which is why I decided to share a menu suggestion and recipes for my mod-meets-vintage bridesmaids luncheon. When I’ve asked my girl friends in the past what they wanted in terms of party advice, they would say, […]

HOST A CASUAL COOKOUT {recipes included}

casual cookout

Labor day is just around the corner which means end-of-summer cookouts will be hosted everywhere, and once again I’ve teamed up with Hebrew National to bring you ideas and recipes for your outdoor grilling and entertaining. It never fails that we include hot dogs on the menu when we grill out with friends, so today […]

SHRIMP BOIL RECIPE FOR 4

shrimp boil recipe for 4

I realize you can’t write a post about entertaining with a shrimp boil without sharing the recipe for said shrimp boil, but I also didn’t want the original party post to get too cluttered with ideas and recipes. I’m sharing my small-scale recipe here today, which can be served in mini colanders to hold everything. […]

QUICK & EASY PIZZA

Flatbread pizza

Don’t you just love quick meal solutions. I was recently inspired to make grilled pizza with the family and we turned it into a ‘top-your-own-pizza’ night. My husband and I love the full flavors of gourmet ingredients but the kids palate’s aren’t quite as developed yet, so we let them go with more mild flavors […]

CHICKEN-SLAW SALAD WITH PEANUT DRESSING

chicken-slaw salad with peanut dressing

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was fantastic and one I’ve been looking forward to for a couple of months. My bff from college came for an overnight stay on Friday and we sat outside chatting for about 7 hours straight! Time flies when you’re having fun….and catching up over wine and […]

HOW TO SERVE A SOUTHERN STYLE BURGER

Southern-style-burger

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. How do you do burgers where you're from? This country is a melting pot of people with different backgrounds based on culture, regional location, religions, and more. And it seems everyone has their own special […]

BBQ-BRUSHED PLANK GRILLED SALMON

kcmasterpiece marinade plank grilled salmon

This weekend was a lot of fun. Saturday we attended a neighborhood Cinco de Mayo party complete with taco bar, tequila bar, a shot ski, and pinata filled with mini bottles of liquor! Yes, our neighbors are both liquor sales reps and they KNOW how to put on a party – such fun! Friday night […]