National S’mores Day Recipe Ideas

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Can you believe Wednesday is National S’mores Day?! Who thinks up this stuff?!! I’m not complaining though; any excuse to taste or share some yummy S’mores recipes is fine by me! Here are a few of my favorites: Kathryn of Sugar Turn Table shared her recipe for a S’mores Trifle that looks divine; And I […]

Black & White Parfaits

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Happy Friday!  Here’s something sweet to try for the weekend.  It’s so easy and delicious it’s perfect for last minute entertaining.  These black & white dessert parfaits are served in shot glasses or glass votive holders and just the right size so you don’t feel guilty about it.  These look terrific in our black & white […]

How To Set Up An Ice Cream Soda Bar

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Don’t let summer pass you by without hosting some type of ice cream gathering!  Whether you make homemade ice cream in the back yard, set up a sundae bar, or put together ice cream sandwiches, ice cream is the quintessential summer treat. For one of my latest contributions for Celebrations.com I put together ideas for […]

4th Of July Flag Cake

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Have you made your final plans for the 4th of July weekend yet?  If not here’s something to add to your to-do list if you’re attending or hosting a party.  Kathryn of Sugar Turn Table submitted this fantastic flag cake tutorial to share with you guys.  It looks pretty easy to me and the result […]

Trend Alert: Donuts

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Donuts are so popular right now for dessert tables as well as traditional brunch buffets.  Maybe because they are so budget friendly, or because everyone seems to love them, or because their shape lends itself to many fun display options.  With that in mind I thought I’d put together a few suggestions for serving up […]

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 […]