Hot Dog Bar for Easy Summer Entertaining

This is a sponsored conversation written by me of behalf of Ball Park® brand. The opinions and text are all mine. Summer entertaining bring together some of my favorite things - sunshine, laughter, ice cold refreshing drinks and of course the delicious food.  Everything tastes better when it's cooked on a grill, wouldn't you agree?! Hot dogs are a classic summer staple and an easy way to feed a crowd.  So gather up your friends, fire up the grill and follow these tips for creating your very own … [Read more...]

Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias I love springtime because we get to break out the grill and dinners become more of an event with impromptu backyard BBQs and friends. The weather was perfect this past weekend and prompted us to host a last minute BBQ with friends and spring into flavor with this Blue Cheese Buffalo Burger recipe and a make-your- own French Fry Bar. With such busy … [Read more...]

Denim Placemat with Pocket – Michaels Make Market

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Michaels, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #MadeWithMichaels Last night I had the opportunity to attend a craft night at the new Michaels Store in Southlake and we got a sneak peek of all the new changes coming to the stores.  Including the new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.  This year one of the hot new craft trends is … [Read more...]

Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr Pepper

It's football season and that means it's time to break out all your favorite tailgate recipes and stock up on food to feed a crowd.  This past weekend we smoked ribs and I made these delicious Smoked Tailgate Beans with Dr. Pepper, which can only be described with one word...DELICIOUS! Ok, I have a small confession to make we don't actually "tailgate" very often.  With three active kiddos in their own sports activities it's rare that we actually make it the stadium for football games anymore, … [Read more...]

Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad

During the summer we love taking advantage of the warmer weather and we dine al fresco as much as possible.  This Asparagus and Artichoke Orzo Pasta Salad is one of my favorite summer recipes.  It's the perfect side dish and goes with everything from grilled chicken to sandwiches.  I like to serve it in small Mason jars which makes it portable and fun for picnics and family BBQ's. Speaking of BBQ's eleven of my friends have shared some of their favorite summertime recipes that are great for … [Read more...]

Family BBQ Party Ideas

Hosting a BBQ is a great way to gather family and friends during the warm summer months and catch up on each others' lives.  My grandmother was coming to Texas for a visit so we decided to have a family BBQ at my house. To make your family BBQ one to remember integrate some fun and special touches into your gathering. Start with the decorations. You don't have to wait for birthday parties to create a fun display for your food.  It was a bazillion degrees outside so I set up a table … [Read more...]

4th of July BBQ

Our city had their big 4th of July celebration this past weekend (weird I know, but they do it so they don't have to compete with everyone next weekend) and to celebrate we had a 4th of July BBQ with our family. I love 4th of July!  I love the fireworks, the red, white & blue, sparklers and BBQs, it's the perfect combination for a celebration!   I pulled out our party decorations from our 4th of July party last year and added a few new additions, like our 2x2 firecrackers, the 4th … [Read more...]

Grillin’ for Father’s Day

We don't do big gifts for Mother's Day or Father's Day, but I always try to do something special for my hubby to show him how much he is appreciated.  There were lots of really cute ideas out in blogland, but most of the ones I came across centered around ties.  My husband wears a tie to work everyday and hates them!  I wanted to do something that would reflect who he is and what he loves, and then inspiration struck.I was looking for a birthday card in my card stash and found this party … [Read more...]