Thanksgiving Side Dishes your Guests will LOVE

There is a good chance that all of these may be making an appearance at mealtime between now and Thanksgiving... because right now, I am hungry for a yummy Thanksgiving meal! Whether you're hosting the big turkey dinner or bringing a side dish as a guest, check out all these Thanksgiving Side Dishes your Guests will LOVE. With over 20 side dish recipes, I am sure you will find a few that you, and even your kids, will rave about for years to come. A Thanksgiving menu must … [Read more...]

Sweet Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas

Whenever my family asks me what I want to do for Mother's Day without hesitation I reply, "sleep in!"  Sleeping in and breakfast in bed are my idea of the perfect Mother's Day.  The only thing that could make it better is a bouquet of handmade flowers from my kids.  So naturally I teamed up with Chinet to create and share sweet Mother's Day Breakfast in Bed Ideas.  I hope it will help you drop a few hints to your family so you can enjoy an extraordinary Mother's Day … [Read more...]

Colorful Spring Lemon Flower Arrangement

Lately I have been obsessed with lemons and using them to make yummy desserts, and now pretty centerpieces.  Lemons are so bright and fresh and I think they are perfect for spring entertaining.  In fact I just created this easy and colorful spring Lemon Flower Arrangement for our Easter celebration this weekend and couldn't wait to share this simple tutorial with you. I have always loved the idea of using lemons in floral arrangements.  In fact almost 15 years ago I used … [Read more...]

Easter Waffle Bar Brunch

Some say that breakfast is the most important part of the day, but I disagree - I think brunch is the best (and most important!) part of the day.  Maybe it's because I’m not a morning person and I'd rather sleep in than get up early to eat!  Brunch is the perfect combination of breakfast and lunch and this darling Easter Waffle Bar Brunch is the ideal way to celebrate Easter. Inspired by my Decorative Floral Easter Eggs I teamed up with Chinet to create this … [Read more...]

Almond Joy Granola Parfait

Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with CVS Pharmacy to help spread the word about their tasty and better-for-you Gold Emblem and Gold Emblem abound exclusive snack lines. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturers The weather is warmer, school is almost out and there are lots of reasons to celebrate. Whether you are celebrating mom on Mother's Day, packing a picnic for a summer concert … [Read more...]

Waffle Bar Brunch

I'm a big fan of brunch, especially for entertaining and holidays.  It is much more laid back than hosting a dinner party and you and your guest don't have to get up early to mix and mingle. Brunch is always a good idea. And a Waffle Bar Brunch is a brilliant idea! Don't fret with waiting at crowded restaurants or having to cook this Mother's Day, host a Waffle Bar Brunch to celebrate the women in your life. All I wanted for Mother's Day this year is to sleep in and to not have to cook. But, … [Read more...]

Mocha Coffee Milkshake

Are you a chocolate lover?  Or is coffee what perks you up?  Why pick sides when you can enjoy both?!? This Mocha Coffee Milkshake is a dream come true for coffee and chocolate lovers. Rich, full-bodied coffee and smooth vanilla ice cream meet Cafe Mocha Coffee-mate for an over-the-top decadent indulgence.  Topped with fluffy whipped cream and drizzled with rich chocolate syrup this Mocha Coffee Milkshake is designed to help you achieve your daily dose of decadence. We all lead busy lives. … [Read more...]

Extra Special Breakfast Tradition

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own When I was a kid, my mom created extraordinary moments for all sorts of occasions, but the simplest ones turned out to be some of my fondest memories.  As a mom I want to do the same thing for my kids, and I want to make sure they know just how special and extraordinary they are. I hope to do just … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This post was sponsored by General Mills through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.  While I was compensated to write a post about Pillsbury™ Grands! Cinnamon Rolls, all opinions are my own. Our weekends are usually jam packed and busy with kids sports activities, errands and the occasional get together with friends.  But on Sunday mornings we make it a priority to focus on spending quality time as a family.  And nothing says lovin' like warm fresh cinnamon rolls from the oven!  We … [Read more...]

Asparagus and New Potato Salad

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite springtime recipes, Asparagus and New Potato Salad.  This light and fresh side dish showcases both asparagus and new potatoes with a hint of lemon and thyme and will quickly become a favorite for dinner, outdoor entertaining or Easter Brunch. This recipe is an oldie I found in a cookbook my first year of married life and have tweaked over the years to make it my own signature dish. My parents had come up for a visit and we decided to take a trip down to … [Read more...]