Pineapple Cheese Ball

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Albertsons. All opinions are 100% mine. I've mentioned it before, but I think my love of entertaining started early as a child.  I have lots of fond memories of our house always being filled with friends or family and lots of yummy food!  Around the holidays you could guarantee that my mom would make and serve her famous Pineapple Cheese Ball at least once. I thought I'd bring back a family favorite for our Thanksgiving festivities and my … [Read more...]

How to Build the Perfect Cheese Board

The season for entertaining, parties and gathering with family and friends is finally here!  If you are hosting a get together this holiday season don’t let the menu stress you out.  I’ve partnered with Albertson’s to show you how to build the perfect cheese board, one of my favorite party appetizers. I love setting out a cheese board with a variety of different cheeses and meats, not only because its easy to throw together, but it's always a crowd favorite!  This holiday set out a cheese … [Read more...]

Holiday Entertaining Tips for Your Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love that we have a day set aside just for celebrating the things we are thankful for and spending time gathered around the table with loved ones.  And while we should count our blessings daily, there is just something so heartwarming about families gathered around the table together to celebrate their blessings.  Plus, I’ve always believed that the best conversations happen when family and friends are gathered together around the … [Read more...]

Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Party

This creative party is part of a sponsored post brought to you by Name Bubbles, however as always all ideas and opinions are 100% my own. Fall is the perfect time for enjoying an outdoor movie night, especially when it's a Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin Party & Movie Night!  It really isn't Halloween until you've watch the timeless classic It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Our pumpkin patch popcorn bar and outdoor movie night were inspired by the fun new Peanuts Wall Decals from Name … [Read more...]

Halloween Monster Guts Punch

Halloween is always more fun when there are terrifying treats or creepy recipes involved.  Which is why your kids are going to love my new kid-friendly mocktail recipe for  Halloween Monster Guts Punch. This punch is perfect for parties, like our Mad Scientist Party or for an extra creepy Halloween dinner drink.  This sweet and bubbly drink may look frightening, but don't be afraid it's super easy to make and sure to be a hit with the kids. What's not to love?  This bubbly concoction … [Read more...]

Mad Scientist Halloween Party

This sponsored post is brought to you by World Market. However, all opinions, ideas and photographs are 100% my own. Welcome, step into my laboratory won't you?!? October, one of my favorite times of the year, is finally here and I'm kicking things off with a Mad Scientist Halloween Party.  I've teamed up with World Market to showcase their 2014 Halloween Decor and to help host The World Market's Book of Life Sweepstakes. If you're planning a party this month to celebrate Halloween why not … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Queso Dip

August is Hatch Chile month and for a limited time we can get our fix for these special peppers that we all love!  Fire-roasted, stuffed or sauteed this versatile pepper will give any recipe a spicy punch of that south-of-the-border flavor.  My husband is a big fan of these peppers and I love using them in recipes to kick things up a notch, like this Hatch Chile Queso Dip.  A combination of creamy Queso and a hearty dip this recipe will be a crowd pleaser! This month Market Street is … [Read more...]

Personalized Lemonade Hostess Gift

It's no secret I love entertaining.   Whether I'm the hostess or a guest, parties make me happy.  From kids birthday parties to adult soirees I love entertaining and spending time surrounded by family and friends.  Which is why I'm excited to bring you this post sponsored by Personal Creations,  a company that specializes in unique personalized gifts for life's special occasions. The next time you're invited to a summer soiree why not surprise your hostess with a personalized Lemonade Hostess … [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...]

Kid-Friendly Entertaining Ideas for Chinet

I am so excited to spill the beans on a special project I've been working on with Chinet!  Giggles Galore created Kid-Friendly Entertaining Ideas for Chinet and now you can see six of my favorite ways to make entertaining even the tiniest guest at your next party a breeze! I've had the privilege of working with this company in the past and absolutely love them and their products!  Back in the Fall I featured a Football Tailgate series with tailgate party cups, a DIY referee banner and lots of … [Read more...]