Raspberry Fizz Punch

Sweet and tart this Raspberry Fizz Punch is the absolute best party punch you'll ever serve, it's sweet and tangy with the perfect amount of fizz.  It is my go to party punch! So in honor of the surprise online baby shower I'm helping co-host for the beautiful Melissa from Melissa Creates, I'm sharing my recipe with you! This basic recipe has been around for a zillion years with tons of variations, but it's still one of my favorites.  At one time my parents owned a catering business and … [Read more...]

Get Your Home Ready for Holiday Entertaining

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BISSELL.  All opinions are 100% mine. My house will soon be filled with family, laughter and memories in the making and I absolutely can't wait!  I cherish this time of year and look forward to having my home filled with people, it truly makes my heart sing to be able to open my home up to family and friends!  But, getting your house ready for holiday entertaining and all those people can sometimes be a daunting task, especially combined with … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potato Casserole

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Market Street. All opinions are 100% mine. Does your family have special meals that you only eat and serve during the holidays?  So many of my families Christmas traditions revolve around food and even though many of the dishes are things we absolutely LOVE we seldom have them any other time of the year, I guess that's what makes them so special.  My mom's Cheesy Potato Casserole is one of those things we serve at special occasions and I can't … [Read more...]

Chocolate Caramel Puff Pastry Bites

Do you have big plans for the holidays?  I love entertaining friends and family during this time of year and have several events including our annual Favorite Things Party, Christmas Eve dinner and our New Year's Eve party to plan for.  Fortunately, I have a "go-to" solution for making creative and delicious dishes that will transform the ordinary into EXTRAORDINARY!  Thanks to today's sponsor, Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, I'm going to share my entertaining secret and these delicious recipe for … [Read more...]

Garlic Herb Butter and Artisan Bread

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Market Street. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you hosting Thanksgiving this weekend?  Or are you the lucky one that gets to be the guest at someone else's home?  We all know that preparing the Thanksgiving meal, or entertaining in general can be a lot of work, so if you got off the hook this year with cooking you can show your appreciation with a lovely hostess gift.  No matter what time of year it is our Garlic Herb Butter and Artisan Bread … [Read more...]

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...]