Pinspiration: Cinnamon Rice Krispie Treats

My kids love Rice Krispie Treats. And I'm not gonna lie. Mama does too. But when browsing Pinterest, I've begun seeing the possibilities of expanding beyond the recipe on the marshmallow bag. Like this lovely recipe: I mean, really. I obviously needed to take it up a notch. So I did. I … [Read more...]

White Bean Salad

I have a new favorite lunch! I originally made this salad during the holidays to serve with a roasted leg of lamb (which I highly recommend - its a great combination of flavors!). Its a great recipe for entertaining because its made in advance and is best a room … [Read more...]

Winter Entertaining: Lentil Soup

When the weather drops to freezing and its snowy and cold, what is more welcoming than a warm bowl of soup? Who says entertaining has to be fancy? Invite guests over to a huge pot of soup, loaves of warm, crusty bread and a great bottle of wine and just let the conversation flow! The most work in … [Read more...]

Bacon Jam

I made this for a party yesterday and, when after posting a pic on Instagram, immediately received texts, comments and emails requesting the recipe. Y'all love you some bacon! So here it is... its easy, fast and makes a great appetizer - and its great to give away as gifts during the … [Read more...]

Enjoy a Tasteful Holiday with Nespresso

The holidays are more than just actual Christmas Day. Its full of little things that make the whole season special. Its Christmas trees elegantly decorated with ornaments made of popsicle sticks. Its stockings hung over the fireplace... Its curling up with a book and your pup on the … [Read more...]

Planning a Holiday Open House with #DiscoverIssuu

I was selected for this opportunity as part of the Girls' Lunch Out network. All views expressed are entirely my own, and were not influenced or directed by either Girls' Lunch Out or Issuu. This Saturday, we're having an open house for our neighbors. I just love open houses, as opposed to a … [Read more...]

Easy Appetizer: Sausage Platter

I hosted a fall open house and I was looking for good appetizer recipes. I had dips, cheese platters, veggie platters, flatbread pizzas - but I wanted another protein that would taste great at room temperature. So I came up with this easy appetizer! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:4] … [Read more...]

Gourmet Burger Bar

Baby, its cold outside! Tailgating is fun for some of y'all who live where its warm in the fall, but we just moved to New England where fall apparently starts around September 1st. BURR!! So instead of 'tailgating' we 'Homegate' and enjoy a tailgating feast in the warm cozyness of the Great … [Read more...]

Life Needs Some Everyday Luxury

What is everyday luxury? Its the little things that make ordinary things extraordinary. Like stopping at the farmers market for fresh produce - nothing better. Enjoying a glass of wine while making dinner. Adding fresh flowers to your shopping cart. Using a pretty pitcher … [Read more...]