25 Boozy Summer Cocktails

Its almost summer! Put away that red wine, pull up a chair around the fire pit and sip on a summer cocktail! 1. Mango Rum Spritzer Cocktail | Source: Organized Island 2. Sangria | Source: My Turn for Us 3. White Peach Sangria with Raspberries and Nectarines | Source: Not Just Paper & … [Read more...]

Drink This: Agave & Cinnamon Iced Coffee Cocktail

Everyone needs a signature drink for the holidays. Whether you're trimming the tree with family, glammin' it up at a seasonal soiree or just sitting at home snuggled up under the blankets watching holiday movies, you need that perfect beverage to sip on. What should you look for in a seasonal … [Read more...]

Summer Entertaining: Almond Swirl Frosting Bumblebee Cupcakes

For summer entertaining, you can't be much cuter than these bumblebee cupcakes with almond swirl frosting! Perfect for a picnic or kids' party, these darling cupcakes are a sure hit! These little bumblebee icing decorations are available in stores or on Amazon. They look hard, but they're … [Read more...]

Easy Brunch Menu | Smoked Salmon Pizza

I recently had a brunch with a few friends to test out my new Keurig 2.0 Brewing System  - and had to share the easiest menu you can imagine! The new Keurig 2.0 K550 allows you to make a carafe OR a single cup - so its perfect for those who want the convenience of a single cup system, but still love … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Butter Toffee

This is so easy, you will not even believe it! And it makes a great gift! This recipe is done in two parts. You are going to create the butter toffee layer and then follow up with the peppermint chocolate layer on top. Gather your ingredients and let's dig … [Read more...]

Absolut Entertaining for the Holidays

For me, there's nothing like entertaining during the holidays. The house is decorated, twinkle nights are completely acceptable and everyone is feeling so darn festive. You can't beat it! This year, we are staying home for Christmas, so we are thinking that a Christmas Eve cocktail party is in … [Read more...]

21 Chili Recipes for Fall

We are big chili eaters in this house come fall! With sports practices and after school activities, dinner is always a huge challenge. And chili (and soups) are perfect for make ahead. I often will get them ready in the afternoon before the kids get home and throw them in the crockpot or simmer on … [Read more...]

Garlic Parmesan Mac & Cheese

Let me start by saying this recipe is rich and  decadent, and is not a weekly side in our house. But it is a delicious treat to break up boring mashed potatoes or rice on a weeknight, or to round out a special Sunday meal . Itis creamy and full of flavor and while it may seem a bit fancy the kids … [Read more...]

Bacon Parmesan Meatloaf

Meatloaf is an easy standby family favorite, but it gets boring after awhile.  So in an effort to keep it in the meal rotation but make it new I wanted to introduce some new flavors. A couple of tries that didn't quite hit the mark and I found one that the whole family loved.  A slightly crunchy … [Read more...]