Simple Summer Appetizers

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  These are truly the dog days of summer--I think it's been over 100° for the last two weeks straight!  You won't catch me near a hot oven right now if I can avoid it, so today I'm sharing some of my easiest and yummiest appetizer recipes (I'll admit that I can make a meal out of these if I'm … [Read more...]

Easy Summer Appetizers

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I love to entertain, but in the summer, especially, I like to keep things casual and easy.  When it's so hot outside, I'd rather not turn on the oven if I can avoid it! A few weeks ago, we had a couple of friends over for cocktails and appetizers before we all headed downtown to attend a rooftop … [Read more...]

The Best Southern Pimiento Cheese Recipe Ever!

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I won't lie, after twenty years of cooking, I am getting a little burned out!  My unreasonably demanding family still likes to eat, though. Fortunately, my husband is an amazing cook, and he's really good at taking over kitchen duty on the weekends.  Today I'm sharing one of his best recipes … [Read more...]

The Big Game Football Party

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias   Less than two weeks left before The Big Game, people!  We usually host a party and it's always such a fun time.   For our party … [Read more...]

A Mother’s Day Brunch

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gallo Family Vineyards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.   Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day or just need an excuse to have a fun girls' day this May here is a great "something" to celebrate. Did you know that May 9th is … [Read more...]

Homemade Baked Potato Chips with Garlic Herb Dip

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  A couple of weeks ago I hosted a girls' night in. I made a ton of homemade goodies including these wonderful baked potato chips. They were crispy around the edges and a bit chewy in the center. I seasoned them with salt and pepper and served them up with an amazing garlic herb dip. This … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken Nuggets for Kids

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  I have been trying to crack the homemade chicken nugget code for a while now. My kids have hated everything I've tried; they've complained that they were too spicy, the wrong texture or they just didn't "look" like chicken nuggets. Isn't a chicken nugget supposed to be made out of chicken? … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Girls’ Night Out Bunco Party and a Bunco Giveaway

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Last week, a friend and I co-hosted a bunco party for the ladies in our battalion.  To say that we had fun planning it would be an understatement--with great ideas all over Pinterest, it was easy, too.  If you want to take a look at the Bunco board I started, just click {here}.  Most (if not all) of … [Read more...]

Hawaiian Meatballs: Healthy Dinner or Elegant Appetizer

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  Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef 1 onion finely chopped 1 egg ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ crushed red pepper flakes 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 yellow pepper, chopped 1 red pepper, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup pineapple … [Read more...]

Everything You Need for an Easy Thanksgiving Dinner

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I'm heading up to New York this Thanksgiving to be with my family.  My mother loved this holiday; every year she filled her table with all of our favorite dishes including green bean casserole, creamed spinach and her amazing sausage stuffing.   All were welcome at my mother's table and she hosted … [Read more...]

Turning 37 in Style {Party Menu}

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  A couple weeks ago I turned 37 and hosted a fashion birthday party to celebrate in style. You can check out all the fun party details HERE if you missed the first post.  It was so much fun to shop with all my girlfriends inside my own home.   We drank, we ate, we shopped, and just … [Read more...]

Perfect Weekend Getaway–The San Antonio Riverwalk

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Last week I tagged along with my husband on his business trip to San Antonio, Texas. I have always heard how great the San Antonio Riverwalk is and have to say, it did not disappoint. It was the perfect place to escape "real" life and relax and decompress. I took a ridiculous number of … [Read more...]

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