Monthly Archives: January 2016

Bite-Sized Snacks for a Late-Night Crowd

After a long night of drinking, dancing and networking, celebratory event guests often need a little late-night bite to munch on before they head home. Don’t let those guests leave hungry! Instead, serve them one of these tasty bite-sized snacks—think sliders and fries or gooey s’mores—to keep them satisfied and […] Read more…

Easy Pavlova – The Most Beautiful and Simple Dessert

It’s just gorgeous! This easy pavlova dessert can be on your table tonight! I recently celebrated my 50th birthday and asked my daughter to make me a pavlova. I’ve never tried one and I’ve always admired how delicate and pretty they are. Little did I know that there was a […] Read more…

Funyuns, Zatarain’s, and Dream Whip

Funyuns, Zatarain’s and Dream Whip. Wait. What? I can’t imagine that these three things together have any relevance in your world. They don’t sound like they’d have any relevance to each other, for that matter. Weird. It is weird, unless you happen to be in my family. You’d know that […] Read more…

Superbowl Party Recipes and Tips

Superbowl Recipes

It was the best of times…it was the worst of times.   Yes, I know this is A Tale of Two Cities, but today, I use it to describe what can only be hailed as the best and worst day of the year…Superbowl Sunday.  This, of course, is the undisputed biggest day […] Read more…

Loaded Mashed Potato Bites #NaturallyFreshRecipe and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a Naturally Fresh® product to try for free. All opinions are my own. Ready for big game! But are you ready to feed that crowd in your living room?  We (and when I say “we” I mean “boys”) really love these Loaded Mashed Potato Bites. I’ve prepared […] Read more…

Coffee Bean Peanut Brittle with Sea Salt & Espresso

Working at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, barista Claire Ostermeier became inspired to create new desserts using the coffee all around her. She began to experiment, combining a variety of ingredients that highlighted both sweet and savory. In the end, she used coffee three ways in […] Read more…

3 Ways to Make a Cheese Plate

Cheese Plate

Unless you’re escaping on a six-week vacation soon (if so, send me a postcard!), you’re likely celebrating the holiday season with a mix of friends, family, neighbors and coworkers. While your charming personality is the greatest contribution to a festive gathering, a tasty and memorable cheese plate is a close […] Read more…

#HartzDogPads Make Puppy Messes Easy

Disclaimer: I received these dog pads for free from Smiley360 and Hartz. All opinions are my own. Oh, Miss Sophie Mae! She’s pretty much the cutest thing you’ve ever seen. The sweet face, the happy tail, the pure joy every time she sees her mama.  Gotta love a new puppy, […] Read more…

Watch DVR Recordings from Anywhere with XFINITY

Disclosure: Post sponsored by XFINITY, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I keep hearing about Google Fiber coming to Atlanta, so as a resident, I was interested to see what they were offering. After doing some research, I learned Google doesn’t offer a feature […] Read more…

10 Best Bets for Family Travel in 2016

The excitement of a new year — with all the fresh energy and opportunities it brings — is just what we need after the dazzle of the winter holidays. And 2016 promises to be a great year for interesting, educational and fun family travel experiences. These are some of our […] Read more…

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