Watching a football game with friends wouldn’t be complete without something to nibble on. But before you break out the cream cheese filled, bacon wrapped jalapeños (that sounds awesome too!) try some of these equally decadent but more healthful foods. I am not a huge beer lover, so I lean towards a glass of wine or skinny cocktail for entertaining. If you’re watching calories, consider a light colored spirit like […] Read Full Post
We’ve all opened the fridge to cluttered shelves filled with half eaten leftovers. If your New Year’s resolution is to eat more healthy food at home, your refrigerator may already be packed, and I want to help ensure you don’t waste one leafy green. Below are my tips for maximizing the freshness of your food and cutting down on waste. It was featured multiple times on Good Morning Texas and […] Read Full Post
You don’t have to have crystal vases filled with expensive flowers to make an elegant statement for your Christmas dinner table. With some simple greenery, winter fruits, pilar candles and votives, your table can look festive, polished and welcoming for guests. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and warm holiday with family and friends!
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Bourbon is a trendy cocktail ‘of the moment’, but I’m not a big fan of sipping it neat. Lucky for us, bourbon also mixes really well to make an awesome cocktail. Black cherry is a flavor that is rich and not overly sweet, so it’s perfect to mix with earthy, smokey bourbon. Give this drink a try, and cheers to you!
Black Cherry Bourbon Mash
1.5 ounces bourbon […] Read Full Post
In less than 15 seconds you can make these adorable little snowmen marshmallows. They’re perfect for popping on top of hot cocoa or placing on a skewer for s’mores. The best part is it isn’t messy, so it’s perfect to make with the kids and not destroy your kitchen!
1 bag jumbo marshmallows
Black and orange edible markers (I found mine here)
Cut marshmallows in half horizontally. […] Read Full Post
The right snack can make any holiday get together a more festive occasion. Below are five recipes I’ve tested, and tasted, over and over again. They get better every time I pull these recipes out, usually because I add a few more M&M’s, marshmallows, and pretzels. In my opinion, the best snack combination has both salty and sweet, crunchy and chewy. So grab a handful and give ’em a try, […] Read Full Post
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I am always looking for the perfect side dish to bring to a potluck or serve to guests at home. Now that it’s cool outside and the holidays are in full swing, this sourdough bread and wild mushroom dish is a surprising take on a traditional stuffing. With the rich flavor of wild mushrooms, tangy sourdough bread and a hint of earthy rosemary, it will evoke the flavors and smells […] Read Full Post
It’s officially November, which I find both exciting…. and stressful. And when I get stressed I tend to eat more than I should, snacking on all the wrong things. And duh, it’s the holidays, which gives me an excuse to recipe test, taste, and taste some more. This mason jar salad is perfect to keep in the fridge. I cram all these gorgeous, vibrant veggies into one jar, then seal […] Read Full Post
I really hate when I open up my refrigerator drawer and find rotten vegetables or meat that’s gone bad. It makes me feel wasteful, not to mention it’s just gross. Here are some tips I’ve found over the years to help me cut down on waste, from how to store herbs to what to do with leftover coffee. I hope you can save some cash and use it towards something […] Read Full Post
The minute I saw these gorgeous Golden Foliage plates from the At Home Store, I was ready to set the table and invite guests over! What I love about this design, is it will translate from the early fall months, through Halloween, Thanksgiving and into the colder months ahead. Below are some of my entertaining tips so you can enjoy time with family and friends without the stress. It’s a […] Read Full Post