Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip
Appetizers Brands Entertaining Gluten Free Holidays Party Themes Recipes

Pumpkin Tombstones + Heluva Good! Dip

Thank you Heluva Good! for sponsoring this post. Heluva Good! Dips are the perfect way to add flavor to any occasion. If you have not noticed already, I am a Halloween fanatic. I have been my whole life! And since I had a little one running around the last few years, I have had to tone down the scary. But now that my daughter is in preschool, she’s starting to appreciate the holiday a bit more. So it’s time to whip out the spooky! To make our upcoming Halloween party extra eery, I have created the perfect seasonal dippers to …

Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions
Appetizers Brands Recipes Tutorial

Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions

In my kitchen, I like to think outside of the box. Sure, I like a classic recipe like any other foodie, but I also love to experiment. In particular, I like to use ingredients in non-traditional ways. So when JSL Foods challenged me to create a unique recipe with their new line of Fortune Gluten Free Noodles, I jumped at the chance! I present to you, my Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions… Crispy Red Rice Ramen Medallions Time: 25 min., Yields: 6 INGREDIENTS: 1 package of Fortune Gluten Free Noodles – Shoyu Flavor Red Rice Ramen 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese …

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage
Home Recipes

Interview with a Designer: Modern New England Cottage

Guest Contributor: Photographer Heidi Kirn Photographer Heidi Kirn breaks down the design details during her interview with this beautiful home’s interior designer… Q: How would you describe the vibe of the space? A: Traditional New England Cottage with a splash of modern industrial glam. Q:  What was your inspiration for this room?          A:  We drew our inspiration for the look and feel of this renovation from the existing coziness of the original cottage. In integrating these new rooms it was important that they felt as if they had always existed—while adding modernity, flow, light and space …

Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing
Bakery Bread Muffins Recipes Sweets

Drop Scone Recipe + Pairing

Guest Contributor: Photographer Michelle Kujawski With so many bee keepers the area of Wisconsin where we live, we wanted to create a snack spread putting local honey at the focus and accent with some other local specialties. We used honey from Pink Teepee Farm in Ottowa, Wisconsin, homemade scones, and fresh Lavender Chevre cheese from Clock Shadow Creamery in Milwaukee. Our goal was to demonstrate how easy it is to create a beautiful spread with simple ingredients.  Drop Scone INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons cold butter, diced 1/2 cup …

jetty 1807471 1920 435x435 - Cancún: You've Never Seen The Caribbean Like This Before
Recipes Travel

Cancún: You’ve Never Seen The Caribbean Like This Before

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay One of the most recognizable images of Mexico is the Sonoran Desert. Very hot, desolate land with miles and miles of dry cracked landscape. It’s an inhospitable climate and would leave you with the impression that Mexico is a tough place to consider a holiday destination. Yet, don’t forget that Mexico is very large and long. It may be dry and hot in the north but down south is full of vibrancy and light blue ocean waters. Tropical in every sense of the word, it’s pure paradise in a place like Cancun. This city is situated on …

A Celebration of All Things Autumn
Entertaining Holidays Party Themes Recipes

A Celebration of All Things Autumn

Guest Contributor: Judith Soule of Fresh Look Photography As we welcome cooler temperatures, anyone looking to create a cozy atmosphere at their fall weddings will be inspired by this beautiful shoot! Nestled in a quiet suburban neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Church Point Manor may be the definition of “hidden gem”. The venue has a cozy yet sophisticated feel that provided the perfect setting for this boho inspired fall shoot. Coordinated by Hitch & Gather Event Specialists and captured on film by Fresh Look Photography, the rich fall color palette conveys a feeling of leaves falling and temperatures dropping. Beautiful teal …

Surprise Dinner Party at Long Beach Island Historical Museum
Entertaining Party Themes Recipes Travel

Surprise Dinner Party at Long Beach Island Historical Museum

Guest Contributors: Bogoth Wedding & Events and Melanie Cassie Photography Rick and Sharon wanted to plan a unique surprise dinner party at the Long Beach Island Historical Museum in historic Beach Haven, NJ. The cause for celebration drilled down to the core of everything so many people love about celebrating love and family down the shore; childhood memories of spending time with family, weeks and month spent in anticipation of the annual week “down the shore,”  spending time with family and friends. So, when Rick and Sharon contacted Bogath Weddings and Events, to say they wanted to plan a surprise …

Paradise Beach Wedding
Entertaining Party Themes Recipes

Entertaining: Last Wisps of Paradise

Guest Contributor: Christine Gagnon of Eisley Images This styled shoot is the mastermind of Jenny from Wedding Boston. Capturing 2019 wedding color palette trends with a clean, crisp, and tropical beach feel. With bright blossoms, bold colors and gold accents, we stray from the soft delicate colors as of late to speak to the summer obsessed couples looking for life and vibrancy.  Model: Maggie Inc. Agency//Floral Designer: Cross Street Flower Farm//Floral Designer: DV Flora//Bridesmaid Dresses: Show Me Your Mumu//Model:Brian Loud//Model: Katie Dye//Apparel: Get Knots//Hair Stylist: Verde Weddings//Reception Venue:Lake Pearl Lucianos//Dress Designer: BHLDN//Floral Designer: Whitemoss & Twigs//Floral Designer: Whitemoss & Twigs//Event …