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How to Host a Small Cocktail Party at Home

For some time now, having friends over has been a more casual, spontaneous affair with beers and wines. But lately, there has been a resurgence of cocktail parties. While beer and wine are still very much enjoyed, mixed drinks have gained in popularity, offering a more formal gathering, complete with appetizers and small bites. If you’re looking to create a more upscale celebration and host your own small cocktail party, don’t be intimidated about learning to make the cocktails and creating delicious food. In fact, it’s actually easier–and a lot less stuffy–than it sounds! While you can still dress up …

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie

Over the last few months, I have received requests from some readers asking about Vegan supplements. To be honest, I am not a Vegan and am completely ignorant on the subject. But luckily today, I am teaming up with Wiley’s Finest to bring you a Vegan Omega 3 Coconut Smoothie recipe that is sure to educate and delight our senses. Normally you get your Omega 3s from fish. Now whether you are Vegan or not, this can often be a stinky affair. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn’t stand to sight of fish, let alone eat it. …

Citrus Ricotta Mousse

Citrus Ricotta Mousse + S.Pellegrino Essenza

This post is sponsored by S.Pellegrino Essenza but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Anyone else missing restaurant date nights? Yeah me too! I want to keep doing my part to stop the spread, stay safe, and ease the burden on healthcare workers, but I’m itching for a fancy night out. So to break up the monotony, I’m creating a fancy night in for my family. With a decadently refreshing S.Pellegrino Essenza and a Citrus Ricotta Mousse recipe, I’m bringing a fine dining experience to my kitchen table. It’s amazing how a little TLC and planning can …

Dannon Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

Peaches & Cream Yogurt Cake

This post is sponsored by Dannon but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. One of my all time favorite ingredients is yogurt. It is versatile, it has tons of benefits, and it is delicious. One way that I love to use yogurt is in my baking. Yup, it not only serves as a delectable filling, frosting, or glaze for baked goods, you can also use it as an oil substitute. So today, I am going to show you how I incorporate this fabulously adaptable ingredient in an equally fabulous cake. With the help of Dannon Whole Milk …

Bourbon Sweet Tea, Milo's Tea, Cocktail

Classic Rewind: Lavender & Camomile Bourbon Sweet Tea

We’re on month three of the quarantine and I don’t know about you, but I need a drink. So today, I’m revisiting one of our classic cocktails that is sure to bring a bit of relaxation to an already stressful time. And as an extra bonus, make sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the post for a chance to win a prize! It is officially summer! Wahoo! It is time to break out the swimming suits, fire up the BBQ, and sip on some ice-cold drinks. As the hot weather rolls in, you’ll need to gather …

Easiest Old Fashioned Cocktail - DeKuyper Classic Liqueur

An ‘Old Fashioned’ Father’s Day

This post is sponsored by BabbleBox.com on behalf of DeKuyper Cordials. Like everything in 2020, your Father’s Day celebration is probably going to look a bit different this year. Normally, my daughter and I would plan a day out in the city, filled with sightseeing, people watching, and restaurant hopping to celebrate my husband and the wonderful father he is. But since we can’t do any of that this year, I am opting for a creative at-home option.  In collaboration with of DeKuyper Cordials, I am setting up a fun Old Fashioned cocktail and snack bar to spoil the special …

Hawaiian Havarti BBQ Bison Burgers with Castello Cheese

Hawaiian Havarti BBQ Bison Burgers

Thank you Castello Cheese for sponsoring this post. Enjoy this delicious recipe with your favorite Castello Cheese products today! I am calling it, 2020 is the year of fancy comfort food. With life turned upside down and cabin fever at a fever pitch (pun intended), many are spending time creating culinary, yet comforting, delights at home. I know that I certainly am. Hey, if ever there was a time to eat your feelings, that time is now.  So, join me as I hone my grilling skills and elevate my comfort food repertoire with a unique take on an American staple… …

Malt-O-Meal Crispy Treats

Don’t Judge My Bubbles and Cereal Treats!

Thank you Malt-O-Meal for sponsoring this post. Head to the Malt-O-Meal cereal Facebook page to learn more about a chance to win one of 60 $500 gifts, personalized just for you!! On a normal day, being a mom is tough. Working, stay-at-home, single, military. Regardless of the rewards, it is a relentless and exhausting role. And as if every category of motherhood didn’t already come with its fair share of challenges, fate decided to throw a pandemic on top of it all. *Moms around the world collectively release a visceral, carnal “UGHH!!” into the wind* What gives, World?! The last …