Quick Macaron Decor-13399
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Quick Macaron Decor

For those of you that are avid readers, then you know I have a few (lazy) hosting tricks up my sleeve. From making “professional” cakes in your home to creating the perfect sangria station, I’ve perfected the art of expert hosting deception. But hey, I’m a busy working mom, so I take pride in my party hacks. Well, today I’ve got another shortcut to make your next dessert table scream of slaved-over perfection (without the actual slaving-over!).  These gorgeously artful macarons from The Sugar Shack are fabulously wonderful if you can get your hands on them. But if not, then …

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2016 Spring Cocktail Recipes

One of the many perks of my job is that I get sent free booze all the time. Yes, I know it’s awesome. Firstly, it is very important to note that I drink responsibly and I highly encourage you, my spectacular reader, to do so as well. Of course, I do not take this lovely perk for granted. I am so very lucky to sample these wonderful libations from some of the best drink brands around and pinch myself that this is my day job. To the delight (and sometimes, chagrin) of my friends and family, I like play mixologist …

Ahi Tuna on Beet Greek Yogurt Slaw-13279
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Ahi Tuna on Beet Greek Yogurt Slaw

  A few years ago, I vacationed with my husband in Hawaii. You would think that my most valued memories from that trip would be the quality time spent with my wonderful husband on the beach or one of our many romantic hikes in the jungle. But no, what stands out to me the most, like a beacon of delicious light in the haze of foggy memories, was the Ahi tuna.  I had it at every restaurant we ate at during our trip. I was obsessed. Yup, clearly you see where my priorities in life lie. Since that fateful trip, …

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Pulled Bourbon Cedar Springs Veal

In my life, there’s a constant battle brewing between eating healthy and delicious food.  Plus, add on top of that the fact that I’m a working mom with a growing small business… it’s a very slippy slope towards fast food and high-caloric TV dinners. I’m constantly vowing to cook healthier meals for my family and also challenge myself to make them just as delicious as our splurge dinners. So I was up for the challenge when Mountain States Rosen chose me to compete in their “ReVEALing Excellence” recipe contest. I was tasked to come up with a slow cooker recipe for their healthy …

Coffee & Donuts DIY Party-13200
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Coffee & Donuts DIY Party

Let me tell you a little bit about the designer of today’s feature. Her name is Carolyn and she is awesome! To surprise her husband, Justin, on his 30th birthday, she threw the (dare I say) most badass party ever in the history of badassery. That’s right, she threw her husband a Coffee & Donuts party.  Alright, Carolyn is officially the best wife around. When I saw these photos, my first thought was “How do I become friends with Carolyn?!”, my second thought was “I need to recreate this!”. So, if you plan on jumping on this fabulous bandwagon and want …

Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail-13176
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Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail

It’s that time of the year to start stock-piling good appetizer ideas. From outdoor cookouts to beachy picnics, summer is coming and there’s nothing better than an easy, delicious appetizer to add to the festivities. Today’s inspired recipe comes to us from the real wedding of Kellie and John-Paul. With their classic and clean reception decor, it was a no brainer to include some classic faire for munching. So, add our inspired Roasted Chipotle Shrimp Cocktail recipe to your arsenal and scroll through this dreamy affair… you won’t be disappointed! ROASTED CHIPOTLE SHRIMP COCKTAIL     INGREDIENTS 1 pound of …

The Voveti Spring Cocktail-13022
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The Voveti Spring Cocktail

Now that Spring is here, it’s time to add some serious fruit to your cocktails. I’m talking fruity infusions, fruit-themed drinks, and garnishes galore. It truly is the perfect time to celebrate the season and all things blooming. So, I was egging to get mixing when VOVETI Prosecco tasked me with the “difficult” job of creating a Spring themed recipe using their alcohol. Naturally my mind started running at 100 MPH with flavor combinations – prosecco and hibiscus, prosecco and lavender, or prosecco and jasmine. But ultimately I settled on ingredients that were a little easier to come by this season… …

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Home Brewing

If you’re immersed into the craft beer scene, then you’ve probably contemplated home brewing more than once. It’s kind of a rights-of-passage for the artisanal hops lover, but can quickly become an overwhelming process. And if you’re not careful, just getting the hobby going can cost a few hundred dollars. So today we have taken the initial step for you and found three excellent (and affordable!) home brewing starter kits. Take a look below and then scroll down to see a brew-inspired wedding shower that will sure to get your craft beer wheels turning… Man Crates: Home Brewed Kit ($150) …