Food and Drinks


If you’re in the mood to make some DIY Halloween treats – check out these adorable Halloween cake pops from creative baking guru Bakerella. She’s got tons of decorating ideas for the treats…  but I’m especially loving the “mouthless mummies”!

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I’m really excited to share the recipe for this Chocolate Raspberry Martini (or “wine-tini” as I like to call it) with you because it was a HUGE hit at the Modern Parisian event! After each of the drinks that our mixologist, Tim, created as part of the demo, he asked if someone would like to […]

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{by guest blogger Morgan Spenla} Unique wine stem labels are easy to create and a fun way to personalize your party. Your guests will love the idea and have a blast picking out their party-themed drink decor. Plus, everyone will now be able to easily identify their own glass after setting it down, so you […]

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I have to admit that cheesecake is one of my major weaknesses. So rich and yummy…what’s not to love? (okay…except maybe the calorie count!)  If you feel the same way, check out this week’s post over at GlamDish…which features 5 different cheesecake-inspired recipes for treats like cheesecake pops, strawberry cheesecake smoothies, and chococolate chunk cheesecake…mmm.

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I’m game for any recipe that has the words “sparkling” and “margarita” in the title! Here’s how to make this toast-worthy concoction by Erika Lenkert:

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Check out these gorgeous signature dessert buffets by Amy Atlas Events. I’m swooning over every single image in her ultra-yummy portfolio! This is fabulous inspiration for re-creating your own dessert buffets at home. {Notice how the monochromatic serveware makes the treats really pop!) Pictured above: chic pink & brown buffet…yes, I do believe those are […]

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Today over at GlamDish: check out some fall-friendly treats & learn how to make homemade caramel apples!

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Veggie-lover? Not a veggie-lover? Either way, chances are good that you’ll enjoy this easy, delicious side dish recipe starring eggplant, tomato, and mozzarella cheese!

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Looking for a way to fancy up your burgers this weekend? These gourmet turkey burgers from epicurious feature tomato jam, olives, and feta and look pretty tasty… and healthy! You can even make them mini-sized and turn them into sliders, then dish them up with some yummy baked fries. Feel free to substitue your own […]

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I’m up in Northern California visiting family this week and had the opportunity to share a some Labor Day party ideas on Sacramento’s KCRA News this morning, which was so much fun! The focus of the segment was ideas for throwing a stylish & creative Labor Day party without spending a ton of money or […]

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Today on GlamDish: check out some fun beer-inspired cocktail recipes, like this Guinness Float from Everyday with Rachael Ray! {Photo: Tata Donne}

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The Harvey Wallbanger Cake is one of my all-time favorite types of cakes – my mom makes them every Christmas and I can pretty much polish the entire thing off by myself (which is probably not a good thing…but sometimes you just can’t help it!).  Anyways, I was excited to come across these yummy-looking Harvey […]

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We just added a bunch of yummy new recipes from some fabulous cookbooks to The Recipe Box! On the Desserts & Treats front: (pictured above and below) • All-Grown-Up S’mores • Caramel Nut Popcorn • Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chunks and Bananas • Gorgeous Caramel and Cream Layer Cake • Better-than-classic Butterscotch Pudding …and more! […]

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Margarita, Mojito, Classic Martini, Gin & Tonic, Cosmopolitan… familiar with these popular cocktails but not quite sure how to mix them up on your own? Find out how on today’s Simply Stated: Celebrations feature – 5 Classic Cocktails!

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Today at GlamDish: get the recipe for this super easy & delicious Barbecue Chicken Pita Pizza from College Cooking by Megan and Jill Carle…a perfect little crowd-pleaser for casual get-togethers!

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A little eye candy from my favorite creative cupcake guru – hello naomi – to brighten up your Tuesday: Pucco (Japanese candy) cuties (these are just screaming for an entire party theme to be designed around them, don’t you think?) and adorable ice cream cupcakes…complete with cherry on top, of course!

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This visually appealing book might be called Party Basics for New Nesters – but it’s full of great ideas and entertaining inspiration that should apply to pretty much anyone…even if you’ve already been a “nester” for quite a while! Author Maria McBride offers tips and instructions for creative, yet doable party decorations, crafty projects, and […]

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25 Jul

T.G.I.F.

Apologies for the late post today…it’s been one of “those” days – and I’m sure you can all relate to what that means – but TGIF at least, right?  In celebration of that, I’m thinking one of these yummy-looking treats from Everyday with Rachael Ray is in order…Berries & Cream Cones (berries+cream+chocolate=yum!), Tropical Fizzes (pineapple […]

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For this week’s post over at GlamDish, I thought it would be fun to feature a popular exotic group cocktail from the world-famous Trader Vic’s Restaurants & Mai Tai Lounges. Be careful though…this one can bite!

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16 Jul

Yes, Please.

As much as I love magazines, I can’t think of the last time I spotted one from across the room and decided right then and there to buy it without even flipping through a single page… until last Friday. Kudos to the creative team behind the cover of bon appétit‘s August issue! And not to […]

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