How do you feel about holiday parties?  Me?  This may not surprise you... but I LOVE to host holiday parties.  Especially open houses. So I am always on the lookout for Tantalizing and Festive Holiday Party Appetizers.  And the easier they are the happier I am.  Anything that can be prepared ahead of time always makes my list.  You see... I have to be very careful to be done in my kitchen when guests start to arrive.  It's my biggest issue when it comes to hosting... large and small events. That's why it's important for me... and my relationships... to find festive holiday party appetizers that not only delight … [Read more...]

Christmas is just 24 days away.  Are you feeling a little bit stressed? Today I'm here to help take away some of the shopping stress. Take a deep breath and explore my...   Holiday Gift Guide for the Entertainer ~ Part 1     *this post contains affiliate links* I love Christmas time! Decorating my home and hosting open houses and dinner parties make my heart sing. But, I know that it isn't necessarily the easiest thing for everyone.  In fact, it can be down right daunting. That's where this Holiday Gift Guide for the Entertainer comes in... One thing I always do for open … [Read more...]

My small group was getting together for dinner and I was preparing my favorite quick and easy vegetable side dish recipe...Far East Celery.  It's my go-to recipe that everyone always raves about.  And I love that it goes so well with beef, turkey, chicken, and fish dishes and I'm quite certain it will make a sensational side dish for a ham dinner, too.     With Easter dinner quickly approaching, I'm thinking many of you are putting together your menus right now.  Far East Celery would be perfect on the Easter buffet.  So, as I was purchasing my ingredients, I knew I needed to share my recipe … [Read more...]