Category Entertaining

Angel Berry Trifle Dessert

I've wanted to make this dessert for years now. Finally I decided it would be the perfect dessert for the hot summer days and 4th of July parties. I decided to double the recipe and make it 2 different ways. I did one in a Tupperware container that I could leave at a party and not worry about getting the dish back. I made one in my trifle bowl, and then decided to purchase those individual sponge cake shells...Read More

Blackberry Lemon Crush Bottled Cocktail

I found this recipe while flipping through the Summer 2016 issue of "in the mix" magazine. If you like vodka, fruit, and lemon...then you just can't go wrong with this summertime cocktail. This would be fun for any BBQ, pool party, or holiday gifts. I wouldn't use a food processor to blend. Use a blender or Nutri Bullet...Read More

Omni Honey Melon Mojito

While reading the article in the May 2015 Tasting Panel magazine, I decided to attempt this watermelon mojito for Mother's Day. It sounded refreshing and I already had the ingredients at home. I immediately clipped fresh mint leaves from my backyard and made the simple syrup and honey water from scratch. You can leave out the rum if you want to make it non-alcoholic...Read More

Momofuku Milk Bar Crack Pie

Anyone who has taken a bite of this $44.00 Milk Bar best selling pie, immediately knows the reason for the sassy name. Once you start eating this gooey rich butter filled, salty-sweet pie with its toasted oat cookie crust, you won't be able to stop. A recreation of the famous Crack Pie from Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC. You must make this at least once in your lifetime. The recipe calls for two 9-10 inch pies. Read More

Mocha Pie with Coffee Whipped Cream

This pie comes together quickly and won't hog oven space as it chills and sets in the fridge (a great make-ahead option). You can use decaf instant coffee granules instead of regular, or leave them out entirely for a silky-smooth chocolate pie with vanilla topping.Read More

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

The combination of cheesecake, OREO, raspberry and white chocolate should make your mouth water just thinking about it. Loved this recipe because you don't have to do a water bath. It does take time but well worth every second.Read More

Otter Pop Star Wars Lightsabers

Star Wars and Otter Pops go hand in hand. Freeze Pop Sabers! Feel the force of ice cold refreshment keeping kids hands unfrozen, and giving them a keepsake takeaway gift when they leave your party. Adorable kid sized cozies. I purchased all material from Hobby Lobby and used a coupon for 40% off the glue. Total was around $7.00 out the door. This took about 2 hours with 2 of us working on it...
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Cheesy Squash Soup Fondue


Clinton Kelly made two great recipes on The Chew yesterday. His Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Red Peppers recipe was meant to be a light, healthy dish you can have during the week. You can scoop every bit of squash out leaving only the skin. This is 32 calories per serving. But when it comes to the weekend, Clinton Kelly made a sinfully great savory dish, his Cheesy Squash Fondue recipe...
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Bridal Shower Wine Gift Idea

My sister in law loves wine. I wanted to do a personalized gift for her bridal shower as well as something with wine. I recently attended a shower where someone did something similar to a wine basket with tags. When I saw a picnic basket at Home Goods, I immediately worked off of that. Her and her husband love adventure and I didn’t think they had a picnic basket yet...
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Molten Spiced Chocolate Cabernet Cakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
I found this recipe in Bon Appetit magazine in a McCormick seasoning advertisement. I knew I already had all the ingredients at home. This recipe is for individual warm chocolate cakes with molten centers that are all the rage on restaurant dessert menus. This version includes a touch of spice and red wine.
4 ounces semi-sw...
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