July 2nd, 2015 | Comments

DRESS UP YOUR ICE CREAM SANDWICHES | 4th OF JULY

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares a simple DIY project to dress up your ice cream sandwiches for the 4th of July. […]

March 13th, 2015 |

ST. PATRICK’S DAY BREAKFAST | FREE PRINTABLE

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Kelly Lyden shares her ideas for surprising your family with a festive St. Patrick’s Day breakfast, complete with free shamrock printables. […]

March 5th, 2015 |

CARROT CUPCAKES

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Kelly shares her favorite carrot cake cupcake recipe from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. The perfect accessory for your Easter celebration. […]

February 3rd, 2015 |

VALENTINE’S DAY DESSERT | JELLO HEARTS

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Lifestyle + Entertaining Expert, Kelly Lyden, shares tips to create a striped heart-shaped Jello dessert for Valentine’s Day. […]

October 14th, 2014 |

PARTY-PLANNING | GRUMPY CAT FOOD & DRINK

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Kelly Lyden shares her tips for creating meringue ghosts and pumpkin soda bottles for her upcoming Grumpy Cat theme Halloween party in partnership with Friskies and Petsmart. […]

June 20th, 2013 |

STAR SPANGLED COBBLER

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One of my favorite parts of the 4th of July is the fuss-free entertaining and ease of the day.  We walk around town from the pancake breakfast to the parade, and then typically back to my parents for a simple BBQ.  I love the idea of infusing a bit of patriotic spirit into the meal somehow, […]

May 9th, 2013 |

CHAMPAGNE FLOATS

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One of my favorite Spring and Summer “dessert” is a gorgeous champagne float.  A delicious, grown-up version of the classic root beer float, you can create these with any flavor sorbet (which is very helpful in color coordinating your dessert to your party theme or color palette!).

I simply place a scoop or two of flavored sorbet […]

June 25th, 2012 |

Heirloom Pie Crust

Every year for the Fourth of July, the women in my family gather to make pies.  Lots, and lots of pies!  This pie crust recipe has been passed down {on a hand-written recipe card} from generation to generation to me.  I’m thrilled to share it with you today!

Ingredients

3 c flour  | 1T baking powder |  3T […]

December 14th, 2011 |

Chocolate Matzo Toffee

Looking for a yummy treat for Hanukkah celebrations?  This chocolate matzo toffee recipe from Maggie Hemsworth of Delish Catering Chicago that was featured in the holiday issue of The Party Dress Magazine is a MUST!

Ingredients

5 sheets lightly salted matzo crackers

1 ½ sticks unsalted butter cut in to small pieces

1 cup packed dark brown sugar

1 (10-oz) package […]

November 28th, 2011 |

TPD Magazine: Wine & Dine Holiday Party

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it’s time to start planning your holiday dinner parties.  This Wine & Dine winter dinner party from the recent issue of The Party Dress Magazine is styled to perfection and is chock full of inspiration for your upcoming holiday parties.  Created by Jessica Wilcox of Modern Moments […]

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