May 26th, 2011 |
Looking for a simple way to “wow!” your guests at a Memorial Day BBQ?! How about a salsa bar! Set up a variety of different types of salsas (and guacamole if you really want to get fancy!) with one large bowl of chips. Your guests can mix and match flavors to their liking. Here are a few suggestions [...]
May 12th, 2011 |
With Spring in full bloom here in Chicago, these cupcakes caught my eye! All You Magazine has come up with three simple ways to dress up basic cupcakes to look like flowers using cookies, gummy candy and jelly beans. I think these would be darling for a garden party birthday party, or a summer [...]
May 5th, 2011 |
I’m always on the look-out for gluten-free recipes….especially ones that look mouth-watering good! This polenta eggplant stack from Woman’s Day looks absolutely delicious and will be tested out in my kitchen this evening!
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp olive oil
1 small eggplant (8 oz), halved, sliced (3 cups)
3⁄4 cup chopped onion
2 small zucchini (8 oz), sliced (2 [...]
April 26th, 2011 |
I’m a sucker for Mexican food (especially since so much of it is based around corn products….which works nicely with my gluten-free lifestyle!), so when Cinco de Mayo comes around, I like whipping out a few new recipes to celebrate with friends! Food Network has a great collection of recipes hand-picked by their celebrity chefs, and [...]
March 21st, 2011 |
The Party Dress blog has been inspiring readers since February 2009. After months of brainstorming, we finally took the plunge into producing a quarterly e-glossy magazine. Chock full of amazing party ideas, DIY projects, easy entertaining and ideas for Easter celebrations, this first issue of The Party Dress Magazine is sure to [...]
March 7th, 2011 |
St. Patrick’s Day is a HUGE holiday in our family. Always has been….always will be! It’s a great opportunity to gather friends and family during this bland month for a little festive cheer and some delicious food! Whether your celebration is big or small, these recipes from Williams-Sonoma are sure to please!
Stout-braised Short Ribs
Irish Soda Bread
February 8th, 2011 |
Perfect for your next playdate, valentine’s day party or kid’s birthday party, Panini Happy came up with this adorable idea! These are basically mini grilled cheese sandwiches on a stick, so you can choose whatever bread and cheese you like. It’s probably best to stick with the semi-firm cheeses, as soft cheeses may melt too much [...]
February 1st, 2011 |
What’s light, fluffy and loved by all? Marshmallows, of course!
What’s better than a homemade marshmallow? A heart-shaped homemade marshmallow, of course!
These little cuties stole my heart and I can’t wait to try them out for Valentine’s Day! Great for a dessert table or even just a sweet treat for you and your loved ones. The recipe [...]
January 12th, 2011 |
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I started thinking about what type of sweet treats I want to make this year for my loved ones. I, like most of you, have my go-to desserts that I know I do well and that are loved by all….so sometimes it’s hard to stray from those beloved recipes. But that [...]
November 22nd, 2010 |
Are you entertaining friends or family the day after Thanksgiving? I always find that weekend challenging for entertaining – it’s a great weekend to do it with friends and family in town, everyone feeling the festive Thanksgiving spirit. However, I start to decorate my house for Christmas that weekend, so I always [...]