Friday, March 23, 2012

Entertaining Tip of the Week: Pick Your Produce

Photo via The Kitchn
Spring is upon us which means many of us will be hitting the farmer's market! The great thing about farmer's markets is that you know what's in season and wheat you should be buying because that's what the farmers are selling! Now, things can get a little tricky if you don't have a great market for shopping. You aren't always guaranteed that the produce is going to be the best quality. Not to worry! Here is a great guide from the folks at The Kitchn to help you navigate your way through the produce department.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Budget Take Out Gourmet Fake Out

Nate Berkus, I love you more today than yesterday! I know I have already professed my love for Mr. Berkus but I just have to reiterate how great his show is! It is definitely the perfect "talk" show for me. Case in point...last week, Nate had a guest on the show that showed how to take every day take out food and turn it into a million dollar party appetizer. That's what I'm all about! You don't have to spend all day in the kitchen cooking up a meal from scratch just to have a dinner party! Pick up the phone and call in an order then use these tips from my friend Nate to turn it into a party.

Photos via The Nate Show

Monday, March 19, 2012

Party Ready Pantry: Popcorn!

Yep, you heard it right. Humble little popcorn is a party ready pantry worthy item! This is something that is almost always in my pantry and it is the perfect base for some wonderful flavors. Next time you are in a pinch and can't seem to think of anything else to make for your party, grab a bag of popcorn and get to mixin! Here are just a few of the MANY different mixes you can try. Don't be afraid to add your own flavors to make something all your own!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lovely Paper Decor: Green Party

This is the perfect example of why I love paper so much! Just look at this fabulous party I spotted over at Hostess with the Mostess (my fave!). Almost ALL of the decorations are made from paper! It's proof that you don't have to spend a ton of money on decorations to make a great party. All you need is a package of construction paper, some scissors, and a little glue and you have yourself the makings of a pretty party. kinda takes you back to your grade school days! Feelin younger already!:)

Monday, March 12, 2012

Green Beer and Beyond: Green Drinks for Your St.Patty's Day

Sticking with the green theme, today I bring you a menu of delicious cocktails to get your St. Patty's Day party started right! And you won't find any green beer here! We are taking this party up a notch on the ol' sophistication ladder with these cocktails. So pick a drink, or two....or three, and get your bar stocked!

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All photos via Tastespotting

Friday, March 9, 2012

Entertaining Tip of the Week

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Nothing spoils a party faster than un-safe is a quick guide to food safety from Epicurious.

Happy Weekending

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patty's Day Printable Round-up

Grab your scissors and some paper and get to printing! This round-up of FREE St. Patty's Day is just in time to add a little something special to your celebration, big or small! Click on the links below each picture to download the FREE printable.

Via Catch My Party

Via My 2 Pink Ladies

Via Tip Junkie

Via One Charming Party

Via Lovely Paper Shop

Via the Tomkat Studio

Via the Tomkat Studio

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dress My Dishes: St. Patty's Day

March is upon us and that means a couple of's time to drink some St.Patty's Day beer AND spring is just around the corner! I love that St. Patty's Day is all about the color green. It's such a great way to get ready for the green that spring brings.

So here is a fun way to bring a little of that springy green to your dishes for this St. Patty's Day.