Sophie Turns Two!

For Sophie’s 2nd Birthday we had a Mickey Clubhouse Party, per her request! It was so much fun! We had it at a local playground with our family and dear friends! It was so fun to watch all the kids play together! And as you can tell I had tons of fun with the theme! […]

Strawberry on Top: Gender Reveal

Baby Macaroni & Cheesecake is….A GIRL!!!! Last weekend we had a gender reveal party and it was so much fun! I wanted it to be fun but low maintenance for me, so we actually had it catered and a friend made the cake so I could focus on the decorations. And most of these decor […]

Easy Sopapilla Cheesecake Bars

So in continuing with our Mexican fiesta we’ve been having here the past week, you can’t have a fiesta without finishing it with dessert, right?!? These bars couldn’t be easier to put together and they would be great for any party, Mexican themed or not.  They are sweet and flaky and the cinnamon sugar & […]

Luscious Slush Punch & A Virtual Baby Shower

I actually made this punch for our Post Christmas Pajama Party and it was a HUGE hit! No one even opened the soft drinks, everyone just drank the punch. This punch is maybe the best punch I have ever had. I kid you not! It had such a great flavor and wasn’t too fizzy. So […]

Pumpkin Pie White Hot Chocolate

Ok, I know I said I was done with the Pumpkin Recipes, but please indulge me for one more and then I’ll move on, for a little while at least!:) You know how a recipe might call for just a small amount of pumpkin and then you have half the can left over? This is […]

Ranch Pretzels Party Snack

So this may not look like much. You may think, pretzels, big deal! What could be so great about a bowl of pretzels? That’s kind of what I thought when my mom told me about this new snack she made for a party.  Well then she made them for my birthday party and I was […]

Peach Lemonade

Fresh ripe juicy peaches just scream summer don’t they!?! They are so refreshing even by themselves in this hot hot weather.  I saw this recipe in Cooking Light recently and had it on my calendar to make when peaches came in at their peak.  I then saw it pop up on several sites since then […]

Vanilla Almond Iced Tea

So this may surprise you, but I had never made sweet tea before today.  I know, I know how can I be a Southerner and not have made a batch of freshly brewed iced tea? Honestly, I like my tea dripping with sweetness….like it’s from the deep South, ya’ll (said with lots of twang and […]

Top 5 Game Day Appetizers

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?! I certainly am!! And nothing quite says gameday like a good appetizer in my opinion. So I thought I would compile a list of my top 5 favorite game day appetizers for your feasting pleasure in case you all are preparing for any game day festivities. Can’t wait for […]

Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites

We served these delicious bite sized treats at our Super Bowl party. They were so good that not everybody got to try them because they were gobbled up. So if you are having a lot of guests, I would make a double batch! The dough is perfectly soft and tastes just like the pretzels you […]

Hot Bacon & Swiss Dip

As some of you know, I am a HUGE NFL fan. I love the Titans all the way, but there are several other teams I follow as well because of a certain player or coach that I respect. Sadly, none of those teams made it to the Big Dance. However, I still love NFL football, […]

Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

This cake is Adam’s absolute favorite. My mom got this recipe from a friend and has been making it for years since. It is so moist and has such a simple flavor, but it is so delicious. Just give Adam this bundt cake & he is happy. It is so easy to make, too. All […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

I was looking for something else to take to that Christmas gathering and remembered this cookie dough dip I had seen a long time ago, but couldn’t remember where I had seen it, so I googled and found a great one on Brown Eyed Baker, whose blog I absolutely love, so I knew it would […]

Green Beans with Maple Pecan Vinaigrette

These green beans that I found on Real Simple are amazing! They taste better and better with every bite. They have a wonderful acidic, yet slightly sweet flavor and they went great with the turkey. This would be a great addition to any meal and it is really easy and quick to make. You can […]

Turkey Roulade with Apple Cider Gravy

Here is the first installment in my Have a Healthier Thanksgiving menu. The turkey is always the centerpiece of our Thanksgiving. I actually tend to prefer dark meat because it is moist & juicy, but know that isn’t the healthiest choice. I wanted to make sure I found a turkey alternative that would still dazzle […]

Honey Lime Chicken Wings

If you are new to Macaroni & Cheesecake you may not know that this is my absolute favorite time of year. You may expect the next thing I say to be that it’s because of the cool, crisp air, the fall leaves & colors, and the pumpkin & apple flavors. Well all of that is […]

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites

These have got to be one of my very favorite party desserts. They are so cute and so delicious and really wow your friends and family. Making them is a bit of a process, just because you have to allow time for baking, cooling, refrigeration and setting of the chocolate. However, it’s not a difficult […]

Macaroni & Cheese Bites

We had an appetizer and dessert party last week at our house and I went in search of a great new appetizer to make. I then saw these Mac & Cheese bites at Woman with a Whisk and fell in love with the idea. I LOVE macaroni and cheese. I’ve always been a huge fan […]

Chic & Elegant Wedding

Last Saturday we went to my good friend Morgan’s wedding. It was a blast! Morgan looked like a supermodel! I am so happy for her! Keep reading-this is about food too-I promise! The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was just breathtaking! It was set-up like a chic lounge & club. Totally something straight out […]

Banana Slush Punch

This punch is phenomonal!! I recommend that you make this for any party or shower. It was such a huge hit. I personally drank like five cups and everyone else kept coming back for refills. It is refreshing, sweet and fruity. My mom actually made this punch last weekend for my grandmother’s 75th birthday party. […]

Elegant & Updated Cucumber Sandwiches

For the bridal shower that I helped host this past weekend, we all each made an appetizer as well. We had several dips and tarts already (you can see the wonderful spread in the pictures below) and I was just wracking my brain trying to figure out what to make. Well, weekend before last I […]

Black & White Cupcakes

I helped host a bridal shower this past weekend. To save a little money, we all decided to make a batch of cupcakes for the dessert instead of ordering a cake. Since the bride’s colors for the wedding are black & white, my friend, Joy, had the great idea to make chocolate cupcakes with cream […]

Opening Ceremonies: Food From Around The Globe

My husband, Adam, had a great idea for our Sunday School Social this month (we are in charge of planning them). He suggested that we have an opening ceremonies party potluck, but with the condition that no one could bring American food. Everyone would bring food from all over the world. It was a huge […]