Cinnamon Mulled Sangria Plus Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Fall

Cinnamon Mulled Sangria Plus Outdoor Entertaining Tips for Fall

The weather is turning chilly but the outdoors are still bright, crisp and full of fabulous colors so you sit back outside, wrapped cozily in your favorite fall sweater, and enjoy a nice warm mug of Cinnamon Mulled Sangria with friends. How nice is that scene? Well, you can do it! This recipe for Cinnamon Mulled Sangria is a perfect blend of hot apple cider and fruity sangria wine. Plus … Continue Reading →
Free Halloween Jokes Download

Free Halloween Jokes Download

Does your little trick-or-treater need some Halloween jokes? Download my free Halloween Jokes file to give them some fun jokes to share with friends, family, and for getting even more treats this Halloween. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FREE PDF FILE These are also fun to print out and include in your kids’ lunchboxes around Halloween time. You could also put a new one up each day on your family … Continue Reading →
Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

Solar Eclipse Music Playlist

In case you haven’t heard, there is a total solar eclipse coming soon. I plan on watching the eclipse myself and created a Solar Eclipse Music playlist on Microsoft Groove Music to listen to during the event. I have tried to include songs from several genres so there is something for everyone. Solar Eclipse Playlist Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden Bark at the Moon by Ozzy Osbourne Eclipse by Pink … Continue Reading →
Carved Halloween Mummy Watermelon

Carved Halloween Mummy Watermelon

So everyone carves pumpkins for Halloween but why not switch things up this year and try carving a watermelon for Halloween? After crafting your watermelon into an artful mummy, take advantage of the healthy, immune-system supporting qualities of the lycopene leader among fresh produce. At 92 percent water, as well as an excellent source of vitamins A and C, watermelon is a hydrating post-art snack. Carving a creative design into … Continue Reading →
Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer Food Safety Tips and Tricks for 4th of July and All Summer Long

Summer food safety is critical as this weekend so many of us will be having barbecues and picnics to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. With the warm temperatures in summer it is so important to handle your food safely to prevent food-borne bacteria which loves the warm weather. None of us want to get food poisoning or have our guests get sick during the celebration. The US Centers for … Continue Reading →
10 Superbowl Snack Ideas and Recipes: Perfect for Cheering On Your Favorite Football Team

10 Superbowl Snack Ideas and Recipes: Perfect for Cheering On Your Favorite Football Team

It is just about time for the Superbowl  (yes, I know it is actually Super Bowl, but most of us forget that)! That means we are all looking for some Superbowl snack ideas to serve at our own game day parties or to take with us to another location. So I have gathered some of my favorite recipes from blogging friends of mine, plus a few of my own recipes, … Continue Reading →
Cheesy Delicious Small Bites for a Big Party (recipes)

Cheesy Delicious Small Bites for a Big Party (recipes)

Hosting a holiday gathering does not mean you have to have a full sit down dinner. Instead try making lots of small bites and having a buffet where your guests can help themselves. This is actually much easier for the host as well because you can prepare so much ahead of time and then enjoy the party with your guests. Today I’ve got some delicous cheesy recipes and ideas for … Continue Reading →
Halloween Cocktail and Drink Roundup

Halloween Cocktail and Drink Roundup

With Halloween happening very soon I thought for this week’s cocktail post I would instead do a little roundup of some of my past Halloween drinks and pull in a few others from fellow bloggers.   Smashed Pumpkin Pie Cocktail This is one of my favorites because I would rather drink the pumpkins on Halloween if I can.   Zombie Cocktail Who doesn’t love a drink you can set fire … Continue Reading →
Fun Food Bar Ideas for Entertaining and Food Bar Tips

Fun Food Bar Ideas for Entertaining and Food Bar Tips

I am very lucky that my family gets together at least once a month. We celebrate birthdays and play card and board games and of course, we eat. What I have found is that my family loves interactive meals where they can build their own plates just the way they like them. This isn’t really new, I remember Grandma H making dinner each Monday night for all of us and … Continue Reading →
Patriotic Decorative Table Linens

Patriotic Decorative Table Linens

(Family Features) Celebrate your independence from another ho-hum summer gathering. Grab your family and friends for an evening of fireworks and a brilliant display of stylish crafts that give pops of red, white and blue. Patriotic gatherings are a great way to get in some extra bonding time with those closest to you. Whether you opt for a traditional picnic, backyard barbecue or al fresco dinner party, step it up … Continue Reading →