My Summer Entertaining Staples

Entertaining & Recipes

This is our second summer in New York City and I remember being so surprised last year about how hot it got here in July, especially as someone coming from North Carolina. I lived on cold summer salads, Italian ice, tons of ice water with...

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A Few Favorite Picnic Food Recipes

Entertaining & Recipes

It’s my favorite time of the year… when it’s 70-80 degrees just about every day (‘til the summer heat arrives) and one of our favorite things to do is bring dinner outside to the park to enjoy on a big picnic blanket right before the...

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Two Favorite Breakfast Casseroles

Entertaining & Recipes

Like many others, we’ve been spending a lot more time in the kitchen lately trying to find simple (but nutritious) recipes using easy to find ingredients. We’ve been trying to limit the grocery store trips and, when we do have to go, we’ll peek our...

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A Fresh Holiday Cocktail Recipe

Entertaining & Recipes

Just in time for the holidays, I’m bringing you what is quite possibly the best cocktail I’ve ever tasted… made with and inspired by my favorite fresh ingredients and infused with rosemary simple syrup (made with rosemary picked from our backyard). A few weeks ago,...

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4 Last Minute Holiday Appetizers

Entertaining & Recipes

The other day I asked what type of blog posts you wanted to see more of and one of the most popular answers was appetizer ideas! Today I’m sharing a few really easy delicious ones to make for any of your holiday gatherings you might...

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A Pansy Potting Party with Wave

Entertaining & Recipes

Over the last year or so, I’ve picked up a deep love for planting flowers. My mom and my grandma have always been so skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to gardening and I always wondered when or if that would happen for me. We’ve...

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Fall Traditions with MacKenzie-Childs

Entertaining & Recipes

About a month ago, I had the opportunity to visit the MacKenzie-Childs headquarters in upstate NY and I came home with a deep appreciation for the brand, the people behind it, and the passion that goes into designing each piece. We toured the grounds and...

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Top 3 Quick & Simple Fall Appetizers

Entertaining & Recipes

white bar cart I’ve been in fall-decorating mode this last week and the latest corner I’ve spruced up a bit is the bar-cart. This bar cart/serving cart/whatever you’d like to call it has served so many different purposes over the last few years. What was...

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5 Healthy Sandwiches To Try

Entertaining & Recipes

I’ve shared my love for Vidalia onions in a recent post sharing all of my favorite summertime pasta salad recipes but today we’re switching gears and talking about my other love, sandwiches. There is something about making a big refreshing and nutrient-filled sandwich in the...

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5 Refreshing & Easy Summer Salads

Entertaining & Recipes

Cool and refreshing salads are one of the things I look forward to most about the summer months. Some of the best fruits and vegetables are in season and side dishes are where it’s at! When I was younger, I was on my neighborhood’s swim...

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