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May 29, 2014

Summer Party Idea: Ice Cream Floats & Sandwiches

I can’t believe it’s that time already, but the weather is begging for us to plan those outdoor parties. If you’re planning a backyard barbecue party or any party for the season, I have a fun little dessert table for your summer party ideas, just for you.

 
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April 29, 2014

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

I love this time of year. There are so many opportunities for parties and get-togethers from Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day to graduations. This week I’m focusing on one of my favorite party ideas for Spring – a Derby Day party! Although I’ve never been to the Kentucky Derby, I hope to get there one day and immerse myself into the festivities. Being the Southern girl that I am I can appreciate the food, the bourbon, and the fashion. Oh yeah, and there’s a 2 minute race to watch too! Here are some tips and recipes to help you host a fabulously traditional Derby viewing party. The menu you’ll want to serve is classic and iconic. I don’t know [...]

 
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February 19, 2014

Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew Recipe

This has been one heck of a winter, right! All this snow and ice has me using my slow cooker a lot this year, because there’s nothing quite like a warm bowl of soup or stew that’s’ been simmering all day, to warm you up. I’ve “officially” added a slow cooker meal to our weekly menu board which has me testing out some new recipes. One of the tastiest recipes I’ve adapted was this chicken Brunswick Stew. The most traditional recipes use a combination of meats like chicken, pork, and even small game, but I love the streamlined approach to this one using only chicken.

Put this on in the morning and serve it up for a family dinner or for [...]

 
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February 12, 2014

Valentine’s Day Dinner

If you’re taking time to romance your significant other for Valentine’s Day this year, you may want to think about doing something special for the kids, too. In fact, my suggestion is to do something sweet for the children right after school or an early supper, so you can have quiet time with your honey. Here’s a cute way to set a table for the kids so they don’t feel left out. The main thing to do is use items you already have and arrange them creatively. The nice thing about using red and white is that you may already have things from Christmas that can be pulled out for Valentine’s Day, too. For instance, I used red Christmas tin trays as chargers [...]

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