Moms come in all shapes, sizes and colors so foods that celebrate her should, too! Decadent desserts are for some of our moms and delicious vegetarian meal or finger foods might be great for others. We’ve included a beautiful display of foods you can prepare with love for your mom this Mother’s Day..Read More
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Everyone looks forward to the holiday meal, but the same old recipes show up as guests. It’s time to invite some new recipes to WOW everyone! Be prepared for tons of flavor, new twists on vegetables and some tasty new sauces and desserts!Read More
My husband. He's funny. There are very specific things that he becomes (for lack of a better word) obsessed about. He never lets our boys' fingernails or toenails get past 1/8 of an inch long (love this). Our spice cupboard is always perfectly arranged. The living room has to be rearranged every so often.Read More
A festive sparkling drink, great for toasting in the new year! Mixed together quickly with fresh fruit making this sangria so light and ready to serve in minutes. So simple, yet so refreshingly tasty!
My husband and I love hosting parties. It is such fun to make a ton of food and create a fun, safe environment for friends for an evening. Since we've had kids, our gatherings have become much more low-key, much smaller and much less frequent. We hadn't had people over for an official gathering since well before I was pregnant with Samson, a year and a half ago. So, to slowly get ourselves back into the hosting scene, we decided to have a few people over for New Year's Eve. Just a few. We made it super low-key because we had just gotten home from our vacation in North Carolina the day before. I'm already planning a bigger gathering in my head. One involving a lot of cooking, Ebby and hungry friends.
Anyway, back to New Year's Eve. I wanted to make a festive drink to go with our spread of food that we could toast to the new year with! Except, it didn't last until 2011. It was tasty, though! And so pretty.
All you need is:
1 bottle sparkling wine or champagne
1 1/2 cups cranberry juice (I used cran-grape)
12 red grapes
1 apple, thinly sliced
1 orange, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 lemon, thinly sliced
Throw everything into a pitcher, mix, and pour into champagne flutes. So simple, yet so refreshingly tasty! Happy New Year!
For a summer take on a sangria try my Watermelon Raspberry Sangria. It's fruity, it's bubbly and it's refreshing!