Light up the Grill and Host Your Own Outdoor Summer Party

June 30, 2017

Summer outdoor entertaining is so much fun. To make this seasonal event a success, I’ve prepared a “hands on food” event with some delicious smoked ribs and the perfect finger snacks for my guests. Photo … Continue reading




Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Skillet Brownies

February 10, 2017

Valentine’s Day is next week, and this holiday wouldn’t be complete without something sweet for your sweet. (Or if you’re like me, something sweet for yourself.) I don’t know about you, but one of my … Continue reading




Live Well & Feel Good with HomeGoods

January 2, 2017

After a season of indulging in holiday festivities, the new year brings new resolutions for your home and for your self. We know that eating well and getting back to an everyday routine are important … Continue reading




Gift Giving for the Men in Your Life

December 2, 2016

Have you thought about what holiday gifts to get for the men in your life? Well, look no further than your local HomeGoods for great finds that he will love! I’ve put together a few … Continue reading




Make Your Own Holiday Gift Basket for Mom

November 21, 2016
Holiday Gift Guide for Mom / Pasta Gift Basket

Holiday shopping can be overwhelming. I know because I do my dad’s Christmas shopping for my mom, my parents shopping for my brother as well as all of the Christmas shopping for my husband and kids. … Continue reading




How to Host a Family-Friendly Baby Shower

July 7, 2016

My nephew and his wife are expecting a baby boy in a few months and we had so much fun planning this baby shower to celebrate his anticipated arrival. Since the weather was so warm, … Continue reading




Take Guests to Tuscany Without Leaving Home

September 14, 2015

Want to get away? Travel for dinner to an Italian hillside? Sip your favorite wine while dining on antipasto, warm bread and Mediterranean delights? Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Better yet, you don’t have to travel far to … Continue reading




Get Your Grill On: A Father’s Day Gifting Guide

June 3, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Father’s Day will be here in a few short weeks. It seems like yesterday we were just celebrating Mother’s Day. Whether you are buying for your own dad, your kiddos’ … Continue reading




Make This His Best Father’s Day Ever

May 29, 2015

Why is it always harder to buy gifts for Father’s Day than Mother’s Day? I’ve asked my dad and husband again and again what they’d like and until recently they were short on suggestions. That’s when … Continue reading




A Gourmet Style Girl’s Night In

May 14, 2015

I am so fortunate to still have my best friends from high school in my life. There were six of us total all through elementary and high school that formed a bond that is stronger … Continue reading