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pink heart shaped cake

How To Make a Heart Shaped Cake Without A Heart Shaped Pan

Whether you are making it for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary dinner or some other occasion, learn how to make a heart shaped cake that will be the center of your dessert table. No heart shaped pan required! First let me say that I am not a talented baker by any stretch of the imagination. So…
baked buffalo chicken wings on a plate

Crispy Oven Baked Hot Wings Without Flour

Are you hosting a party and want to impress your guests with something special? Try these crispy oven baked hot wings in buffalo sauce. They’re easy to make and taste delicious. And there’s no messy frying required. If you’re like me, you love hot wings. Especially at football parties! But frying them is a pain….
traditional English buttermilk scones with currants and dried fruit

Traditional English Buttermilk Scones With Currants

These soft and fluffy English buttermilk scones are a big part of a traditional afternoon tea. But they also work well as part of a brunch menu, or as something different to serve instead of biscuits. This simple recipe for traditional English buttermilk scones comes from my sister-in-law Mary. It is really easy to cook and…

Homemade CrockPot Macaroni and Cheese

This homemade Crockpot macaroni and cheese is made with real cheddar cheese (not Velveeta) and regular milk (instead of evaporated milk) resulting in a cheesy side dish that everyone loves. Whether it’s a Super Bowl party, holiday dinner or a summer BBQ, this crock pot mac and cheese recipe is a staple at my house….
mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes

Mini Cherry Cheesecakes With A Vanilla Wafer Crust

Made with cream cheese, cherry pie filling and a vanilla wafer crust, this mini cherry cheesecakes recipe is super easy to make and the perfect size to serve at a party. And it tastes just like a traditional cheesecake would without the hassle of making one! These mini cherry cheesecake cupcakes are a smaller version…

Super Bowl Party Menu

I love to throw football parties. Between the game day decorations, the jello shots and the Super Bowl party food menu, this is definitely one of my most popular parties of the year. I’ve been hosting an annual super bowl for many years. So many, in fact, that I think my friends would show up…

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DIY spray painted gold-stemmed coupe glass with champagne in it

Easy Painted Gold-Stemmed Wine Glasses

A little spray paint and inexpensive dollar store glasses are all you need to make these painted gold-stemmed wine glasses. They’re perfect for parties where you need a lot of stemware but don’t want to spend a lot of money. Or anytime you want to dress up your table decor with the gold dipped look….

Roaring 20s Speakeasy Party Entrance Decor (with free printables)

In the roaring 20’s, prohibition made events with alcohol go underground and speakeasies with special pass codes and hidden entrances became the norm. I used that as the inspiration for my Great Gatsby party entry way with these speakeasy party entrance decor ideas. As I mentioned in my last post about how to add the…

Speakeasy Party DIY Chalkboard Entrance Sign (with free cut file)

When I created the speakeasy entrance to my great Gatsby party, I used this chalkboard sign as a way to tell everyone where the entrance was…without actually saying it was the entrance. Just like they used to do in the 1920s. But since I’m not very good at hand lettering, I had to use another…


Holiday Recipes

A stack of watermelon jello shots

Easy Watermelon Jello Shots

These easy watermelon jello shots are out-of-this-world delicious! Made with watermelon Jolly Rancher gelatin, watermelon pucker, lime juice, and vodka, this recipe is perfect for the 4th of July or any other fun summer celebration! Jello shots are so fun and go perfectly with any party or barbecue. Got any plans for the 4th of…
blueberry lemonade mimosas ingredients

Blueberry Lemonade Mimosas Recipe

This blueberry lemonade mimosas recipe is made with champagne or prosecco, fresh blueberries and lemonade. It’s the perfect summer cocktail for a special event or a casual get-together with friends. Normally, I think of mimosas as more of a brunch cocktail…great for Easter and Mother’s Day events. But these blueberry lemonade mimosas are so much…

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