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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…
crockpot macaroni and cheese

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 ball food - ribs, jambalaya, football deviled eggs, and guacamole dip

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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Berry Salad With Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

There’s something so refreshing about salads in the summer. This berry salad with homemade balsamic vinaigrette is made with all the fresh summer berries – strawberries, blueberries and raspberries. Topped with some goat cheese and homemade balsamic vinaigrette, this salad recipe is always a hit at my summer cookouts. This berry salad with balsamic vinaigrette combines…

Classic Mimosa Recipe (With A Non-Alcoholic Option)

Whether you are hosting Easter for your family, doing something special for your Mom on Mother’s Day or making someone’s birthday memorable, serving brunch is a great way to celebrate. And brunch just isn’t the same without Mimosas. Made with fresh-squeezed orange juice and champagne (or a sparkling wine like Prosecco), this classic Mimosa recipe…

Easy Baked Sticky Chinese Chicken Wings

These baked sticky Chinese chicken wings made with brown sugar and soy sauce taste delicious and are the easiest chicken wing recipe you can find! Chicken wings are one of my favorite foods to serve at parties, especially if I’m serving buffet style. So I’m always on the look out for easy to make wing…

How To Grill Perfect Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is one of my all-time favorite chicken recipes, especially for summer cookouts. But it can be a little tricky to cook without burning. After many tries, I’ve finally learned how to grill perfect rotisserie chicken, and it’s definitely become part of my dinner recipe rotation. Now that it’s summer and the grill is…
blue hawaiian jello shots stacked on a table

How to Make Blue Hawaiian Jello Shots

These Blue Hawaiian jello shots made with Malibu rum are the color of the ocean and taste so delicious you’ll feel like you’re sitting on a tropical beach. They’re perfect to serve with other tropical flavors like Pina Colada jello shots and Strawberry Daiquiri Jello shots. Whether I’m making jello shots for my own party…

Layered Pina Colada Jello Shots (With Coconut Cream Pudding)

These layered Pina Colada jello shots made with Malibu rum, Island Pineapple Jello and Coconut Cream pudding are the perfect summer party cocktail. They look and taste tropical, and all of your friends will love them! I love making jello shots for parties and Pina Colada jello shots are perfect for summer get-togethers. That’s why…

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Pretty Pink Champagne Jello Shots

This pink champagne jello shots recipe is an elegant and easy way to serve cocktails at your New Year’s Eve party, anniversary party or even a wedding. I love serving jello shots, like these Blue Hawaiian jello shots and these layered Pina Colada jello shots at all types of events. Since they can be made…

Tropical Red, White and Blue Jello Shots

These layered tropical red, white and blue jello shots made with Malibu rum are always a big hit at my annual 4th of July party. The coconut flavor is the perfect adult treat for a fun summer cookout. Every year I have a 4th of July party and one of the things that always seems to…

Green Apple Cinnamon Fireball Jello Shots

Made from apple gelatin, apple juice and Fireball whiskey, this green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots recipe tastes like boozy apple pie in a jello shot cup. Do you love jello shots? And apples? And cinnamon whiskey? Oh good. You’re in the right place! These green apple cinnamon Fireball jello shots are awesome. And so…

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Homemade Lemonade

Old Fashioned Homemade Lemonade (And Syrup)

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a cool glass of lemonade…and this homemade lemonade recipe made with real lemons will have your friends and family coming back for seconds! Whether I’m hosting a 4th of July barbeque or just having a summer cookout for a few friends, this homemade lemonade recipe is…
triple cheese ball with crackers on a plate

Easy Three Cheese Ball

This easy three cheese ball is simply the best. Creamy, savory, and nutty flavors are all included in this delicious appetizer recipe that is so easy to make and perfect for your next party! This is one of my favorite recipes for entertaining a crowd. Who doesn’t enjoy an easy cheese ball recipe? Rich cream…
fresh classic coleslaw

Easy Classic Coleslaw

If you are looking for a new twist on an old classic then this flavorful and easy classic coleslaw recipe is going to become your go-to dish. This sweet yet tangy cabbage slaw can be served as a side dish or appetizer salad at any gathering, BBQ or dinner party. This easy homemade slaw is…

Holiday Recipes

orange creamsicle cocktail

Orange Creamsicle Cocktail With Whipped Cream Vodka

This drink is not just cool, it’s refreshing! The whipped cream flavored vodka and orange soda mix perfectly with the sweetness of whipped topping to make an orange Creamsicle cocktail that’ll have you coming back for more. Whether you’re looking for a fun summer cocktail, an orange-colored drink for your Halloween party, or you just…
Easy Halloween spider cupcakes with oreo cookies

Super Easy Halloween Spider Cupcakes With Oreo Cookies

This Halloween spider cupcakes recipe is the perfect treat for a Halloween party. Made with Oreo cookies and frosting, they’re super easy to put together and will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It’s that time of year again! You know, when we all start to plan for the most wonderful time of the…
Spooky blackberry Halloween sangria made with red wine

Spooky Blackberry Halloween Sangria With Red Wine

This spooky blackberry Halloween sangria recipe is made with red wine, triple sec and blackberry brandy along with fresh fruit. And it has a ghostly garnish that makes it perfect for a Halloween party. Sangria is one of my favorite drinks to serve for a party. It’s easy to make, is made in big batches…

Drinks & Cocktails

peanut butter cup whiskey cocktail with reese's peanut butter cup in front

Skrewball Peanut Butter Cup Whiskey Cocktail (With A Dairy-Free Version)

You love whiskey and you love peanut butter cups, but what if you could have both at the same time? We’re here to tell you that it’s possible. Made with Skrewball peanut butter whiskey and chocolate liqueur, this peanut butter whiskey cocktail tastes just like a Reese’s peanut butter cup in liquid form…with a kick!…
spiked caramel apple cider

Spiked Caramel Apple Cider

This season, spice up your fall (or winter) festivities with a spiked caramel apple cider. Made with caramel vodka and spiced rum, this easy-to-make drink recipe can be served cold or warm and is the perfect cocktail for any occasion. If you’ve been looking for the perfect fall drink recipe to wow your guests, look…
spiced apple cider in glasses with cinnamon sticks and star anise garnish

Homemade Spiced Apple Cider Recipe From Scratch

Welcome Fall with this hot homemade spiced apple cider recipe made from fresh red apples and sweet oranges. Warm and spicy, you will love making this apple cider from scratch for your next holiday celebration. Best served warm or hot, this homemade spiced apple cider recipe is perfect for the cooler temperatures. Fresh apples, cinnamon,…