World’s Greatest Slush Punch

World’s Greatest Slush Punch – The best party punch you will ever have!! Great for showers, holidays and all kinds of celebrations. Kid-friendly and SO addicting! It’s been so nice to just hang out with family and relax the last several days. I’ve taken a bit of time off from the blog to unwind and get things around the house in order before everyone is back to their normal schedules next week. Up until a couple days ago we were {Read More}

How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board

How to Assemble a Charcuterie Board – Step-by-step instructions on how to make your own charcuterie board! This is such an easy and stunning idea for a party! Do you like to throw parties? Me, too. Especially, this time of year. I’m all about keeping it simple, though, so I can enjoy and have fun, too. Appetizer plates or apps, like your friends may call them, are all the rage as of late. . .and for good reason. There’s a little {Read More}

Surprise Inside Marshmallow Brownie Bites

I feel like time has just been slipping away from me lately. Do you feel that way, too? Work has been a bit crazy, I’m trying to finish up Christmas shopping, the kids have things going on at school and a good meal in the evenings has been hard to come by. The cookies and treats, however, have been plentiful. Could it be stress that motivates me to bake? Stress or not, these Surprise Inside Marshmallow Brownie Bites are going {Read More}

2014: A Year of Recipes

I hope you have BIG plans for this evening! We’re getting a bunch of friends together to go out to dinner and then we’re bringing everyone back to our house to continue the celebration and ring in the new year together. It’s going to be a blast! I can’t believe we’re saying goodbye to 2014 tonight and welcoming in 2015! Where has the time gone? I’m not sure, but it’s sure been a great time! I’m so grateful for all {Read More}

Marble M&M Blondies

Has everyone recovered from Christmas? I know, I know. Not really, right? We’re rolling from one holiday right into the next! Personally, I think it’s great because I love to celebrate! This week we’re spending some time in the Waterpark Capital of the World – Wisconsin Dells, WI! Our family rarely visits the Dells in the summer because it’s SO busy, but we love going during off-season. My sister and brother-in-law and their four children are joining us and we’re {Read More}

Raspberry Fizz

  Did everyone have a nice Christmas? It always amazes me to think how fast time flies. So much preparation leading up to the big event and then. . .it’s over before we know it. The nice thing is that we have more to look forward to. A new year. A new start. That’s a pretty good reason to keep celebrating if you ask me. 🙂 Each year we get a group of friends together and go out for dinner {Read More}

Self-Draining Shrimp Cocktail Party Tray

When you think about New Year’s Eve, what comes to mind? On a grand scale, I think about fireworks, champagne toasts, the big count down, elaborate evening gowns and everything that sparkles. Have I ever experienced a New Year’s celebration like that? Not a once. But a girl can dream, right? Honestly, I really don’t need anything that elaborate to ring in the new year. To me, New Year’s Eve is an occasion meant to be spent with friends and family talking {Read More}

Ice Luminary

  It’s single digit weather here in Wisconsin right now and everyone is bundling up to stay warm. You don’t leave your house without warming your car, you tell the kids they need to find “inside” things to do and  99.9% of most conversations start out weather-related. It’s cold, people, but the perfect kind of cold for making ice luminaries. I make them every year in preparation for New Year’s Eve. I don’t always make them at the same time {Read More}