Recipes

Browse all of our recipes, from quick and easy appetizers to easy weeknight dinners, brunch to family holiday favorites. Whether you're in the mood for salads or pasta, cakes or cookies, you’ll find all kinds of deliciousness here in our recipe gallery.

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Eat: Recipe: Spiced Caramel Apple Cider

There are a few things I really crave at this time of year, and one of them is definitely Starbucks Spiced Caramel Apple Cider.  Fortunately, I can save you a trip to Starbucks next time you are craving it too. 🙂  There are a few things you can keep on hand to whip this treat … Read more

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How to Make Cute and Easy Halloween Spider Web Pretzel Treats

I LOVE Halloween!  I can’t get enough of all the fun.  My kids, especially my daughter, is a girl after my own heart.  She loves to celebrate any and everything and is ready to start decorating as soon as school starts.  So you can imagine her excitement when I broke out the fake spiders a … Read more

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Sweets: DIY Halloween Meringue Ghosts

As Halloween quickly approaches there’s just one question you need to ask yourself. Who doesn’t love a friendly little ghost? These little darlings are easy to make, delicious on their own, and also double as the perfect topper for a cake or cupcakes.   These little cuties are spooky, sweet and delicious! Enjoy! To see … Read more

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Eat: Recipe for Quick and Delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup

Dreaming of cold weather and rain has me wanting to make some homemade soup.  This is one of Ashley’s favorite dinners and a regular in our house, so I thought it was about time to share it here.  It’s super easy and delicious and you know how I feel about that combination! 😉     You can … Read more

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Sweets: Two Ways to Dress Up Your Fall Desserts

You don’t have to be an experienced baker to add a little style to your fall desserts! All it takes are a few extra ingredients from the store, and you’re in business! I’ve made a pumpkin spice cake with maple frosting, but a boxed cake and frosting would work beautifully here as well. After completely … Read more

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Recipe: Jenny’s Pasta Carbonara

Fall is right around the corner and with that comes the yearning for some good ole comfort food. You know the kind that makes you want to sit on the sofa, with your legs curled under you and enjoy a bowl full of warm and satisfying… in the most delicious way… kind of food! As … Read more

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Quick and Easy Party Drink Idea

We are in the middle of a crazy heat spell here in So Cal…temps hitting more than 100 degrees.  YUCK! To help keep cool I’m whipping up one of my kids favorite frosty beverages.  It’s super easy, tasty and colorful…what more can you ask for? Here’s what you’ll need: Prepared Kool Aid in assorted colors/flavors … Read more

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Irresistable Banana Muffin Recipe

One thing I definitely love about the summer is the freedom I have to make a few more homemade breakfasts.  Usually we are rushing to get started on daily schedules and out the door for things, but these lazy days we are able to wake up late, lay around the house, and bake and cook … Read more

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Ginger Sesame Chicken and Rice

I am always on the lookout for quick, healthy meals that I can make with minimal effort.  With crazy afternoons running kids to lessons and practices, I need something that quick and delicious.  Today I’m sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes for chicken and rice.  I got this recipe from a friend years ago … Read more

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Thai Chicken Pasta Salad

I don’t know about you guys, but I have been in a cooking rut lately.  I am tired of all of my old recipes and always on the hunt for new fresh ideas that don’t take forever to make. Thank heavens for pinterest! 🙂 I stumbled across this recipe last week from Better Homes and … Read more

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Cute Easter Egg Hunt Party Food

Looking for a quick and delicious treat to bring as a hostess gift or party food for an Easter egg hunt this season?  These cute Easter egg hunt treats are sure to please your guests and they only take a minute to make.  That is my kind of party food!  If you have made our … Read more

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make Shaped Chocolate Pops with Wilton Candy Melts

As a party planner I spend countless hours searching the internet for the perfect party or picture prop, party favor, creative decoration or party activity. Sometimes it is challenging to find exactly what I have dreamed up, and other times it is just WAY too expensive and out of my, or my client’s budget. Most … Read more

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Party Food Ideas: Rose Topped Brownie Bites

I’m working on a project and wanted to share a quick and easy idea for upcoming valentine parties, weddings, or any other fun event! These are super simple and take about 5 minutes to make a dozen.  Here’s what you’ll need: Brownie Bites (you can use homemade or I purchased mine at Coscto) White frosting … Read more

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DIY Party Food: How to Make Turkey Cookies

These DIY Turkey cookies are always a hit for Thanksgiving. My kids love to get a couple of friends together and make them. They turn out so cute too. Each one has it’s own personality. 🙂 Here’s what you’ll need: mini reeses peanut butter cups oreos…double stuff are the best whoppers candy corn (5 or … Read more

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Patriotic Party Ideas : Sprinkle Dipped Ice Cream Sandwiches

It’s that time again! I LOVE Memorial Day, Flag Day, the 4th of July…EVERYTHING patriotic! I am always looking for patriotic party ideas.  Red White and Blue is just such a stellar color combination, it just makes any party supplies and party food look fun.  Here’s a SUPER easy and budget friendly DIY treat that … Read more

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Easy DIY Party Food: Donut Holes on a stick

I am always on the hunt for cute and easy DIY party food ideas, and these semi-homemade DIY Donut Holes on stick certainly fit that description.  Everything is cuter on a stick, and donut holes are no exception!   Andy’s class was having a Valentine party at school past week, and I was assigned to … Read more

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DIY EASTER PARTY FOOD : Chocolate Bunny Pops

Easter is almost here and nothing screams Easter more than some chocolate bunnies. Have you ever used candy melts or candy molds before? I tried using them a bit ago for a birthday party and guys…they are SO easy!  I thought it would be fun to share some DIY Easter party food ideas and so … Read more

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