holidays

Zucchini Mozzarella Squares

As the new BeyoncĂ© album came out on Friday the 13th, I assumed that any potential “bad luck” associated with the day would have dissipated at Queen Bey’s command. Alas, it seems that her diva powers don’t extend to the mundane. We co-hosted a great shower/party for one of the most fun couples that we know […]

Read More

Graham Cracker Swirl Cheesecake

Every year, my work sends us home with a free turkey for Thanksgiving. We already have plans for Thanksgiving day and the two of us can’t hope to finish twelve pounds of poultry together, so we decided to throw a spur-of-the-moment dinner party.  Okay, it wasn’t just the turkey, we also were given some beautiful […]

Read More

Pan-Seared Salmon with a Miso, Ginger, and Lemongrass Marinade

Halloween has long been one of my favorite holidays because it’s such a fun, lighthearted fall celebration. This year was the best Halloween thus far for me because it was the first Halloween that I’ve been a homeowner and also our first holiday as an old married couple! We commemorated the evening with holiday decor:  […]

Read More

Easter Craftiness

Last year, Easter weekend involved just BF and myself, nothing special. Nevertheless, I made about three dozen adorable macaroon birds nests filled with Nutella, Cadbury crackle eggs and Peeps. They were adorable, and largely uneaten. This year, though, I get to spend the holiday with real live children! The kind who find the prospect of […]

Read More

Cajeta Birthday Cake

My birthday had a subtle Mexican theme, in that I had been craving margaritas and guacamole. I went with that craving and served a Mexican menu, complete with a Cajeta caramel-frosted vanilla birthday cake. I had to run a couple of errands on my birthday (glamorous day, I know), so I resorted to a doctored […]

Read More

Birthday Week!

Source: winkchic.com via Ratreisia on Pinterest My birthday is just seven short days away and I can hardly contain myself. Last year I did a brunch party, complete with a make-your-own Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar.  This year, I am putting together a Mexican-inspired menu, with my tres leches cake turned into cupcakes, sangria, and […]

Read More

Valentines Day Inspiration

One of more adorable holidays of the year is just around the corner – Valentines Day. The fun, low-stress, somewhat meaningless holidays are just so much fun. These holidays, to me, are New Year’s Eve, Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Halloween. I would put Razorback gamedays in this category, but those […]

Read More