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Cabernet Sauvignon and the Perfect Appetizer Pairings

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Happy Hour for 2

One of my favorite weeknight traditions with my hubby is happy hour at home. After the kids go to bed, we love to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and catch up on our day or watch TV. Doing this has helped keep us connected and makes every day feel like “date night”.   Continue Reading


DIY Meatless Mason Jar Salad

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Veggie Lunch on the Go!

Today, I am so excited to once again be partnering with MorningStar Farms® to bring you a healthier weekday lunch idea! A DIY Mason jar salad is perfect solution to a busy day. During the week, I’m always on the go so I usually make a couple of these early in the week and have them ready to grab and eat. This saves me from skipping lunch and gives me plenty of energy to get through my day. Continue Reading


Healthier Choices with MorningStar Farms® Veggie Bowls

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I’m certain I’m not the only one who overindulged over the holiday weekend! After too many second (and, who am I kidding, third!) helpings of apple pie and mashed potatoes, I’m feeling like I need to make some healthier food choices in the coming weeks. However, as a busy mom who’s always on the go, making healthier choices isn’t always easy.  Continue Reading


Your Holiday Guide to the Ultimate Ugly Sweater Party

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The holidays can be a stressful time of year and it can feel like there is a never-ending list of parties to attend, gifts to buy, cards to send and decor to hang. Why not take the edge off with a silly and fun party that everyone is sure to enjoy. A party that celebrates the long-forgotten piece of bad taste otherwise known as The Ugly Sweater. Continue Reading


How To Host a White Elephant Gift Exchange

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Holiday Traditions

My single favorite tradition of the holiday season is the white elephant gift exchange my family hosts every year. The gifts range from small, yet thoughtful to silly, over-the-top gag gifts. Over the years I’ve walked away from the exchange with a set of coffee mugs, a portable cooler and a silly hat that my kids still love to play with, just to name a few. With the holidays fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to create a post about this lively holiday tradition. Continue Reading


Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria with Martinelli’s


Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

If you’re looking for the perfect fall party drink I have the recipe for you! With fall upon us and Halloween mere days away, I’m looking forward to many an upcoming family gatherings and parties with friends. With fall entertaining, or really any entertaining, I like to have a signature cocktail to serve my guests that mirrors the feel of the season. This easy sparkling apple cider sangria is the perfect fall-themed drink for all of your upcoming parties! Continue Reading


Cozy Soups for Chilly Fall Nights


Fall is now officially upon us and the temperatures are starting to cool. In fact yesterday it was 40 degrees when I woke up! Thankfully it won’t be staying quite that cold! This time of year, one of my favorite things to do is get back into the kitchen and cook. And nothing says fall quite like a steaming hot bowl of flavorful soup. Today I’m rounding up 9 of my favorite soup recipes that I adore most, and that also feel the most fitting for this time of year.  Continue Reading


Easy Appetizer: Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail


After our recent trip to Floria and all of the delectable seafood dishes I sampled, I was left longing for more. Sadly, fresh and delicious seafood can be difficult to find here in the Midwest. However, shrimp is an option that can be found everywhere and, if high quality, tastes fresh even when its been frozen. Because of this I’ve been whipping up everything from shrimp tacos to shrimp pasta. But above all other dishes, this easy Mexican-style shrimp cocktail is by far my favorite! Continue Reading