After hosting our Four Course Italian Dinner Party for adults + toddlers, we decided to scale it down a little for our next event. I LOVE paella and it had been forever since we had made it… a Spanish Paella Party was decided upon! Paella makes a perfect dish for a large party, it can be prepped ahead of time and in the oven (or on the
A delicious, versatile weekday breakfast recipe. However, you can elevate it by adding some of the fun toppings listed below. Perfect for serving to guests on a weekend or just for fun! I have included the whole wheat in my recipe just to be sure my toddler is getting a bit more fiber than he would from an all all-purpose flour recipe. I developed this recipe based on Betty Crocker’s
Chicago had such a beautiful day today I couldn’t resist making my first seasonal batch of lemonade. Summer is technically about a month away, but enough is enough! Time to embrace the sun, warmth and flavors of summer! I love making lemonade. There is no comparison to freshly squeezed fruit served on ice on a hot day. Delicious! I love Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe, Italian Lemonade. Outstanding! I
If you ever find yourself with a cold, sore throat or cough… you must try this for relief! It is actually pretty common and I am sure you have heard of it or even tried it before. Lemons contain almost the same amount of vitamin C as oranges. Honey is wonderful because it soothes the throat and acts as a cough suppressant! My honey lemon
Born in Texas, perfected in MN… my North Taco Salad recipe. I grew up eating my mom’s Tex-Mex inspired taco salad and quickly realized that her recipe varied from others. Perhaps meaning taco salads vary by region? If so, I think the North has given it just the spin I like. Ha! Below is the recipe I have developed to my liking. This recipe is perfect for enjoying
For our Egg Dyeing Breakfast Party this year, I wanted to serve my Carrot Pancakes. They are obviously perfect for the occasion and liked by all! I topped them with freshly made whipped cream, toasted walnuts & grated carrot. The orange color from the carrot was a perfect complement to my bright tablescape. Carrot Pancakes Save Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 6 mins Total
Pancakes are a breakfast staple in our household. To keep things interesting, I am always developing new recipes. I love these easy, delicious pancakes served with Honey Butter Syrup. Great for those days when someone forgot to pick up the maple syrup! On this particular day, I decided to experiment with making butter pats using cookie cutters. I pressed slightly warmed butter into the cookie cutters and froze them.
My husband and I wanted a big celebration for our son’s first birthday. There were so many reasons to have a big celebration (besides my love of throwing a party). The years surrounding our son’s birth we went through a lot of big changes. First and foremost, I had a baby. I also left my professional interior design career to stay home with our new little