Category Holidays

Snowman Cheeseball

  Yes, this cheeseball snowman is adorable, but it also is absolutely addicting.  Like, ‘all will power out the window I’m going to gobble off his entire head in a barbaric manner’ addicting. Which can be a good and bad thing.  Good because you will be praised, bad because the snowman will look like it’s been bull-dozed […]

Your Healthy Thanksgiving Menu: Easy & Delicious Swaps!

  Thanksgiving can be healthy and delicious! Swap your grandma’s butter & sugar laden recipes for these healthier alternatives this year. There’s no reason to sacrifice your weight loss and diet goals!   Check out this video on quick tips & tricks to cut that fat but not the flavor this Thanksgiving!     Sample […]

Halloween Monster Mash Party Menu & Recipes!

From spiked hot apple cider to fake fingers in the candy bowl – Halloween parties are an open canvas for creative hosts. I’ve got my second annual Ghoulish Gathering planned for this week, but while I review my favorites from last year, I thought I would share some of my best party food hits. 1. […]

Melting Snowman Red Velvet Cookies for Christmas!

My gripe with adorable Christmas cookies is that they never taste good!  So I sought to make adorable snowmen that were actually delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 Box red velvet cupcake mix (I used Duncan Hines) 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil cream cheese frosting (homemade recipe on blog, or buy pre-made) black and red icing Marshmallows […]

DIY Cookie Decorating Bar!

What an adorably perfect holiday party idea… thought of by me! 🙂

Four Tips to Beat Holiday Stress!

BEAT THE HOLIDAY STRESS! (PUBLISHED AT CAREPILOT.COM NOVEMBER 2013)   From watching a loved one open a thoughtful present to decorating every corner of my home, the holidays still awash me with a magical joy.  While this elation does bring me back to my childhood, the merriment isn’t quite the same.  And no, it is not […]

The Perfect Easter Menu

Not that hosting Thanksgiving is a piece of pie, but at least with Turkey day, the guess work for menu planning is taken care of.  Easter?  Not so much.  But fret not, I’ve got the perfect, stress-free Easter Menu for you! EASTER MENU (for a party of 12-20) DRINKS- Mimosa Bar: 4 Bottles of Champagne, 1 […]

A Reflective Easter

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays.  I love the baskets, the painting of the eggs, the anticipation of spring weather.  But going to my cousin Kristen’s house was always the best part. As kids, the cousins would stuff ourselves with candy then sneak away to play for hours on end.   As […]

A Christmas Recap, From Beverly Hills to Halifax, MA

Since I neglected my blog for the month of December, I decided to picture montage my Christmas to segway into my New Years resolutions.   I had the most fabulous time at 21 Elm Street; it really doesn’t get any better than family at Christmas. Alright, I had a little Christmas cheer in LA too: Lessons […]

Red Velvet Christmas Woopie Pie Cookies!

It’s so easy, I’m almost embarrassed to post this – BUT they are such a hit, that I feel compelled. Sometimes it’s ok to take the easy route and buy the box mix…. just as long as you make it your own!