Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category

Summer Patio Party: South of the Border-Style (and Giveaway)


Last summer we (finally) had our patio re-done after 7 years of living with a wooden deck that we rarely used.  We lucked out with finding a contractor that agreed to tear down the rickety deck and replace it with a fresh new flagstone patio. And so began my visions ...

Posted in chillin' out maxin' relaxin', Cinco de Mayo, ConAgra Foods, Entertaining, Fiesta, Parties, Ready Set Eat, recipes, sponsored post, Uncategorized | 108 Comments »

Summer Recipe: Governor’s Mansion Peach Tea Punch


Image Credit: Southern Living   I used the Memorial Day holiday as an excuse to try out a few new recipes.  In last month's issue of Southern Living magazine, I saw this recipe for Governor's Mansion Summer Peach Tea Punch.  It looked so lovely and enticing!  So, yesterday I decided to try it ...

Posted in BBQ, chillin' out maxin' relaxin', Entertaining, libations, recipes, Something New, Tea | 53 Comments »

Kids’ Party Themes: Taste the Rainbow


My girl Jazzy from Travel Jonez sent me this image of gorgeous rainbow cupcakes thinking that I would like to use them for an upcoming kids' birthday party.  She knows me well. I am in love and already planning a Rainbow-themed bash in my head.

Posted in Entertaining, Events, Parties, Sweet Tooth | 138 Comments »

Our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta


I am in love with Mexican food. We must eat it at least once every two weeks.  Nothing beats the flavors, the comfort, the cheese.  In fact, I've often said that I've failed my Caribbean roots because if you ask Giggles what her favorite food, she'll say "tacos!" without hesitation. So ...

Posted in Cinco de Mayo, Entertaining, Fiesta, Quickie Meals, Ready Set Eat, recipes, Uncategorized | 82 Comments »

“Easy” Christmas Dinner


So this year I decided that I wasn't going to slave over the stove for hours on Christmas Day making a knockout dinner.  Instead I was going to make a simple but tasty meal that didn't require a lot of energy and time. Or so I thought. Unlike Thanksgiving, I didn't spend ...

Posted in Entertaining, I Got Mad Skillz, somethin's cookin' | 20 Comments »

The Art of Food & Entertaining: 12/9 at 6:30pm


Just in time for the holidays, chefs Lidia Bastianich and Tom Colicchio join Barneys creative director Simon Doonan and South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festivals creator-author Lee Brian Schrager to discuss New York's fine dining, the art of cooking and festive entertaining on ...

Posted in Chefspotting, Entertaining, Food News, Lee Schrager, Lidia Bastianich, Times Talks, Tom Colicchio | 2 Comments »

My Thanksgiving Menu


{This is for you, Nat!} By now you know that I love trying new recipes, cooking good food, and entertaining family and friends.  There's no better time to indulge in all three than the holidays. Which is why I've been poring over my food magazines and surfing the web ...

Posted in Bon Appetit, Entertaining, Food & Wine, Nigella Lawson, Paula Deen, recipes, somethin's cookin', The Pioneer Woman, Tyler Florence, Uncategorized, wannabe foodie, work mommy work | 22 Comments »

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show


About 4 years ago I stumbled across an ad for a cooking show that would be launching in the DC area.  I was intrigued! As a budding foodie, and aspiring apron designer, this was just the sort of event to get me excited. In fact, I was *this close* to ...

Posted in Chefspotting, Entertaining, Events, Foodie Favorites, somethin's cookin', wannabe foodie, yo that's dope | 7 Comments »

Countdown to BlogHer (with Chocolate!)


BlogHer ‘10 is just days away and it’s time for me to get my act together.  This year the pre-BlogHer excitement reached an all new level for me, and I think it’s largely because I’m in a comfortable groove when it comes to my blogging self. ...

Posted in Entertaining, Events, Hitting the Road, jet setting, recipes, sponsored post | 2 Comments »

It’s Tea Time


I have a thing for tea parties. Well not, you know, that Tea Party, but the sugar cubes, silver tea service, fanciful hats sort of tea party.  Spring Teas are a cornerstone of southern living, and by golly doesn't it just happen to be spring! I feel a pot a' ...

Posted in Entertaining, Events, Tea | No Comments »