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Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa

Avocado, Mango and Pineapple Salsa is a delightful celebration of contrasts: Creamy avocado, sweet mango, tangy pineapple, spicy jalapeno. Five days until Christmas. Four shopping days left. Three days until we leave to visit family for the holiday. Two days until The Nutcracker touring show my daughter, Paige, is in wraps for the season. One …

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Rosemary Garlic Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Prosciutto

Easy but impressive, this recipe for Rosemary Garlic Whipped Ricotta Crostini with Prosciutto can be mostly made ahead, freeing you up to enjoy your guests. When I started working on The Easy Appetizer Cookbook, I spent time thinking about what dishes I would want to serve to guests. What kinds of food make guests go …

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Lobster Newberg with Crumb Topping

Creamy, rich Lobster Newberg combines fresh lobster with a delightful sauce. This version is served in individual portions with a buttery crumb topping. This post is sponsored by Hood Cream. All opinions are my own. The bright glow of twinkling lights hung on trees and garlands. Lavish tablecloths in reds, blues, golds, silvers and greens …

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Planning a Perfect Movie Night for the Holiday Season

It all starts with feasting. Then comes the decked halls, piles of presents, merriment and more. And finally, there’s the celebration to usher in a fresh, sparkling new year. And amid all of that, there’s time together, laughing with the family, enjoying each other’s company and making new memories. When you’re ready for a little …

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Summer Birthday Party Essentials

Planning a summer birthday party? Get creative with these tips for a fab summer birthday party. I received compensation from Hood in exchange for writing this post. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. For Will’s fifth birthday party, he had a beach bash with nearly all of his preschool pals. …

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Planning a Retro Birthday Party

Planning a birthday party? Go classic with these ideas from childhood for a retro birthday party. I received compensation from Hood in exchange for writing this post. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. As the warmer months arrive, I can’t help but think back to childhood and the lazy days …

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