virtual tea party

+-*The holidays are upon us but that doesn’t mean I can’t get excited about the premiere of Downton Abbey in January. This month I teamed up with World Market for a little virtual tea party at my house. All my family and friends know how much I adore anything that comes from World Market....

Salted caramel cheese ball

+-*Say hello to the wonderful world of cheese balls.  No seriously they are one of life’s greatest things because cheese is involved.  Cheese is a lot like bacon and one can never have too much of either.  Well you can but that’s not the point here.   Parties need to have cheese whether it...

pomegranate moscow mule

+-*Guys we are almost in the single digits to Christmas. I am having a total freak out moment because not all gifts are bought and I’ll probably be wrapping the night before. In years past I’ve done so good but with our family coming down with bronchitis it literally wiped me out for two...

Coconut Rice with California Raisins, Pomegranate and Hazelnuts

+-*As Christmas approaches people are gathering their thoughts on presents, decorations and meals.   Sometimes we have the more traditional meal including: turkey, rolls, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and a plethora of dessert choices. We also switch it up sometimes by serving enchiladas, fried fish or an Italian meal. This year it’s all about...

Baked pear and apple fries

+-*Fall hits and people are talking about apples all over the place. I’ll even admit that I was on the apple bandwagon as well. I mean I eat one almost daily I might as well put them in a recipe. The forgotten fruit here is the pear. It sits very closely to the apple...

Sundried tomato and goat cheese roasted chicken

+-*The countdown to Christmas is quickly approaching and if you are like me I’m behind on everything except my holiday meal planning. The shopping still needs to take place, stocking stuffers still need to be bought and I can’t forget the countless hours of wrapping that need to take place. I almost forgot about Christmas...

best lasagna recipe with meat sauce

+-*Simply saying that something is “the best” is a pretty BOLD statement. I’m also going to repeat myself when I say this is the best lasagna recipe with meat sauce you will ever need or have to make. Now some of you are going to disagree with the ingredients in this recipe and that’s...

Peppermint Patty Chocolate Cookies

+-*8 days into December and I’m only half way through my Christmas shopping. Most people are in my shoes right now but I’m kind of in a freak out moment. Why you may ask? I’m usually done at this time or trying to get one or two more presents. This past week I spent...