Holiday Parties Made Easy and Yummy with King’s Hawaiian and Walmart

(Sponsored) This blog post was sponsored by KING’S HAWAIIAN® Holiday at Walmart but the opinions are all my own. Are you ready for the holidays? ‘Tis the season of festivities, and I can’t wait to plan a holiday party with friends and family. My first rule is to make sure that preparation and clean-up is simple and easy! I want to be able to enjoy the party and not worry about the food and mess. We usually invite families with a mixed age group, and, therefore, the menu has to be appetizing for everyone. To minimize the holiday stress, I rely on King’s Hawaiian and Walmart to help! The party planning begins with a quick trip to Walmart. My one stop go-to store for all my holiday needs! I grab a cart and get ready to conquer my holiday shopping list. The list is simple and … [Read more...]

19 Halloween Table Decorations

Spooky Elegant Halloween Decorations by Julie Blanner Halloween Mummy Vase by Tinsel and Trim Vampire Pumpkin Candles by Freut Cake Chalkboard Mason Jar Labels by Untrained Housewife Skull Votive Holders by Erin with a Y Creepy Crawly Resin Tray by Craft Berry Bush Creepy Cornucopia by The Homesteady Fall Décor Pumpkins Creme de la Craft Pumpkin Candy Holder by Blissfully Domestic Spiderweb Cupcake Stand by Whimsey Box Jute-Covered Pumpkins by Mom It Forward Halloween Tabletop Decor by I Love to Createe Halloween Mummy Holder by Craft Passion Halloween Creepy Candy Buffet by The Pinning Mama “Wicked” Good Halloween Wood Craft & Decor by Mom It Forward Potion Bottles with Paint by Carla's Chauer Mummy Mason Jars by Homemade 101 Marbled … [Read more...]

Crowd Pleasing Potluck Ideas

I'm not sure about you, but I love a great get together.  Two things come with a great together - good friends and good food.  When my friends and I get together we normally have a big dinner at someone's house.  We all pitch in and bring things so that the host doesn't end up making everything.  But sometimes it tough to try and come up with a dish for a potluck dinner.  [Trust me, I know!]  So I'm sharing up some crowd pleasing potluck dishes!  We have appetizers, drinks, main courses and of course desserts.  Everything you need to have a perfect potluck! Appetizer Ideas - Appetizers seem to always draw a large crowd.  Probably because its easy to dip and chat at the same time! Caramelized Onion Parmesan Dip Skinny Veggie Dip Drink Ideas - The person who brings the drinks is … [Read more...]

Easy Brownies – Great Summer Dessert for Picnics and BBQs

Have you ever picked a recipe simply because you had all the ingredients it called for in your kitchen but then felt so smart when it turned out fabulous?  That's the case for me with these easy brownies. Needing a quick crowd pleasing dessert to take along to a picnic, the plan was brownies. Easy to make, quick to bake and great for transport - plus these don't require cocoa powder - just melting chocolate chips you probably have in your pantry. Easy Brownies - adapted from Allrecipes Makes 8-10 What You'll Need: 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons water 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 2 eggs 2/3 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt [sc:adsense ] How to make these easy brownies: Preheat oven to 325 … [Read more...]

Flexible Entertaining With Serve Yourself Bars

We love to entertain. Having guests over is such a privilege, but as the host you don’t want to spend all of your time in the kitchen preparing dishes. We find that a serve yourself bar is a big hit. It takes the worry out of guests with food allergies, picky eaters and guests not liking something that you have prepared. The beauty of the serve yourself bar is the clean-up afterward. Leftovers can be immediately transferred into storage containers or jars and put aside to make meals out of later that day or the next. Leftover vegetables can be used for soups or stir-fry’s, meat can be used in sandwiches, or you can just do it all again with your family and this time use ingredients you didn't the first time around.   The other fabulous thing is that you don't need to put all of … [Read more...]

Owl Cupcakes

Whoooo are you looking at??? It's owl time for this Halloween! These semi-homemade owl cupcakes will surely bring smiles to all they stare upon. In addition to them being super cute, they are quite easy to decorate too! They'd be a great project for the fledglings to help out with. [sc:adsense ] Also, here's some ideas for some adult halloween treats or even some cupcakes that fool all who look at them! Happy Whooollaween! Owl Cupcakes inspired from pinterest Ingredients 1 box of chocolate cupcake mix (I used devils food) 1 tub of chocolate icing 1.5 containers of double stuf oreos (One container makes 17 cupcakes) 1 medium package of Reeses pieces Directions Bake your cupcakes according to packaged instructions. Once cooled, spread some icing … [Read more...]