Try this tangy barbecue crockpot meatball recipe featuring Coke Zero #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #UnbelievableMoments #CollectiveBias Read my full disclosure policy here. One of my greatest college memories was watching the basketball team win the national championship in 1993! It was an edge-of-your-seat win, the kind that had me yelling at the […]

Plan a romantic night in with these dinner for two recipes inspired by the flavors of India and the film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

How about a date night and an exotic vacation all rolled into one — without ever leaving the house? My husband and I recently enjoyed an afternoon getaway to India, featuring international food and decor from World Market, and inspired by the sweetly romantic comedy, “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.” All in the middle […]

Gourmet Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Truffle Oil

I’ve told you before about my love affair with truffle oil! Well, today I’m sharing another recipe using truffle oil that is going to take your tastebuds on an adventure. And did I mention that this recipe is easy, kid-friendly and equally appropriate for a fancy dinner or for an on-the-go lunch? Yummy bacon truffle […]

Seriously...the best salad ever - a make-at-home version of the world famous Columbia Restaurant 1905 Salad. It is a garlic and olive lover's delight. and so easy to make.

When we were newlyweds, I tagged along with Bruce on a business trip to St. Petersburg, Fla. We had an amazing, romantic meal at the Columbia Restaurant on the pier, but what I remember most is the salad. No fancy greens, just old-school iceberg lettuce, ripe tomatoes, Spanish olives, ham, cheese and a kicking homemade […]

Champagne Red Velvet Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting

Come quickly! I am drinking the stars. So Dom Pérignon exclaimed centuries ago when he first tasted champagne, if you believe the legend. I can’t think of a more evocative way to describe how a sip of champagne tastes — so sparkly, light and magical. Out of this world. Like these adorable star-studded mini red […]

Celebrate like the stars with these Oscar party ideas featuring food and decor from World Market. This Oscars party is all about glitz and glamour with a menu modeled after Wolfgang Puck's annual Governors Ball for the Academy Awards.

I have always dreamed of being a part of Hollywood’s biggest night… Flash bulbs popping, I make my way down the Red Carpet in my vintage Valentino dress, Louboutin stilettos and borrowed Harry Winston jewels, arm in arm with Hugh Jackman. Hey, a gal can dream… Since the Academy hasn’t sent me a ticket for the […]

Host a The Boxtrolls family movie night. Make this "buggy" popcorn snack mix using Pop Secret and your favorite candy and pretend you're one of The Boxtrolls. Click for more family movie night ideas.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Read my full disclosure policy here. We love a family movie night! We try to schedule one every weekend, because it’s one of the many fun ways […]

Looking for a party recipe that you'll make again and again? These Asian style sweet and spicy chicken wings are always a hit. Perfect for the Super Bowl or any kind of bash. And they're easy to make. Just marinate, broil and toss in the slow cooker.

Over the years, I have been slowly building my party menu repertoire, dishes that never get old and are sure to be a hit with my guests. Bonus if they’re easy to make. These sweet and spicy chicken wings are both — delicious and deliciously simply to make, with little hands-on time. These are everything […]

Looking for some quick and easy breakfast ideas that will wake you up and jumpstart your day? Try out this recipe for a breakfast tea and greek yogurt smoothie and pair it with homemade fruity tea loaf.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AmericasTea #CollectiveBias I am not a morning person. I burn the midnight oil, but my alarm still buzzes nice and early. (Unless a dog or a cat or a little boy wakes me up first.) So, I’m not […]

Looking for leftover ham recipes? Click over for two easy ham pot pie recipes. Only 5 ingredients for each!

I am not really a leftover person. I’m OK with the same meal two nights in a row, but after that, I’m done with the leftovers, no matter how tasty the dish. For most of our everyday dinners, an abundance of leftovers is not a problem. But when special occasions and holidays roll around and […]