Category Archives: Parties

Tips for a No-Stress Holiday Season // Harry & David

October 22, 2018

Easy Gourmet Holiday Food

Easy Gourmet Holiday Food

Every year I say I am going to slow down and enjoy the Holidays. Then, in one way or another things get busy, the stress sets in, and I am back to feeling overwhelmed.  Well, not this year!  I plan to enjoy the Holidays, simplify and let go of the things that don’t matter as much!

While I absolutely love being in the kitchen creating and cooking, during the holidays I find myself so busy with all the extra activities, and fun. 

Easy Holiday Food with Harry & David

I love that Harry & David Gourmet offers gourmet options created for everyday entertaining with elegance and ease when you need to take the stress out of bringing amazing food to the holiday table. I love that you can have items in the freezer ahead of time for when a holiday event pops up, and you can have confidence that you are prepared and have options at a moments notice.  I put together a dinner party complete with a create your own ham and turkey feast, the ultimate charcuterie and cheese board, a maple pumpkin layer cake.


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10 Years of Fun with Elephant and Piggie // Favorite Kid’s Books

May 30, 2017

Birthday Party Celebrating 10 Years of Elephant and Piggie Book

Birthday Party Celebrating 10 Years of Elephant and Piggie Book

We love Elephant & Piggie books at our house, and we are so excited to partner again with Disney-Hyperion on a sponsored post to celebrate 10 years of the series!  Be sure to check out a few of our other posts over the years: here, here, and here!  (we are long time fans!)

Birthday Party Celebrating 10 Years of Elephant and Piggie Book

We decided to celebrate by throwing a little birthday bash in celebration of the 10 years of fun!  Along with the celebrations, I decided to honor another end to a school year for my kids with some gifts and surprises for them!  They have really worked so hard, and come so far this year!  Each one of my kids have fallen in love with reading, and I am such a proud mom catching them curled up to a book!


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Savory Bread Pudding Recipe // New Years Day Brunch

December 26, 2016

Savory Bread Pudding Recipe

Savory Bread Pudding Recipe

This is sponsored advertising content from Sargento Foods. The opinions stated are my own.

With New Year’s Day approaching, I always like to have a plan in mind for some holiday eats.  We always eat seafood for New Year’s Eve, and for New Year’s Day brunch I like to change things up each year!

I am a huge fan of bread pudding, and I thought it would be fun and a little different to make a savory version!  I typically like more savory things to eat in the morning, and this bread pudding is a perfect make ahead option for New Year’s Day brunch!  You can make it ahead, and place it in the fridge overnight, and pop it in the oven when you are ready to serve brunch!  This comes in handy if you have had a late night out for New Year’s Eve!

Italian Sausage Savory Bread Pudding Recipe

Italian Sausage Savory Bread Pudding Recipe

I love to set my New Year’s Day brunch table with a few festive elements.  The kids think it is so fun to have some sparkling cider out of fancy glasses, and a few sparkly finishing touches.   The New Year is always a great time!  I love to reflect on the last year, and remember all of the good times, and I love the idea of starting fresh, and making new goals!

Sargent Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese

This savory bread pudding has the perfect amount of cheese with a bit of Sargento Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese mixed in, and then finished off with Sargento Artisans Blend Shredded Parmesan Cheese for the top!  I love the flavor of Italian sausage added, but you could easily substitute with bacon, or even ham!  So many great flavors in this dish, especially with the onions, and fresh herbs.

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