No matter how you take your margarita, the proper tools are essential in making it!  Here are a few of my favorite tools accompanied by photos from a while back, when we used to have friends over to our house!  I miss my friends and I miss celebrating life’s occasions with them and I can’t…

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Christmas is my favorite time of year.  I love all of the hustle and bustle and celebrations.  I love driving around to look at lights, the decorating, the gift wrapping and the 24-hour Christmas Carol radio station but none of those things really compare to the meals around a table with family and friends.  In…

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One of my favorite punch recipes in my new book would make a great choice for any Fourth of July Celebration!  Kicky Watermelon Punch is a crowd pleaser and serving it in a watermelon makes for a fun and festive presentation.  I’m thrilled to share the recipe with you here!  Click here to order a…

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Whether you are hosting a gathering to watch the royal wedding or plan to stay cuddled in bed to see the action, this scone recipe is the perfect way to commemorate this special occasion! Scotland is famous for it’s fluffy and dense scones. I promise, once you have tasted one you will crave more! Even…

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I had such a blast at Today Show this morning whipping up a Mother’s Day brunch in the kitchen with Craig Melvin.  Click here to watch the segment! We started out with the Orange-Ginger Mocktail – perfect for the guests of every age!  Simply mix Orange Juice, Pineapple Juice and Ginger -ale and serve over…

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I’m thrilled to share my tips for an easy and affordable holiday dessert buffet on Good Morning Texas this morning (click here to watch!) Here is the Punch Recipe I promised on the air!   Christmas Citrus Punch 3 cups of fresh squeezed orange juice 2 cups of fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice ¼…

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photograph by Kelli Boyd Photography I’m so thrilled to be a part of Lavin Label’s Holiday Lookbook! I shared my mother’s famous Brandy Alexander Recipe in this wonderful holiday guide.  I hope you will take a stroll her wonderful digital publication filled with gorgeous photography by Kelli Boyd and loads of holiday inspiration!  My mom…

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I loved sharing my Outdoor entertaining tips on Summer Classics Blog this week.  Hi Spode-lovers – Look at what is on major sale again!!!!! No one in my house can stop snacking on this – morning noon and night! Millie want’s me to be a mermaid for Halloween so I think I need to order this!…

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I loved sharing my Outdoor entertaining tips on Summer Classics Blog this week.  No one in my house can stop snacking on this – morning noon and night! Millie want’s me to be a mermaid for Halloween so I think I need to order this! Just got these!  So excited about the price (compared to those…

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I loved sharing my Outdoor entertaining tips on Summer Classics Blog this week.  No one in my house can stop snacking on this – morning noon and night! Just got these!  So excited about the price (compared to those other scalloped shoes!) I’m going to try this over the weekend. Indulging in this.  No one really…

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