Cheese Buds

Cheesy, salty, tender bites of melt in your mouth goodness.  These cute little cheesy buttons make a great nibble for your holiday party.   Cheese Buds also make the perfect homemade holiday gift!  Who said Christmas cookies had to be sweet?  How about a cookie of the savory sort?  Growing up my mom and us […]

Partly Cloudy Cocktail

The days are getting shorter and cooler but summer is not over yet!  Kicking back on the deck with this fresh and zippy cocktail is the best way to make the summer last! Partly Cloudy Cocktail is my sassy take on a Dark and Stormy. Vanilla Bean infused rum with a twist of lemon will make you […]

Cheddar Stout Fondue with roasted vegetables

Cheese fondue is interactive, delicious, and a great way to gather friends and family around the table!   Fondue is a Christmas Eve tradition for our family.  Every year since forever, even when the kids where little, we have done fondue with my dad and my sister and her husband.  It’s an event, that takes the […]

Easy Entertaining – Cheese Platter 101

A simple cheese plate, as an appetizer,  is easy and elegant; let me show you just how easy entertaining this holiday season can be! I have vowed this holiday season to keep life simple!  That does not mean that I want to cut down; by all means I want to live life to the fullest […]

Layered Ice Cream Dessert ~ the easiest dessert you’ll EVER make!

Summer can be busy, but it should never be too busy for a little dessert!  In my book dessert is a must, but honestly sometimes dessert falls to the wayside, I tend to use up all my culinary energies on the main course, that’s why this dessert is perfect.  It’s pretty, its delicious, it’s not […]

The hostess with the mostest ~ Bread and Wine review & giveaway!

I’m so excited to be sharing a review of the book Bread & Wine by author and blogger Shauna Niequist.  Bread & Wine is Shauna’s third book following her bestselling books Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet.  Bread & Wine is the perfect read for those who love food and cherish the community and connection of family […]

German Chocolate Cake and a celebration!

I’m wondering…why is it, as we get older we fail to celebrate our lives and the lives of those we hold dearest?  When we are children we are allowed to celebrate our birthdays with abandon.  Favorite foods, cake and ice cream, treat bags, sleep overs, party hats, decorations, parties with family, parties with friends, birthday […]

Easter Ham

I realize you were hoping for Easter Ham and here’s a picture of potatoes with the ham photo bombing the picture.  I wanted to give you a preview of what’s to come.  This week I’m sharing three recipes that I have eaten at Easter time since I was a wee wittle goil!   I cannot […]

Hip Hostess GIVEAWAY!!

The WINNER is Winnie!  “I love the red ones. What a great shop!” Winnie come claim your prize my Darlin’!! Let me know if you would like 8 red napkin swags or if you want to change your mind, you can do that  The sooner the better, The Hip Hostess wants to get you your […]

Traditional Fondue

  I promised you my Traditional Cheese Fondue Recipe and a few other fondue tricks and tips.  Fondue can be done anytime anywhere, with all ages!  It forces people to eat slow and enjoy each others company….and because of this, it’s usually only done for special occasions , or perhaps for friends on a Friday […]

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