1. Flower Pot Cupcake DIY

    As you saw in my Mother’s Day Tablescape, I created a centerpiece of beautiful desserts. This dessert in particular is too cute and a great DIY for you and the kids to work on before Mother’s Day dinner! So delicious and perfect for displaying! Hope you have fun making this recipe!!

    Directions for Flower Pot Cupcakes:

    1. Spray cupcake sheet with Baking Spray
    2. Combine 2 of the Pre-cut Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Squares into 1 ball
    3. Place each “ball” of dough in to the cupcake mold and press / indent the center to make a “flower pot” shape
    4. Place in oven at 375 degrees for 11 minutes
    5. While cookie cools make chocolate ganache
    6. Put 1 cup of heavy cream into a sauce and cook on medium until it begins to simmer
    7. Add 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips and stir until thick and combined
    8. Fill cooled sugar cookie pots with chocolate ganache
    9. Place 8 oreos into a zip lock bag and crush with rolling pin (*note: use only the cookies, do not include vanilla frosting)
    10. Place crushed oreos on top of ganache to add the look of “dirt”
    11. Superglue faux flower to the top of a tooth pick, repeat until you have enough for your batch, place in flower pot!
    12. Serve!

    Photos by Yesi of Simply Lively Photography 

  2. Pastel Easter Milkshakes

    I had to share a closer look at these delicious and adorable Easter milkshakes I whipped up for my kids table. Not terribly unhealthy, they are such a fun and colorful dessert idea for the little ones! What you need: Coconut Dairy Free Ice Cream Skim Milk Food coloring of choice Low fat whipped cream Rainbow sprinkles Peep to garnish Tall glasses {I chose my Juliska Berry & Thread Clear Highball Glasses} Directions: Place 5 Scoops of Coconut Dairy Free Ice Cream in the blender with ​2 Tablespoons Skim Milk in blender. Mix until nicely blended. Add 2 drops of food coloring…

  3. Watermelon Cooler Cocktail

    Nothing pairs with sunshine quite like fresh watermelon, so today I wanted to whip up a delicious and refreshing watermelon cocktail to serve as a compliment to my Spring party and party menu! What I love about the cocktail is the natural sweetness which comes from the watermelon itself, and the hint of lime which comes from the fresh lime juice. Also a fab mocktail, it’s quite the crowd pleaser so I recommend making a pitcher worth to place on a bar cart. One note if you plan to serve outside, I recommend placing ice separate {ie. in an ice bucket} as…

  4. Goat Cheese Crostini with Honey and candied almonds

    Last week I recapped the event I hosted with BJ’s Wholesale Club and shared how I used all BJ’s products to style an NYC apartment AND host a party for NYC editors and bloggers. For the party we served BJ’s exclusive brand Wellsley Farms for the event’s food and drinks {I mean, of course we did, they have everything!!}. So today I wanted to share one of my favorite appetizer recipes that I was inspired to whip up with their products once I got home! The recipe calls for Wellsley Farms whole wheat baguette, Wellsley Farms goat cheese, honey, and slivered candied almonds! Ingredients: Wellsley…

  5. Floral Cheese Board

    So in yesterday’s post I mentioned I couldn’t wait for a cozy Valentine’s Day at home. Well, I decided to create a pretty cheese board for our movie night and this sweet idea of a floral cheese board came to me, so I had to share! It’s such a great last minute party idea, and transforms the look of your display in minutes. While shopping at the grocery for your cheeses, crackers, salami, olives, and nuts {see an amazing over flowing cheese board in this post}, also reach for a mixed bouquet. Come home and assemble your cheese board and…

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