1. Brie Dessert for your Summer Party

    While most people think of cheese for appetizers, today I wanted to share a rich and sweet brie that is perfect alongside your desserts. {And with 4th of July right around the corner, the pop of red goes perfectly well matched back to your red, white, and blue!!}

    To make my Brie Dessert, I needed brie, jelly, honey, berries, and sliced almonds to go on top.

    How to Make this Delicious Cheese Dessert: Take your oversized Brie {option to bake it at 350 for 10-12 minutes or serve cold! It’s really your personal preference!} and top with jelly of your liking. Today I chose an apricot preserve. Next squeeze organic honey of the jelly covering the entire brie. Then sprinkle with fresh berries… raspberries and blueberries are highly recommended {any larger fruits, I recommend chopping prior to placing on top}. And finish with sliced {preferably honey baked} almonds; Wellsley Farms has an array of prepackaged nuts and trail mix to choose from! Slice your brie like a pizza to serve. Optional to serve alongside a baguette with Berkley Jensen small plates and small forks!

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively

  2. 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: Spray cupcake sheet with Baking Spray Combine 2 of the Pre-cut Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Squares into 1 ball Place each “ball” of dough in to the cupcake mold and press / indent the center to make a “flower pot” shape Place in oven at 375 degrees for…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

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