recipes

Hosting Hacks for Effortless Entertaining

When it comes to hosting, embracing simplicity is key.  Ditch the overly styled tabletop for more organic mix and match dinnerware and bud vases that are easily filled with a few stems. In lieu of a complicated, twenty ingredient recipe, fresh pasta and garlic roasted produce are always a delicious treat.  And instead of hosting a party with an elaborate signature cocktail or two, stock your bar cart in such a way that guests know exactly how to make a refreshing tasting cocktail with ease.  We’ve been partnering …

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Simple Grilled Chicken Pineapple Kabobs

Super satisfying Chicken Pineapple Kabobs made with sweet pineapple, onions, bell peppers and the succulent marinated chicken. After soaking up the seasoning of the marinade they can be grilled or baked – either way they are delicious! Why don’t we cook more meals on a stick?  I’ve never met a food on a stick that I didn’t love.  Corn dogs? Delicious!  Popsicles? Yes, please!  Kabobs, of course, are no exception.  You can basically kabob anything these days without judgement, but this simple flavor combination of …

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Stone Fruit Summer Sangria

This Summer Sangria recipe is light and packed with fruity flavors! It’s a great batch cocktail that mixes rose wine with vodka and a cornucopia of stone fruits. I love a big batch pre-mixed cocktail that takes the fuss out of making sure everyone’s drinks are full and keeps the vibe feeling laidback.  When we decided on this month’s Summer Sangria recipe, Smirnoff promptly challenged us to a blind vodka taste test! Eek! It made me so nervous! What if our results didn’t confirm Smirnoff as the winner?! They were …

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Party Dips: Homemade Hummus and Spinach Artichoke Dip

I must confess, I (Lauren) love hosting. Some people may dread the idea, but if that could be something you do for a living I would totally take on the professional title of ‘Hostess with the Mostest’.  Preparing food, having drinks, desserts and cozy conversation in our home is truly one of my favorite things.  Instead of a traditional baby shower here in Austin, Chase and I opted for hosting a low key “Baby-Q” with friends and family. I did my best to make it easy on myself since I am 33 weeks pregnant and it’s blazing hot …

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