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The Easiest Hostess Dish To Bring To A Summer Shower

It’s sweet summertime which also means it’s shower season! Spring and summer are always filled with parties and showers celebrating engagements, weddings, births and anything else that’s worth throwing a get-together for!

Being a hostess is always fun but can be stressful depending on what else you have on your plate. Summertime always seems to fly by and by the time you know it, you’re one day away from the party and don’t have time to whip together the homemade muffins or bite size tea sandwiches you planned on impressing everyone with. A colorful fruit plate is all you need! Not only will it make the table look pretty, it also won’t break the bank! I try to look for fruits that are in season and easy to eat. Slice the larger fruit to make a bed for the smaller berries and garnish with mint. It’s as easy as that!

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Summer Charcuterie Board

Summer is around the corner and patio parties are already in full swing! There is nothing I love more than sitting out on the back porch with a charcuterie board, wine and good friends. Charcuterie boards are great all year around and a perfect excuse to get creative and make your own spread with what’s in season. Summer in particular is always more fun when putting together a charcuterie board because there are so many colorful fruits and veggies that are great for brightening up your meats and cheeses. There are so many beautiful charcuterie boards and cheese platters out there (hello Pinterest!) and you really can’t go wrong! There is no recipe or rules when it comes to…

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Easter Brunch

As a believer, Easter has always been special and important for me to celebrate. It’s also a really fun time to dress up and go to brunch! Growing up, I remember always getting to buy a special new dress for Easter Sunday. After church, we would either go to the country club or come home to a really elaborate brunch. My mother would always have her Easter decorations out, fresh flowers on the table and food that she had been preparing all weekend. I just remember really beautiful colors that set the tone for the change in season and represented new life.

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No Frills or Fuss Chicken & Dumplings

There’s nothing better than chicken and dumplings on a cold dreary day. This delicious soup cooks all day long so by the time supper rolls around the chicken is falling apart and you finally get to taste what you’ve smelt for 8 hours! Oh, and the best part? This is a crockpot dish so you literally can’t mess it up and it’s SO EASY. This is my go-to Sunday night dinner in the winter time or on a rainy day.

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My Top 3 Bitesize Holiday Appetizers

When it comes to bite size appetizers, what could be better than deviled eggs, bourbon balls and chicken salad? Whether your hosting a big party or just having a couple of friends over, these appetizers will always be appropriate! Best of all, you can basically make these recipes ahead of time and take a couple of shortcuts to save you some time in the kitchen.

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Holiday Bourbon Sangria

For years I’ve looked for a festive holiday cocktail that I can sip on and not feel like I’m swallowing a cup of sugar or cream. Don’t get my wrong, I love a good white russian or milk punch, but sometimes I want something a little lighter. I stumbled on this recipe this fall and I have to say it has been a HIT with anyone who has tried it. It (almost) feels healthy because there is so much fruit that you forget about the alcohol! But don’t let it full you, it has a kick! This is the prettiest punch to serve for a small party with friends that you can make in advance. I’ve fully decided this is my go-to fall/winter sangria! Full disclosure, I followed a recipe I found online from…

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Honey Crisp Apple Cider Spritzer

It’s my most favorite time of year! There is nothing like crisp fall air, sweaters and scarves, and yellow and orange trees that make you want to sit outside and enjoy a cocktail with your loved one. This weekend I was in the mood to make a yummy fall cocktail that I could sip outside and enjoy the sunny 70 degree weather. When I started looking for recipes, I found that most of them seemed like a lot of work. And I don’t know about you, but when I’m in the mood to sit outside and soak up the outdoors, I don’t generally want to

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