The 5 Ps of Punchbowl

I originally published this post on on November 12, 2013. Disclaimer: is NOT paying me to write this review. I really just love it that much and believe in the service....more

Seared Tuna with Roasted Rosemary Tomatoes

Rosemary, garlic and lime are used to marinate fresh tuna, which is served with super sweet rosemary roasted tomatoes.I have hurt my toe, I think it is broken, hmmmm well maybe just bruised but broken sounds more dramatic. It is bruised and sore and hurts and I am sad and I had to sit down for a whole hour!! I am a little embarrassed to tell you about it, mainly due to the events that lead up to the breaking bruising of said toe....more

Celebrate #NationalTequilaDay with a Coronarita

Refreshing Coronarita For a Thirsty GirlAfter a rough boat ride on a hot day for a weekend getaway we landed on the beautiful island of Catalina. Hauling luggage through town only made us extremely thirsty....more

A Bridal Shower at Home

A Bridal Shower at Home  By Amy “Foodie” S | Appetizers, Cocktails, ...more

Happy Bastille Day: How to Serve (and Eat) a Cheese Course

Are you planning to visit France? Eat in a French restaurant? Meet your future French in-laws? There is a certain cheese etiquette that must be followed. ...more
I was in France recently and loved the cheese, as well as the wine, bread, anything really. I do ...more


How is it July already?!CBH and I are heading out to New Jersey for a nice long weekend, and I couldn’t be any more excited.  {I feel like I’ve had a countdown going for at least a month now.}  My brother and his new wife are coming in from New York for the weekend too, to spend time with CBH and I and my folks.  It will be a wonderful weekend filled with people I love. ...more

This Summer Find a Beachcomber

Summer is here and it's time to roll out every summery, beachy, blue-sky, clear-ocean cocktail we can think of. We're really serious about this. For the next ten weeks, we're going to focus on cocktails with summertime words in the name because when else does an ocean breeze, summer sunset, or July passion cocktail taster better?...more

let's hear it for the boys: tips to make throwing a baby shower easy

A few weeks ago we had a couples' shower for the parents-to-be at their house in Charlotte.  I tried not to make the party too cutesy since the menfolk would be around.  Click here for some of my tips for a nice party without much fuss....more

Sun Dried Tomato Palmiers

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that people seem to have a rather strong opinion on. They either love it or hate it. It has always been a fun holiday for me, regardless of how old I was or if I was in a relationship. While we were growing up we had a big dinner at my grandmother’s house and always exchanged little gifts. I had various years with boyfriends, some without, and then I went to college and celebrated the best four Valentine’s Days of my life....more