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

45 Must Have Recipes For the Super Bowl

If you have seen me anywhere on social media lately, you’ll have noticed that I have a lot to be excited for this Sunday. As a die hard, shameless Broncos fan, there is no greater pleasure than tuning into the Super Bowl. As a Boston baseball wife, there was no greater pleasure than seeing Petyon Manning and my Broncos beat Tom Brady and the Patriots. Sorry New Englanders, but it’s all about the hometown pride when it comes to football....more

Tricolore Pistou Soup

This colourful Italian-inspired soup would make an impressive entrée or main. ...more

Holiday Gift Guide Home Decor & Entertaining

Welcoming friends and loved ones into your home should always be an enjoyable and memorable occasion throughout the holidays (and all year-long, for that matter). But entertaining at home requires the right tools and accessories to ensure your special guests enjoy their visit....more

10 Reasons I Shouldn't be Hosting a Dinner Party for Six Fabulous Gay Boy Tonight.

1.  My yard looks like this:2.  My driveway looks like this:...more