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Build Your Own Southern Bloody Mary Bar + Recipe

Build your own Southern Bloody Mary bar

Learn the art of building your own Bloody Mary Bar and how to make it quintessentially Southern! My mother and I love to drink Bloody Marys! Whether out and about for brunch or breakfasting at home a Bloody Mary is a delicious start to the day with its piquant spice and yummy garnishes. When we …

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Frosted Forest – Winter Tablescape Tutorial

Winter tablescape tutorial for a frosted forest tablescape in green, gold, and white with poinsettia, snowflakes, birch, and cedar garland

Celebrate the beauty of the frosted forest with this winter tablescape tutorial for a woodsy table setting that plays up winter’s magic for post holiday entertaining. The hustle and bustle of the holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean all the glistening snowflakes and pretty evergreen has to get boxed up!  Set a beautiful …

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Lemon Berry Tea Hot Toddy + My Holiday Bar Cart

Lemon berry tea hot toddy in blue and white china on a blue rattan bar cart decorated for Christmas

A cozy winter drink perfect for evenings at home curled up with a good book or the latest Netflix binge – The Lemon Berry Tea Hot Toddy! Anyone else dreaming of fireside snuggles cozied up with your handsome honey or frankly a good book just might do? 😉 Yes? Well then I’ve got the perfect …

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10 Holiday Hosting Hacks

Butternut squash soup in a pumpkin dish - jazz up pre-made soup for an easy holiday hosting hacks

10 holiday hosting hacks to help you prep for the party in less time with less headache and create a memorable, charming holiday event! Hosting for the holidays is enough to cause anyone a bit of stress even if your blooming Martha Stewart. Ok, well, maybe not if you are Martha. For the rest of …

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How to Brine a Turkey for Thanksgiving

Brine a turkey for the perfectly cooked Golden turkey with moist, tender meat and delicious taste

Want to cook the perfect turkey for Thanksgiving this year? Yes, then you need to learn how to brine a turkey! I’m sharing tried and true tricks, the recipe, and what you need to know to brine a turkey for Thanksgiving. Y’all this maple brown sugar brined turkey will melt in your mouth and wow …

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Sausage Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Fall table with sausage stuffed portobello mushrooms for dinner. Delicious fall recipe!

For a hearty dish that is sure to please meat-lovers and veggie-lovers alike try these delicious sausage stuffed portobello mushrooms! Hey y’all! I’m back with another yummy recipe perfect for autumn and the cooler temps headed our way. This is a hearty dish that is easy to make, and you can store the stuffing in …

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Budget Friendly Pumpkin Centerpiece Fall to Halloween

Autumn tablescape with budget friendly pumpkin centerpiece, Mason's ironstone, striped table runner, glass hurricanes, fall florals, and copper mugs.

This budget friendly pumpkin centerpiece under $50 will take you from fall to Halloween to Thanksgiving with just a few easy change-ups! Pumpkin Centerpiece for Fall: Pumpkin Centerpiece for Halloween: If like me you love decorating for the autumn season and all the holidays up ahead but find yourself short on time then you need …

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5 Tips to Set a Glam Halloween Table

Glam Halloween table set with copper mugs, leopard print runner, dramatic orange and yellow florals, glass pumpkins, and spooky crows.

Dreaming up a fabulous Halloween party this year? Start with a glam Halloween table to dazzle your guests with some spooky style! Happy Halloween! It is never too early to start planning for fall festivities, and with the start of October it’s the perfect time to think about your Halloween plans. I’m sharing 5 tips …

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Cinnamon Ginger Applesauce Recipe

Jar of cinnamon ginger applesauce with grapes and cheese on gingham plate

Elevate your applesauce recipe with cinnamon, ginger, and honey for a healthy autumn snack that’s not just for the kids! Every autumn my mother makes the most delicious applesauce recipe and cans it for us to enjoy year round. She uses a very simple recipe and no sugar. Her secret is a variety of apples. …

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Pesto Tortellini Salad with Salami & Peppers

Woman carries pesto tortellini salad to summer al fresco dinner

Delicious pesto tortellini salad with salami, peppers, and spinach perfect for al fresco dinner parties this summer! Y’all this pesto tortellini salad is so delish and so easy to make! It is fresh and filling. I promise it will be a hit at lunches or dinners. For this dish I made my own pesto, since …

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