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DIY Caipirinha Bar

DIY Caipirinha Bar

By Betsy Haley | July 30, 2016

The Brazilian drink caipirinha is about to get a makeover with this fun DIY bar.  One week until all eyes are on Brazil  and it’s time to start planning your viewing party. A fun way to spice up your cocktail menu is by offering your guests a DIY Caipirinha bar. I’m sure some of you are … Continue reading DIY Caipirinha Bar

Build a S'mores Bar with Homemade Marshmallows

Build a S’mores Bar with Homemade Marshmallows

By Betsy Haley | July 21, 2016

Homemade marshmallows are the secret ingredient for taking your s’mores bar to the next level.  Summer is the season for outdoor entertaining. From backyard BBQ’s to beach parties, it’s time to take advantage of the warm weather, and long days. When twilight rolls around light the fire pit, and keep the party going into the … Continue reading Build a S’mores Bar with Homemade Marshmallows

Mixed Berry Pavlova

By Betsy Haley | June 29, 2016

This red, white and blue simple dessert recipe will be the hit at all your summer gatherings.  Summer time is all about outdoor entertaining. No one wants to spend all day in the kitchen, but everyone wants to eat great food. The key to throwing a fabulous summer soiree is making recipes that are simple to … Continue reading Mixed Berry Pavlova

Touch of Honey… Week 21

By Olivia | May 24, 2015

citrus grilled chicken with roasted lemons Landia making yummy salads for service white fish en papillote with puttanesca ragout making tres leches cupackes Kenneth making a Denver scramble for family meal “I didn’t have a molcajete so I improvised” – Willie a trio of salsas & ceviche waiting to start her day mini pork pupusas making … Continue reading Touch of Honey… Week 21

Pretty Party Planning Posts…

By Olivia | May 22, 2015

Learn to throw the perfect outdoor celebration just like Ralph Lauren Planning a wedding this year? Why not plan the honeymoon instead… A perfect way to light the your backyard for your Memorial Day BBQ! Definitely can not wait to make these treats this summer! The start of summer means lots of impromptu entertaining…  Heading to … Continue reading Pretty Party Planning Posts…

Healthy Habits

By Olivia | May 18, 2015

  A Whole Foods Market recently opened near our kitchen and all of us girls went running out for organic produce, cold-pressed juices, berry bowls and “healthy snacks” . We all went skipping along not a care in the world, perusing all the aisles, adding to our baskets…until we got to the check out. They … Continue reading Healthy Habits

Touch of Honey… Week 20

By Olivia | May 17, 2015

it feels like Spring with fresh garbanzo beans making their debut Spring peas also hanging out at our kitchen this week! we couldn’t stop humming “Giant Purple People Eater” when frosting these bad boys bacon wrapped shrimp getting crispy Executive Chef Leo making some kabucha squash ravioli garam masala & strawberry crostatas quinoa cakes coming out of … Continue reading Touch of Honey… Week 20

Pretty Party Planning Posts

By Olivia | May 15, 2015

     What a fun way to customize plain stationary or invitations! Planning a first birthday? Here are 53 party ideas! We are obsessed with strawberry season and what better way to celebrate than this cute DIY garland! What a great way to put a fun spin on popcorn! Dessert & a cocktail all in one! Yes … Continue reading Pretty Party Planning Posts

Healthy Habits

By Olivia | May 11, 2015

A little over five years ago I suffered a series of health catastrophes which resulted in several strokes and the eventual diagnosis of my chronic illness, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria. Although this was devastating at the time, getting sick was the catalyst for the change, in my life, that I needed. It gave me the gumption to … Continue reading Healthy Habits

Touch of Honey…Week 19

By Olivia | May 10, 2015

This past week we welcomed a new team member, strawberry season, Spring produce and a more permanent home for our plantas! Happy Mother’s Day! halt & catch fire! lemon crinkle cookies making their debut… Nayeli our pastry queen! it’s strawberry season! the plantas project is under way… Kenneth shelling some English peas from the farm! … Continue reading Touch of Honey…Week 19

Mother’s Day… A Celebration & Reflection

By Olivia | May 9, 2015

I love celebrating non-traditional holidays that come up throughout the year. Sure Christmas and Thanksgiving are awesome, but it’s these singularly focused holidays that do not require weeks of anticipation, planning or preparation that really helps give me a lift throughout the year. Which is why I love celebrating occasions like Mother’s Day because it … Continue reading Mother’s Day… A Celebration & Reflection

Pretty Party Planning Posts…

By Olivia | May 8, 2015

   Love this article by Bon Appetit on do’s and don’t for hosting your next dinner party! In case you are attending a bachorlette this summer, this survival guide is worth a read… Last minute gift for mom? Check! Garlic knots make for a quick and easy appetizer for impromptu summer gatherings! Wise words from … Continue reading Pretty Party Planning Posts…