Decadent Desserts Without Hassle From Private Selection

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Private Selection for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Summer is almost here and that means a lot more opportunities for entertaining.  Whether it is having friends over for dinner or hanging out at the neighborhood pool party there will be plenty of opportunities for eating and socializing in the coming months.  I love to cook....grilling out, casseroles, or homemade baked beans are all delicious.  However, what I really love to make are desserts!  Everything from simple cookies … [Read more...]

Let Club W Help You Find the Right Wine! #sponsored

This post on how to find the right wine is sponsored by Club W but all opinions expressed are my own. I cannot tell you how many times I have come home from the store with a bottle of wine that I just don't care for.  I have tried a lot of different ways to help find the right wine.  I have chosen wines based on the picture on the front of the bottle, the price, the region it was grown and (of course) the type of wine it is.  None of these are fool proof ways to find the right wine and I am often left with a bottle of wine that I really … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party Tips

The Super Bowl means many things to many different people.  Some people are obsessed with the sports. They are watching the game with the intensity of a cardiac surgeon, yelling at the players, and generally hyperventilating when their team scores (or fumbles...or just stands around doing nothing at all).  Other people could care less about the game and are more excited about those cool commercials.  A thirty second advertising spot during the Super Bowl costs companies a small fortune and they make it worth our time to watch!  Personally, … [Read more...]

Let ALDI Help You Entertain this Holiday with a Few Simple Tips!

One of my favorite parts about this time of year is having an excuse to get together with friends for some much needed socializing and relaxing.  Most of the year is so crazy busy with kid's activities and school projects that there isn't any time or energy for just hanging out with friends.  For 2 weeks over Christmas break there is no homework, no getting up early for math help sessions and very few extracurricular activities.   Plenty of time to kick back and have a glass of wine and tasty food with friends.  I try and keep the house well … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacks for Holiday Entertaining

My favorite part of the holidays is all of the get togethers with family and friends.  Of course, these social gatherings always revolve around food so maybe what I really like about the holidays is the eating!  Whenever we have guests over, I have a tendency to over do it when it comes to food...there are always tons of snacks and appetizers to nibble on and I usually have enough food left over to feed a small army!  I try hard to offer healthy snacks to my guests along side one or two decadent appetizers.  I hate to blow my diet completely in … [Read more...]