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Alchemy Hangover Cure Cocktail

Just when you thought this inspiration crafted by Brooke Keegan  and Marisa Holmes (seen here +...

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Blanco Cocktail

We spotted this cocktail over on this wedding and knew we needed the recipe. Aside from the gorgeous jewel toned hue, the muddled blackberry was enough to send us clear over the cocktail edge. And seeing that today is a day of celebrating (right?), we figured why not do Halloween up right with some seriously amazing cocktail treats. Photos by...

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Tips for an Inspired Thanksgiving + Camille Styles New Book!

If you say "Camille Styles" around SMP HQ, you are bound to get a few "I LOVE her's" and definitely a few "OBBBB-sesseds." Bottom line?  We adore Camille, and are crazy excited to share with you a sneak peek into her gorgeous new book, Camille Styles Entertaining. Inside these pages, you'll find entertaining ideas, table settings and expert tips and...

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Salted Caramel Apple Martini

Halloween is just one week away, have you found the perfect cocktail to serve at your party? From creepy cocktails like my Black Licorice Widow Martini to this sweet and fun Salted Caramel Apple Martini, there is so much inspiration this time of year. Today's cocktail is tart, sweet, and a bit salty from the Maldon sea salt and caramel sauce rim. Plus the acid green of the...

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Root Beer Float with a Twist

I'm pretty sure that the Root Beer Float is sort of like the cupcake. Universally loved by all. But, the lovely Sarah at Juniper & Dash, is taking the classic to new places by adding a hint of Root Tea and a drop (or five) of warm caramel and the result is anything but ordinary. With photos by Alexandra Whitney, we're literally mixing one up as we speak. From Juniper...

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Waffles with Vanilla Ice Cream with Warm Peaches

We may have conquered the best waffles ever but envisioning them drenched in cold vanilla ice cream and warm peaches, well, yeah. I think I might start crying. Or at the very least run out to Whole Foods to steal the last of the season's peaches. This is one of those meals - crafted by Juniper & Dash with photos by...

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Halloween Marshmallow Ghost Toppers

Tis the season for ghosts, goblins and everything else Halloween! And in this house, the kids want every last treat transformed into something spooky. We started with these chocolate cobwebs and next we tackled Marshmallow Ghosts. These are the easiest DIY project ever and can be used to top cupcakes, all white cakes (how cute would that be with 5-6 marshmallow ghosts), apple slices or...

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Chocolate Cobwebs for Halloween

I've made meringue ghosts, chocolate chip spider webs, waffle cone witches hats and a slew of other spooktacular halloween treats but as far as packing a punch, these little cobweb toppers are everything. A total cinch to make, completely versatile  and my kids flocked to these like they were made of gold. Make these tonight kids and I promise you will be the best mom/sister/wife/neighbor/friend EVER.

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Sriracha Maple Popcorn

I remember earlier this year there was a rumor that sriracha would be closing it's doors. And I'm not afraid to admit that I nearly had a heart attack. Because, unlike Frank's red hot, I really do put that #@$% on everything. But one thing I have yet to try is One Brass Fox's sriracha maple popcorn. And I think this needs to change immediately. Holy goodness! From...

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15 Cocktails to Try This Weekend

Reader be warned: there is a plethora of delectable bevy's coming your way. If you lack the willpower to turn down cocktail after cocktail, I urge you not to pore through the gallery. The temptation is real. And it's all sorts of delicious. At the risk of being a bad influence: it is Saturday, after all. Enjoy!

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Breakfast in Bed Recipes & Inspiration

How many of you have really ever had a breakfast in bed. I have! I think once in the ten years that I've been married. And I'm pretty sure that the kids helped so it may have included burnt toast and cold eggs (don't tell my husband). But I have officially decided to make B-in-B-ing a priority...because why not? Here are some breakfast in bed recipes plus a little shoot to keep you inspired. From Brittany Frid, the event planner...

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What to Cook Tonight: 10 Delicious Weeknight Meals

Allow me to introduce you to the coolest concept around. Hailing from Australia, Sophie Thompson and her father have teamed up to help tackle everyone's biggest dilemma: What To Cook Tonight. At just 99 cents per recipe, they take all the guess work out of the process, and the results are kind of amazing. And to...

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Classic Breakfast Popovers

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And brunch is a close second! The breakfast popover is similar to a German pancake. It's light, eggy, and super tasty! These popovers are one of the easiest ways to feed the masses and to do it in the cutest way possible! For more fun recipes & ideas, check out The Proper Pinwheel! xo, Lexi...

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Vanilla Ice Cream with a Chocolate Marshmallow Sauce

I am a fan of the classics. Audrey, Grace, Black Tie Weddings, Peanut Butter and Jelly. The things in life that just make sense together. And I'm pretty sure that Sarah at Juniper & Dash along with photographer Alexandra Whitney just invented a brand new classic. Chocolate Marshmallow Sauce atop perfect vanilla ice cream. Yum. Be prepared to lick the bowl with...

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15 Fall Recipes

As the leaves begin to fall and the air becomes crisp, I find I religiously crave my kitchen. To me, there's nothing more comforting that a cool autumn day and a loaf of pumpkin bread baking in the oven. So it only made sense for my to round up 15 of my favourite fall-inspired recipes! From cinnamon almonds to individual chicken pot pies, here are 15 epic recipes that are certain to get you in the spirit.

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Classic Blueberry Pie + A First Birthday Party!

Recently my little guy turned ONE! I'm still kind of in shock over the whole situation... but I knew we had to throw an amazing first birthday party regardless. Liam LOVES blueberries. They are by far his favorite food. He could eat blueberries morning, noon, and night. So for his first birthday I figured it would only be appropriate to throw him a blueberry inspired Birthday party. The lovely ladies...

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Strawberry Balsamic Smash

There are two things that I think we can all happily agree on around here. Number one: Fridays. Number two: a really great cocktail. And when you combine the two? Well amazing things are simply bound to ensue. Especially when said cocktail is concocted by none other than Garnish Cocktails and contains both strawberries and peppercorns!

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Chocolate Banana Bread Cake

Banana bread cake treated like a layer cake had been dancing around my mind for a while now. For some reason I wanted to turn a well known homey treat into a birthday extravaganza. I figured dulce di leche would be a great addition and that a layer of chocolate ganache would pull it all together in true birthday fashion. I am happy to report that it turned out to the be a very decadent and surprising birthday surprise.

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Asian Pear & Ginger Sparkler

It's Friday, that lovely day of the week where it's perfectly acceptable to mix up a cocktail as soon as the clock strikes 5:00! Today I'm excited to share a fabulous Friday cocktail recipe for Asian Pear & Ginger Sparklers. Not only is this drink fresh and delicious, it's also an excuse for me to gush endlessly about my love for the Asian Pear. If you've never had the pleasure of trying one, Asian Pears have the firm and crisp texture of a green apple but with the flavor of a mild...

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Kicked Up Condiments

I remember this french fry place in San Francisco that had like 30 different dipping sauces. Oh the joy of narrowing that down to my top 5 as I placed my order...one delicious dunking tank after another. Well today, we're making our own little dips of heaven. From Bloody Mary Ketchup to Bourbon Honey Mustard, these dips will crank up any dish your cooking. And for those of you looking for the...

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