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The Beijos Cocktail + A Delicious Valentine’s Dessert

The ladies behind Beijos Events are some of my faves. They totally have the art of the party down to a science. From full blown fiestas to the yummy details that make up a great get together like this Valentines cocktail and dessert power couple photographed by Yasmin Sarai . One sip/...

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SMP Living on The Today Show!

It's always a good day on SMP. We love what we do with whole hearts, full of passion, 100% of the time. But today, we're celebrating a cherry-on-the-top moment as Abby makes another appearance on the TODAY Show! (insert happy dance here) She'll be infusing her Tastemaker ways with a couple of the cutest Valentine's Day sweets and her go-to ...

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10 Super Bowl Cocktails that Kick Beer Booty

Let's start this post with a disclaimer: We in no way look down on those that love a good brew. I have definitely been known to slug a few back with the huz. But, if you come from the Champagne all the Way Team or Vodka with a Splash of Anything Club then this post is for you. It's our collection of favorite Super Bowl watching cocktails that completely and totally kick beer booty. Go Team Cocktail! For More...

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50 Recipes for Super Bowl 50

If there is any day of the year that indulging in a bag of popcorn doused in caramel and bacon is legal, the Super Bowl is most definitely it. Especially for the big 5-0. Really, any of these mouth-watering recipes we've rounded up for game day are sure to keep you smiling regardless of who is doing a victory...

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Sip on this – A Valentine’s Day Cocktail with a Punch

Set aside your plans for champagne come February 14 and instead toast your love with this yummy cocktail. Served up by H&H Weddings + Color Pop Events, it is anything but ordinary; in fact, it can best be described as downright delicious or maybe even dangerously delicious. Yeah that might be a bit more accurate. It's delicate and punchy all in...

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22 Conversation Heart-Inspired Ideas We Want To Make Out With

Get ready to meet some of the sweetest grown-up (sort of) versions of conversation hearts. From macarons to balloons on a stick to piñatas...

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The Perfect Winter Pasta Recipe

Winter is my favorite season for eating. Yes the summer is overflowing with fresh vegetables, but the winter if filled to the brim with recipes that warm you up from the outside in (and make you thankful for bulky sweaters). I've been looking for a too-good-to-be-true winter pasta recipe for some time now, and it looks like my search is officially over thanks to The Woks Of Life! From ...

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The Perfect Winter Cocktail: Spiced Orange and Rosemary Bourbon

My seasonal cocktail favorites are ever changing. Winter usually means snuggling on the couch with a great red wine in hand but I'm thinking that's about to change. This Spiced Orange + Rosemary Bourbon from Waiting on Martha is calling my name and probably yours too! Just imagine this spicy sip paired with a Monday night Bachelor viewing. Oh yeah, that's totally happening. From Waiting on Martha...

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Chocolate Doughnuts with Strawberry Champagne Glaze

I don't think I'll ever get sick of the donut trend. How could you get tired of donuts, really? It's no secret we're obsessed (see?). Especially when they're cute-as-a-button and 'strawberry champagne glazed' like the recipe we've got for you today via Boxwood Avenue. Go...

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White Chocolate and Pistachio Mug Cake + A DIY!

Mug cakes. If ever there was a dessert that everyone in the world should be making, it's a mug cake. Without even trying, you can manage portion control in a cute and delicious way. If you're planning to cook a meal at home for Valentine's Day, why not whip up a mug cake or two? This white chocolate & pistachio is a winning combo that is the ultimate in sweet satisfaction! And it's made in under three minutes. Instant gratification is a thing. xoxo ...

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Toasty Almond Hot Chocolate

Anything that is preceded with the word toasty is something I want (need) in my life on a cold winter day. Especially if it comes in a pink cup, topped off with whipped cream, chocolate shavings and almond slivers. Meet this hot chocolate concoction from recipe guru Lark & Linen—it will make your Sunday a...

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Bananas Foster Pop Tarts

I dare you to put out a plate of these pop-tarts in your kitchen and not touch them. Impossible! My mouth was literally watering as I wrote this post thinking how good these would go with a Saturday morning cup a joe. And thanks to Aimee Broussard, that breakfast dream can become a reality right now. Get the recipe below!

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Prickly Pear Lemon Bars

When we spotted these prickly pear lemon bars in our latest Southwest Inspired Shower, we just knew we needed to hunt down the recipe. Not only do they sound delicious but they're pink which makes them totally #winning the dessert game and perfect for a little get together or brunch. I am officially naming these my go-to dessert for 2016. Thank you to ...

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The Ultimate Winter Dinner Party Menu

When the winter temps dip below freezing, I seek anything that can be preceded by the adjective, cozy. Fireside evenings, chunky throws and especially comfort foods. And I don't change up that attitude one bit when friends come for dinner. In fact, I amp up the comfort food factor. From melt-in-your-mouth bites to...

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Tips for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in the World

Chocolate chip cookies are one of those things can either be a quick 15 minute task, or a 72 hour production. You can buy pre-made dough, prepackaged ingredients, or make your own, and chances are, if you're making your own, you've sifted through 204832481...

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Winter Moscow Mule

According to Wandeleur this is the only cold cocktail you'll want to make this winter and from the looks of it, we fully agree. Consider this the copper clad, gussied up version of your traditional mule and it comes baring wintertime accoutrements. Grab the ingredients below and cheers away the cold weather blues with a mug or...

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5 Cookbooks that Will Make You a Better Baker

If you watch Top Chef as religiously as I do, you know that most of the chefs dread making a dessert. That's because baking is a science. Whereas in cooking, you can improvise with a pinch of salt here and a dash of olive oil there, baking requires specific measurements and precise recipes. Yes, you can find them online (like...

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Simple Mango Smoothie

Smoothies are kind of like milkshakes but healthier and more acceptable for breakfast sipping. Plus you can smuggle spinach or kale in them and no one is the wiser. I would probably drink smoothies all day, every day if I wasn't so lazy about having to clean the blender. I literally loath cleaning that beast. This simple mango smoothie from...

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The Ultimate Winter Cheese Plate

As I much as I adore entertaining in the summer, there is something so comfy about having people over in the winter months. A warm fire, a good red wine, a dinner menu filled with our favorite comfort foods - it's all recipe for a perfect evening. But, for us, it simply must start with a dynamite winter cheese plate to get the senses going before the main attraction. So I've laid out our...

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Skinny Vanilla Bean Donuts

New Years resolutions often involve clean, healthy eating, lots of gym time and absolutely no donuts. Tear! But this skinny vanilla bean donut from The Skinny Fork is an indulgence that fits right in with your healthy resolutions. And when it comes to grabbing a sweet treat to munch on, my bet is on the donut over the carrot stick. Don't you agree? These donuts are pure bliss and absolutely...

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