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Amazing Thanksgiving Sides: Brussels Sprouts with Bacon & Mustard Creme

We have our sights set on traditional Thanksgiving sides with a yummy, unique twist. Think gussied up versions of stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce...even gravy and it's all starting with these brussels sprouts. A sprinkle of bacon, a dash of garlic and a drizzle of mustard creme. It's melt in your mouth delicious and guaranteed to make even the least likely of brussels sprout lovers fast fans.

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Leather and Lace Inspired Tablescape + Fig and Bourbon Cocktail

We are true believers that flowers can make a tablescape but in the same breath, we also know there's sooo many creative ways to approach dining decor. Case in point: this leather and lace tablescape crafted by Brita Olsen Creative and photographed by Tory Williams. With natural wood and leather elements paired with delicate...

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Twist on the Classic Thanksgiving Stuffing

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the trend of "friendsgiving" is still going strong, we wanted to share this super duper easy stuffing recipe that anyone can make! I always stress about bringing something to a dinner party...especially Thanksgiving. I want it to taste good, look good and be memorable. This is a dish that will take no longer than 20 minutes from start to finish and adds a little kick to the regular...

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Bruleed Grapefruit & Gin Fizz

In preparation for the many celebrations this time of year naturally brings I've been trying to step outside my comfort zone and create new cocktail combinations. Case in point; my Bruleed Grapefruit & Gin Fizz. By combining the sugary-caramelization from bruleeing with the natural tartness of grapefruit and topping it all off with a dash of lime and a sprig of thyme you'll be toasting this season with the most perfect of sips. Cheers!

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Apple Tartletts with Crème Anglaise

We're talking entertaining today and one of my favorite easy desserts to whip up is this Tartlette with Crème Anglaise - originally photographed by White Loft Studio for my feature on Camille Styles. The tart is basically a glorified pop tart made with pre-made puff pastry and a bit of easy...

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Butternut Squash, Sausage and Sage Lasagna

Now that you got to know me a little better on our Behind the Blog  feature, I figured it was time to let you in on one of my favorite recipes. As I mentioned, I love to serve pasta when I have a crowd coming over and this butternut squash recipe is a total go-to. It's gorgeous, it's comfort food, it cooks while you are getting ready and it will leave your guests feeling like...

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Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

I'm not going to lie, sometimes I have popcorn, and only popcorn, for dinner. I like it that much and my husband doesn't seem to mind so popcorn it is. Put a twist on that buttered yummy snack turned meal with this Rosemary Parmesan version from Jacquelyn Clark of Lark and Linen. Adapted from Taste of Home, this gem has a decidedly gourmet twist. For more tasty...

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In the Kitchen with Against All Grain + A Giveaway!

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at 22 years old, Danielle realized she needed to change her diet and lifestyle. She removed grains, lactose, and legumes from her diet and started a blog, Against All Grain, to help others suffering from similar ailments. Today she is sharing her story on finding peace on the Paleo diet and a few delicious recipes too. For more on Danielle and her latest cookbook giveaway, check out...

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20 Perfect for Entertaining Recipes

Every girl needs a few go-tos in her entertaining arsenal. Those recipes that dazzle with little effort, the tried and true classics that you just know people will gobble up and the make-aheads that leave you time for whipping the house into shape and perfecting that play list. Consider this collection the little black book of entertaining faves from crudites to main dishes and cocktails too. For more tips on entertaining, check out these posts:...

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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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