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15 Cocktail Recipes to Toast the Weekend

At the end of a long week, there's nothing quite like a little R&R in the form of a delicious (read: strong) cocktail. And what better what to kick off the weekend than a celebratory sip?  Whether it's a low-key dinner party with friends...

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Apricot Whiskey Smash

With only a few more weekends left of this Indian Summer in which to properly celebrate summer's bounty, we think this recipe is the perfect way to ease into fall. Filled with fresh muddled lemon and apricot, and topped with mint, it's a lighter take on whiskey that the cocktail geniuses at Lauren Kelp devised to be equal parts delicious and easy to...

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Rosé Slushy Recipe

I am in full, complete denial that the calendar is moving towards fall. Don't get me wrong, I love a pumpkin spice latte as much as the next person, but summer is my happy place. And that's partly due to my slight obsession with all things rosé. So since we still have some warm days in our future, I whipped up an amazing why-didn't-I-think-of-this-sooner rosé slushy recipe that will have you toasting to a never ending summer season right along with me. Cheers. xoxo...

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25 Scrumptious Apple Recipes to Kick Off Fall

You wouldn't be able to tell from the 90-degree weather we're having here in New York, but fall is right around the corner, and to me that means crunchy leaves under my feet, a crispness in the air, and eating delicious apples everyday (not just to keep the doctor away). I've always loved hot apple cider and baked apples, but it's quite possible that one of these...

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DIY Personal Olive Oil Jars

Whether you're hosting an outdoor dinner party, looking for chic favors to make for a sophisticated shower, or simply adore miniature goodies (who doesn't?!), these personal olive oils are a great DIY for almost any occasion. The best part? They only take few minutes to put together, but can last forever -- though we doubt they'll make it past the main course. Read on for this easy DIY from Fashionable Hostess below! From...

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Banana Cream Pie

I have the world's biggest sweet tooth. My desert island food would be without a doubt some kind of sweet, and judging by these pictures from A Happy Food Dance, there's a real possibility it would be this delectable melt-in-your-mouth banana cream pie. And, I would have no regrets. For the full recipe and more delicious inspiration, check out ...

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Sips for Summer: Rose Wine Slush

If summer had an official drink, it would be a glass of rosé. Refreshing, crisp and light, it's the perfect #SipsForSummer. But our friends at the Glitter Guide just did the impossible: they made rosé even more delicious with the scrumptious rosé wine slush cocktail. Summer is sadly coming to a close, but our love for rosé knows no season—trust us, we'll be sipping on this well into the fall.

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Blackberry Butter Bars

Undoubtably, one of my favorite things about summer is all the delicious berries: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and...

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The Perfect Summer Salad

We still have a month of summertime goodness and this salad from Lauren Kelp is the perfect accompaniment to all those alfresco dinners you'll be squeezing in. It combines strawberries, watermelon and basil which is a totally mind-blowing combo and it's easy. Like crazy easy. Thus making it a go-to for casual get-togethers or end of summer beach time. If you are like us and constantly...

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Spicy Peach Bellini

Sweet and savory are such a yummy combination. Which is why it makes complete sense that this Spicy Peach Bellini is a total homerun. Jalapenos and peaches were meant to be all mixed, mingled and served up with bubbling prosecco. Get ready to meet your cocktail soulmate with the simple how-to below and for more cocktail favorites, click...

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Baked Lemon Donuts With Grapefruit Glaze

Donuts often get a bad rep for being unhealthy, but this light, lemony-fresh baked version will turn any skeptic into a believer. Lauren Kelp created the original recipe for this bright breakfast treat with an abundance of desert citrus in mind, but you could easily swap out the grapefruit glaze for a stonefruit or berry version --...

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Berry Peach Kentucky Mules

There are only a few more summer weekends left on the calendar, so it's essential to enjoy them to the absolute fullest in order to maximize summer enjoyment. One of my favorite ways to do that? A seasonal cocktail -- and this recipe for Berry Peachy Kentucky Mules (made with bourbon!) from our friends...

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Pineapple Moscow Mule

Pineapple is one of those tastes so good it can't possibly be good for you, oh but it is foods. And it plays nicely with vodka which is the cherry on top. The proof is in this Pineapple Moscow Mule. It's fruity tropical goodness in one very festive glass and doubles as your daily dose of vitamin c. Grab the recipe below and prepare to sip this beaut poolside this weekend. For More Summertime Cocktails...

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Cherry Blueberry Summer Cheesecake

There's nothing sweeter in the summer than fresh fruit, and this mouthwatering recipe from Melina Thompson of Sugary & Buttery takes full advantage of summer's most delicious offerings. No bake and easy to make, this sweet dessert is the perfect way to end the perfect summer night.

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Summer Galettes

Galettes are one of our favorite desserts. They are so pretty and fancy yet that fanciness translates into an incredibly easy to make dish. That's a win - win my friends. And this summer version featured on Lauren Kelp is just perfect for whipping up this weekend. From brunch to al fresco dinner party, it does the trick. Grab the...

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Orange Sunrise Fizz

Summer lounging isn't complete without a great cocktail. We certainly have a plethora of choices in our vault but we're always on the hunt for a new fave and ding, ding, ding... this is a sure bet. The Orange Sunrise Fizz is as delicious as it sounds and goes perfectly with a lazy summer day. But don't take our word for it, have a look at this cocktail in action crafted by ...

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No-Bake Blackberry Cheesecake

Ovens are definitely a no-go in this summer heat. Weather like this calls for a no-bake recipe, and this blackberry cheesecake from Dessert for Two is everything. Cool and creamy cheesecake smothered in fresh berry sauce, it's easily the best decision you'll make this summer. "The cheesecake base is super easy to make: it’s just melted white chocolate + cream cheese + heavy cream. If you’re not a white chocolate fan, don’t worry–it...

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Grandma’s Homemade Bread

Whenever I have a hankering for heavy-duty, delicious, homemade bread (which is often!), I don't hesitate to reach for my grandmother's recipe. Not only is her bread the perfect blend of crisp crust and a soft, bread-y center, but the aroma in the kitchen while it's baking is enough to make you drool an inappropriate amount. xoxo Lexy Ward Of Proper Her recipe is super simple to follow and yields two giant loaves or four...

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10 Recipes That Taste Even Better The Next Day (Really!)

Even though leftovers are never really glamorous, we all eat them anyway. But, if you're going to do it, why not ensure that your leftovers are as good as they can be, or even -- dare I say -- better the next day than they were hot out of the oven? Take a peek at these 10 easy SMP-approved recipes, along with some quick tips on how to repurpose them the day after, and never have a...

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Frozen Bubbly Lemonade

We've been experiencing a bit of a heat wave in New England, and if we're toasty up here, we know the rest of you are looking for a reprieve as well. So I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to beat the summer heat, and surprise, it comes in cocktail form. Just a few simple, yet delicious, ingredients, and you'll be well suited for an endless summer. xo, Abby Capalbo...

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