Archive for the ‘Tips’ Category

Sally’s Baby Shower

Thursday, April 12th, 2012
When I learned that my best friend Sally Atkinson was pregnant, I started the planning for the baby shower. They decided not to find out the gender and at 1st I wasn't excited about coming up with ideas for the shower, but then I got inspired by the popular spring colors (red, yellow, green) and lots of ideas started coming together. I had a lot of fun shopping for the decorations for the shower. I couldn't have done this amazing shower without the help of some amazing friends (Erica Gardner,Read More....

Some Top Notch Dishes

Saturday, June 25th, 2011
Since I started this project in January of last year I haven't made any recipes that I've ever made before...so this means everything I make to eat is a trial. I of course try to share everything I make with as many other mouths as possible to get an accurate star rating (my roommate and best friends benefit the most from this). Here are a few of the other recipes that have been stand outs the last couple months that I'd like to suggest you give a try. So far this year I've tried over 100 recipeRead More....

March Madness Party

Monday, April 4th, 2011
I love championship games, they are always a great excuse to entertain. March Madness threw everyone for a loop this year (unless you’re a librarian and choose winners by their mascots). I threw a Test Nest bracket competition on ESPN to sweeten the deal (congrats to Daniel Farrell – he won the challenge and wins a seat at a Test Nest of his choice). Everyone contributed to the yummy spread, here’s a recap of what I made. [simpleviewer gallery_id="39"]

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Superbowl XLV – Yeah Packers!

Sunday, February 6th, 2011
We had a fabulous contributed spread of yummy food for Sunday’s Superbowl party. With all of the hype, a good game and a bingo card to fill out, I totally forgot to take pictures of the food. So I’m providing a couple oRead More....

Apple S’Mores

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
The October issue of the Food Network Magazine had a calendar page called "An Apple A Day" with 31 ways to add apples to your daily meals. I loved this feature since many of the suggestions sounded fantastic to me and made me really excited for Fall. One idea in particular would only be fun with friends. My friend Mala and I recently took a trip to DC to visit Hillary and had Darla join us on Sunday for our night snack. We made Apple S'mores, a fall twistRead More....