5 Tips For The Perfect Dinner Party

The season of hosting guests is upon us. Don’t let a simple dinner party send you into a panic. You can pull off a beautiful table setting, delicious food and a great evening with a few easy tips. Don’t forget, you decided to host guests to enjoy their company. So don’t get too wrapped up in the details — enjoy the moments.

Hot Cranberry Apple Cider

Ya’ll, my house smells ah-mazing right now. Seriously, I can’t get over it. If you want to get into the holiday spirit, I have the answer — homemade Cranberry Apple Cider. It is delicious, warms you from the inside out and makes your whole house smell like the holidays. Oh I how I wish I could share […]

Dog Treat Christmas Gifts For Dogs ~ Free Printable

Do you give your dog a Christmas present? We do. Our dogs have their own stockings, and they even exchange gifts with my sister and mom’s dogs too. Yep, we are a dog-loving family, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Since my dogs are no longer puppies and not really interested in toys, my go-to […]

Pimento Cheese Recipe

Everyone in my family has their traditional Thanksgiving dish. The dish they bring to Thanksgiving every year. So when I was asked to share my favorite Thanksgiving side dish incorporating dairy in partnership with Real Seal, I had to hit up my Aunt Jerry for the perfect recipe — her Pimento Cheese recipe.  What?! Not everyone serves […]

Mini No-Bake Chocolate Mint Pies

Last year my husband declared my Pumpkin Spice Truffles to the best thing I ever made. Well, move over Pumpkin Spice Truffles because hands down, these No-Bake Mini Chocolate Mint Pies take the cake (or the pie). Best thing I have ever made, right here.

Bacon And Chocolate Covered Potato Chips

Sweet or salty? Why does one have to choose? How about both! This sweet and salty snack combines the best of both worlds – chocolate and potato chips. Oh and bacon! Because everything is better with bacon, am I right? My husband certainly thinks so. So how about Bacon And Chocolate Covered Potato Chips? Sounds […]

Celebrating American Girl Maryellen With A ’50s Sock Hop

There has been much excitement in my house over the release of the new American Girl Maryellen. My daughter could not wait to see her in person when she attended a birthday party at the American Girl store last week. She ohhed and ahhed over each detail adding Maryellen this and Maryellen that to her Christmas wish […]

Dairy-Free Football Truffles

When I think about prepping game day snacks, my mind always seems to go savory foods first. But after the savory foods are done, I always want something sweet. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth! So this time when I was challenged by Silk to create a game day treat, I jumped […]

Easy Halloween Lunch Box Ideas + Printable Lunch Box Jokes

I wish I had the energy for bento boxes. They look so cool. But at the end of the day, packing a balanced lunch is just about all I can manage. Not to mention that my picky eater wouldn’t eat half of the things in the really cool bento boxes you find on Pinterest. Nonetheless, I […]

10-Minute Spaghetti And Meatballs With Bertolli

I am a list maker. I make lists about everything, and I love to cross things off my lists. But I am notorious for creating ridiculously long lists. Every day I start off with high hopes that I will accomplish my entire list, but in reality my list usually has enough tasks to fill several […]

Hard Fruit: A Frozen Fruit Snack

What is hard fruit you ask? Well, in my family hard fruit is a frozen fruit treat that my aunt has been making since I was a little girl. Hard fruit is a little of this fruit and a little of that fruit that is frozen into an icy, slushy snack. And like most things that family […]

Kid-Friendly Witches’ Brew Halloween Punch

Bubble bubble toil and trouble. I have a delicious recipe to fill your cauldron this Halloween. Hehehehehe. (Read in a cackling witches voice.) If you need a Halloween punch for an upcoming party, this kid-friend Witches’ Brew is sure to put a spell on your guests. It is a delicious mix of sweet and sour in […]

Spiked Hot Chocolate And Spiked Apple Cider

This post brought to you by TUACA Vanilla Citrus Liqueur . The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. As temps dipped into the 60s for the first time this weekend (break out the jeans Floridians!) we got the first real taste of cooler fall temperatures. Sure it will be 80 tomorrow […]

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread (With Chocolate Chips)

Back in college (forever ago), my favorite treat was when my best friend would make me a loaf of her banana bread with chocolate chips. I still love banana bread, and have even been known to “accidentally” buy too many bananas so that I have to make some banana bread, but my favorite bread treat these […]

Halloween Ghost Craft

Boo! Last week I asked Sissy what she wanted to do on her day with mommy. She replied, “Play a game, make a project and play with my dollies.” A list I was happy to oblige. I dreamed up a pumpkin craft I thought would be perfect, but when it game time to make said […]