Posts tagged "entertaining"

My Fashion  Sale Picks

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday season.We are having a wonderful time in Hawaii eating, relaxing and spending lots of time together while taking in this breathtaking place.How was your Christmas, did you get everything your little heart desired? You might have been fortunate enough to be given a gift card or some moolah and(GUESS WHAT?)the sales are here. Norstrom's has a 1/2 yearly sale that is pretty awesome that I...

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My Holiday Decor 2017

Hello There, This year I didn't go crazy with the holiday decor because we are spending it away but I did have a little fun with it. I decided to get a small tree from Wholefoods, which they called a tabletop tree, about 3' tall so we would have that beautiful fresh pine smell in our home. I just love the scent, and it instantly transcends me into that cozy, loving...

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FIRESIDE HOLIDAY COCKTAIL

I am all about the holiday baking during this festive season but you gotta have fun fireside cocktail to snuggle up with. This one can be served hot or cold and is especially good when you use your frother for the milk. I have done it over ice here and let me tell you, so tasty. This would also be a nice greeting cocktail at your holiday party or even to be...

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Lemon Lavender Shortbread

Hello, Do you like to bake? I am much better at cooking savory dishes but love the creative touches you can add to baking like gold leaf, piping and molding fondant.I always make Christmas cookies, some work and some don't but this recipe is a keeper.  If you love lavender than this shortbread cookie is for you, and it is so easy to make! It completely melts in your mouth so fast...

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LANGLEY TRAVEL SERIES: PART ONE

Hello, Today is the start of a little travel series around my neighborhood that will eventually take us into the city. One of the most frequently asked questions by my readers is "Where do I shop in Langley"? Where to begin I ask myself, being the shopper that I am.lol. If you follow my Instastories than you know I always hit up Marshalls, Winners, and love Homesense on any given...

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Warm Black Bean Soup and Cornbread

Who is craving soup with all these cold days we have been getting? I know I have and one of my favorites is homemade Black Bean Soup. Get your Vitamix out and you will have a tasty soup in just 40 minutes. If you don't have a Vitamix, get one, because you can make the best soups, dips, dressings and shakes in no time at all, and not much mess....

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A Festive Cocktail

  Hello, I love a good cocktail, and this one is also pretty. Since I have so many apples from our tree's this year, a delish drink incorporating them was a must. You can use this idea to make all different types of cocktails by adding different fruit, flowers or maybe even some eyeballs, gummy worms or small plastic black spiders. Just get creative and have fun with it. I...

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BAKED ZUCCHINI LASAGNA

I have been getting a ton of requests to post this recipe, and if you watch my Instastories, you got to see the step by step. This is another easy recipe, but you will need to invest in a mandolin. I used mine all the time for scallop potatoes, roasted beet salads and potato wrapped fish. So if you love to cook, this is a great tool to have in the Kitch!...

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH TWO WAYS

Hello, I put together two recipes for you using butternut squash. They are so yummy and they are both vegans.  Very simple to make, the soup will last a few days in the fridge but can also be frozen and the croutons will last bagged and in the pantry.The hasselback squash will be eaten up, cause it is soo good. I am seeing butternut squash everywhere, so it is definitely in...

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Deep Dish Apple Pear Pie

  Good Morning, Over here at the Betts home, the apples and pears are abundant. We have one big tree and a few dwarfs that have produced some beautiful fruit this year. Although I usually make pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, this year I thought I would make good use of the fruit we grew. I had never combined the two in the past, but the result of pairing the two...

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