Saturday, November 30, 2013

Crafting the Perfect Christmas Party

The Christmas season is the best time of year and our annual holiday party is my absolute favorite party!  Simplifying a Christmas party makes it so much more fun for you and your guests.  We are so excited to be partnering with Smirnoff to help you craft your holiday party. 

I always start party planning by choosing a theme.  It can be a simple choice of colors or you can go all out and create a Winter Wonderland Celebration.  I like simple.  Old world colors of deep reds and golds make me happy. I will send out an invitation that reflects that theme.  My invitations will include a lovely image on the front cover and You Are Invited:  Our Annual Christmas Party.  I actually used to mail out our invites, but in the last few years I have started using online invites and I like it so much more.  Simple. 

The details for the party are inside the invite.  We are serving appetizers, desserts and cocktails.  Therefore the party will start a little later than an actual dinner party.  Our party starts at 7:30pm.  The perfect time.   I also let our guests know that it will be appetizers, desserts and cocktails. Lastly I will tell them what the appropriate attire is and to bring a gift to exchange if they would like to participate and the value of the gift.

Menu planning is next. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Slow Roasters!  It has been a year filled with blessing and we are thrilled to spend Thanksgiving remembering them all.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Top 5 Best Ever Thanksgiving Day Side Dishes

The Best Thanksgiving Day sides to ever grace your table.  With easy recipes that are virtually no fail.  Our top 5 Best Ever that will make your table complete.

Thanksgiving dinner would not be the same without the fabulous sides.  Potatoes, sweet potatoes, rolls, gravy and a bucket of corn.  Not to mention some pecan pie for dessert. More than once I have admitted that I am a carbivore.  So, you can imagine what my Thanksgiving plate looks like.

You have your favorite turkey and need some sides that will knock your socks off?  Look no further here are our Top 5 Best Ever Thanksgiving Days Side Dishes.  Enjoy and have an amazing dinner!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Comfort Food Made Easy: 30 Minute Meals to Simplify your Life


Comfort Food in 30 Minutes, what more could you ask for?  Simple recipes that are easy to follow that go from prep to plate in half and hour.  We have put together a collection of our favorite comfort classic foods that are ready in a snap!

Everything from soups and stews to casseroles and bakes and everything in between.  The Ultimate Guide to 30 Minute Comfort Foods your perfect holiday helper.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu

A sweet southern twist on an Italian classic dessert recipe, this Chocolate Cherry Tiramisu is ready in 15 minutes and is destined to be on your holiday dessert menu. 

Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts, although I didn't try one until I moved out on my own.  I have to say once I did it was love at first bite.  Taking the classic dessert and giving it some southern personality was a complete success, my family raved over it.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Soup in Bread Bowls

Your favorite slice of pizza transformed into Pepperoni Pizza Soup.  This fabulous recipe goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes and all in one pot.  

Friday, November 15, 2013

How To: 5 Minute Homemade Brown Gravy

Homemade gravy is one of my favorite shortcuts in the kitchen.  5 Minute Homemade Brown Gravy will be a meal saver.  All you need is this simple recipe, no packet needed.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Fruit Jeweled White Chocolate Bark

The perfect candy treat for the white chocolate lover. Fruit Jeweled White Chocolate Bark are chunks of white chocolate loaded with fruit and nuts. Its just what you are craving. Now you have the recipe to make it happen.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Ultimate Bacon Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes

A potato lover's dream come true.  Bacon Cheddar Hasselback Potatoes are loaded with bacon and cheddar in an unusual baked potato, you are going to love this recipe.

I can't believe its November.  The summer is long gone even in the desert.  Time for baking, roasting and everything in between that will warm up the kitchen.  During the fall potatoes are a frequent inhabitant in my oven.  This recipe is one of my favorites!