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Tips for the Holiday Party Host

So often, people get overwhelmed by the details of entertaining. Here are my tried and true tips for being a confident and happy host.

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Garden Party with 805 Living

Of course, I wouldn’t pass up the chance to blab away on one of my favorite topics— creating inviting outdoor spaces.

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Chicago: WGN’s Lunchbreak

I just returned from an exciting few days out in Chicago where I did a segment on a Valentine’s Day dinner for two at home on WGN’s Lunchbreak.

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NYE: Bubbly Bar

Clink in the new year with this sparkling twist that’s sure to be the toast of the party.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Tenders

Don’t shy away from making fried chicken, thinking that it’s too messy, because this recipe is surprisingly easy with absolutely finger-lickin’-good results.

Easter Brunch Basics

I love Easter! I have claimed it as “my” holiday within our family, planning a big, festive brunch and egg hunt.

Oscar Party Tips

Just because you aren’t walking the red carpet, doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in style!


Holiday Guests, Holiday Appetizers

Handing your guests a nibble (I’m talking food here) and a cocktail upon arrival is the quickest way to start a great night. Here are a few of my mainstay quick and easy appetizers.