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Haunted Mansion Graveyard Halloween Party Plus Free Printables!

By Erika on September 24th, 2016 / / 3 Comments
Haunted Mansion Graveyard Party Table The Hopeless Housewife

  Boo! I love Halloweens so much, I can’t even take it. I also can’t even take this fun Halloween table we have been busy working on!  This was SO much fun to put together and I had to work hard to keep my daughter and friends from sneaking some of the sweets before I [...]

Big Taste, Small Bites: Party Food!

By Erika on September 1st, 2016 / / 3 Comments
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  So football has come and gone but that doesn’t mean we can use some of that game day food for other parties (plus baseball’s around the corner!)! Here is a table I just put together for a television segment on Super Bowl decor and food- the table is filled with awesome game day ideas [...]

Easter Sweets Table

By Erika on March 10th, 2016 / / 1 Comment
Easter Sweets Table The Hopeless Housewife

Growing up, Easter was always a big deal in our house. My sister and I would race around trying to find the most eggs…she would put all the smashed eggs in my basket and run to find the best basket first, then relentlessly tease me about how hers was so much better.  Ahhh, it’s great [...]

Back to School Snacks!

By Erika on August 15th, 2014 / / No Comments
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Where did the summer go? Have you started your back-to-school shopping yet? As much as I hate to see our vacation over, I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and I love organizing school supplies. My daughter and I put some fun ideas together for fun back-to-school snacks, they are messy but fun to [...]

Summer Cookout!

By Erika on May 20th, 2014 / / 1 Comment
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  Nothing says summer like a good old fashioned cookout- it’s one of my favorite things to do!  There’s just something about the smell of the grill that can get neighbors you hadn’t heard from in awhile knocking at our door to join in on the fun. Just like Yogi the Bear following his nose [...]

Sneak Peek at Our Halloween Party Table! Plus Free Printables

By Erika on September 27th, 2013 / / No Comments
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  Our Haunted Mansion Graveyard Party Table is now posted!  Click here to see all the photos and details, plus you’ll be able to download our free Halloween printables you see on the table!  

Antipasto Ideas Plus Giveaway!

By Erika on September 16th, 2013 / / 12 Comments
Antipasto The Hopeless Housewife

  I received a New Wave Antipasti Set from Villeroy and Boch to review and it instantly fell in love with it– it inspired me to come up with some delicious and creative food to adorn it’s beautiful clean, and modern lines. I started to think about who I was going to invite over and what fabulous [...]

Batter Up! It’s Baseball Season!!

By Erika on March 31st, 2013 / / No Comments
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  “It’s baseball season and once again life is good.” I have heard this many times by die-hard baseball fans..I have some experience here because my husband has been in baseball nearly his whole life- little league, high school baseball, college ball and the big leagues. His grandfather played for the Brooklyn Dodgers so baseball [...]

Boozy Desserts: Rum and Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

By Erika on January 14th, 2013 / / No Comments
Boozy Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

    3 eggs, beaten 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup sugar 4 cups whole milk 1 green apple apple, peeled and sliced into 1/2″ slices 1 cup golden raisins 1/2 loaf sourdough, cut in 1/2″ – 1″ pieces (about 5 cups) Rum-Caramel sauce: 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 [...]

Cocktails with Fresh Herbs

By Erika on January 11th, 2013 / / No Comments
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Cocktails made with herbs are so fragrant and flavorful, it’s such an experience to drink them. Throw in some fresh muddled fruits, bitters, infused simple syrups and you’ve really got some amazing drinks on your hands! Here are a few of our herbal drinks to whet your whistle…   Our Peach and Basil Bliss is refreshing and [...]