August 2014 archive

Baby Love Story :: Book Themed Baby Shower Theme

This book themed baby shower is full of sweet details. I hope you enjoy them!

This book themed baby shower was full of sweet touches.
Baby showers are a special occasion. Baby shower honoring family? EXTRA special. Here’s a look at the book themed baby shower I hosted to help celebrate the arrival of a new baby niece; she’ll be here soon and we are over the moon about it!

The theme just sort of happened. The mom-to-be loves reading and knew she wanted to incorporate children’s books into the shower somehow. I know her personal style of romantic with a touch of vintage and just put it all together. Baby Love Story was born.

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Serve It :: Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas

chicken tostada recipe

Looking for a flavorful tostada recipe? Well, these babies are bringin’ it! We served these chicken and black bean tostadas this weekend at a small end-of-summer gathering with friends and they were a hit. It was the last few days before the kids returned to school and we wanted to make the most of it. Great food and wonderful company was in order!

chicken tostada recipe

We teamed up with Pacific Foods who know a thing or two about great flavors and making things simple. I’ve gotten a lot of inspiration recently from their “Foodie Party” Pinterest board. They sent over some delicious products like Roasted Red Pepper Organic Hummus and Salsa con Queso Dip that our guests devoured while we set up the tosatada bar. And their Refried Black Beans just might be my new favorite thing. They have a hit of green chili that step the beans up a notch.

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Serve It :: Grilled Watermelon

Summertime and grilling go together like …. well, like summertime and grilling. And this summer we’ve been experimenting with new recipes and flavor combos (like this Bruschetta Hot Dog) which make grilling a lot more fun. This grilled watermelon is the perfect summer side dish!

Grilled watermelon is the perfect thing to make at any summer bbq. Add some jalapeños, lime, and sea salt and you have a unique dish that takes little time!

Mixing up traditional grilling staples (like Hebrew National Hot Dogs) with unusual grilling items like watermelon and jalapeños keep thing interesting.

Grilled watermelon is the perfect thing to make at any summer bbq. Add some jalapeños, lime, and sea salt and you have a unique dish that takes little time!

To accompany our Hebrew National Hot Dogs, we decided to try a new recipe: Grilled watermelon with jalapeno, lime, and sea salt. Definitely a unique pairing and WOW it was good! The watermelon had a nice grill flavor on the outside but was still cool and juicy on the inside. And the kick from the jalapeno was married nicely with the lime and sea salt. This recipe is one to try at your next BBQ!

Grilled watermelon is the perfect thing to make at any summer bbq. Add some jalapeños, lime, and sea salt and you have a unique dish that takes little time!

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