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$250 Teavana Gift Card Giveaway

Last week I stopped by my local Teavana store at International Plaza to check out a sneak peek at the new Chai Tea that Oprah has partnered with Teavana and Starbucks on. If you're a Chai fan, you're going to LOVE this tea! There is a hint of cinnamon that I was all over. This girl loves her cinnamon! They were kind enough to send me on a little shopping spree while I was there and I picked up some fabulous goodies at Teavana including Oprah's Chai Tea gift set. For each Oprah Chai product sold,...

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Easy Tart Recipe

Hello again, BonBon Rose Girls readers! I'm so happy to be back and contributing my easy tart recipe for this very special occasion, Mothers Day. I don’t know about you, but my mother is one of the most special people in my life and celebrating her is a no-brainer! In fact, all the moms I know - aunts, grandmothers, friends and sisters deserve a little celebrating, don’t you think? Being that I’m Italian, I think of celebrating as an excuse to make some delicious food and, in this case, I made a tart that any mother...

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Easy Holiday Appetizers

One of my favorite holiday traditions is what we serve to eat on Christmas Eve. For as long as I can remember, my family has enjoyed a delicious appetizer spread the night before Christmas. While we definitely sit down for a traditional meal on Christmas Day, Christmas Eve is all about the apps! Throughout the day and night we serve a variety of cold and hot appetizers and set them out in waves. The experience is always a crowd pleaser. One particular appetizer that my mom makes more often than not is a cheese ball. I...

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A Pre-Holiday Brunch

One of  my favorite parties to host any time of the year is a brunch soiree. That goes double for during the holidays. And for me, the holidays start in November! I so love the season, that I like to make it last as long as possible. I can't be the only who celebrates for two months right? Haha! Last weekend I hosted a little pre-holiday brunch for a few of my favorite people. Since we had a small group, we kept things simple. Simple, yet so delicious. My husband made his famous breakfast casserole, while...

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Thanksgiving Appetizer Tray

Get out of my kitchen! Ok, I might not say that out loud, but surely think it when I'm trying to focus on making a meal with several dishes and there are little kids running around, grandparents trying to sneak tastes, and friends telling me the latest gossip. I love hosting, especially Thanksgiving, but it can be hard to focus with all that fun happening around me. Last year we had nine people under one roof for the entire Thanksgiving weekend. It was blissful chaos to say the least! One trick I've learned is to strategically...

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Halloween Candy Rice Krispie Treats

When I saw a recipe for krispie treats using candy, I thought why not use Halloween candy? We certainly have that in spades around our house right now. Haha! In fact, these Halloween Candy krispie treats would be a great use of any left over Halloween candy that you have on hand and it's a recipe that's easy enough to involve children. My kiddo loves getting in the kitchen with me as he's all about "helping" right now. I'm sure I'm not the only mama dealing with a little Mr. Independent at home right now....

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Three Easy No-Cook Appetizers

Hi, it's Jackie from Jackie Fogartie Events, and I’m back with another easy entertaining how-to! We’ve all had the feeling - you want to entertain, but you don’t want to cook. Maybe it’s a lack of time or maybe you just aren’t into cooking. There are so many apps that involve little time and even less cooking - I’m talking zero! So, leave your oven in the off position and stock your kitchen with these no-cook appetizer ingredients to entertain like a regular Gwyneth Paltrow! Shrimp Cocktail Shrimp cocktail is a fail-safe appetizer option. Everyone loves it, it...

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