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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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Popping the Cork: Champagne Cocktails

Champagne Cocktails

Hi everyone! It's Jackie from Jackie Fogartie Events. I am beyond thrilled to be contributing to the Bon Bon Rose Girls blog. When I first got involved in the wide world of blogging almost 4 years ago, Bon Bon Rose was one of the first blogs I fell in love with. As you can imagine, I’m over the moon to be sharing some champagne cocktails and entertaining/party tips and tricks with you! So a few things about me: I love hilarious things, Italian food, wine and champagne. I always thought champagne was a luxury, but now...

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End Of Summer, Easy Layered Dessert

Now that I am back under my own roof it's nice to be back in the kitchen again. I really missed cooking for my friends and family! In fact, over Labor Day, I thought I would sneak in one more nod to those delicious berries that mark the season before summer is officially gone. Sob. So, I decided to adapt this recipe that I found on Pinterest and make an easy layered dessert. The end result was a quick, festive dessert that tasted pretty darn good too if I don't say so myself. Just make sure to double...

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Dessert Dishin’: Juicy Peach Galette

I have quite a love for creating cakes adorned with sugar flowers and dreaming up decadent chocolate desserts, but when it comes to a simple summertime dessert, I find myself gravitating toward fruit, especially peaches. Something about peaches just screams summer to me. I’m talking about the luscious ripe ones so juicy that when you take a bite, juice runs slowly down your chin. So, what better way to pay homage to the beautiful offerings of fresh fruit at the market, than to bake that fruit right into a pie? Pies can be labor intensive with...

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Halloween Treat Bags

For today's quick and easy Halloween project, I made these super simple DIY Halloween treat bags. I'm sure you've noticed that I've been on a holiday craft kick as of late. What can I say? I love quick and easy projects that make it look like I've spent more time on them than I actually have. Haha! And that's just what these Halloween treat bags do. They add an extra detail to, otherwise ordinary, Halloween treats. I have some kiddos in my neighborhood who I especially adore and this is just my way of giving...

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