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Creating Quick, Inexpensive, Yet Elegant Holiday Floral Centerpieces

The holidays are squarely upon us, and 'tis the season for gathering with friends and family. Whether you are hosting a family Christmas dinner, having a few neighbors over for a dinner party, or simply dressing up your table to be more festive, crea...
by Old Town Home on Dec 19, 2016

Santa Surprise: Peppermint Buttercream Chocolate Christmas Cake

What's black, and white & red all over? My newest holiday baking experiment, a moist chocolate cake with a sweet peppermint buttercream!It feels like it's been ages since I wrote a baking post! While I haven't been diligent about documenting my v...
by Old Town Home on Dec 15, 2016

Walnut and Goat Cheese Stuffed Endives

Is anyone else in complete denial that tomorrow is the last day of 2014? I can't believe how fast this year has flown by, and in true fashion, I've been so focused on Christmas that I roll into new year's eve feeling generally unprepared and burned o...
by Old Town Home on Dec 30, 2014

Creamy Carrot Soup

I feel like this winter will go down in the record books as the longest, coldest season in history. Perhaps not because of the true weather stats, but between the posts of misery on Facebook, piles of soggy boots and socks, and drawn looks of anguish...
by Old Town Home on Feb 28, 2014

Creamy Carrot Soup

I feel like this winter will go down in the record books as the longest, coldest season in history. Perhaps not because of the true weather stats, but between the posts of misery on Facebook, piles of soggy boots and socks, and drawn looks of anguish...
by Old Town Home on Feb 28, 2014

Spiked Holiday Milkshake Shooters - Easily the Hit of the Party

If your Decembers are anything like ours, they're jam packed with parties and projects. From holiday get togethers to annual traditions, December seems to be wall to wall with events, and very light on the free time. While we may be very busy this ti...
by Old Town Home on Dec 18, 2013

Light and Healthy Spinach Feta Dip

With this week's gut busting Thanksgiving holiday looming, I'm thinking about a few ways I can make the festivities a little lighter on the waistline. If you're anything like me, a major part of the challenge is just coming up with the things you wan...
by Old Town Home on Nov 25, 2013

It's Peanut Butter Jelly Cupcake Time!

Like many families, in our home we participate in quite an array of different traditions. Whether we're talking about annual events attended with friends and family, family recipes that bring back memories, or traditions surrounding the holidays, it'...
by Old Town Home on Nov 18, 2013

Halloween Party Favors: No Tricks, Just a Chocolate Covered Treat

With our annual Halloween party looming, I was wracking my brain to come up with a fun and creative party favor that could top...or at least compete with last year's Halloween S'mores party favors.  I mulled it over, perused hundreds of photo...
by Old Town Home on Oct 21, 2013

Seared Salmon Helps Save Me From Being a Lame Husband

Boy, did we have a weekend! This past weekend was full of highs and lows. We kicked it off by meeting up with the family of blogger/Instagram friends who were in Old Town, which was a whole lot of fun and just reinforces why blogging and interacting...
by Old Town Home on Aug 19, 2013

Creating Patriotic Paint Chip Place Cards...at my Husband's Expense

Try saying "patriotic paint chip place cards" five times fast. Whew, it might be a mouthful to say, but they're a snap to make. This project started...well, to be honest, just this morning...as I know we're hosting a small informal shindig tomorrow a...
by Old Town Home on Jul 3, 2013

Are You F-ing Kidding Me? Frosted Brownies

My hope is the name "Are you f-ing kidding me?' frosted brownies" paints an accurate depiction of the most amazing chocolate buttercream-topped fudgy deliciousness one could ever imagine. And while my name for this dessert may appear to be vulgar, si...
by Old Town Home on Jun 28, 2013

Brie Bites: The Easiest Elegant Appetizer You'll Ever Make

As much as I love to entertain, and don't mind spending time preparing for large parties, intimate gatherings, or even the impromptu drop bys (I've overheard friends say "if you just randomly show up at Wendy and Alex's house, you still get a spread...
by Old Town Home on Jun 19, 2013

Bean There, Done That - Raspberry Filled Vanilla Bean Cupcakes

What's red inside and white all over? Vanilla bean cupcakes complete with fresh raspberry filling, of course! It's no secret I love to make cupcakes. After all, it's typically the first thing I volunteer to bring to parties and gatherings. So when I...
by Old Town Home on Jun 10, 2013

Hand Dipped Pretzels: The Perfect Favor or Gift

Two weekends ago, Alex and I threw a big time bash to celebrate the impending arrival of close friends' first child. This baby shower was so much fun to plan and execute, and allowed me to try out a few new sweet recipes. In addition to a dessert bar...
by Old Town Home on Jun 3, 2013

Rice Krispies Lollipops: A Unique Twist on an Old Favorite

Nothing says "Baby Shower" like the variety of sweet treats that often come along with the event. Sweets are often as consistent of a shower participant as are expectant mothers. For the party we were throwing last week, I wanted to make a series of...
by Old Town Home on May 31, 2013

Oh Baby! Pulling Off a Festive and Elegant Baby Shower

Sunday was our big day! Yes, Sunday was Baby Shower Day! Well, it was actually our friends' big day, but we, along with another friend, were throwing them a baby shower at our home that we had been working towards for several weeks. Beyond the weeks...
by Old Town Home on May 29, 2013

Babies on the Brain

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let me back up a minute before I tee up all kind of rumors that will make our parents' pulses quicken. I'm not talking about us...I'm talking about throwing a baby shower for one of my best friends. My rounder figure can be solely a...
by Old Town Home on May 17, 2013

With a Cherry on Top: Cherry Almond Vanilla Cupcakes

Last weekend a good friend of ours was celebrating a big birthday and in order to help her ring in the occasion a few of her close friends, lead by her boyfriend, teamed up to plan the details for a memorable bash. The efforts to plan the event began...
by Old Town Home on May 15, 2013

Even a Monsoon Can't Stop Our Par-Tay

If you stopped by last week, you probably saw that we were frantically preparing our home and yard for a neighborhood party, scheduled for last Friday night. While our frenzied efforts paid off, unfortunately I may have doomed our party from the get-...
by Old Town Home on Apr 23, 2013


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