Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe and photography was provided courtesy of local cookbook author and chef, Carla Snyder. Learn more about Carla and discover her recipes at Ravenouskitchen.com.  We love gingerbread cookies at our house. We love them so much that over the holidays we just can’t get enough. Spicy and soft with just the right amount of icing, my...
Champagne in Glasses

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. Whether it be for celebrating Christmas or New Year’s Eve, it’s good to have a variety of bubbly on hand to make the celebration truly special. What is the difference between champagne, sparkling wine, cava and Prosecco? There are many differences,...
Fondue Spread with Dipping items

Tara Berger is the Stylist and Owner of One Stylish Party, an entertaining blog and online party boutique featuring designs and inspiration for entertaining in style. New Year’s Eve is the perfect excuse for one last celebration to end the holiday season right! As I have gotten older, my preference is to host an intimate...
Child Holding Healthy Vegetable Tray with Crackers

The content and photography of this post are provided courtesy of Lauren Egger of the Healthy Mom Project. Don’t let holiday treats and special gatherings break your cycle of healthy living. Here are some tips for staying merry as you celebrate, shop and travel this holiday season! Eat Wisely It’s important to aim for real whole...
Holiday Appetizer Spread

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. Creating an appetizer spread that takes little time away from being a fabulous hostess but has your guests clamoring around the kitchen island is the goal. We all love when our guests enjoy what we serve. It’s even better when they...
Holiday Appetizer Cheese and Nut Board

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. If you’re planning a festive party or just have people stopping by unexpectedly it’s easy to pull together a great spread if you stock up on a few items over the holidays. From Thanksgiving to New Year I usually always have...
Holiday Gift Giving: Root Candles

The season of giving is here! Don't forget to stop  Heinen's for festive finds that make a thoughtful gift for anyone. From gourmet treats and seasonal drinks to holiday candles and spa essentials the gifting options are simply endless. All you need is a bit of creativity and a festive attitude! Need a bit of...