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Five Minute Guide To A Casino Party

Written by Patti on March 19th, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

With Pinewood Studios (home to the James Bond franchise), coming to Atlanta next year, everyone is going to want to throw a casino party.

Here’s a no-fail list to make your party fabulous!

Spin the wheel!

 

My Snack Bracket Winning Recipe

Written by Patti on January 30th, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

As I gear up for Super Bowl Sunday and our Snack Bracket, I think I’ve found the winning recipe.

Although, now that I’m getting ready to link to it, I think Holly might have already made this once before and I disremember.

Anyhoo! I found this on Taste and Tell and I’m going to make it for Sunday. Maybe. If I don’t find something else.

Sorry, Hol.

Holly might have beat me to this.

 

Super Bowl On A Budget

Written by Patti on January 29th, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

The Super Bowl is coming up and I am ready to party.

What do I have planned?

 

Tea With Downton Abbey

Written by Patti on January 8th, 2013

Good Morning Darlings!

Do you love Downton Abbey? Isn’t it positively delicious?

How about stepping into Lady and Lord Grantham’s very stylish shoes?

 

Season’s Musings

Written by Patti on December 21st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? Holy cow!

We are hosting a tiny dessert and cocktail party late Christmas night. Seems like a good time. Everyone will be done with family celebrations and be ready to unwind.

What do the holidays hold for you?

 

Ice Without The Skates!

Written by Patti on December 10th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I love to watch ice skaters. As for ice skating myself, not so much. But I do enjoy an icy beverage. And I love things that are super swanky.

Come along with me…

 

Whynatte & Jailhouse

Written by Patti on November 28th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Is your tree up? Ours is. SO excited.  See, we usually give these massive parties that leave no room for a tree.

This year is different. No massive Black Tie party. Small Christmas dinner party.

But anyhoo, this is about putting up the tree. Well, not exactly, but a drink to put your tree up by.

It’s this lovely little concoction that takes Jailhouse Brewing’s Jailhouse Stout and mixes it with Whynatte.

Have you not heard of these treats? They both started in Atlanta, but I’m pretty sure you can get them anywhere. Jailhouse Brewing is creating awesome crafted beers and Whynatte is the yummiest coffee/latte/caffeine drink on the planet. Serious.

So here’s the complicated recipe:

 

Pour some Whynatte in a glass.

Top with Jailhouse Stout.

Drink.

Beer floats for Adults! Yum!

 

And you know, drink responsibly and all that. A designated driver is a beloved driver. Buy him/her a big present for getting you home safe.

xoxo, Patti

 

Pop Up Izakaya!

Written by Patti on November 27th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh my goodness. Full of turkey are we? Let’s take it in a totally new direction.

What’s new?

 

Thanksgiving Appetizers – Sausage Balls

Written by Patti on November 21st, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

When I am asked to bring an appetizer to a party, sausage balls are my go-to recipe. It is ridiculously easy and they taste so good.

A couple of weekends ago, I had 3 parties to go to, so I whipped up 3 different versions of the basic recipe.

Pop in and get in the kitchen with me!

 

Thanksgiving Prep

Written by Patti on November 20th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

Turkey day is almost upon us. What are you serving at your house?

Lets talk turkey.