Anatomy of a Dinner Party: a day in the life of a hospitalityaholic

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Hocus Pocus – Yumtastic!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Good Morning Darlings!

I love Halloween. Not only is the dressing up fun, but CANDY! And not only candy, but all kinds of adorable treats.

This past weekend we went to a Halloween Baby Shower for our friends Laura and Evan. That was a first. Tons of fun. Our fabulous friends, Paige and Alex dressed their 3 yr. old son, Lucien up as Michael Meyers. Which I thought was hilarious.

Here’s our photo together.

How awesome (and scary) is this little killer? I

How awesome (and scary) is this little killer? 

Are you looking for a new, easy, adorable recipe to feed your party guests? How about this Hocus Pocus inspired smores pop? The folks at Delish have got it going on.

I need these. Well, I don’t actually NEED them, but I sure would love to have one. đŸ™‚

Love these!

Love these!

Let me know if you make them and how they turn out!


xoxo, Patti



Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Good Morning Darlings!

Oh My Goshy! How much do I love Easter? What do I love best? The PEEPS of course! I mean – really! They are totes adorbs and so yummy.

I got a special Peeps cookbook in the mail called Peeps-a-licious! and I’m completely smitten. Apologies for not writing about this sooner, but this book has all the ways you can cook with our little marshmallow buddies. And if you score them after Sunday, 50% off! Voila!

 Look at how cute this cake is – any little one would adore this, so it’s not just for Easter! Okay, not just little ones, I would be totally melty if someone made this for me.




And it’s not too late to make these adorable Peeps In A Nest!

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I would use these at each place setting with a sweet pastel place card. What do you think?

These are not just Easter ideas – use them all through Spring!

How about Peep Creme Brulee? Buy the book and learn how to make this! You’ll make somebunny very happy, my little chickadee! See what I did there?


Hoppy Easter my darlings!

xoxo, Patti

Sweet Home – A Book Review

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Good Morning Darlings!

I am wrapping up the week with a little book review.

Come on in!

Frangelico Treats

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

With all the turkey put away, let’s talk holiday baking. We can talk about Christmas now, right?

Come on in my kitchen!

Boston Cream Pie

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Yesterday was my Sweetie’s birthday and although he is a bit under the weather, cake was in order.

Come on in!

Tasting Autumn

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

Fall 2011 is only 4 days old today, but I am ready to conjure up some cool weather treats.

How about you?

Truffle Truffle…Yummy Yummy!

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Good Morning Darlings!

When I arrived home from St. Simons yesterday, this precious package was waiting for me. I think this is the best idea for Easter. Especially those of us with no children.

You will love this!

Lucid Absinthe – The Sin of All Liquors

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Good Morning, Darlings!

Our friend Esther, from NYC, sent me these recipes – did you know you could bake with absinthe? Me, either! But bake you can! These treats are made with Lucid Absinthe, the first legal and legitimate absinthe sold in the United States in 95 years. This my dearies, is the real deal.

Feeling Wicked? Come join me inside…..