Pear, Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Flatbread

pear pizza

I guess you could call us the Julia Green Hills Gals.  I have really grown to love this little group that has been getting together for a little “Wine-D” down time on Fridays once a month.  Each month we get together at one of our houses, bring some snacks, a little wine, let the kids […]


Bourbon Spiced Pecans

bourbon spiced pecans

Long time, no see!  I sure have missed putting up a new post.  Everyone is mostly asleep right now, so I’m trying to sneak in a quick post and this is a good one!  A few months back, I shared this recipe on one of my favorite food blogs Cooking With Ruthie.  I have loved being a […]


Sweet Potato Bruschetta

sweet potato bruschetta

Sweet? Sweets?  What are sweets?  I want sweets. I have 37 Lenten days to go before I can have sweets……..but this “sweet” post ain’t about no real sweets except that it is “Sweeeet”! I recently hosted 4 very special ladies for lunch and put together this super quick Sweet Potato Bruschetta as a little Amuse […]


Savory Cream Cheese Pastry Appetizer & Beer and Cheese Pairing Guideline

cream cheese pastry

So, it is no secret that I have a HUGE love for wine! And if it was even possible, my love for wine has only grown exponentially while I am pregnant, because now it is like a precious commodity that I will someday get my hands back on again.  When I entertain I usually put […]


Grilled Oysters

grilled oysters

So, right now we are building up to a fantastic party menu one dish at a time.  We have already prepared our Poached Pear dessert, so now let’s work on appetizers.  On Thanksgiving Day while I was busy prepping, roasting and basting the turkey, my dad and Drew were busy making pre-meal snacks.  They are […]


Boursin Sweet Pepper Poppers


Happy Friday, everyone! Aly from Backyard to Ballroom is back again this month with a delicious hors d’ouevre to get you geared up for all that holiday entertaining.   Hey guys! It’s Aly from Backyard to Ballroom!! The season of entertaining is upon us! It’s all parties, cocktails, high heels, glitter, and hors d’ouevres between […]


Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

roasted pepper hummus3

So my run with garbanzo beans has been a pretty short one until now.  Thanks to Pinterest, I tried roasting them for a, what did they say? “gluten-free, low-fat, tasty, crunchy snack”……well, Pinterest fail because my attempt was a complete flop and was neither tasty nor crunchy! Anyway, sometimes you win in the kitchen and sometimes […]


Rosemary & Pine Nut Biscotti


I recently shared this Rosemary & Pine Nut Biscotti on What’s Cooking With Ruthie after making it for a girls night.   I absolutely adore my husband and child, but sometimes we mommies have to recharge our batteries every now and then and what better way to do that than having a Girls’ Night Out or in most […]