Posts in Entertaining

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

Thank you to everyone that came out to my Pie Party Workshop at Tin Cottage last night! I had such a blast meeting all of you, signing books, talking party tips and sharing pie with you. With over 10 of my favorite pies on display, everyone seemed to have a different favorite ... pecan, pumpkin, blackberry, blueberry hand pies, chocolate pudding jar pies and these Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies—my new seasonal fave!

"How to Throw a Pie Party" Workshop

I'm thrilled to be hosting the Tin Cottage's first workshop on October 9! I can’t wait to share tips, recipes and advice on how to throw the Perfect Pie Party. Last week I shared picture's from Tin Cottage's new store as they celebrated their grand opening. This week I wanted to officially invite YOU to come to my "How to Throw a Pie Party" workshop. There is limited availability and tickets are selling fast so call and reserve your tickets today! For tickets, call Tin Cottage at (615) 472-1183.

12 Days of Christmas: Chocolate Eclairs

These chocolate eclairs are one of our family's absolute favorite desserts. My mom taught me how to make them (like a lot of the recipes on this blog) and I have to tell you, they take a little practice to make sure they come out perfect. The key? The more you make them, the more you get the hang of the correct consistency of the 3 different batters (dough for the choux pastry, the custard filling and the chocolate icing).

12 Days of Christmas: A French Themed Cocktail Party

The holidays are all about getting together with the ones you love. I love entertaining and having people over but sometimes a big dinner party is overwhelming for not only you but your guests too (who might have several different parties to attend in one weekend). That's why I love having a small intimate cocktail hour where friends can just stop in and then head to their next affair.

Pumpkin Pie for a Rustic Pie Party

I'm not biased when it comes to pie. I've never met a pie I didn't like. That's why when I decided to throw a PIE PARTY with my good friends at, I wanted it to be all kinds of rustic chic. And, boy was it! Just think—a farm table in the middle of the woods covered in all different kinds of pies, wine and cider, and rustic winter decor surrounded by your favorite friends. Are you are starting to picture the wonderfulness a Pie Party can bring? Stroll over to today and check out all the beautiful photos and how-to's.