Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Dinner: Spinach Artichoke Chicken

It's that time again- the Sunday dinner special.  Though it was a beautiful fall day we left the grill in the garage and I made a great new chicken dish.  I always think that chicken gets so boring and I'm always looking for someway to spruce up the plain ol' chicken breast.  I think this recipe fits the bill and it's perfect for a Sunday dinner or for company!  I hope you give it a try.  I served mine over pineapple rice.

Spinach Artichoke Chicken
Total time: 1 hour
serves 6

6 chicken breasts
1 package fresh mozerella cheese
1/8 c. grated parmesan cheese
1 package frozen chopped spinach
1 can artichoke hearts drained and chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup Coffee Mate lowfat Original creamer
2 t. cornstarch
1 c. chicken broth
dash ground white pepper
dash ground red pepper

**preheat oven to 350 degrees
**use an oven safe pan

1. Sautee garlic, spinach and artichokes in EVOO for 3-4 minutes.  Season with white pepper.  

2. wisk cold coffee creamer and cornstarch together in a small bowl

3. Add creamer to spinach mixture and stir to combine, stir in parmesan cheese, cook 2-3 minutes

4.Cool filling in a bowl

5. pound chicken breasts until thin

6. mound spinach mixture on one end of chicken breast, top with sliced fresh mozzerella cheese

7. roll the chicken breast, wrapping the meat around the filling and secure with a toothpick (or 2)

8. heat 2 T. of EVOO in the same skillet you cooked the filling in.  Place the chicken seam side down in the pan.  Cook for 4 minutes or unti that side is golden brown.  Flip and repeat.

9. To finish cooking the chicken add 1 cup of chicken stock to the pan (leaving chicken in place) and place in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

10. remove from oven, slice and serve over rice.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes


Today I tried a quick and easy Pumpkin Spice Cupcake recipe that if a great way to use a box cake mix. The turned out light and fluffy with a hint of pumpkin taste. If you want to try out this recipe it was really easy.

Betty Crocker Yellow Butter Cake Mix
1 package instant pumpkin spice pudding mix (small box)
4 large eggs
1 stick non-salted butter
1 cup of milk

Mix together cake mix and pudding mix. Then add softened butter, eggs, and milk. Beat with a mixer until smooth. (you may still have a few lumps from the butter but thats okay.) Spoon into cupcake liners and bake 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Top with your favorite frosting. I used a swiss buttercream but a cream cheese frosting would also be good. Then sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice on the top. Eat and enjoy!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Quick, easy CHEAP costume ideas

Spent the morning talking up some great inexpensive costume ideas you can pull together on the fly.  Check out this link to watch the video.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spooktacular Sweet Treat

Just finished a Bride of Frankenstein Cake!  I saw this idea on one of my favorite cake websites and thought I can't let Haloween come and go without making this! It's the perfect centerpiece for any party. The best part is this cake screams Halloween on the inside too!  One of my favorite fall treats is apple cider...though I barely ever get a glass from the jug because my husband guzzles it like it's water in the Sahara.  

So I decided to whip up an "Apple Cider" infused cake.   I took one of my favorite cake recipes and subbed out the water for cider.  Then when it came time to assemble the cake I stacked layers of the apple cider cake and filled it with Apple pie filling and caramel.  Wa-laaa: Caramel Apple Cake.  Does life get any better than that?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sunday Dinner: Pork Roast & Apple stuffing

Looking for a fall comfort dinner?  Tonight we did Pork Tenderloin with apple stuffing and pan seared brussel sprouts.  I love Sunday dinner, especially on a gloomy fall day.  I think it gives everyone something to look forward to all day.  I try to come up with something special since I've actually got time to really put some "love" into a meal.  During the week- I cut a lot of corners and stick with things that are quick and easy.  On Sunday I don't mind spending time chopping veggies and building flavors for a good recipe.  I love this recipe I put together today.  The stuffing is sweet and savory and I used a sweet chicken sausage to pair with the chopped apples.  The roast is simple but cooked to the perfect temp. it melts in your mouth.  To really brighten things up I created an unusal but yummy brussel sprout recipe.  I found I LOVE brussel sprouts when they are prepared like this, but my trusty taste testers couldn't get over the "brussel sprout mindset" and didn't love it.  If you like brussel sprouts or want to try it for the first time. You'll love this recipe.

1/4 C. diced celery
1/4 C. diced onion
2 chicken and apple sausages (casing removed and crumbled)
1/2 bag of stuffing mix
3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg
2 apples (peeled and chopped)
1 cup Chicken Stock
1 t. dried sage
1/2 cup roasted salted pecans
1 pork loin
2 T. honey
2 packets Duck Sauce
2 T. apricot preserves
2 t. chicken stock

Stuffing Recipe:
Sautee celery, onion and sausage in EVOO until onions are translucent.  Add Apples, cook 5 minutes. Salt & Pepper to taste. Toss in stuffing mix, panko, egg and chicken stock.  Toss in salted roasted pecans and place in the bottom of a roasting pan.

Pork Loin:
Season pork with salt, pepper, ground red pepper & paprika.  Mix Honey, duck sauce, preserves and chicken stock together.  brush over the meat.  Place meat atop of stuffing.  Cover.

Roast at 325 degree for 45 minutes.  Remove lid.  Reglaze. Roast without lid for 30 minutes or until thermometer reaches around 160 degree.   Let rest for 15 minutes.  Slice and serve.

Fancy Brussle Sprouts:
quarter desired amount of brussle sprouts
sautee over medium high heat in EVOO.  Season well with salt and pepper.  Meanwhile in a bowl wisk 2 T. of dijion mustard, 1 t. sugar, 3 T. pomegrante vinegar (or red wine vinegar).  Once sprout start to brown toss them in the dressing.  Place in serving bowl and top with feta cheese, pecans and dried cherries.  Serve warm.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Cozy up with a Chicken Pot Pie

I found a delicous recipe that I tried out this weekend: homemade chicken pot pie!  It was sooo good!  It calls for a homemade crust but I didn't have much success with that part and being the baker that I am I feel like something may be off in the recipe (I mean it couldn't be me right?! LOL)   I had a frozen pillsbury pie crust on hand so I used that instead and threw the homemade dough away.  Here is the link to the website where I found it.  They provide step by step instructions with pictures!

Here's my "TWEAKED" version of the recipe
Chicken Pot Pie

1 rotesseire Chicken (meat pulled an diced)
1 package of frozen pie crust (rolled kind)

Filling ingredients
6 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 large onion, diced
3 carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal
3 celery stalks, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 potato (peeled and diced)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon dried basil
couple splashes of white wine
3/4 cup green peas, frozen or fresh
salt and pepper to taste

Egg wash
1 egg whisked with 1 Tbsp water

1.  Thaw pie crust dough according to package directions.
2.  Prepare the filling. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large skillet, melt butter on medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, and celery, and potato and cook until the onions are translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, one minute more. Whisk in 2 1/2 cups of the chicken stock. Whisk in the cream.   Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring often. Add the chicken meat and dried seasoning salt and pepper and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Fold in peas.  Divide the warm filling among six 10-ounce ramekins or one large pie pan.

4 Cut pie dough slightly larger than the circumference of the ramekins or baking dish. Lay a dough round on each pot pie filling. Fold the excess dough under itself and use the tines of a fork to press the dough against the edge of the ramekins. Cut a 1-inch vent into each individual pie. Use a pastry brush to apply an egg wash to each pie. Line a baking sheet with foil, place the pies on the baking sheet. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes, or until the pastry is golden and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Spooktacular Starters

You're probably in one of 3 sitatuions for Halloween.

1. You're having a party.  You've got to plan a costume, plan the menu, shop, decorate, send the e-vites and get the house ready.  The food needs to look festive- taste great- and there needs to be lots of it.
2. You're going to a party.  THis means you've got to have a fabulous costume and bring a fabulous dish to pass.  You want everyone to gush over the dish you made- how cute it is, how great it tastes, and you'll of couse want to be asked for the recipe like 20 times. 
3. You're staying home, passing out candy and watching a scary movie with your sweetie.  You know you're being lame and want to spice up the evening.  A few festive snacks to go with the all night movie marathon are a must!

Ok- so regardless if you fall into Category 1, 2 or 3 you don't want to spend the next 2 weeks surfing the web and testing recipes.  Don't worry!  That's what 365.entertain.everyday is for!  Here is my top 5 Spooktacular Starters.

Mummy Dogs
The have 3 big wins: tastey, cute, EASY!

Pumpkin Face Pizza

Pizza! A perfect party food.  Though I love this cute concept, go with your own favorite pizza recipe and then do the cute veggie pumpkins on top of that!
 (I always used the refridgerated dough or a pre-made crust)

Pumpkin Cheesball
If you've been to a party with me you know I hover by the cheeseball. MMMM! Here's a fun one for Halloween!  (ditch the apples though and serve with crackers!)

Bone Breadsticks
These cute easy treats are sure to be a hit.  For a hidden suprise, wrap the dough around a mozzerella cheese stick for an oohy-gooey center before you bake them.

Italian Eye Ball Bites
A last taste of summer!  Tomato and mini mozzerella balls (with olives) are layered on basil leaves and drizzled with EVOO. Love it!

(Image courtesy L. Marie’s flickr.)

Monday, October 12, 2009

My Favorite Favor for Halloween

Halloween is about 19 days away and I've got a great idea that's super easy if you looking for fun favors for your spooktacular bash!   It's the biggest trend in Weddings but I'm giving it a Halloween makeover: The Candy Buffet! 

What else could be sweeter than letting your guest load up their own goodie bags with tons of treats?!   When I did my candy buffet last year I stopped by the Dollar store to gather fun Halloween themed containers to fill with candy.  I used some plastic table clothes and some Halloween themed dish towels to cover my display area.  I also picked up some halloween clear goodie bags and ties so guests could fill their bags before they left.

My Table also includes a massive jar of "Guess the candy corns" where the winning guess gets to take it home!   What is your favorite Halloween Candy that you look forward to each year?  leave me a comment!  I can't live without a Charlston Chew!  MMMMMM!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Top 10 Halloween Party Games

If you're throwing a Halloween Party or looking for some fun activities with your kids, Martha Stewart has some really easy, cute games on her website. 
Check these out at this link: Top 10 Halloween Games

My Favorite is doughnuts on a string!  (picture on the right from Martha ) Click the link to get the instructions. YUM!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Top 5 Couples Costumes for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and if you're like you always end up at the costume store 2 days before the big party fighting for a parking spot and searching through the crappy costume leftovers.  SO here is your big chance to get ahead of the game.  Start getting a game plan for your costume now!  I love COUPLE's costumes!  This year the two biggest trends include Barak and Michelle Obama and Sarah Palin and John McCain.  I didn't include those because who wants to show up at a party and have the same costume on as another couple.  These are the Top 5 couples costumes I found.  I hope they inspire you to dress up as something great.  I hope to dress up as something awesome (to be determined) and Adam will likely dress up as well... Adam.  (he hates dressing up).  I better get to convincing him!

Popeye and Olive Oyle(
How cute is this costume that I found at the link above.  Simple and fun!  I've also seen "Sexy Olive Oyle" if you're into sexifiying your costume.  I think you could do this costume yourself but probably easier just to purchase the set.

Fred and Wilma Flinstone

I love these costumes that I found on the website above.  I've wanted to be this for a few years now.  It's a classic costume that you could reuse down the road or let a friend borrow next Halloween.  Great one for the collection.  If you're going in a group you could also add Barney and Betty or your kids could be Pebbles and Bam Bam!

Spencer and Heidi (MTV's The Hills)

What better idea than to be "Speidi" this year! (check out the above link) Hillarious and easy to do.  Get a blonde wig and maybe a wedding dress or google some Heidi fashion online and pair it up with a spencer themed out in spiderman and you are set.  Bound to be the talk of th party!  If you're not familiar with this popular MTV reality show these 2 have been all over the tabloids!

The Super Mario Brothers (Mario and Luigi)

I think this is so funny.  Why get all glammed up when you can be comfortable and hillarious!  This costume is super easy to put toether yourselves.  Hit up Goodwill for overalls, teeshirts and hats then stop by the halloween store for some mustaches and wigs.  So cool!

Thing 1 and Thing 2 (The Cat and The hat)

This works if you have a brave husband/boyfriend ect.  This is the ultimate couples costume that will have fellow party goers dying with laughter.  Also perfect for an outdoor party.  No problem staying warm in this!

What are the best couples costumes you've seen?  Leave me a comment and share! 

Monday, October 5, 2009

What's in store this week on 365.entertain.everyday

I've been busy updating my blog layout so I haven't posted much. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the improvements! 

Though I haven't posted I have been thinking about all of the great things I want to post about Halloween!  This week I plan to begin featuring great costume ideas for all ages, Costume DOs and DONTs, great recipes for take-a-long party treats and recipes for your big fall bash!  Keep checking back to find out what I'm cooking up for one of my favorite holidays!  TO start things off I had to post a picture of me dressed up as Martha a few Halloween's ago (holding a plate of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies of course!)  

Perfect Purses

This weekend I worked on some purse cookies that I just had to post a picture of.  I used a Martha Stewart sugar cookie dough recipe that was easy to make and held it's shape sooo well.  I'll definitely be using this for my Christmas cookies this year!  Click the link below for the recipe.
Martha's Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Last taste of summer produce

The chilly fall air means summer is definitely over (though it never really started here in Michigan) but the produce section at the grocery store if full of sweet summer fruit.  Right now you can get a great deal on sweet peaches, nectarines and plums so buy them up while you can!  I've got the perfect recipe that combines this sweet summer fruit with a taste of fall and will totally impress your friends!  The best part is there is no cooking involved just assembling!

Carly's Peach Cobbler Parfaits
1 package of country style biscuits (pre-baked in bakery section)
6-10 peaches (peeled, sliced and sprinkled with sugar)
2 cans of vanilla pudding (i usually use a higher quailty brand in the baking isle)
1 package of gingersnap cookies (broken up into peices)
1 can of whipped cream
4 tall parfait style glasses or wine goblets ect.

Start by putting a dollop of pudding in the bottom of each glass then topping with crumbled biscuit peices.  Next spoon some peaches and juice over buscuits, top with whipped cream and crumbled gingersnaps.  Repeat this layering process until your glass is full.  Crumble gingersnaps over top.  Chill- Enjoy! 

***If you make these before dinner it will give the biscuits time to soak up the delicious peach syrup!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Michigan VS Michigan State: ways to celebrate!

It's the biggest sports rivalry in the state!  Green and white versus the maize and blue.  No matter if you're unsporty like me or a superfan, everyone will be celebrating! AND what's a celebration without FOOD!  Here is a supercute cupcake I made for the superbowl that could easily be the perfect fit for your game day party in front of the tv or out at the tailgate.  Just decorate them in Green and white and maize and blue! (this recipe is adapted from

Bake 2 dozen cupcakes

Make or buy your favorite white frosting

Tools: (meijer carries these inexpensive tips by the baking pans and kitchen supplies)
•Tip: 5 (medium round tip)
•Tip: 16 (star tip)
•Disposable Decorating Bags

•Green Icing Color
•PinkIcing Color (light skin tone)
•Black Icing Color
•Yellow icing color
• Blue icing color

Ice cupcake cake smooth with pinkish skin-toned colored icing.
Outline helmet with tip 5 and cover with tip 16 stars in the team colors of your choice
Pipe tip 5 dot eyes, pupils and nose; outline mouth and eye "shade".
Pipe tip 5 face mask.

**TIP: if you don't want to buy the icing colors and disposable decorating bags look in the baking isle for tubes of pre-colored icing in the MSU and UofM colors.  You can simply put the tips on these tubes and decorate in a snap!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall Decor under $20

I love to be festive around any holiday but hate spending a small fortune on all the cute little things for my house because frankly who has the extra cash for that?! I could get new clothes or go on a fab dinner date or whatever... BUT I can't stand not getting out a box of decorations and putting up all of the fun themed things. So here iis a quick easy way to get a lot of "look" for less!

I recently got inspired while grocery shopping. I saw all of these awesome sugar pumpkins, squash and Indian corn in the produce section and thought to heck with eating these, they would be a great way to decorate the mantel. Then a stop at the Dollar Store for a few cheap strands of leaves and things and I was set. I barely spent $20 for this great fall look!

To get this look for your mantel you'll need:
2- sugar pumpkins (1 orange, 1 green)
2- gourds (1 yellow, 1 orange)
2-mini pumpkins
2-bundles of dried Indian corn
2- strands of fake fall leaves
1- Halloween themed sign or figurine for you focal point (I used a wooden witches hat sign)

Start by putting your Halloween themed centerpiece in the middle of your mantel. Then on each side place your Indian corn upright (use the centerpiece for balance). Next put your orange pumpkin/gourd on the far ends of the mantel. Then fill in the remaining spaces on either side of your Indian corn with your green/yellow pumpkin/gourds. Weave the stands of fall leaves through the pumpkins etc. to fill in the gaps. Finally place your remaining mini pumpkins throughout to add pops of color. (see pic for a visual aid) I also had a fake mum plant wrapped in craft paper that I added to mine in the pics above.

*** SHOPPING TIP-Another great place to get fall decor is Hobby Lobby-- everything is 50% off so it's a great time to pick up a new candy dish or serving platter.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Get your grocery list- you'll want to add this recipe!

Drummm rollll please! This week's it's been all about my favorite snack: Chips & Dip. I've posted recipes all week long and here is my #1 choice! Serve this for a football or Superbowl Party, or a movie night. My husband loves it anytime and it gets me out of going out for wings every Sunday!

#1 Chip & Dip Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Dip

(all and picture credit goes to

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup ranch dressing

1/2 cup FRANK’S® REDHOT® Sauce

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cans White Premium Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Place cream cheese into deep baking dish. Stir until smooth. 2.MIX in ranch, Frank’s RedHot Sauce, 1/2 cup of cheese and chicken. THen sprinkle remaining cheese over top and BAKE 20 min. or until bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips, carrot sticks and celery sticks.
*** quick note-- I often make this dip using 1/3 less fat cream cheese, fat free ranch, and skim mozzerella cheese and skip the chips... (sorry who am I kiddin', I don't skip the chips) BUT I do try to dip more celery sticks than chips to make it a healthier option. You'd be suprised how good it tastes -- no one will be able to tell you snuck in a reduced fat dip they'll be too busy eating!)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Not Cho' Ordinary Nacho Dip!

This week's entertaining topic is Snacks! MMMM! Today I'm featuring #2 of the Top 3 Chip and Dip Recipes. I love #2 sooo much and it comes from my good friends Traci & Toby Weston. I tried this recipe at their engagement party a few years ago and had to have the recipe. The best thing about this amazingly delicious chip and dip recipe is that you can customize it to your own taste! BUT if you do be sure to keep the sausage/beef combo it's what makes it spectacular! I love to make this for 4th of July. I mix it up in the morning, spend the day on the boat, then come back and feed the hungry crowd.  (picture courtesy of

#2 Chip & Dip Recipe
Traci & Toby's Famous Nacho Dip

1 and 1/2 packs velveeta cheese
1 brick of cream cheese
1 small can of chilies
1 soup can size of diced tomatoes with pepper mix (fiesta mix)
1 pound ground hamburger, cooked, and seasoned with taco seasoning
1 pound ground sausage (mild or spicy), cooked and seasoned with taco seasoning
milk as needed to water it down (the Velveeta can get thick)

***(notes from Traci) sometimes we add a can of hormell beanless chili and Toby adds extra 'love' into his queso dip he says! ha ha Really, you can dress it us with anything you have in the cupboards...corn, black's usually or way to empty our cupboards!

Melt the ingredients together in a crock pot and keep heated on low. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chips & Dip to die for!

One of my favorite snacks is chips & dip. There are so many varieties of this popular combo but I've got three that you are going to love! Today we'll start with #3, tomorrow #2 and finally on Thursday my #1 chip & dip recipe fit for your next get-together.

The Snacks of the Day

#3. Coming in third place is a Mediterranean version of chips and dip that are perfect when you're asked to "bring something" to a party or when you want a fresh somewhat healthier snack. Now I didn't invent the dip nor the ideas of pita chips but I have made them so many times I don't even know where the recipes came from..

Pita Chips and Greek Dip
1 bag of pita bread
EVOO (a few drizzles or enough to coat the chips
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt
Dried dill
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the pitas in the several wedges (chip sized pieces) the toss them in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Season to taste and bake for about 20 minutes or until crispy. Salt them lightly when they first come out of the oven then cool and serve.

Greek Dip
1 brick of herbed cream cheese (softened)
1 container of hummus
1 cucumber (diced)
2 large tomatoes (seeded and diced)
1 container of crumbled feta cheese
a handful of pitted kalamata olives (halved)

On a round serving platter spread the cream cheese in an even layer. Then layer the hummus on top. Next sprinkle on the cucumber, then tomato and feta cheese. I then sprinkle the olives over half of the dip (which satisfies me the olive-lover and my husband the olive-hater). Surround the dip with pita chips and serve!

I've done this dip as a passing dish at a Bachelorette Party (pictured above), a Christmas Party, a Superbowl party, and a great snack for friends on movie night. It's always a hit because it's light and refreshing but still has the great qualities that make chips and dip so popular! Try it and let me know what you think!

Monday, September 21, 2009

quick we need snacks!

This week it's all about SNACKS! The crunchy and munchy delights that are a must-have at every event. First a quick story that inspired this week's topic.

This week's grocery budget went quick since I was armed with 4 new recipes and a football game after party for 10 people on Saturday. So I did what I always do and re-evaluated as I made my way up to the check out. I scattered a trail of delicious snacks throughout the store. Moving them from my cart to random locations when nobody was looking. It was the typical leave the chips in the papertowel isle type undercover mission. Yes I am that girl- embarassingly enough. Any way, leaving the Hansel and Grettle type trail through the store does help me out. I make my budget (woo-hoo!) but get a rude awakening the next day.

I did a great beef/sausage/mushroom pasta along with chicken/spinach/artichoke stuffed shells all the night before the family was coming. After getting back from the big football game that day the only left to do was pop the food in the oven- no fuss no muss right?! WRONG- hungry football fans and a pasta dish that's going to take at least an hour means bad news!

So I had to make inpromptu snacks for the crowd but most of the snacks where somewhere in the paper towel isle back at the grocery store! I did some digging through the depths of the fridge and came up with some carrot and celery sticks with some homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. Then I baked some frozen giant soft pretzels and served them with a quick mix of mustard and honey.

Slap it on your cutest serving platters along with a great autumn trail mix and you've got yourself one happy crowd! Presentation is everything and a few simple homemade dips go a long way when you're trying to make something out of nothing. Simple can be great just serve it with a smile!

Today's Snack of the Day!
Carly's Favorite Autumn Trail Mix:
1 bag of basic trail mix (peanuts, raisins, m&m's)
1 bag of cinnamon roasted almonds
1 bag of candy corn
1 bag of candy corn pumpkins
combine all in a very large bowl then display this addicting sweet and salty mix in your favorite Halloween candy dish.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'm not sporty...

The title kinda says it all. It couldn't be more true either. My husband loves to tell people I duck from a ping-pong ball. Not only do I not have an ounce of sportiness running through my veins I have the complete opposite- "my inner Martha".

I have a weird knack for the domestic stuff. I love to cook, I love to bake, I'm an avid cake decorator and I love to do a good artsy-craft project. I just love anything to do with entertaining and I find myself often inspired by events.Life celebrations both big and small are what I think makes me feel happy and inspired. So I'm hoping with this blog I can inspire myself to celebrate more and inspire others to do the same. Food, crafts, parties, gifts, ideas for every occasion- that's what you'll find here on "365.entertain.everyday."

Don't know what to get Dad for Father's Day this year? Need a great menu for when the in-laws come into town? What to put up Halloween decorations for less than twenty bucks? That I can do! Want to learn to throw a ball? yeaaaahh, not sooo much.....