Kick Off Your Best Super Bowl Party

Last year, an estimated 108.4 million people tuned in to watch the Super Bowl and it just so happens to be the second largest day for food consumption in United States. Proving that you don’t have to be a Broncos or a Seahawks fan (or even a football fan), to enjoy a Super Bowl party. All you need is an appetite, good company, and these tips for saving on food, drink, entertainment and décor. Homemade Read more ...

The 200-Calorie Cocktail: Diet-Friendly & Delicious

Everyone who made a promise to work on shedding those extra holiday pounds, raise your hand. Our hands are in the air right there with you. Let’s be honest and admit that, while weight management is important, so is having a delicious cocktail on a Friday night with your friends. While alcohol is fat-free and low in carbs, calories in cocktails add up quickly. Here’s a Cocktail Calories Pocket Read more ...

6 Pieces to Wear to a Super Bowl Party

On Sunday, February 2, the Denver Broncos will face off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII. That’s 48 for all of you who don’t follow the NFL or aren’t caught up on your Roman numerals. If you were too frugal to dish out the $500 to $6,000 tickets, then chances are you’ll be watching the game from the comfort of your home in front of a big screen TV and with a bevy of rowdy Read more ...

Top 10 Big Game Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

Last year, the average 30-second Super Bowl commercial cost $4 million, and the average party cost $63 per game-day viewer. Yeowza! Don’t blow your budget on a football party. You can entertain fans and have fun with a party that is as delicious for your pocketbook and it is for your guests. Here are 10 incredible crockpot recipes that will help you save cash without scrimping on fun and flavor. Read more ...

Drugstore Sparklers

If I could sneak a peek at your date book, I’m guessing that between now and January 2nd, there’s a spate of holiday parties, happy hours and date nights on-the-town on the docket. And since it is the season of twinkly lights, sparkly ornaments and sequin-y sweaters, I don’t see the harm in upping the glitter game when it comes to going-out makeup. From lashes to fingertips, here are my all-time Read more ...

8 Easy to Make Hostess Gifts Ideas

Anything that comes from the kitchen is full of heart and that’s why food gifts are always a hit around the holidays. Here’s our round up of edible (and drinkable) hostess gifts that will guarantee you an invitation to next year’s party.  First there were cookies in a jar, now it’s all about soup in a jar. Fill jars with dry ingredients and spices. Lentil soup works great and is the perfect Read more ...

Top 10 Make-Ahead Dishes for Thanksgiving

Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen all day on Thanksgiving? Not me—and I’m sure you don’t either. That’s why I’m a big fan of preparing as much in advance as possible. Fortunately, we have some great ideas for make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes that’ll have you spending more time with your family and less time with your mixer. Here are some of our favorite easy make-ahead recipe Read more ...

Top 10 Thanksgiving Dinner Trends

How will you be giving thanks this year? Our top 10 2013 Thanksgiving trends will take you every step of the way this holiday, from setting the table to using up your Turkey Day leftovers. Here are the trends showing up around the country. 1. Gold flatware Gold knives, forks and spoons will fit nicely into your autumn color scheme and they’ll also add a touch of elegance to your table. Gold napkin Read more ...