5 Steps to be the Hostess with the Mostest

The hostesses who remain most well loved in the hearts of those they served do so because they really invested in the people, not in their decor, not in their flatware, not in the wine they served or the steaks they grilled. It's all about the relationships.

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Lemon-Garlic Chicken & Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Salad

If you find yourself cramming in dinner between other commitments like we do, this meal is for you! I made it (and the pasta salad) in one afternoon and it will last us 4 days! It's super simple (thanks to my friend the crockpot) and works well for company. Also, the lemon gives it a nice summer taste.

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Summer Sweets: Apple Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Summertime and apple pie go together. Especially when you throw in a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream *drool*. But, some days you just don't have the gumption to make a whole pie, am I right? That's how I felt the day I whipped up these cookies. They have all the flavor of a fresh apple pie, but were admittedly a lot less work!

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