29 Ways to Upcycle Bottles, Jars and Boxes

Posted by on February 22, 2023

We all know the old saying: “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Upcycling is a fun way to turn your own trash into something to treasure, while showcasing your personal style and reducing waste at the same time. For example, once you’ve enjoyed the delicious products in your Tastefully Simple jars, bottles and boxes, read more »

Plan an Easy Dinner Party Menu

Posted by on February 15, 2023

Dinner parties are back! If you’re hungering for good reason to see your friends again, why not host a get-together over a homemade meal. Here are some tips and ideas to get you started, plus easy dinner party recipes that will get raves from your guests! Keep it small. A dinner party is meant to read more »

Classy Chocolate Pound Cake 7 Ways

Posted by on February 8, 2023

Cake comes in so many delicious forms: sponge cake, upside down cake, coffee cake, angel food cake, short cake … with so many options, it’s perhaps not surprising that the simple pound cake doesn’t grab the attention it deserves. Dating back to the early 1700s, pound cake got its name from its original, super-simple recipe: read more »

3 Steps to Winning Wings

Posted by on February 3, 2023

We Americans LOVE our chicken wings. Collectively, we’ll eat 1.33 BILLION wings during this year’s Big Game weekend alone, according to a report from the National Chicken Council. That’s a LOT of finger lickin’! According to History Daily, our love affair with wings began in 1964, when Teressa Bellissimo, owner of the Anchor Bar in read more »

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Simple Party Snacks

Posted by on January 25, 2023

Mama’s Pepperoni Pizza Dip Snacks. Appetizers. Hors d’ouevres. Nibblins’. Whatever you call them, party food is often the best part of any gathering. Here are some tips to help you get started. Tie It All Together Game Day Cookies However, some types of gatherings – for instance, Big Game Day watch parties, birthdays and graduations read more »

Magic Veggie Bin

Posted by on January 18, 2023

Do you eat your veggies? Are you looking for ways to eat more veggies? Because it turns out the old adage “Eat your vegetables!” is true – veggies can and do help us improve our overall health. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: Half our plate should be fruits and veggies; ¼ read more »

5 Smart Reasons to Cook at Home

Posted by on January 11, 2023

When you think about your mom or dad, what comes to mind? For many people, there will be memories of foods she prepared during your childhood. It might not be anything special or fancy – my own favorite dish of my mother’s was a simple sloppy joe on a bun. I’ve never been able to read more »

Meal Planning Tips & Ideas

Posted by on January 4, 2023

“Meal planning” is a catch-phrase that you’ve probably seen a lot in magazines and online. While it may seem like just the latest food fad, getting organized about answering the question, “What’s for dinner?” really is a smart strategy. Benefits of meal planning include: eliminating the daily stress of deciding what to eat stretching your read more »

How to Make the Ultimate Bloody Mary Bar

Posted by on December 29, 2022

2023 is only days away! We all know that January 1 is the time for New Year’s celebrations, but did you know that it also happens to be National Bloody Mary Day? If you needed a shot of extra inspiration, it’s the perfect reason to raise a glass to the New Year. Now I firmly read more »