Creating Community with Spritzy Apple Cider Floats

These Spritzy Apple Cider Floats are delicous to serve at a Halloween or Harvest party, and even better if served with Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.

Spritzy Apple Cider Floats |

Spending time with people always makes sense to me, because I’m a people person. But not everyone is a people person, so sometimes I feel led to help others feel more connected.

There’ve been times in my life where people have connected with me, or my husband, and what a gift that was!

So why not pass on the gift of sharing your friends and connections with others?

Creating community.

I call it creating community, where we glean, learn, and benefit from experiences, sharing of wisdom, and relationships building.

It’s an important part of life, and without it, our lives can be very shallow, lonely and … sad.

Spritzy Apple Cider Floats |

Earlier this week I hosted a few ladies for dinner. Oh, and I served these yummy Spritzy Apple Cider Floats for dessert, but more in a bit.

A spark.

This is how it this party came to be. It started with a spark, an idea … (that’s how beautifully hospitality works!), and then it just flowed. I planned a simple menu, and it all came together.

A Chili Party: 5-Ingredient Beef Chili Recipe

5-Ingredient Beef Chili Recipe |

This 5-Ingredient Beef Chili Recipe is perfect for Halloween or any chili party–double, triple, or quadruple the batch for a large crowd! Hospitality is all about comfort. No matter what. Being hospitable on Halloween or when celebrating the harvest is about making people feel welcome, warm, and serving them delicious comfort...

Getting to the Soul of Bacon Mushroom Ragu Pasta

Bacon Mushroom Ragu Pasta |

This Bacon Mushroom Ragu Pasta Recipe is comforting and delicious for any quick weeknight meal. My husband is my inspiration. He runs a small nonprofit, coaches high school soccer, cycles regularly and works out {plus eats very healthfully}, is the best husband and dad in the world, he’s smart,...

The Pioneer Woman’s A Year of Holidays Cookbook + Le Creuset {3 Winners!} Giveaway!

The Pioneer Woman's A Year of Holidays Cookbook + Le Creuset {3 Winners!} Giveaway!

Friends, just in time for the holidays, I’ve put together a fantastic giveaway for 3 of my readers to win a copy of A Year of Holidays, by Ree Drummond PLUS a 4-qt. Rectangular Dish from Le Creuset. That’s right 3 people win both items (book and dish) and you get...

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls {The Pioneer Woman}

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

Perfect for taking to a Halloween Party or for the holidays ahead, try these gooey Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls from The Pioneer Woman’s A Year of Holidays cookbook! I found myself cracking up last week when I was whipping up a double batch of The Pioneer Woman’s Caramel Apple...