One of my favorite holidays is on Sunday and even though I’ll be traveling, you better believe I’ll be celebrating with a margarita in hand! I absolutely love Mexico - the food, dresses, Otomi pattern you name it, I’m here for it! We are headed to Punta Mita, Mexico in a few weeks and I’m getting ready by celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a hydrating margarita recipe. I promise I will post a trip recap after this stay in Punta Mita as I know many of you have asked.Read More
Any football fans here? Although I’m typically only interested with my Longhorns are playing, I do enjoy a good tailgate party regardless of the team. I’m mostly there for the food! #sorrynotsorry. It can be hard to come up with finger food ideas that everyone will enjoy, but you’re in luck because the following mouthwatering finger food recipes will help you bring your A-game to your next tailgate party.Read More
Earlier this week we showed you inspiration for holiday hostess style, now we're going to talk about tips in the kitchen to make entertaing a breeze! One of our main goals at C&C is to allow the host(ess) to enjoy their event as a guest and we think our tricks can help make that happen for your Christmas dinner party too!
Sugared cranberries are one of our favorite things to make during the holidays. Not only are they pretty, but they're SO easy to make ahead of time! Use them as a garnish to give a glass of bubbly a festive touch or on top of a simple white cake for dessert.
You can follow this recipe for sugared cranberries. It's SUPER easy and only requires a couple ingredients. To save extra time, we used premade simple syrup we keep on our bar cart!
If you're going to add them to champagne, wait until guests are arriving to do so. You want to keep the bottle of champagne in an ice bucket ice or in fridge as long as possible. The bubbles in the glass stop fizzing when it gets to room temp. When you're ready to fill the glasses, wait for the glass to settle for a minute before adding the cranberries so it doesn't overflow. We've found that out the hard way! :)
The brie will be best served warm so we don't recommend making this ahead of time. They only need 5 minutes in the oven so pop them in right before your guests arrive. We added a couple sprigs of rosemary to add a little texture to the white serving platter.
We love, love, love simple white cakes! They're so beautiful and versatile you can easily dress them up for any occasion. This cake is semi-homemade at it's finest. We called ahead to H-E-B and asked for a 6 inch round white cake without icing. Homemade icing really makes a difference and we used a tried and true Martha Stewart recipe. When you're ready to ice the cake, use a flat spatula to help achieve the smooth surface.
The sugared cranberries and rosemary sprigs add a super festive touch without spending hours on a made from scratch cake.
We always like to put our own spin on traditional holiday themes and when we decided to host Friendsgiving for our closest girlfriends, this was no exception! It was such a fun night filed with great company, a couple glasses of wine and delicious food!Read More