Special Moments to Celebrate

Pink frosted cupcakes with a red cherry on top and sprinkles.

Something to Celebrate

I believe that holidays give us something to look forward to and provide an opportunity to slow down and focus on what matters most: time with our family and friends. Here are my best tips for all the sweet holidays throughout the year:

A cocktail tray with oranges and rosemary.

New Year's

A white platter has pink frosted Valentine cookies with sweet red and pink sprinkles.

Valentine's Day

A green cake with rainbow frosting and green sprinkles on a cake stand.

St. Patrick's

A gorgeous carrot cake with pecans on a cake platter next to bouquets of fresh flowers.


A blue plate with a strawberry tart featuring a cookie crust, creamy filling, and fresh summer berries in a red and blue pattern on the top.

4th of

A Halloween jack-o-lantern has a silly smiles. Lit candles and fall leaves complete the scene.


A white plate has a grey napkin and a sprig of orange berries with a tag that says "Thankful."


A red mug that says "Merry Christmas" has marshmallows on top and a sparkler. A pinecone rests in front.


This sweet and simple holiday is such a fun way to break up the bleak winter doldrums. Plan a sweet treat and a simple festive Valentine's Day dinner or at-home date night.
See all our Valentine's Day ideas here.

It's the Luck of the Irish for you and your family this St. Patrick's Day. Plan a fun and festive dinner with plenty of green to keep you pinch proof.
See all our St. Patrick's Day ideas here.

Host a simple Mardi Gras dinner for your family, even on a busy night.

Check out one of these quick and easy Pi Day dinner ideas or something lemony for the Feast of St. Joseph March.

Feeling like a fiesta? Use one of these easy Taco Tuesday recipes for a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo dinner.

Slow things down a little bit and help your kids learn the meaning of the Easter season with these easy Lenten traditions for families.
See all our ideas for Catholic families here.

Cheer on the ponies as you plan an elegant Kentucky Derby party filled with the best southern dishes and tasty cocktails.

Plan a special Mother's Day with delicious brunch treats, fresh flowers, and all the gifts she'll love to get.

Kick off the first weekend of summer with a weekend of grilling and cold treats.

School is out for summer and it's all about the backyard parties. Fire up the grill and get together with your friends to celebrate the end of the school year.

Celebrate the big guy in your life with tasty treats he'll love and a backyard party for the ultimate grill master!

Cheers for the red, white, and blue! Celebrate the 4th of July with a sweet party filled with patriotic goodies.

When the kids head back to school in the fall, there's still so much fun to look forward to.

Plan a weekend football party to watch the game or a festive Oktoberfest dinner party with your family or invite some more friends over!

Christmas is our family's favorite holiday of them all and I've got dozens and dozens of festive family traditions and Christmas recipes to share with you.
See all our Christmas recipes here.

For Catholic families, Advent is a fun time to celebrate more meaningful Christmas traditions with your kids.
See all our ideas for Catholic families here.

Though our family is Catholic, we have Jewish influences in our family tree and love to make a celebratory meal during important Jewish holidays. We hope these help you explore something new or find a quick and easy way to cook your favorite dish for a busy family holiday.

Finish the year with a bang! Make simple nibbles to enjoy while you count down to midnight and plan for a fresh new year of fun.