I am so excited to kick off Thanksgiving this week with a whole crew of friends at our house for Friendsgiving! I always have plans of making some fancy drink so everyone can have a sip right when they walk in the door. Most of the time though I just wind up opening a bottle of wine as the guests arrive and calling it a day. My plan for quick and easy holiday cocktails is never really that quick and easy, haha! This year I teamed up with Austin Cocktails to make a great drinks that your guests will enjoy and won’t leave you stressed out!
Holiday Hummus is the best thing y’all! I know, it’s not traditional or anything but it’s a hit at parties let me tell ya. Last year I was invited to a vegan Thanksgiving potluck and needed to think of something delicious to share with all my veggie friends. This hummus was just the thing. It was so popular that I wound up bringing it to the rest of the parties all season! This year, I teamed up with Esperos and Thirds, two local mission-based Austin companies, for a holiday shopping party and you guessed it, I made the holiday hummus! Not to mention, you can make this hummus extra Instagrammable which is always a fun for guests!
I’ve been loving getting in the kitchen and creating lots of fun recipes for this season! Fall and the holidays are my absolute favorite and it really just doesn’t get any better than these next two months in my opinion! I was tasked with making healthy twists on classic comfort foods for this month’s issue of Austin Woman. I really love how these cauliflower mashed potatoes turned out! Well, I suppose it’s actually just cauliflower mash but it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it now does it? BMW loved these and I think they will be making their rounds at holiday parties this season!