A Dozen Ways to Drink and Be Merry

12 Recipes to Drink & Be Merry at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you Foodie.com for sponsoring today’s cocktail collection. You already know if you read here often, I’m pretty much a self-proclaimed cocktail-ista. I love a cocktail with a trendy flavor profile – and I love the classics, too! (Okay, maybe I just love cocktails?) Either way, I’ve got a dozen mouth-watering ideas for your next […]

How to Make Personalized Serving Utensils

Hand Stamped Canape Knife at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had so much fun with today’s idea, guys.  It was one of those light bulb ideas after having seen some serving utensils where you could add your own beads – I picked up a canape knife knowing I wanted to do something with it, but not quite sure of what.  I saw some new […]

Holiday Appetizer: Easy Ham & Onion Cheeseball

Easy Ham & Onion Cheese Ball Appetizer at www.happyhourprojects.com

Ahhhhh, I’m so excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow! Seriously. I’m getting things ready – and one of the things I can make ahead by a day is this ultra-easy ham & onion cheese ball appetizer.  I know not everyone thinks about eating before a big family dinner, but in our family, inevitably, someone or something delays […]

Holiday Entertaining: Choosing a Great Wine

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This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. Maybe it says a lot about my family (ahem), but there’s always a bottle of wine (or a couple) on the table for big family gatherings.  It’s just something a little bit indulgent that most […]

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, this isn’t just a Christmas drink recipe, it’s delicious anytime.  And you could add any shapes that suit your occasion – whether it’s a birthday, 4th of July – whatever!  But the red star makes this crisp and fruity cocktail look so festive that it’s really perfect for your holiday entertaining – and it’s […]

Day of the Dead Cocktail: The Bloodshot Margarita

Day of the Dead Bloodshot Margarita at www.happyhourprojects.com #DayoftheDead

Hey friends, today I’m mixing up a Day of the Dead cocktail with Casa Noble tequila!  They sent me a bottle of their crystal tequila to share a new recipe with you all (because apparently, they know the way to this girl’s heart is with a delicious cocktail.  Just ask my husband, the bartender). So […]

Half Pint Cherry Cheesecakes in Flower-Topped Mason Jars

Flower Topped Mason Jar Cheesecakes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know it’s not a brand-new idea to make mason jar desserts, but I was going through my recipe book a few weeks ago, and I ran across a recipe that a friend of mine from my childhood had written for me about 20(!!) years ago for mini cherry cheesecakes that we made at one […]