We’re so delighted to bring you a new recipe today from food blogger extraordinaire, Amber of For the Love of the South blog. Amber hails from Louisiana, but her love for Southern food extends far beyond just Cajun cuisine. Today, she brings us a twist on a Southern classic, Pimento Cheese! We can’t wait to try our hand at these gorgeous and certainly delicious gourgères.
Entertaining is a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends and family, and we’ve always believed that there’s no better way to show someone you care about them then to invite them over for a comforting meal, which is why we teamed up with Danielle Rollins, entertaining expert and author of Soirée Entertaining with Style. Danielle shared with us a few of her favorite tips for hosting a get-together, which she details below.
One of our favorite ways to enjoy the gorgeous Spring weather Mother Nature has finally shared with us is to host an outdoor get-together for friends or family. An outdoor brunch, under the blossoming trees and sunshine, is the perfect way to enjoy the company of loved ones, which is why we teamed up with Danielle Rollins, entertaining expert and author of Soirée Entertaining with Style. Danielle pulled together a gorgeous table which celebrates color, and she shared her entire inspiration with us, below.
We’ve been saying for weeks now that Spring is almost here, but honestly, this time, we can feel it! At least we think?
While brainstorming about Spring and all the joys and excitement around it, we got on the topic of picnics — primarily how wonderful they are. This time of year, when buds are just starting to open, the air is still a bit crisp from winter, and everyone is ready to take in some Vitamin D, one of our favorite things to do is meet friends and family outdoors, take a few snacks, and enjoy a picnic! There are few things more simple and more guaranteed to help you enjoy the start of a new season than getting outdoors and taking it all in. But of course, we wouldn’t be Ballard Designs if we didn’t suggest you at least picnic in style, would we?
We’re delighted today to introduce one of our favorite food bloggers and a fantastic talent in the kitchen, Bree of the blog, Baked Bree. This gal knows how to pull together a delicious meal, and in honor of Mardi Gras, she’s shared with us her recipe for New Orleans-Style Jambalaya.
On our To Do list for Spring, we want to entertain more. From casual get-togethers to fancy soirées and outdoor barbecues, we want to put on our hostess hat and enjoy the company of friends and family. One way we’re flexing our entertaining muscles is by printing off some easy place cards for you to give your table settings a little extra personality.
Super Bowl Sunday is around the corner, so we’re planning our game day spread. For big get-togethers, we love hosting a pot luck, that way each guest can bring their own favorite and no one person is saddled with all of the hosting responsibilities. Below are our favorite ideas for bringing along a simple, but crowd-pleasing dish.