Category Archives: Parties

American Fun – Summer!

From playing on the beach to rides in my Mustang, summer is the time I love letting the wind rustle my hair, the sun hit my face, and screaming weeeeeeeee. May your summer be filled with sunshine, birds singing, gardens … Continue reading

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Halloween – My Kitty Litter Cake

It’s almost Halloween, so let’s go camping… I mean CAMPy. For your Halloween displeasure and for grossing out your friends, Lizz Winstead and I whipped up for Howdini.com one of my personal favorite things to take to dinner parties: My … Continue reading

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Aunt Jean’s Cook Off!

When British Chef Michael Hales came for a visit, Aunt Jean set out to prove that American food takes the crown. Will it be the English Cheese and Onion Pie or traditional American Mac-n-Cheese that wins the day? And what … Continue reading

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How to Be a Perfect Host

Had the pleasure of joining Maureen Anderson on her radio show Doing What Works. Since it’s summer and I love a good party, she wanted to know my thoughts on how to be a good host. From our conversation, she’s … Continue reading

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Housewife TV! Click the Wig & Watch!

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Oscars – On the radio with Rita

If you’ve been following along, I’m often asked to comment on American culture. One of the things that I like so much about our big events — The Grammy’s, The Superbowl, The Oscars — is that those spectacles bring us … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Today is the day that it isn’t sappy to spread some love. I tied ribbons around heart-healthy dark chocolate bars and gave one to everyone in my yoga class this morning. The smiles I received far outweighed the few bucks … Continue reading

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Idea for a Happy New Year

Thankfully, we’ve survived multiple world end theories and are clicking over to another year… and you know what that means? Resolutions!!! Here’s a Life 101 idea… don’t make resolutions! Instead, sit in bed on New Year’s morning and make a … Continue reading

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Holidays – Ho ho ho!

Back in the days when we owned a restaurant, I liked to suit up. But when I grow up, I don’t think I could ever be a mall Santa. According to a survey of the Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded … Continue reading

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Life 101 – Pumpkin Carving!

‘Tis the season to craft your pumpkin! My fabulous friend Lizz Winstead and I take to the Howdini stage to show you the easiest of all pumpkin carving tricks. Here’s a Life 101 idea for fall: Go out this weekend … Continue reading

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