Popcorn with Truffle Oil

Popcorn with Truffle Oil

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Jan 25, 2013
Blog, Entertaining, gallery, Happy Hour Food

I am crazy for popcorn with some sprinkles of truffle oil these days. It’s the perfect happy hour food. I had it for the first time at Oliver Twist’s happy […]

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Perfect Hostess Gift

Perfect Hostess Gift

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Dec 19, 2012
Blog, Entertaining, gallery

I received this perfect hostess gift recently – a vintage cocktail recipes book from 1941, adorned with a nifty assortment of swizzle sticks. As much as I have weaned myself […]

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With or Without

With or Without

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Dec 12, 2012
Blog, Entertaining, gallery

It’s always a nice touch to offer your guests a lively beverage they can enjoy with or without some alcohol in it. For this holiday lunch I recently hosted, I […]

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Handy Entertaining Caddy

Handy Entertaining Caddy

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Nov 13, 2012
Blog, Entertaining, gallery

I created this caddy for entertaining years ago, and am still quite fond of it. It is a collection of ceiling light glass fixtures, wound with wire, dripping with chandelier […]

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Pumpkin Spice & Whiskey Tea

Pumpkin Spice & Whiskey Tea

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Oct 29, 2012
Craft Cocktails, Entertaining, gallery

Pumpkin Spice & Whiskey Tea –

I discovered this delicious autumn flavored tea – Republic of Tea Pumpkin Spice, and have been enjoying a big cup of it every afternoon. And […]

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Toffee Coffee Goodness

Toffee Coffee Goodness

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Oct 17, 2012
Entertaining, gallery, Mama Beth Recipes

Toffee Coffee Goodness –

Vanilla ice cream + toffee candy + coffee liqueur = a scrumptious dessert that is super easy and quick to prepare. Make it for yourself for a […]

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Cocktails on the Fly

Cocktails on the Fly

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Oct 15, 2012
Craft Cocktails, Entertaining, gallery, Mama Beth Recipes

Mama Beth’s Poptail –

Sometimes you just need to make cocktails lickety-split. I recently spent most of a Sunday preparing an everything-from-scratch Mexican feast for a some extra special family members. […]

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Party Trick How-To

Party Trick How-To

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Oct 1, 2012
Entertaining, gallery

 

During happy hour at a recent dinner party we were hosting, our friend Todd, whips his cocktail napkin into a nifty little bowl. I thought it was such a clever […]

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Jack-O-Lantern Jumble

Jack-O-Lantern Jumble

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Sep 26, 2012
Entertaining, gallery

Jack-O-Lantern Jumble –

I really love fall. It’s my favorite season, and that is saying a lot, because once summer finally shows up in the Northwest, it is paradise. I love […]

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My Prop Closet for Entertaining

My Prop Closet for Entertaining

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Sep 14, 2012
Entertaining, gallery

I am a former hoarder. I am still constantly tempted to save things that I might need one day. I also see the potential to create something wonderful out of […]

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Sangria with the Neighbors

Sangria with the Neighbors

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Aug 28, 2012
Craft Cocktails, Entertaining, gallery

Strawberry Spritz Sangria –

I made a big pitcher of this easy sangria for our recent monthly potluck with the neighbors. During the spring and summer months, we get together for […]

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Party Favors in a Flash

Party Favors in a Flash

by Mama Knows Her Cocktails on Mar 19, 2012
Entertaining, gallery

Besides having great cocktails, a good party with snappy party favors is even better.  But when you are the host, you have plenty of preparations to handle already.  Here is […]

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