Breathe… and Eat Peanut Butter & Pomegranate!

Gal Pals sometimes it’s so necessary to just make something nice for yourself. To sit down and give yourself a minute to eat and not only eat but  be grateful for what lies on your plate. And I don’t just mean all of your responsibilities.  I made appoint to do this the other day with […]

Blushing Twist On *Takeout (Part 1)

It’s so important Gals for you to come here and be inspired, not only by our monthly themes, but through posts that show you a little creativity, inspiration, and thought can make a few pennies look and feel like a million bucks! For this entertaining post, which will have two parts, I wanted to do […]

A Simple Sampling*

So you’re having a gal pal or two over and you want to give them a sophisticated experience, how about a simple light spring sampling? Our go to for simplicity and versatility… Frittatas! Make omelet batters using different fix’in combos, pour the batter in non-stick or greased cupcakes pans and bake! SIMPLE and Polished for […]

Blushing Twist On *Takeout (Part Pho)

Let’s talk PHO! So I hope you’ve had a chance to check out Part One of our Blushing Twist on Takeout, where I break down the decor but now we need to dish on the dish! I can not express to you enough how easy it was to put together a Pho bar for my […]

Nouveau Noshing for Buck Bucks*

Entertaining in my mind should never feel like a chore, it should be something that’s enjoyed and even relaxing. So how do you make it easy on yourself? Go somewhere and get inspired! The other day I decided to stop off at a Dollarstore… I do this often. Why? Well for starters dollar stores are […]

Thoughtless Quiche*

Ok, so the Gals are coming over and you’ve sort of sprung this idea together the night before! You’re panicking! What am I going to make, what do I have to run out and buy… WHAT DO I DO!! Gals… here is something that literally takes no thought at all and if you can make […]

A Harvest Treat!

The other day I had a vision of a pipping hot crusty danish that oozed with gooey goodness and smelled of Pumpkin Spice… so I decided to make that vision a REALITY!! It’s amazing what you can do when you use your imagination and whatever ingredients you have in the fridge. For this I spotted […]

Sip Home-made Limoncello

What could be more sophisticated than making your very own, home-made liqueur to dazzle and entertain your guests! Fortunately, I learned it’s super easy to do and inexpensive to produce!! Claire, a very good gal pal of mines knows a thing or two about entertaining, and when offered the chance to observe her limoncello making […]

Wine Night*

The idea behind creating an amazing night of food, fun, and decor is all based off of inspiration! Whether its perfect plums at the market, the most gorgeous baked bread, or even a lamp you spotted while thrift shopping… you can find inspiration everywhere and use it to sky rocket your creativity and imagination… The […]

Monday Night Football Fun-ions!

I know what you’re thinking, onion rings are Polished? Um, yea gals! They are totally P4P! Cheap, easy, and when you’re entertaining, looking to score with flavor, these little buggers will help you win over the crowd on Game-day! Instant COOKING CONFIDENCE! SCORE! Previously doing some promo work for various projects, I got the chance […]

Home Alone Pasta

I was home alone not to long ago when my family took a vacation, so I decided I wanted to treat myself to a beautiful meal. I love to cook for myself and others, and truly enjoy it. I think half the reason why I find it so relaxing is because I love to eat […]

Perfect Penny Grilled Pizzas

Gals… I am not a trained chef, but I love to cook. And, when you want to make something fantastic, you don’t need a lot of experience, you just need a willingness to learn, some patience, CONFIDENCE, and the desire to make people feel the love in your food. Preparing a great dish is easy […]

The Joy of Enjoyment

Over the weekend, I spent a beautiful afternoon on Sunday, cooking and enjoying the luxuries of great company,tasty homemade treats, fresh ingredients, a sunny day, and lots of contagious smiles and laughs. It’s interesting how I just used the word “luxuries” to describe the ingredients to my perfect afternoon, because they aren’t luxuries at all. […]

A Polished Day of Easter Brunching…

If you have to entertain a few friends or family members this Sunday and don’t want to break the bank, plan an Easter Brunch! Keep the food simple, the decor bright and warm, and the company feeling full and filled with thoughtfulness. For the table-scape, since Spring is here, I wanted the feel to be […]

What to do with all this found in the Fridge!!! … lol Stay tuned for a Polished for Pennies Lunch that’s making us SALIVATE, and will have your friends licking their chops!