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Sangria Recipe. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Last week, we had the honor of having our “Newlywed Dinner Party” featured on the MunaLuchi Lifestyle Sunday series.  One of the food items featured in that styled shoot was one of my favorite recipes, kiwi and white wine sangria. Ingredients – 1 Bottle (750 ml) of Chardonnay 2 Cups of Club Soda ⅓ Cup […]

Refreshing Kiwi and White Wine Sangria

Dreamsicle Mimosa Smoothie. Howerton+Wooten Events

Summer is my favorite season, and mimosas are definitely one of our favorite beverages!  So, we created a recipe that embraces both loves, and it is on Style Me Pretty Living today! This recipe is perfect for an outdoor or rooftop bridal shower. Here’s the best part — It tastes just like one of those […]

Our Mimosa Smoothie Recipe is on Style Me Pretty Living Today!

White Bean and Collard Green Soup. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Are you looking for a fun way to spice up your New Year’s Day meal?  Check out our White Bean and Collard Green Soup recipe on the lifestyle section of the MunaLuchi Bride web site. This is a little bit of a Throwback Thursday because this recipe originally posted on the MunaLuchi Bride web site on […]

White Bean and Collard Green Soup for Your New Year’s Day Meal


Now that the evenings are getting just a little bit cooler, try out the recipe for this sweet treat.  I can assure you that once you try this cookie, you will never be able to enjoy anyone else’s tea cake! Ingredients — 2¼ Cups of All Purpose Flour ⅓ Cup of Sugar ¼ Cup of […]

Molasses Tea Cakes


Cornbread is one of those food items that I despised as a young girl. I didn’t learn to appreciate a good cornbread until I married Chris Wooten. That’s when I discovered that there was life beyond Jiffy (homemade cornbread wasn’t my mom’s thing). This cornbread recipe is tasty, quick, and hard to mess up. It […]

Skillet Cornbread with Cheddar Cheese


This afternoon, I made a turkey sandwich for Chris Wooten (my guy) using all of the leftover food from Thanksgiving. The menu consisted of a turkey sandwich, sweet potato tater tots, and some tasty green beens.  Since nothing was spared, I call it the “ultimate leftover” lunch. He especially loved the sandwich, and he asked […]

The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sandwich Recipe


In our Maryland household, crabs are almost as popular as chicken or beef.  Our summer meals can easily include steamed crabs, king crab legs, crab bombs, and/or crab cakes. Yum! But, when the temperature drops and the snow is falling outside, our hearts and tummies turn to this creamy crab bisque. I love this soup […]

Maryland Crab Lump Bisque — Perfect for a Snowy Lunch


Ingredients 12 slices of brioche or challah bread 12 ounces of Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced 1 cup of jam (I prefer strawberry!) 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter Directions Start with two slices of bread. (I used challah) Spread the two slices of bread with butter on one side. Place one piece of bread, butter side […]

Mini Grilled Cheese and Jam Sandwich Recipe


No matter how hard I work on allergy-free sweets, my kid is my biggest critic. I hit the jackpot with this recipe! (Whew!)  My son happily devours these cookies every time I bake them — Which makes me so happy because I love this recipe just as much as he does. For those of you that don’t need […]

Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Ginger Snaps