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Lemon Garlic Aioli Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Lemon garlic aioli recipe | CatchMyParty.com

I once saw a cooking show where an old French woman in Provence made the most amazing homemade aioli using just five ingredients (garlic, lemon, salt, egg yolk, and olive oil) and a mortar and pestle. What she was doing looked so effortless and old-school. And it looked so delicious when she was done. I knew someday I'd have to try it, to see if it actually was that effortless and delicious.

FREE End of School Printables for Kids

by Jillian Leslie on

Free end of school printables for kids! | CatchMyParty.com


To celebrate the end of the school year and the beginning of summer, we're giving away these free printable last day of school signs by Michelle at Printabelle. These are the perfect photo booth props for end of school parties and also a special way to mark that momentous day in our kids' lives when the year is officially over (time is going fast, isn't it)!

How To Throw a Neighborhood Carnival

by Jillian Leslie on

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I saw a photo of the amazing carnival the kids in Jenny Dixon's neighborhood put together, and I was so impressed, I asked Jenny, from Craft That Party, to write about it. I  love when neighborhoods come together to do something great (something bigger than its individual parts), and that's definitely what happened here. Here's how Jenny describes it...

As the summer winds down, the children in my neighborhood start practicing their routines for a very special show. The Kids' Circus has been performed in two adjoining backyards for the last four years. To celebrate the 5th anniversary, the kids wanted to make the event bigger and better than ever.

{RECIPE} Italian Roasted Potato Salad

by Jillian Leslie on

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My husband is not a fan of mayonnaise, so I'm always on the lookout for non-mayo salads. I saw Mario Batali make this warm potato salad on The Chew, the new food show on ABC, and thought it looked delicious! Plus, who doesn't love Mario Batali! If you haven't checked out The Chew yet, you definitely should, it's a lot of fun to watch, and I keep getting great tips and recipes.

I wanted to give it a try, but I also wanted to make a few tweaks, like roasting the potatoes instead of boiling them, and substituting thyme for marjoram because thyme is one of my favorite herbs.

{RECIPE} Strawberry Ginger Lemonade + Fun Summer Shopping Ideas

by Jillian Leslie on

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Summer is right around the corner. In fact it's been so warm here, it already feels like summer.

As I've written in my blog before, we have a ginormous lemon tree in our backyard, so lemons are one of my favorite ingredients. I've already shared my lemon cake recipe and my lemon sugar cookie recipe, so of course I had to share my sparkling strawberry ginger lemonade recipe. This lemonade is refreshing and sweet. It's got a little spice from the ginger and earthiness from the lemongrass, perfect for a hot day!