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The Hostess Next Door
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The Hostess Next Door, Vanessa Cantave, is LittleThings' source for everything entertaining. From easy-as-pie recipes to creative cupcake hacks, Vanessa has a solution for all of your party needs. Make sure your next soiree is truly something to remember with Vanessa's genius advice!  more  less

Holiday Party Appetizers With Actress Malin Akerman

Easy appetizers for holiday parties! Join "Billions" star Malin Akerman and chef Vanessa Cantave as they make yummy smoked trout, artichoke and Parmesan, and plum cherry crostini. Plus, a warm, spiced pear cider to wash it down. The Hostess Next Door shows you how!

December 4, 2017

How To Make Perfect Wintertime Salads

Crisp baby spinach with warm bacon dressing and perfect Eggland's Best eggs! Plus, an acorn and delicata squash salad and a kale and brussels sprout salad — perfect for wintertime.

November 27, 2017

The Perfect Thanksgiving Feast

It’s a holiday feast! Create scrumptious Thanksgiving food with help from Eggland's Best eggs. We’re making a yummy brioche stuffing with sweet sausage, roasting the perfect turkey, and whipping up the best gravy ever!

November 20, 2017

Our Favorite Thanksgiving Desserts

Turkey basics and yummy desserts! Create a delicious toasted sweet corn pudding with help from Eggland's Best eggs. Plus, honey-poached pears, pumpkin pie, and more Thanksgiving faves on The Hostess Next Door!

November 13, 2017

Quick And Easy Family Breakfast Recipes

Quick and easy family breakfast recipes with help from Eggland's Best eggs! We're whipping up a yummy caramelized onion frittata, slow cooker spiced oatmeal, and a sweet potato hash.

November 6, 2017

Halloween Tricks And Treats

Happy Halloween! We’re making spooky snacks for the kids — like freaky, worm-filled dirt and other #Halloween-themed cookies. Plus, the perfect BOOzy cocktail that parents will die for!

October 30, 2017

How To Make Stovetop Chicken Enchiladas

Yee-haw! We’ve made yummy stovetop chicken enchiladas and mouthwatering sticky pecan buns on this special, Texas-themed episode of The Hostess Next Door!

October 23, 2017

Hosting A Fall Party With Kristy Rice

Yummy, easy-to-make fall soups! Turkey and 3 bean chili, butternut squash, and chestnut soup — ready in no time. Plus, lovely DIY place cards perfect for dinner parties or weddings, created by Kristy Rice.

October 16, 2017

How To Make Brunch Sandwiches

This bacon-packed grilled cheese sandwich is loaded with cheddar cheese and Smucker's Fruit & Honey™ Strawberry Jalapeño Fruit Spread! Plus, yummy fried chicken biscuits and a classic Monte Cristo. The Hostess Next Door starts now!

October 9, 2017

How To Make A Strawberry Coffee Cake

Chef Vanessa Cantave reveals how she makes a delicious strawberry coffee cake in just a few easy steps. Then, she makes moist orange-currant scones and a classic chocolate chip banana bread.

October 2, 2017

Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares how to make her favorite make-ahead breakfast recipes, including a delicious toaster pastry, overnight oatmeal, and pumpkin spiced coffee.

September 25, 2017

Hosting The Perfect Brunch

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares a few of her favorite brunch recipes, including berry turnovers, a flavorful frittata, and adorable crostini.

September 18, 2017

Apple Picking Favorites

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares her favorite apple-based recipes, including Pan Roasted Pork Chops with Brown-Butter Apples and Sage. Then, chef and author Serena Wolf teaches us how to eat clean while still indulging.

September 11, 2017

Mixed Berry Biscuits

Food storing and freezing tips! Plus, we keep summer going with this yummy mixed berry shortcake with cream recipe.

September 4, 2017

Catering Tips For Your Next Event

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares her tried-and-true tips with celebrity caterer Andrea Correale to make your next event look like it was catered for A-listers.

August 28, 2017

7-Layer Mexican Dip

Chef Vanessa Cantave and special guest Chef Julie Hartigan share a flavorful 7-Layer Mexican Dip recipe, along with a scrumptious Tuna Tartare and Ceviche that's perfect for the summer

August 21, 2017