Shannon combines some of her favorite things in "Cocktails & Creativity": friends, creative projects, cocktails, snacks, and her chihuahua, Pita. She's a hard-core foodie, zombie fan, loud laugher, and mom to two boys and four tiny dogs.
Kansas City, Missouri
Artistic style
Sculptural Beadwork
Anything meticulous
Happy place
Wherever Pita is
Favorite project or work of art
Pita's paw print art
A pitcher of white sangria with chunks of strawberries, pineapple and oranges.

Drinks White sangria

Mix up a sweet, boozy pitcher full of summer with this white sangria. In this tropical twist on traditional sangria, ...

Bubbly French 75 cocktail in a champagne flute.

Drinks French 75

If you love bubbly, add this French 75 recipe to your cocktail lineup. This recipe is for a single French 75 cocktail...

Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Spaghetti and meatballs on a stick

Tired of serving the same old boring meatball appetizers at every party? Mix things up and give our Spaghetti and ...

Mini bacon cheese balls recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Mini bacon cheese balls

What's better than a cheese ball? A cheese ball (or two or three) for every guest! There's lots to love about thes...

Smoked brisket and blue cheese cracker appetizers

Appetizer & Snacks Smoked brisket and blue cheese cracker appetizers

Smoky and savory + sweet and simple = Shannon's crazy good cheese and cracker appetizers! In this easy recipe, Sha...

Brazilian lemonade recipe

Drinks Brazilian lemonade

This is a tangy adaptation of a classic Brazilian cocktail made with Brazilian lemons, which are more similar in l...

Margaritas recipe

Drinks Margaritas

This versatile Margarita recipe lets you express yourself with tequila, limeade and triple sec. Serve these margar...

Basic guacamole recipe

Appetizer & Snacks Guacamole

Who says basic has to be boring? We've included lots of tasty twists with our basic Guacamole recipe so you can ad...