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
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...

Asian caponata

Appetizer & Snacks Asian caponata

Eggplants have been long admired for their beauty and unique texture, taste and range of health benefits. In this ...

Asian pulled pork sliders recipe with basil chimichurri

Appetizer & Snacks Asian pulled pork sliders with basil chimichurri

Delight your taste buds with these crispy pulled pork sandwiches infused with fresh Asian flavors. Our easy Pulled...

Cold toddy recipe

Drinks Cold toddy

Shake things up with a cold version of the traditional hot toddy. Although many swear by the soothing effects of t...

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...

White sangria recipe

Drinks White sangria

Mix up a sweet, boozy pitcher full of summer with this White Sangria recipe. In this tropical twist on traditional...

Moscow mule recipe

Drinks Moscow mule

The Moscow Mule is the perfect drink for summer—bright, bubbly and best served colder-than-cold. Our Moscow Mule r...

Grilled cheese appetizers

Appetizer & Snacks Grilled cheese appetizers

Grilled cheese sandwiches are just fine left whole or sliced corner to corner. But grilled cheese goes gourmet in ...

French 75 recipe

Drinks French 75

If you love bubbly, like really, really love it, add this French 75 recipe to your cocktail lineup. This recipe is...

Strawberry caprese skewers with Balsamic drizzle

Appetizer & Snacks Strawberry caprese skewers with balsamic drizzle

Shannon's easy caprese appetizer recipe calls for marinating mozzarella cubes with basil leaves, lemon zest, lemon...