The Hostess Next Door

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

Dinner-For-Breakfast Recipes

Yummy corn fritters with easy-to-make BBQ chicken, spaghetti carbonara with sweet onion and ham, plus a delicious coffee and ice cream dessert.

'Crafternoon' Party Snack and DIY Projects

This creamy tomato-coconut soup and garlicky kale and fontina panini will be a hit at your next crafting party! Plus, fun DIY projects to get you in a creative mood.

Snow Day Favorites!

Warm up with this easy whipped-cream-covered hot cocoa! Plus, we stay toasty with our simple French onion soup and hearty chicken potpie recipes.

Hostess Next Door: Last-Minute Christmas Snacks

Try these last-minute Christmas snacks and cocktails! The Hostess Next Door is whipping up something festive and easy to make just in time for your family’s holiday get-together!

Delicious Christmas Dinner Recipes

Christmas dinner favorites, like a juicy standing rib roast, cheesy twice-baked potatoes, garlic-packed spinach, and panna cotta with maraschino cherries.

Holiday Party Snacks And Drinks

Holiday-themed bites and beverages that are perfect for an ugly sweater party! Yummy pomegranate royale and spiked eggnog, plus mini lobster salad toast and an easy DIY ugly sweater photo booth.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.