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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!

Aired October 16, 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.

Aired October 9, 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!

Aired October 2, 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.

Aired September 25, 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.

Aired September 18, 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.

Aired September 11, 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.

Aired September 4, 2017

Mixed Berry Biscuits

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

Aired August 28, 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.

Aired August 21, 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

Aired August 14, 2017

How To Make Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Cleo Anthony, star of Spike Lee's new Netflix series "She's Gotta Have It," makes strawberry shortcake with Chef Vanessa Cantave.

Aired August 7, 2017

How To Make A Stuffed Crust Pizza

Anthony Mongiello, inventor of the stuffed crust pizza, shows Chef Vanessa Cantave how to make his popular creation.

Aired July 31, 2017

How To Make Crab-Cake Sliders

Chef Vanessa Cantave shows us how to make one of her favorite summer recipes: delicious crab-cake sliders!

Aired July 24, 2017

Revamped Summer Happy Hour

Chef Vanessa Cantave shakes up happy hour with her favorite summer drinks. Scott Conant from Fusco New York teaches Vanessa how to make his delicious Meyer Lemon dessert.

Aired July 17, 2017

Wild Salmon Seared With Succulent Apricot Salsa

Chef Vanessa Cantave and special guest and author of "The Lazy Girl's Guide to Life," Jennifer Byrne, share a flavorful salmon recipe, along with a tasty sweet corn soup.

Aired July 10, 2017

Seaside Summer Dinner Party

Alice Rossiter, Founder of Alice's Table, joins Chef Vanessa Cantave to teach viewers how to host a fun seaside dinner party for the summer. That includes learning how to make a festive summer flower bouquet.

Aired June 26, 2017

Fourth Of July Recipes

Chef Vanessa Cantave and holiday expert Felicia Ramos-Peters prepare a scrumptious July 4th feast and show us how to make our very own DIY decor.

Aired June 12, 2017

Summer Cocktails

Chef Vanessa Cantave gets ready for the summer with some of her favorite warm weather treats, including some must-try cocktails. Then, Patrice J. Williams stops by to share her best party style tips.