Monthly Archives: January 2013

Relaxing at Firefly Bistro & Bar | Manchester, NH Restaurant

My husband and I enjoyed a recent and long overdue dinner out last week. We received a gift certificate to Firefly from his brother at Christmas (much appreciated!) so that’s where we went. We started with the Go Go Bread, as usual, and it’s so wonderful. I always forget to ask for extra bread! We love it…

Recipe | Party Punch

Every party deserves a great punch, and I dare say nobody does punch like a good Southern cook. This is a fun recipe I got from my sister-in-law’s mother after hearing such rave reviews about it. I guess she eventually wrote out the recipe for my mom, who gave it to me. Isn’t that the…

  • Olivia - When is the lemon juice added? Added to the mixture that gets frozen or poured in at the end with ginger ale?ReplyCancel

  • Erika Follansbee Photography - Olivia–it’s added with the mixture that gets frozen. Good catch! I updated the recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn | Dawn's Bella Via & C. - Erika – I never would have thought to put gelatin in a punch. The color is gorgeous!

    I must ask you… wherever did you find those adorable mini mason jars? I opened my own business a couple months ago, styling dessert tables. Would love to have some of those jars for my tables! Thanks. Sweetly, DawnReplyCancel

    • Erika Follansbee Photography - Hi Dawn,
      Thank you so much! The little jars are the actual juice glasses that my family uses. There was a brand of pesto that we used to get that came in those jars, and I just kept them and washed them.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn | Dawn's Bella Via & C. - Thank you! I am always keeping an eye out for this type of thing. We have about a dozen large “Acme” mason jars that I use for all kinds of things, but I’ve never seen little ones like these. They are great!ReplyCancel

  • Asian Wedding Ideas - […] below ~ summer can not come fast enough to make some party punch […]ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - Has anyone tried this with stevia instead of sugar? Love the substitution of sugar free jello. Plan on using this alot during tailgate season!ReplyCancel

  • Lavender and Lemon Birthday - […] from Erika Follansbee · cupcakes from Sweetapolita · macarons from Sunshines Kitchen · cake from Design Sponge · […]ReplyCancel

  • Katie - Ohh! I made it, and served it at a function tonight….loved it! It was beautiful and delicious! I made it last night so it was ready and a breeze to assemble at church this evening. I made it almost exactly per the original recipe except I did only use 2 cups of sugar. Truly the perfect punch!ReplyCancel


  • Bridgette - How many are served out of one recipe? I know it will vary by cup size but I’m just looking for a ball park figure. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Amber - This punch was a huge hit at my parents’ vow renewal last weekend! I only used 2 cups of sugar as Katie did, but instead of freezing in bowls or pitchers, I poured the mixture into gallon sized Ziploc bags like I do with broth I’m going to freeze. It barely took up any room in the freezer since they lay flat, and it was a breeze to break it up when I was ready for it. They were just like big square popsicles.ReplyCancel

Recipe | Chicken Erika

I’m going to share with you my family’s favorite casserole, named appropriately enough, “Chicken Erika”. It got its name from a recipe that I originally took from All Recipes called Chicken Kathleen in 2003, but since then I’ve changed it up a little to suit us and my husband changed it to my name.  And…

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