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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 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.

Aired June 5, 2017

Summer BBQ Recipes

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares her favorite recipes for a summer BBQ, including grilled steak skewers, a fingerling potato salad, and a refreshing sangria.

Aired May 8, 2017

Celebrating Mother's Day

Vanessa and interior designer Nicole Gibbons show us their favorite recipes and DIY gift ideas to make mom feel extra special this Mother's Day.

Aired May 1, 2017

Hosting Your Own Book Club

Chef Vanessa Cantave reveals all her best tips for hosting a perfect book club, including her tasty bacon-loaded BLT salad.