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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 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.

Aired April 24, 2017

Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares her 15 best hacks and tips for saving time in the kitchen.

Aired April 17, 2017

Game Night Recipes

It's all fun and games on this episode of Hostess! Vanessa makes a Bacon Deviled Egg and other recipes to spice up game night.

Aired April 10, 2017

Easter Dinner Party

Chef Vanessa Cantave prepares the perfect Easter dinner with seared lamb chops, strawberry shortcake, and more.

Aired March 27, 2017

Hosting The Perfect Bridal Shower

Host a bridal shower the bride will never forget with DIY flower crowns, Peach-Infused Rosé Punch, and more from Chef Vanessa Cantave.

Aired March 20, 2017

Spring Soups and Salads

Spring has sprung, and Chef Vanessa Cantave is celebrating by sharing her favorite recipes for the season!

Aired March 13, 2017

Spicy Garlic and Lemon Shrimp

Chef Vanessa Cantave shows us how to make a Spicy Garlic and Lemon Shrimp and other recipes that can be prepared in just minutes.

Aired March 6, 2017

A Kids Party That's Fun For Adults

Host a party that's a hit with both children and adults alike with tasty recipes from Chef Vanessa Cantave, like the perfect gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

Aired February 27, 2017

Brunch Special

Chef Vanessa Cantave shares her favorite brunch ideas, including her famous buttermilk pancakes and DIY mimosa bar.

Aired February 13, 2017

Ultimate Valentine's Day Dinner

In this special Valentine's Day video, Chef Vanessa Cantave shows us how to make three delicious recipes that are sure to wow that special someone.

Aired February 6, 2017

Rotisserie Chicken

Learn how to make the most of a rotisserie chicken with three versatile recipes from Chef Vanessa Cantave.