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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 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.

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.