Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category

Cranberry Champagne Punch

I made this Cranberry Champagne Brunch as an early cocktail to our Thanksgiving dinner this year. We had this in the afternoon while we finished up cooking – it was delicious and lots of fun! I used fresh orange juice which I highly recommend but when not available, I’d think it would be fabulous to [...]

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A Few Quick and Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers

Recipe: Goat Cheese Beggar’s Purses Thanksgiving is one of those holiday meals where it is really difficult to do everything before your guests arrive. I still like to prepare as much as possible in advance so I can remain organized and capitalize on holiday time with my family. The last thing I want to worry [...]

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Halloween Weekend – Party Idea

With Halloween coming up next week, what a great excuse to get families together and have some fun.  I love this time of year for outdoor autumnal events. And a pumpkin party can be carried out beautifully without too much work or expense. Here are my ideas for a picture perfect pumpkin party. Party Details: [...]

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Cocktail of the Night

A specialty cocktail is a great way to start off an evening or event. I always try to offer a “drink of the night” when guests first arrive. There are a few reasons I love it: You can have it prepared and ready to go for when everyone begins to arrive. It keeps you from [...]

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A Dessert Buffet with a Color Scheme.

Here’s a great idea for your dessert table. Pick  a color scheme and go from there. Desserts look even more attractive, the presentation can be dramatic, you can add interest to simple foods, and it’s an easy way to pull a few desserts together. Pick a color or colors. Decide what you may want to [...]

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Tips for Seamless Entertaining

As you probably guessed, I love to entertain.  Sharing good wine and scrumptious food with friends and loved ones is one of my favorite things.  At many of these gatherings, I am often asked how I prepare.  One word.  Planning. After I have figured out the guest list and type of event, I will then [...]

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