Archive for September, 2010

Crispy Oven Baked Fries and a Trip to Lancaster County Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday my kids and I visited the Lancaster County Farmer’s Market in Wayne, PA. While there, I sampled delicious cheeses, tasty smoked meats, coffee and pastries, bought fresh produce and meat. The market is chock full of local delicious goodies. Susannah Foo even has a dumpling stand there, where I could not pass [...]

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Immersion Blenders – A must have if you love to make soup.

I love my immersion blender. It is so handy. I use it to puree applesauce, milkshakes,veggies, soups, etc right in the pot. It is so much easier and less messy than transferring your food to a blender or food processor and then transferring it back every time. The immersion blender gives me decent control of [...]

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A Mojito for Gin Drinkers.

I saw this cocktail recipe for “That Cucumber Drink” on Imbibe Magazine’s site recently. Happening to love cocktails with cucumber, I had to try it. My husband and I made them this past weekend. They were deliciously refreshing. They tasted to us like a gin based version of a mojito. Recipe: Cucumber Cocktail Ingredients 8 [...]

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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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Weekly Menu

Every Sunday I sit down with my laptop and make my menu plan for the week. I always start with a blank document and a space for each day of the week. I take into consideration our schedules. For instance, Wednesdays we have activities all evening so it is often a good night for a [...]

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Styer’s Garden Cafe and Oatmeal Ice Cream – perhaps the perfect comfort food.

I love ice cream and have been known to have ice cream for breakfast but I just discovered the joys of breakfast for ice cream. This past weekend I had brunch at Styer’s Garden Café located in Terrain at Styers, Anthropologie’s garden center featuring beautiful products for the garden, home and even some body products [...]

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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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Beverage Servers – a perfect addition to a party’s drink buffet!

I think beverage servers at parties are great, especially since I tend to mix up a cocktail or 2 beforehand for my guests to enjoy as a featured cocktail of the night.  They look attractive, display your beverages of choice beautifully and make serving easy. They are also a handy way to serve a larger [...]

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Last Night’s Dinner – Chicken in White Wine Sauce

Last night I peered in the fridge trying to decide upon what to make for dinner. I had split chicken breasts, so I pulled some veggies and herbs out of the fridge and came up with this Chicken in Wine Sauce dish. It was simple to prepare, juicy and flavorful. I served it alongside couscous [...]

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Game Day – Tequila Lime Chicken Tacos, Apricot Tequila Drumsticks and Grapefruit Margaritas!

Sunday we had my sister and brother in-law and a friend over to watch football while we obsessed over our fantasy football scores.  I was out to breakfast with my sister in the morning so didn’t have much time to prepare food for the game when I got back. While trying to decide on what [...]

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