April 15th, 2009 |

Lunch Meeting at Home

Every now and then, you may have to host a meeting in your home….PTA board, a charity organization, a meeting with a client.  Obviously creating a welcoming space with plenty of seating room is most important – but having a light lunch and a couple pitchers of lemonade readily available will be much appreciated [...]

April 14th, 2009 |

Dinner Party with Friends

Looking for a quick, but delicious dinner to serve at your next dinner party?!

As the days get longer this Spring, you will find that your life gets busier!  More activities, the kid’s sports start up….your evenings may be getting longer, but you feel like there is less time to entertain.  With a [...]

April 10th, 2009 |

9 Indulgent Strawberry Treats

In my opinion, one of the best parts of Spring are the irrestibable strawberries that are in season.  I found 9 new strawberry treats that are sure to make your stomach start to growl!

1. Lemon Pound Cake with Mint Berries and Cream (Southern Living)

2. Strawberry Daiquiris (Williams Sonoma)

3. Strawberry Genoise with Whipped Cream (Williams Sonoma)

4. Pink [...]

April 8th, 2009 |

Baking with M & M’s

Who knew you could come up with so many cute baked goods….all by using M & M’s?!  One is cuter than the next, and would be perfect for a child’s birthday party, a Spring brunch, Mother’s Day….or to give to someone as a gift.

Check out Bright Ideas for the how-to’s for these [...]

April 6th, 2009 |

Weekday Lunch with the Girls

A weekday lunch with the girls.  I’m thinking something light….

Scallops with Asparagus

Ingredients

1 lb medium asparagus
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 lb large sea scallops, tough ligament removed from side of each if attached
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dry white wine
2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, cut into [...]

April 3rd, 2009 |

A Garden Party

Now that Spring has Sprung, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining outside.  Hosting a party in a garden setting is one of the easiest to do in terms of decor….you have nature right at your finger tips.

A Garden Party theme is great for a bridal or baby shower, birthday party, Easter or Mother’s Day…..start by [...]

April 2nd, 2009 |

Gift Idea: A Celebration Snack

I love this idea from Matthew Mead Style – a box full of celebratory snacks.  Perfect for the newlyweds as they depart their wedding, a lovely gesture for a special friend on her birthday, or even for a modern-day picnic in the park.

Packed full of specialty items such as champagne, crackers and [...]

April 1st, 2009 |

Easter: Coming up Daisies

Easter is the start of the Spring/Summer event season.  Bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, graduations, Mother’s Day…..so many parties, so little time!

Since we are now officially in the month of April, it’s time to start thinking about Easter.  What are your plans?  A family brunch, an Easter egg hunt for the kids, a traditional Easter [...]

March 30th, 2009 |

Couture Cookies

I like to think of myself as a cookie “artist” – I decorate sugar cookies for every holiday and have been known to get a couple of compliments.  BUT….my cookies don’t come close to these!  I’m totally jealous of their modern designs.

Gumdrop Cookie Shop offers “couture” cookies and will ship them right to your door!  Choose [...]

March 30th, 2009 |

Crazy Lady Birthday Lunch

One of the biggest trends for Spring 2009 is “Crazy Lady Chic” – full of patterns, florals and every color of the rainbow – this trend can be a colorful inspiration for both fashion and parties this season.

A couple of easy ideas for food: ladies like to eat light, especially at lunch time.  So [...]

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