March 19th, 2009 |

Lilac & Green: A Spring Wedding

 

I love those first few days of Spring.  Everything is in bloom and everyone is just so happy to be back outside!  Springtime is the perfect time for a wedding, and today I am going to show you an inspiration for a garden wedding with a sophisticated lilac & green color palette.  [...]

March 17th, 2009 |

Even better the second time around…..

Quite a party, huh?!?  St. Patrick’s Day always is…..

The only problem?  What to do with all of that leftover corned beef.

Well, Bon Appetit has the perfect solution….

Grilled Corned Beef and Fontina Sandwiches
Ingredients

8 slices Jewish-style rye bread, divided
Dijon mustard
1 pound thinly sliced corned beef 
8 oz thinly sliced Fontina cheese
1/2 sweet onion (such [...]

March 16th, 2009 |

Flower Cupcakes

The flower cupcakes I posted a few weeks ago inspired me to do some Spring baking of my own.

I made these cupcakes for my friend’s birthday over the weekend and they were a huge hit!

You too, can create these flower cupcakes…..there is a daisy crown pan currently in Williams Sonoma stores that makes this little baking [...]

March 16th, 2009 |

St. Patrick’s Day

The luck of the Irish will bring you good fortune with these recipes!

The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th – it is believed that St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, died that day in 461 AD.  Today, it is a worldwide celebration of Irish culture and history.  People celebrate the day with parades, [...]

March 13th, 2009 |

Friday Night Fiesta!

Send your friends this bright, festive invitation to grab their sombreros and come on over for some margaritas and mexican food tonight!

Welcome your guests with festive music, and an easy menu of items that everyone loves – guacamole & chips, taco bar and of course, margaritas!  Everyone has their own favorite guacamole [...]

March 12th, 2009 |

Chic Birthday Dinner Party

A dinner party with friends to celebrate a birthday…

Whatever shall I make?!

First, let’s keep it simple…set the table with black and white china and use a small vase of white flowers as your centerpiece…let the focus be on the gorgeous food and lovely friends.

For dinner, serve a meal [...]

March 10th, 2009 |

Candyland 1st Birthday Party

A 1st birthday is a HUGE milestone is a baby’s life….

You definitely need to celebrate!

What could be more fun than a party full of color, candy and games?!?

Images: stack of presents (swoozies.com),  lollipop centerpiece (rachelraymag.com), party table (hostesswiththemostess.com), balloons (theknot.com), birthday baby (etsy.com), lollypop favors (theknot.com), [...]

March 10th, 2009 |

Happy Birthday Cookies

Need to send a “Happy Birthday” fast?

Try these adorable cookies from Eleni’s New York (via Dean [...]

March 9th, 2009 |

Monday Night Dinner

Chicken Piccata ~ Barefoot Contessa Style

Ingredients

nocoupons

2 split (1 whole) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 extra-large egg
1/2 tablespoon water
3/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
Good olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, divided
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons), lemon halves reserved
1/2 cup dry white wine
Sliced [...]

March 8th, 2009 |

Trend Alert: Vegetable Colors

Vegetable colors are popping up both in apparel and in home goods this Spring.  Intense colors that remind us of butternut squash, lemons, and leafy greens are being paired together to set Spring-like tables.  Bold and fresh, it’s a great update to any home this time of year.

Images: Dining room [...]

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