March 17th, 2010 |
Salads can take on so many different forms: green, vegetable, fruit. But at the end of the day, we pretty much serve them the same way – in a bowl! Mix things up at your next dinner party by serving your salad in a “basket” made of cucumber slices.
It’s simple to construct. It’s pretty to look [...]
March 16th, 2010 |
Corned beef – you crave it once a year around St. Patrick’s Day – you cook it, it tastes amazing – but what do you do with all of the leftovers?! Corned beef sandwiches are great (check out this post from last year for a delicious idea!), but if you are looking for something new, give [...]
March 16th, 2010 |
I’m Irish. Like, freckles and reddish-hair, Irish. Have I ever told you that?! So, not only do I come from a big, Irish family…but so does my husband! Since St. Patrick’s Day falls mid-week this year, we had our two big family celebrations on Sunday. I thought I got the holiday out [...]
February 22nd, 2010 |
When it comes to incorporating the style ideas from our trend alert (Farmhouse Chic) earlier today into entertaining, there are a few key elements: a relaxed, natural decor, spring-like colors, and comfort food.
This invitation from my stationery line, WH Hostess, sets the tone for a cozy brunch, and also gives [...]
February 12th, 2010 |
Fat Tuesday is coming up! (Tuesday, February 16th) Here are some fabulous recipes to help you host your own Mardi Gras feast!
Jazz fest cocktail, cajun corn maque choux, citrus-marinated shrimp with louis sauce, shrimp and chicken etouffee, fried crawfish salad, king cake and [...]
February 9th, 2010 |
If you are still searching for a sweet recipe to make for Valentine’s Day, Better Homes and Gardens has tons of ideas! Here are a few of my favorites: Chocolate pistachio heart cookies, tiny raspberry cheesecake tarts, red velvet cupcakes, sparkling sorbet floats, cherry baby cakes, and a chocolate cherry stack cake.
February 2nd, 2010 |
Super Bowl Sunday is a great opportunity to entertain. Some may want to gather friends for a traditional party, serving beer and appetizers, and others…..well, they may want to run for the hills at the first sound of a Super Bowl party. Hey…it’s okay if football isn’t your thing…I totally get it! [...]
January 28th, 2010 |
Sunset Magazine has a great feature on pears this month. Light, refreshing and perfect for an early Spring party, these recipes will add a nice new assortment to your repertoire! They offer up 6 ideas (and each one is more irresistible than the other!):
This sweet (but not too sweet) drink should be made one at [...]
January 27th, 2010 |
I don’t know about you, but I have been trying to eat light these days. Between the holidays and my lack of activities during the winter, keeping meals light and healthy is important (especially so that I can keep eating chocolate like it’s my job!). My husband and I have been making [...]