MONDAY 30 APRIL 2012
What’s for Dinner??
When I plan a celebration at home I always aspire to make it special by incorporating little touches. Inspire your guests with these menu ideas for your next affair!
Attach a menu to patterned paper and wrap around bare wine bottles. I am doing this at my next party. Maybe a [...]
SATURDAY 28 APRIL 2012
I absolutely love peonies and this is perfect for Spring entertaining!
Group a few big, bold peonies together, and you’ve got a gorgeous tablescape. But that’s not all! Invite guests to take a vase home at the end of the evening, and you’ve got your favors covered, too. Cut [...]
FRIDAY 27 APRIL 2012
Perfect Addition for a Yummy Caesar Salad!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Slice sourdough baguette into cubes or slices and place in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, pepper, fresh garlic and red pepper flakes. Mix well.
Spread seasoned bread onto a sheet pan and bake for about 15 minutes.
WEDNESDAY 11 APRIL 2012
These decorations really layer on the style. Any pale-colored paper lantern can be covered with tissue circles (buy them pre cut — no scissors required) for a charming fluttery finish. They may look intricate, but it takes only half an hour to make one. The lanterns appear [...]
TUESDAY 10 APRIL 2012
Pasta’s Perfect Partner!
AHHHH SOOOOO GOOD! It is absolutely delicious on pizza, pasta, sandwiches, chicken, fish or as a dip with your favorite sourdough baguette.
Place 4-5 cups Basil, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, 8-9 cloves of minced garlic in the bowl of a food processor fitted [...]
MONDAY 9 APRIL 2012
Seattle screams coffee, Bill Gates and the birth of grunge rock, but there’s more than meets the eye in Emerald City.
Seattle sits on the Pacific Rim with sweeping panorama views of Puget Sound, the San Juan Islands, the Olympic mountain range and majestic Mount Rainier. Seattle is a magnificent [...]
SUNDAY 8 APRIL 2012
NO GREATER LOVE! JOHN 3:16
SATURDAY 7 APRIL 2012
TREATS & BUNNIES!
This fanciful green meadow vignette seems a fitting home for a chocolate bunny. To assemble, set a plastic liner inside a vintage green basket, add some soil, and then plant a bed of clover. Nestle a collection of green-dyed eggs among the greens. Green silk ribbon bows drape down the [...]
FRIDAY 6 APRIL 2012
What a sweet and simple last minute idea! YUMMY!
Fill glass jars with colorful layers of bulk candy for quick and festive centerpieces. Or, create an Easter basket effect by nestling a white-chocolate bunny or lamb in green paper grass. Finish with ribbon and a tag, or [...]