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Posts from the ‘Entertaining’ Category

fig and gorgonzola crostini.

So the other night my husband and some friends were getting together for a guys night, and I was tasked with sending him off with some beer and an appetizer.  I bet you would thoughtfully support your loved one’s extracurricular activities with an appropriate manly dish…meatloaf sliders, 7 layer dip, hot wings… Read more


father’s day roundup.

The dads in my life totally rock.

My dad took me to breakfast every Saturday, even in my awkward years when I was a pain in the you-know-what and too cool for school.  Talking with me over breakfast might have been like talking to a slice of melon. Read more

mama’s day inspirations.

Mother’s Day has evolved over the years in our family. 

After a nearly disastrous first Mother’s Day where, 2 months post-partum and clearly still quite hormonal, I deviated from my normal “let’s not make a big deal out of this holiday” routine and opted instead for a tantrum that mirrored my now 2 year old…we have since moved on to a more peaceful (and less estrogen-filled) Mother’s Day tradition.

Andrew now knows that we go out on Saturday, and I cook brunch on Sunday.  Because… Read more

easter roundup.

Happy Easter!

Do you have plans?  Dining in or headed out?

Well if you’re anything like me and you’re scrambling to figure out what to make this weekend, I hope these recipes will give you some much needed inspiration!   They sure did for me. Read more

caramelized onion and gorgonzola tart, and a baby shower!

Over the weekend I had the privilege of hosting a baby shower brunch honoring my dear friend and college roommate Caitlin.  Caitlin is planning on a tangerine and pink nursery (so adorable) for her baby girl Josslyn (oh the name!…even more adorable) so we wove those colors into the shower and it turned out so beautifully! I thought you might enjoy a few pics. Read more

thanksgiving roundup.

It’s Tuesday night.  I have t-minus 36 hours before hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner…ever.  I’m feeling a bit, well, unprepared.

Are you ready for the big day?

Are you sick and tired of talking about it?

Shall we just get on with the unfettered, marathon day of eating already?… Read more

fabulously frugal entertaining: 4-course dinner for 4 for $20 (wine included!)

If I had endless amounts of money I think I might throw a dinner party every night.  I can picture it now…”oh yes, we picked up this Brunello last month in Montepulciano” or “just popped into Dean and Deluca and got this 25 year old aged balsamic vinegar.”

In my dreams. Read more

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