Orange Breakfast Party!

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Poppy Seed Muffins with Orange Glaze 3 cups flour, all-purpose 2 1/3 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk 1 1/8 cups vegetable oil 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice Thoroughly mix all the muffin ingredients until well blended. Fill each muffin tin a little more … { Continue Reading }

Kentucky Derby Delight Recipes

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Kentuckey Derb Recipes
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The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition and the perfect chance to enjoy a mint julep and slice of yummy pie! Whether you're headed to the derby itself, enjoying the Iroquois Steeplechase in Nashville, TN or hosting a viewing party - these recipes will have your guests ooh'ing and aah'ing! Enjoy! Joe's Mint Juleps 2 cups water 2 cups sugar 20 sprigs of mint extra mint to garnish the … { Continue Reading }

Flower Pot Desserts

Baked Alaska Flower Pot Desserts
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Flower Pot Baked Alaska Desserts

Enjoy the spring weather and invite some friends over to enjoy dessert outside! Baked Alaskas, also known as glace au fours, are the perfect treat when served in flower pots! Individual Baked Alaska in Flower Pots 1 3 1/2-inch clay flower pot, one for each guest 1 pound cake, sliced 1/2-inch thick (find our recipe here) 1 gallon ice cream, your favorite 1 recipe for Never Fail Meringue In … { Continue Reading }

Mother’s Day Brunch + Crab Appetizer

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Mother's Day Brunch

Hat's Off To Mom! Create a memorable centerpiece by using an old hat and embellishing it with fresh flowers. Head to the attic and find one of grandmother's classics.  You could take it up another notch and have a "Mad Hatter's Tea Party" and say that hats are required but gloves are optional! Then try a new recipe like this delicious crab delight appetizer. Crab Delight Appetizer 1 … { Continue Reading }

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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Old Fashioned Lemonade

This weekend, I'm working on the design for a boy's baby shower, and we are going to serve fresh lemonade for guests. I wanted to share this recipe with you as it's perfect for a spring or summer party! Old-Fashioned Lemonade 1 cup water 1 cup sugar Peel of 1 lemon Juice of 6 lemons Sliced lemons, limes and fresh mint for garnish In a small saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil, add … { Continue Reading }

Three Trifle Desserts

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Baby Shower Lemon Trifle Dessert

Lemon Trifle Trifles are delicious individual desserts at a baby shower or bridal luncheon in the spring. Serve them topped with a flower to match your color theme! To complete this recipe, you will need a pound cake (try this delicious recipe), vanilla ice cream and one recipe of lemon sauce. Lemon Sauce 2 cups sugar 1 cup butter 2/3 cup fresh lemon juice 4 large eggs, slightly … { Continue Reading }

Baby Shower Luncheon: Pressed Sugar Bassinets

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Pressed sugar bassinet for baby shower
Pressed Sugar Baby Bassinet

Charming Baby Shower Luncheon How easy is it to design an elegant centerpiece for a baby shower luncheon - Just gather up old or borrowed dolls and place in a small carriage or doll's chair. When guests arrive, offer them a glass of punch in a tall wine glass. Tie a miniature pink rose bud with a thin piece of blue satin ribbon on each glass stem. As favors for each guest, make sugar bassinets … { Continue Reading }

Spring Salads: Parmesan Cups

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Lemon-Basil Shrimp Salad 1 1/2 pounds peeled, cooked large shrimp 1/2 large red onion, sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, sliced 1/2 yellow bell pepper, sliced Lemon-Basil Marinade (or a simple EVOO/lemon mix) 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 8 cups salad greens 4 parmesan baskets Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing (or your favorite vinaigrette!) Place shrimp and next 4 ingredients in a large zip-top … { Continue Reading }

Top 10 Tips for Easter Tables

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EasterTables

(1)  Choose your colors! Easter is full of beautiful pastels from blues and greens to yellows and pinks. Pick a couple to be your focus, however.  A rainbow table is one thing, but for Easter, choose colors that compliment each other.  We chose sunshine yellow and peaches as our color inspiration! (2) Remember "height" for your centerpiece! Centerpieces are great ways to take your tablescape to … { Continue Reading }

Cocktails Before the Symphony

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Bellini champagne and delicious marinated shrimp will be the star attraction for cocktails with friends before the symphony or a night out on the town. Gather around the piano and let the good times roll! Bellini Champagne 1 peach, pureed (or 4 oz of peach nectar) 8 oz champagne dash of grenadine Pour pureed peach into bottom of tall fluted glass.  Slowly add champagne and top with dash of … { Continue Reading }