Football Tailgate Party Tips

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Football Tailgating Tips With the cooler weather finally starting to arrive, I know it's time for football season - my favorite time of year! There is nothing I love more than enjoying a fabulous football game with friends. Tailgating is done a bit differently from school to school and team to team, but here are some tips I hope you can use for your own tailgate! Table Covering - I thought … { Continue Reading }

Wacky Ghosts Dinner Party

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Wacky Ghosts

Wacky Ghosts Dinner Party Candles flickering by the moonlight give this ghoulish table setting a touch of mystery.  Park your broomstick and witches' hat at the back door and come on over for some brew. Start off the spooky season with a fun and whimsical wacky ghosts party! Find a fun polka dotted tablecloth or fabric to cover your table! Use simple black and white dinnerware or find fun … { Continue Reading }

Flamingo Party

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Pink Strawberry Souffles Makes 16 4 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 3 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 5 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin 3 cups heavy cream Candied Strawberry Chips Read more at Marthastewartweddings.com: Frozen Strawberry Souffles Recipe & Image: MarthaStewart Flamingo Party Good times with dear friends make the best … { Continue Reading }

Lemon/Orange Citrus Table

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Lemon/Orange Citrus Table Celebrate citrus! Citrus tastes delicious in recipes and make refreshing centerpieces.    Creating these centerpieces is as easy as filling a bowl or vase with lemons. Why not serve your favorite chicken or pasta salad and this Tangy Mandarin Orange Salad?  This recipe has always been one of my favorites and is perfect for this table setting. Tangy Mandarin Orange … { Continue Reading }

Garden Bridal Shower

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Garden Bridal Shower When Karina Plotko of KP Interiors set out to design a garden bridal shower, she knew she wanted to create "the unexpected". She decided on fuchsia because it contrasted beautifully against the lush green backyard and would complement the modern elements of silver that she added. The only direction she had from the bride was "pink" so her twist with the fuchsia was perfect … { Continue Reading }

Bell Pepper Baskets

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Anniversary Dinner Table

Bell Pepper Baskets We LOVE making these bell pepper baskets for an anniversary or engagement dinner.  They would even make a great addition to the upcoming Memorial Day weekend!  They are quite simple to make and you can fill with your favorite vegetable salad! Adding pops of color to your table with these bell pepper baskets will have your guests WOW'ing all night! To make the bell pepper … { Continue Reading }

Doggie Birthday Party!

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Dog Bone Birthday Table
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As you learned yesterday, I adore birthdays - I celebrate them big time! Dogs and cats should not be left out. I have celebrated many special dogs in my life!  Make a doggie delicacy or kitty cuisine for your sweet pet! Let the party start with a long walk in the park, a few squirrel chasing runs, then home for a nice meal and a little Animal Planet. Dog Bones 2½ Cups Whole Wheat Flour ½ cup … { Continue Reading }

Sunflower Mornings Table

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Sunflower Table

Wishing You a Sunflower Morning! Sunflowers are fun flowers and butterflies are guaranteed to bring smiles to every face. Pull up a chair and enjoy this orange marmalade bread at your next breakfast party! Orange Marmalade Bread 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed 2 eggs 1 10-ounce jar orange marmalade 2 3/4 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon … { Continue Reading }

Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

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History Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebration in Mexico as it commemorates the Mexican army's unpredicted victory over the French soldiers in the Battle of Puebla that occurred on May 5, 1862. Cinco de Mayo means "Fifth of May" in Spanish. Enjoy a Cinco de Mayo party with these ideas and recipes! Parasol Trees - A new way to decorate with paper parasols! I loved seeing this idea on Hostess … { Continue Reading }

Ladies Luncheon + Recipe

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Let's Do Lunch "Only the pure of heart can make good soup." Beethoven Creamy Broccoli Soup 1 10-ounce package of frozen chopped broccoli 1 cup chicken broth 1 medium onion, chopped 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 teaspoon butter, softened 2 cups sour cream Combine the broccoli, chicken broth, onion, and nutmeg in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 5 … { Continue Reading }