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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Bell Pepper Black Bean Salad Basket
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
Dog Bone Cupcakes

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 }

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 }