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 }

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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(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 }