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

Kentucky Derby Delight 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

Bridesmaid Luncheon: Miniature Wedding Cake Favors

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A bridesmaids luncheon should be an unforgettable moment. Small silver picture frames with pictures of the bridesmaids at a younger age make perfect place cards. Then go back a generation further by displaying wedding pictures of the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom. It is the special touches that create memories. Hint to extend the life of roses: Add 1/2-teaspoon bleach and 1/2-teaspoon

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

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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

Three Trifle Desserts

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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

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

Country Rooster Party + Old-Fashioned Pound Cake

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Country charm rules the roost on this table setting. Do you have special memories of a cake your grandmother made for breakfast? This is my great-grandmother’s recipe for old fashioned pound cake and it is outstanding with morning coffee (or diet coke if you’re like me).  It can easily be topped with strawberries or a chocolate drizzle to jazz it up! A good recipe shared with others will live

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Leprechaun Lime Punch Ingredients 5-3/4 cups refrigerated citrus punch 2 cans (12 ounces each) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup lime juice 1 quart lime sherbert, softened 2 liters lemon-lime soda, chilled 5 drops green food coloring Lime slices Directions: In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine the citrus punch, limeade, sugar, lime juice and sherbert; stir until smooth and sugar is dissolved. Add

March Madness Party!

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Along with March Madness comes the “munch bunch”! Pull out your crowd-pleasing recipes to cheer on your favorite team (Pizzazzerie will always be partial to Vanderbilt!). Come on over, the door is open, and the game is just getting started. Let the centerpiece be a hurricane lamp filled with small sports balls. Win-Win Dip 1 package Neufchatel cheese, grated 1 cup Salsa 1 small can