Category Archives: Event Planning

Kitchen Strength is Synonymous with Happy People (January 17 – January 23, 2021)

With the chill in the air, hot food is heartwarming and this specialty is a dish that my mother made – Mom’s Scalloped Potatoes. I have tried many variations of scalloped potatoes and I have determined that Mom’s is still … Continue reading

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Find the Sweetness in Life Through Your Kitchen – (January 10 – January 16, 2021)

The snows are reaching far south this year and the culinary celebration of Maple syrup is upon us. Native Americans discovered this divine sweetness generated from Maple trees. In the 1700’s and 1800’s, maple syrup was widely enjoyed. Maple syrup … Continue reading

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Welcoming 2021 with Home-cooked Wholesomeness! (January 3 – January 9, 2021)

We have so much to look forward to in 2021! Let’s shake off the most challenging Last Year – oh, it is so grand to write that. We did learn a few special things Last Year, home is safety and … Continue reading

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A Real Reason to Celebrate (December 27 – January 2)

Oh, if there was ever a year to celebrate, it is the closure of 2020 to embrace 2021! Create your own version of a London Grille while firing up your grille and fire pit with the people who live under … Continue reading

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Celebrate with The Feast of the Seven Fishes! (December 20 – December 26)

The Feast of the Seven Fishes has a long-standing heritage impact. Traditionally, each of the seven courses offers a delicate dish from the sea. The main course can be a prized whole fish with “a pocket” cut into the top … Continue reading

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Christmas and Coffee, What a Great Pairing (December 13 – December 19)

Do you miss your neighbors and caroling? With every challenge, creativity can overcome. Plan a Progressive Christmas Coffee Tasting to enhance the seasonal festivities. Have each homeowner provide designated coffee selections in their driveway. The selections can be Turkish coffee, … Continue reading

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Creativity is a Survival Technique (December 6 – December 12)

From Bach to Bartok, creativity has survived all of the plagues of illness and we will survive this one, too. Immerse yourself in creativity, be it inspiration from music, painting, poetry, prose or creative cooking. When our minds are not … Continue reading

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Make it Easy on Yourself After Thanksgiving (November 29 – December 5)

The week after Thanksgiving is always transition week. Sheet pan suppers are most appropriate. This means that the meal is cooked and served from a sheet pan. First, you need a large sheet pan with an edge of at least … Continue reading

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Take the Lead (November 22 – November 28)

Your clan is arriving soon, as they have been properly preparing their role by being socially distant prior to Thanksgiving. They have checked their temperatures and they are donning good masks. Your lovely Thanksgiving is challenged; however, you can create … Continue reading

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Read for Leisure (November 15 – November 21)

Reading is to be revered. With less daylight, our “shorter” days provide more time inside and this is the perfect time to plan a leisure read. Reading time is also a great time for tea and open-faced sandwiches. Cucumber sandwiches … Continue reading

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Sunshine and Inspiration Make an Artist (November 8 – November 14)

Autumn’s pleasant weather creates delightful picnic time and you can artistically design a stunning cheese and honey board to brighten your best picnic spot. The whole concept behind culinary boards is to make it “eye” appealing with multiple selections. This … Continue reading

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Build Your Special Far Away Moment (November 1 – November 7)

Missing Paris? It is in lockdown and our prayers are that a prevention/cure for Covid-19 is finalized soon. If you can’t visit the Paris, bring it home by creating a Parisian night. There is a very famous restaurant in Port … Continue reading

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Invent an Interesting Evening (October 25 – October 31)

On Halloween evening, it is fun to be extra creative with food. I like to come up with designs that are different and can be made the afternoon prior to the gathering so that more time can be allotted to … Continue reading

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Make Your Family Happy by Serving Crustaceans (October 18 – October 24)

Crabmeat is available year-round and its flavor is always a culinary treat. From juicy crab claws to succulent sections, crabmeat can be enjoyed as an entrée, an appetizer, a bisque, as a topping, or as an ingredient, such as a … Continue reading

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Bring Your Autumn Garden Indoors (October 11 – October 17)

We all need to find the “kid” in us to enjoy life. Try my “Garden Cornbread” for a fun and to create an entertaining presentation of cornbread. Since your focus is on the “garden” décor for the cornbread, cornbread kits … Continue reading

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