Category Archives: Event Planning

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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Oh, the Fun You Can Have with Small Forks (October 4 – October 10)

Autumn has always served as the outdoor stellar entertainer, with the pleasant weather and rustic hues. This year is especially true, as we seek outdoor spacing to offer family members dining variety. Reinvent the classic Swiss fondue by offering individual … Continue reading

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It’s Worth the Effort (September 27 – October 3)

Baskets are “in” and nothing fulfills a bountiful image more than a cornucopia woven basket filled with seasonal impact. Autumn is just beginning and it is time to dress up your dining experience with apples, whole nuts, chrysanthemums, dried autumn … Continue reading

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Finally, the Summer of 2020 Takes a Bow (September 20 – September 26)

It’s the official last week of the summer of 2020, with Autumn beginning on the 23rd and if we ever needed a significant celebration for making it through this summer, it is now. Personally, it’s been like being forced to … Continue reading

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Remember to Acknowledge Your Grandparents (September 13 – September 19)

It’s been difficult for our grandparents this year; so, a beautiful grandparents’ basket will be most appreciated. Pick a lovely basket and line it with some attractive cloth napkins. Fill the basket with some banana bread, chilled cheese, interesting bread, … Continue reading

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Inspire Your Inner-Artist with Vegetables (September 6 – September 12)

Are you trying to get your family to eat more fresh garden choices? Cauliflower and broccoli are our go-to fresh vegetables; however, when plated European-style the appeal is transforming. The presentation is created by artfully filling a small bowl with … Continue reading

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Finding Calm & Inspiration from the Past (August 30 – September 5)

Are you seeking calm patterns in your life? Are you tired of all of the jolt shocks from too many reality checks? The rhythms of life manifest in many forms, from rippling streams to our own heartbeats and so wedged … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate the End of August (August 23 – August 29)

Are you trying to bring some closure to the strangest summer in your life? Start with the basics and make a “tablecloth” comprised of postcards from the summer of 2020. Just print your favorite pics of the last 3 months … Continue reading

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Sauce It Up To Bring the Pressure Down (August 16 – August 22)

In this modern era, it’s a paradox that we’ve never had so much time at home; yet, because there is so much domestic work to do, we are in need of kitchen shortcuts. Here are four quick tasty sauces which … Continue reading

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Bring Home A True Taste of France (August 9 – August 15)

Boeuf Bourguignon is a hearty and impacting dish which originated in the region of Burgundy, in France. There are many variations. For my version, I don’t utilize the traditional inclusion of bacon and I marinate the beef in Cabernet Sauvignon … Continue reading

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Authentic Fresh Salmon Croquettes (August 2 – August 8)

Bake 2 lbs. of fresh salmon (with the skin removed). First, put a tab of olive oil in the bottom of a Pyrex dish. Place the prepared fish in the dish. Squeeze fresh lemon on the top and drizzle with … Continue reading

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Highlight Your Summer Fiesta With Colorful Cuisine (July 26 – August 1)

Have some fun with a classic family favorite by making it with a spectrum of color. Bell peppers have interesting hues and the peppers can even have a happy face cut into each, too. Stuffing peppers is so easy. Begin … Continue reading

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Find Some Happiness Through Your Kitchen (July 19 – July 25)

Take care of two needs at the same time…cool down and aid your sweet tooth. I call it Kelly’s Cuatro Leches Cake. Bake your favorite vanilla favored genoise or sponge cake in a ceramic rectangle pan. When the cake is … Continue reading

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Seeking International Favorites To Stir Up Something Tasty? (July 12 – July 18)

Sometimes we crave Oriental flavors. Egg Foo Young is a classic favorite that can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Prepare a large non-stick skillet with non-stick spray and set aside. Into a large bowl, crack 3- 4 eggs … Continue reading

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