Cucumber Cup Appetizers

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I found this delicious looking/sounding recipe for stuffed cucumber cups on Lemons and Anchovies – another fun food blog.  I love cucumbers, caramelized onions, and bacon so these are right up my alley!  And even better, they make an adorable presentation as the cucumbers are hollowed out into cups to be served as an appetizer.  […]

Delicious Deviled Eggs With Bacon

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I never met a deviled egg I didn’t like, however, this is not your mama’s recipe!  This incredible recipe I discovered years ago in the book Special Occasions by John Hadamuscin.  The addition of horseradish gives it a kick, while melted butter and bacon make it rich and indulgent.  Go ahead and try it.  Your friends & […]

Ham & Cheese Phyllo Cups

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If you love delicious cheesy appetizers then this is the recipe for you.  These bite-size tartlets are simple to make and are a great appetizer for brunch or with cocktails.  I served them up in an egg dish for a more interesting presentation (for the Easter Design shoot).  Give them a try – it only takes about 20 minutes […]

Stress-Free Entertaining With Andrea Correale

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I recently had the pleasure of conducting a phone interview with event planner extraordinaire, Andrea Correale.  Andrea is the owner of Elegant Affairs, a catering and event planning company based in NYC.  Not only are her events beautifully executed, her food styling is inspired, as you can see below.  We talked about ways a busy, working […]

Mini Onion Quiche Recipe

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This delicious recipe is from one of my very first clients, who asked me to style a ladies brunch.  In terms of my design style, a lot has changed since then (for the better, thank goodness), but this mini quiche recipe is still just as good.  Hope you’ll try it and enjoy it as much as […]

Sweet & Spicy Pecans

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Nothing says Holiday nibbles to me, like a dish full of spicy nuts!  This recipe is perfect to have sitting around the house during a party or on Christmas day while you’re waiting for your big meal.  It has just a hint of sweet and a hint of spice and has proven to be a […]

DIY Snack Baskets

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Here’s a nifty little project from BHG that you can customize for any event.  You simply use double sided scrapbook paper, ribbon or rick rack, and a little glue or double stick tape.  Once you’ve made the basket, fill it up with snacks or treats that won’t fall through the cracks.  These would be so cute […]