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 […]

Stylish Food Presentation

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I think it’s been documented here before, that I love stylish food presentation. So when Mandy Revzen sent over the pictures from her recent Housewarming Party, I was quite happy….then I was hungry!  What I love is that there are no fancy or gourmet recipes to fuss with.  But presented on skewers, and uniform rows, it […]