Cheese, Glorious Cheese! {And Wine}

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Simple-Elegance doesn’t get much better than Cheese & Wine. The pairing of the 2 works equally well for a rustic picnic, or a glamorous soiree. The photos above offer some great suggestions for serving your cheese with style. Consider slicing your hard cheese into ‘sticks’ and laying them in a criss-cross form…adds height and interest. […]

White Chocolate Popcorn Treats

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I found this delicious treat on Be different…Act normal. A great addition to your next ‘sweets table’, take-home goodie bag, or even just serve at a party. The instructions can be found on Make and Takes. This is easy to make using air-popped popcorn (I use this microwave popper I found at Target-needs no oil), […]

"Football" Food

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 Continuing our Super Bowl theme, I’ve gathered together some fun food ideas. It’s easy to make these dishes look like a football or football field. Just mold the shape with a knife (or hands), and add ‘football stitching’ with thinly sliced cheese, or chives. Or, in the case of the guacamole football field & cheese […]

Open House Punch & Sweet-N-Sour Chicken Cups

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 Wondering what to serve the masses at your next cocktail gathering? Here are 2 tried-and-true recipes that should satisfy the taste buds as well as your need for prepping early and easily. This Open House Punch is a classic thirst quencher, and I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love it. 1 regular size can frozen […]

Autumn Party Cones

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Display all your Halloween, autumn, or Thanksgiving favors or snacks from a pumpkin. Fill cones with nuts, seeds, popcorn, or trail mix and display them inside a hollowed out pumpkin, or a faux pumpkin from the craft store.

Cheese Please!

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I’m in love with this cheese display. The simple signs, the tree trunk pedestals, and the wood baskets all work to create a beautifully modern-rustic cheese presentation. How to recreate your own? Well, Target has some wood-grain bowls, and Michaels has wood planks and craft pieces. If you want to splurge, you can find the […]

Honey Chicken Salad Recipe

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For our Sip and See shower we served a light lunch of green salad with mandarin orange and candied pecans, a pasta salad, and honey chicken salad in individual pastries (mini pie shells).  See the recipe below, via Southern Living. Honey Chicken Salad 4 cups chopped cooked chicken 3 celery ribs, diced (about 1 1/2 […]