MEDITERRANEAN STYLE CHEESE TERRINE RECIPE

cheese terrine recipe

Last Friday night I hosted our neighborhood ladies night and made this layered cheese terrine to serve. This is one of my go-to appetizers which I think I first found on All Recipes(?) about 15 years ago, and made a copy of it to include in my recipe binder. Back when I was a young […]

14 SAVORY & SWEET PIE RECIPES

14 pie recipes

I think I’m the only person who has not minded this cold winter. Granted I don’t live in Michigan or Illinois, but here in Virginia where temperatures have been consistently hitting the 20’s and below, it’s cold for us.  It really doesn’t bother me though – I love wearing stylish coats and hats! What I […]

3 UNIQUE & DELICIOUS PIZZA COMBOS

3 PIZZA RECIPES

Yesterday I showed you my ideas for a fun Oscars theme party with a menu based on the Best Picture nominees.  Today I’m sharing the 3 pizza combos I created for the party, using Stonefire authentic flatbreads, and they’re all unique and delicious. As you know, pizza toppings are not an exact science, meaning I […]

TEA PARTY TEA SANDWICHES :: 3 FILLING RECIPES

cah tea party tea sandwich recipes

I’m so excited for the return of Downton Abbey.  We were late to the party on this one, but played catch up last Spring just in time to watch this new season live.  I can’t help but wonder if the show’s popularity will cause a surge in tea parties for showers and other occasions.  Either […]

HAM & PARMESAN CANAPES

ham and parmesan appetizers

Everyone has their go-to list of party appetizers.  The ones you know will be a hit every time, they take little effort to prepare, and you can serve them for any type of gathering.  These ham and Parmesan canapes are one of mine. I served these at our Christmas cocktail party in which I prepared the […]

10 Do’s & Don’ts for Holiday Entertaining + Salmon Potato Bites Appetizers

holiday entertaining-wine pairings

I have exactly one week and one day to prepare for our annual Christmas Cocktail Party…I have the house partially decorated as you know, and I do have my menu planned out. Now I just need to do all the shopping and prepping that goes into “show time!”  To be honest, after putting this event […]

Curried Pumpkin Soup + Stuffing Balls

curry pumpkin soup and stuffing balls

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Thanksgiving I made something new – curried pumpkin soup.  I actually made it early in the week and when our travel plans were cancelled due to the winter storm, we were able […]