Outdoor Party Decor Week

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There’s a party happening over at Celebrations.com and you’re invited!  This week they are highlighting some of their contributors who have shared ideas for outdoor entertaining. I’m excited and honored to have been asked to contribute some ideas for their site, and each day this week they will featured a different contributor and link to their articles. Visit the links below […]

Big 4-0 Birthday Dinner Party

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This event was for a male 40th birthday! A celebration dinner party alfresco. I went with the colors of blue and green because they are typically “male” colors, and matched the hydrangeas beautifully. There are lots more pics in our Flickr set or Facebook album.  The take home favors were chocolate covered oreosstacked and wrapped. […]

Honey Chicken Salad Cups

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These honey chicken salad cups are a wonderful bite sized appetizer that would be great for any occasion, especially for a tea party or ladies luncheon.  You can make the mixture ahead of time and then fill the cups just before company arrives.  Bon Appetit! Honey Chicken Salad Cups 2 cups chopped cooked chicken 2 celery […]

Stars & Stripes Forever – Patriotic Party Ideas

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 This weekend is the unofficial start to summer!! I decided to put together this outdoor party setting for any Memorial Day parties or 4th of July. And, of course, it is done on a budget! (see our slide show featured in the Richmond Times Dispatch here)  I spent about $7 at Michaels on paper, twine, a decorative […]

Ham & Cheese Mini Muffins

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 Here are some Mini Muffins I made a couple weeks ago for a brunch. They were so good, several people asked for the recipe. FYI, I made 2 batches in 2 different flavors. Choose your favorite and serve for brunch OR appetizers! Ham and Cheddar Mini Muffins 3 Tbsp. butter 1 medium sweet onion, finely […]

Delicious Broccoli Casserole

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If you’re like me, casseroles always show up on the table at holiday gatherings and pot lucks.  This broccoli casserole recipe is always a favorite side dish to serve and is great alternative to the traditional green bean casserole. This dish is so tasty you may even get the kids to eat their veggies! Broccoli Casserole 2 (10 oz) […]

Simple Side Dish – Fruit & Nut Wild Rice

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  Serve up a dressed up version of rice with my fruit & nut wild rice recipe.  This is easy and so delicious – it makes a great side dish for a dinner party or for the holiday pot luck gatherings.  Bon Appetit! Fruit & Nut Wild Rice 1 box long grain and wild rice […]