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. […]

Set Up Self-Serve Stations For New Years Eve

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I think New Years Eve calls for something different, something a little more special, something interactive even! How about setting up different serving ‘stations’ or ‘bars’?  We already know Champagne is a must-have. Why not kick it up a notch by setting up a Champagne Bar. You can’t read this blog without knowing my love […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving Cocktails

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By my estimation, you have just about enough time to run out and get the ingredients to put together one of these delicious drinks. The colors are perfect for Thanksgiving, and the spicy flavors echo that of pumpkin pies, and yam casseroles. If you like Spiced Rum (which I do) try this hot cider punch […]

Dark & Spooky Cocktail

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 This cocktail from the food network sounds tasty enough, but the gummy spider inside kind of “scares” me! Try it if you dare! Dark & Spooky Juice of 1 lime (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup dark rum 1/4 cup ginger beer or ginger ale 1 black gummy spider Combine lime juice and rum in a […]

White Peach Sangria

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This morning I asked my husband, “Why don’t we ever make Sangria’s?” I mean it’s a perfect combination of wine, liqueur, fruit, it feeds a crowd, and you can make ahead! It’s not New Year’s, but I’m going to make a resolution to make a pitcher of Sangria. Soon! Here’s one I want to try….maybe […]

Keeping Food & Drinks Cool In The Summer Heat

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Keeping food and drinks cold during a summer picnic can give you one more opportunity to be stylish. That’s right. Try some of these ideas for chillin’ and you’ll be the coolest cat on the block! Start with a trip to Lowes or Home Depot and get yourself a galvanized planter box(or plastic). Fill it […]