Asian Style Peanut Noodle Salad

Asian noodle salad

We have been enjoying this Asian style pasta salad for years and it is always a fan favorite. It is the perfect side dish to bring to a pot luck in the summertime, or to serve during an Asian themed dinner party. The marriage of flavors from peanut butter to soy sauce to coconut milk […]

Pick-Your-Potato Bar

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This Spud Bar makes me so happy - 1) I never met a potato I didn’t love, and 2) the reference to the 1950′s “sputnik” is just so genius and creative!  Designed by Botanica Florals, this potato bar includes everything: mashed potatoes, french fries, tater tots, potato wedges, potato skins, baked potatoes, and of course all […]

Rosemary White Bean Soup

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  by Lisa Thiele   ‘Tis the season for soup!   I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on a soup kick this winter and I’m still going strong. This rosemary white bean is one of my favorites and just had to share it with you. For those of you with allergies or looking […]

Valentine’s Day Salad

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  by contributor Lisa Thiele   The countdown to Valentines Day continues. First, it was heart shaped marshmallows and now, heart shaped beets. Oh the possibilities are endless with cookie cutters. If you’re staying in this Valentines Day, this is great salad recipe that’s nice and light plus the red (heart shaped) beets add a […]

Keys To Good Cooking – Tips For Potatoes

Obviously food is a key part of entertaining, and I know many of you out there enjoy cooking for family and friends. Now there’s an interesting and informative book that will give you tips and basic understanding of cooking techniques and different foods – The Keys To Good Cooking by Harold McGee. This is not […]

Hashbrown Casserole

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I’m Totally “borrowing” this recipe from Joanna at Let’s Entertain. This YUMMY hashbrown casserole is perfect for a side dish at dinner, lunch, or brunch! Check out her post for the recipe and substitution suggestions.

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 […]