Party Ideas

Holiday Centerpiece

For the focal point of my dining room table I use an assortment of candles of varying sizes, and cut fresh greens from around my yard. If you are seating everyone around the table, it’s best to keep your arrangement low so everyone can see each other from across the table.  Otherwise, if you are doing buffet style and everyone is moving around the room, you…

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Party Planning 101

Your brother calls you to tell you that you are hosting the family Holiday party this year:  1) You say no I can’t do it or  2) You take on the challenge. Well if your answer is number 2, I am here to help. Hosting a party can be overwhelming if you are not a planner. The best way to approach any large party or gathering is…

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4th of July Celebrations

I have so many fond memories of 4th of July Celebrations spent with my family at the beach. We could see all the dazzling fireworks right from the rooftop deck of the beach house. It was a spectacular display that lasted an eternity to me. I try to keep the memories alive with the food I serve at our family celebrations. If you are throwing…

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Do me a favor?

Hosting a party is right up there with one of my favorite things to do. Feeding guests is in my blood, after all I’m Italian (half, the other half is Swiss and Irish). When I have people over, there is always lots of delicious food to enjoy. But another important aspect of any good party, is in the details. In this photo, I have some…

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