The Guests Are Coming: Prepare For the Holidays.


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The holidays are literally around the corner. Have you thought about the details of your own entertaining, or the proper ways to say THANK YOU to those who will be entertaining you in the coming weeks? I have put together a list, with links, to help you prepare for the holidays (in time), most at below retail prices. If you have ideas to add to this list, I hope you will [Read more…]

Champagne Cocktail


“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – F.Scott Fitzgerald

The holiday season is upon us so today I am going to share a quick and easy recipe for a champagne cocktail. [Read more…]

Smoked Salmon Appetizer by Chef Derek Paterson

Chef Derek Paterson, Westin Toronto, Canada

There is no better feeling in the world when someone loves your food and they ask for your recipe. When Courtney asked that I do a guest blog spot on her site I was over the moon excited!!! To share with you all one of my recipes and what I love doing most. Courtney was telling me that she has gotten numerous requests for [Read more…]

Summertime Cocktail- Cucumber Limeade

Summertime Cocktail, cucumber limeade

 What are you doing for the holiday weekend? Entertaining by chance? If so I have a recommendation that is sure to be a summer crowd pleaser.

I had this summertime cocktail at an event recently and it is so refreshing that I had to share. This will definitely be my go to drink for the summer entertaining. Try it and let me know what you think…

recipe courtesy of Traditional Home

Inspired By: Alex Hitz

Alex Hitz, fountain

It is holiday time again and the bar is raised for family entertaining that will do justice to honoring mothers. Let’s face it- it can be intimidating to cook for a good cook. I decided to call in the expert for some entertaining encouragement and advice… drumroll….. Please welcome ALEX HITZ for a delightful interview! Lucky us. Alex has generously shared his time and talents with us and even given us the bonus of photographs that will make you swoon. Put on your entertaining seatbelt for this visual feast that is about to follow! [Read more…]

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