Dinner Party First Course that will Wow Your Guests

Port Foumet dAmbert Tart, Entertaining, starter,

Today I want to share one of my favorite recipes, it is a 5 star starter.  I found this in the November 2000 Wine Spectator (which is the month I got married- and today is our 13th anniversary, btw!!) This recipe made me look like a rockstar bride chef. So don’t tell my husband how easy this recipe actually is, let’s keep the illusion alive.  I figure it’s only fair that I share it as holiday season gears up. 1st impressions are everything, even with a [Read more…]

The Guests Are Coming: Prepare For the Holidays.


Holiday Party, gifts, holiday gifts, entertaining, holiday entertaiing, host gifts, hostess gifts

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