Warm Bacon Vinaigrette Dressing

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So, I admittedly have never jumped on the hipster bacon craze train, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love bacon and that doesn’t mean that I can’t show my love for others through bacon.  Boogeyman’s school hosted a teacher appreciation luncheon and asked the parents of the Rainbow room to prepare the food.  This […]

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Purple Party Reprise

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Remember how I mentioned that after the Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon that the decor got a repeat for a precious co-worker that is getting married?  Well, here it is in all the detail.  I apologize that the picture quality isn’t top notch, but occasionally a busy hostess just doesn’t have time to stop to […]

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Pacific Cod with Mustard Caper Sauce

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Last week before we left town for our Disney “bay-cation”, which we are wrapping up today after a very exciting 4 days here, I tried to get as little as possible at the store.  That meant that dinners had to get creative with stuff that we already had in the fridge, in the freezer and […]

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Quick Roasted Vegetables

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The month of February and March was like the Entertaining Marathon at my house with one shindig after the other.  I recently shared the full menu recipe by recipe for the Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon and then after that it was a little party reprise with a pretty bridal shower for a sweet co-worker […]

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Mary Lillie Memory Club Luncheon – A Pretty Purple Celebration

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It all started with some pillows from Joss & Main.  I quickly got hooked on the orchid trend and from there the “party room” decor and color palette for the luncheon grew.  I didn’t want the room to look a scene from the chorus of “Purple People Eater”, so I decided that aqua blue would […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Recipe Round-Up

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Hopefully this post isn’t coming to you a little too late to get lucky in the kitchen with some tasty St. Patrick’s Day inspired recipes.  So, if you still have time, be sure to throw together one of these for your “Erin go Bragh” celebration!  Happy St. Patty’s Day, people!!! #1 – Beer Cheese Dip […]

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Breyers Tiramisu Gelato

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My grandmother’s favorite dessert was undoubtedly tiramisu.  I mean to the point that she knew exactly where she could get the best tiramisu, who had the worst, and once she was home bound, where she ordered us to pick it up for her and to be sure to let them know that she wanted the […]

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Herbed Chicken & Tomatoes over Angel Hair Pasta

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For my recent Mary Lillie Memory Club luncheon, I decided that since I was hosting at 11 am and wanted plenty of time to visit with everyone and not be stuck in the kitchen cooking that it would be great to prepare a main dish that could be made somewhat in advance.  The components of […]

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Roasted Beet, Lentil & Grapefruit Salad with Goat Cheese & Walnuts

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Who says a salad can’t still be a salad without lettuce?! I recently hosted a luncheon in honor of my grandmother’s memory for some very special ladies at my house.  We affectionately called it the “Mary Lillie Memory Club”, because the attendees were some of the ladies that loved my grandmother the most and she […]

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Sweet Potato Bruschetta

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Sweet? Sweets?  What are sweets?  I want sweets. I have 37 Lenten days to go before I can have sweets……..but this “sweet” post ain’t about no real sweets except that it is “Sweeeet”! I recently hosted 4 very special ladies for lunch and put together this super quick Sweet Potato Bruschetta as a little Amuse […]

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