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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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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Savory Cream Cheese Pastry Appetizer & Beer and Cheese Pairing Guideline

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So, it is no secret that I have a HUGE love for wine! And if it was even possible, my love for wine has only grown exponentially while I am pregnant, because now it is like a precious commodity that I will someday get my hands back on again.  When I entertain I usually put [...]

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Easy Homemade Rosemary Garlic Biscuits

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Good Sunday morning, everyone!!!! I recently shared these tasty homemade rosemary and garlic biscuits on What’s Cooking with Ruthie for my monthly recipe contribution.  I love being a part of her monthly crew because I get to relish in Southern stuff for her audience.  Down here we all know the power of a biscuit on [...]

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Grilled Oysters

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So, right now we are building up to a fantastic party menu one dish at a time.  We have already prepared our Poached Pear dessert, so now let’s work on appetizers.  On Thanksgiving Day while I was busy prepping, roasting and basting the turkey, my dad and Drew were busy making pre-meal snacks.  They are [...]

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Boursin Sweet Pepper Poppers

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Happy Friday, everyone! Aly from Backyard to Ballroom is back again this month with a delicious hors d’ouevre to get you geared up for all that holiday entertaining.   Hey guys! It’s Aly from Backyard to Ballroom!! The season of entertaining is upon us! It’s all parties, cocktails, high heels, glitter, and hors d’ouevres between [...]

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Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus

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So my run with garbanzo beans has been a pretty short one until now.  Thanks to Pinterest, I tried roasting them for a, what did they say? “gluten-free, low-fat, tasty, crunchy snack”……well, Pinterest fail because my attempt was a complete flop and was neither tasty nor crunchy! Anyway, sometimes you win in the kitchen and sometimes [...]

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Rosemary & Pine Nut Biscotti

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I recently shared this Rosemary & Pine Nut Biscotti on What’s Cooking With Ruthie after making it for a girls night.   I absolutely adore my husband and child, but sometimes we mommies have to recharge our batteries every now and then and what better way to do that than having a Girls’ Night Out or in most [...]

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Bloody Mary Bruschetta

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It’s Sunday and that means Brunch Day!!  Have I ever told you guys how much I love brunch?  I have?  Like 5,000 times already?  Okay, well for the 5,001st time, I love brunch!  Don’t you love a brunch place with a fantastic omelette, Bloody Mary bar, bottomless Mimosas?  Well, me, too! Except for maybe the [...]

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