Category Archives: stylish entertaining

Frozen Watermelon Margaritas: Pink Drinks for the Ladies (and My Dad)

I am not very prolific when it comes to blogging. However, I’ve been asked for this recipe 4 times in the past week so I thought I’d save myself some key strokes and send it out into the blogosphere for … Continue reading

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What I’m obsessed with right now…

Summer is a busy time for me. I don’t have a lot of time to food shop or prepare meals so I’m all about quick and easy during the season of the sun. Here are four “recipes” I’ve been obsessed … Continue reading

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The 3 Rules of Good Gift Basketing

I love the idea of gift baskets. The reality of (most) of them….um, not so much. You know the “gourmet” one your boss gave you last Christmas that included the meat log, processed cheese, and the wine you could get … Continue reading

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Easter Brunch Party Made Easy

Easter is next weekend. Whaa???   Are you having friends and fam over for some egg hunting and nosh? Yes. Have you planned your menu?  No. No worries. Here’s a sample menu and some tips & tricks for putting together a … Continue reading

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The Art of Springtime Cocktailing

Spring has sprung! Well, if you live in San Francisco it hasn’t so much sprung as it has poked its wee nose out of the door to see what’s going on. I, however, have decided to throw off the vestiges … Continue reading

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Need a last minute appetizer recipe for NYE? Try pate bites.

Need a last minute appetizer recipe for NYE? Try pate bites. I developed this “recipe” after eating something similar at AOC in Los Angeles. If you are in the Southland, make sure you hit up this wine bar. Awesome food. … Continue reading

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Tapenade Tacla-Style

I like being able to add a little something special to a cheese/charcuterie platter. I generally keep the ingredients for this tapenade in my fridge.  It’s da bomb and last 4EVER. 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, roughly chopped … Continue reading

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The 5 things food-wise I’m currently obsessed with ….

1)      Pumpkin ice cream: anyone that follows me on twitter (ct_foodisfun) knows about this obsession. So luscious, spicy, and scrumdelicious. I cannot get enough! I’m partial to Swensen’s (v. old skool, I know) but you can go fancified (Humphrey Slocombe) … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks for Easy yet Stylish Holiday Entertaining

I was in Boston this past week for work and I’m not sure if it was the cold air or the fact that I saw freaks with their xmas trees up already, but my thoughts turned to holiday entertaining. Personally, … Continue reading

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