Monthly Archives: September 2012

Have Some Musical Fun While Making Appetizers For Parties

Preparing for parties is a lot of work. You select your menu, shop, spend lots of time cooking appetizers for parties. But do you have any fun while doing it? There’s nothing like some fabulous new music to help you get into the mood. Getting ready Rushing around cleaning and preparing can cause some stress. What helps to relax you better than music? If you’ve worn yourself out getting ready, you can also energize yourself with some tunes. It’s the perfect party attitude adjustment. You probably have your iPod list ready to go. Sometimes, though, selecting some new songs could … Continue reading

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How a Casserole Recipe Makes People Smile

Aaaaah, comfort food. As mundane, basic, or un-gourmet it sounds, comfort food should be a staple in everyone’s dinner rotation. There’s no better comfort food than a good casserole recipe. It may take one back to their childhood days, when mom threw together a warm, gooey, tasty blend of foods you could easily spoon into your mouth. It truly tasted like home. So why shy away from making a casserole today? It’s not necessarily glamorous, but it certainly makes people smile. Besides, in most people’s busy lives, what’s better than putting together an all-in-one dish that can be baked ahead … Continue reading

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The Art of Easy Outdoor Dining and Easy Snack Recipes

I like entertaining that is simple, yet elegant in it’s own, unique way. One of my favorite ways to achieve this experience is with easy snack recipes in a lovely outdoor setting. Oh, I know, you’re picturing a picnic table with insects buzzing about while you eat off of paper plates. That’s not the outdoor dining I mean. I’m talking about a fresh, beautiful atmosphere filled with style, easy snacks and tasty food and wine. There really is an art to outdoor dining that makes guests want to spend all evening in the fresh air. The Inspiration I think back … Continue reading

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Breathing New Life Into a Traditional Gourmet Snack

We’ve all been there. The party with the requisite cheese platter. Typically, there is a basket or plate of bland crackers to go with the mundane blocks of cheese. While a cheese platter may seem cliché, it truly is a gourmet snack treat when done with some thought. It’s really quite a sensation when paired with the proper wine, and even fruit. Making Cheese But first, let’s start from the beginning. A little history lesson, if you will. Cheese has been around for a long time. Many believe it originated in the Middle East and was discovered quite by accident. … Continue reading

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