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Winter Wine Pairings With Easy Appetizers and Meals

Comfort food cravings, rich and hearty meals, warm snack foods – eating in winter takes a turn from the lighter fare of summer. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy a nice glass of wine with easy appetizers and simple winter meals this season. Typically white wines evoke notions of light, crisp foods. Yes, they are best when served with certain dishes but there are winter recipes that will bring out the best in a Pinot Gris, a Chardonnay, or even the lighter reds. Pairing wines with winter food is fun. We considered some of our own favorites … Continue reading

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Easy Appetizers and Simply Elegant Settings Create No- Fuss Parties

How many times have you planned a party, pulled it together, and experienced it as nothing but a blur of cooking, plating, serving, and cleaning? Is that fun? While your guests may have enjoyed the event, they more likely would have appreciated your company even more. So why is it that we feel the compulsion to put on an affair that requires so much work? Why not serve easy appetizers in a simply elegant setting? OK, I know that may sound easier said than done, but you can achieve a wonderful party without driving yourself over the edge. Let’s break … Continue reading

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Easy Appetizer Recipes – Dips and Spreads With A Twist

They seem to be requisite party fare. Yes, dips and spreads are easy appetizer recipes, but they don’t have to be routine. Adding a twist, or making a healthy dip can create a simple, yet interesting “go-to” dish to add to the party table. The Ho-Hum We’ve all been to a gathering where the bag of tortilla chips and jar of salsa (and maybe even some guacamole) are the centerpiece of the grazing table. How many times have you seen onion dip and potato chips? Perhaps some hosts even venture to lay out some hummus and pita chips for guests. … Continue reading

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Create the Perfect Display For Your Easy Appetizers and Drinks

Entertaining during the busy holiday season should be easy.  Over-planning can not only stress you out, but it can also create an over-done party. Select and prepare easy appetizers and create a welcoming and functional display for them. Most guests will appreciate the simple, yet elegant approach. The setting Yes, there is definitely planning that needs to be done when you’re hosting a holiday party. Once you’ve determined the guest list, it’s time to select the overall image, or feel of the gathering. Consider your space. Will the room be full? Do you want a small gathering to feel intimate, … Continue reading

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