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15 Awesome Spiked Recipes

1 Comment | Written on April 5, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

It’s the weekend!  Some you might be spiking your drinks this evening to celebrate, but why not spike your food too?

From appetizers through dessert, we have found some delicious and exciting way to get your drink on at mealtime.

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Confetti Pancakes

No Comments | Written on March 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Do you have a reason to celebrate this weekend?  Make “Confetti Pancakes!”

They are fun and colorful – they are a party at 10 am.  Plus, there’s no need for syrup, these sweet pancakes are topped with a dollop of yogurt and sliced strawberries.

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Bridal Shower Tea Sandwiches

No Comments | Written on February 21, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

To round out our week of bridal shower recipes, it is time to reveal 5 of my favorite tea sandwich recipes!  I love these tiny finger sandwiches because you can enjoy just one or two bites of each one.  It’s a flavor smorgasbord!

If you have been following along, earlier I posed decor and drink ideas as well as homemade scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd.   You might also want to check out this bridal shower wedding dress cupcake display and these adorable mini wedding cakes.

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Bridal Shower Scones, Devonshire Cream and Lemon Curd

1 Comment | Written on February 20, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

On Tuesday I shared with you the first post about the bridal shower we hosted for my sister this weekend.  Today, I wanted to share with you some of the biggest hits from the afternoon tea – homemade scones, Devonshire cream and lemon curd.

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Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea

3 Comments | Written on February 18, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

What a special weekend!  This Saturday I helped host a “Bridal Shower Afternoon Tea” to celebrate my sister’s upcoming wedding.   The event was held at my Grandma’s house in the beautiful rolling hills of Marin County, outside San Francisco.

There were scones, sandwiches and cakes galore.  Over the next few days I will share with you all the recipes from this elegant spread!

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Bridal Shower Cupcakes

2 Comments | Written on February 9, 2014 at 12:00 am , by

I have some exciting news to share… my sister is getting married!!

The big day is just two months away and, as maid of honor, I am in midst of planning showers and bachelorette parties to celebrate.  My sister has been known to have a bit of a sweet tooth and cupcakes are one of her favorite treats.  I figured these “Wedding Dress Cupcakes” would be right up her alley.

Keep reading to learn how to make this cupcake display!

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Super “Bread” Bowl Dips

1 Comment | Written on January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am , by

Getting ready for the Super Bowl this weekend?  It sure is hopping here in New York City!  The city is jam packed with visitors and it seems like everyone is throwing parties, even before the big game!  Even Times Square is shut down for a street party they are calling “Super Bowl Boulevard.

I wanted to get in the Super Bowl spirit with two different dip-in-a-bread-bowl recipes.  One to celebrate the Denver Broncos and one in honor of the Seattle Seahawks.

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Browned Butter Sage Crostini – Best Blogger Holiday Recipe Reader’s Choice Winner

1 Comment | Written on January 30, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

Now for the Reader’s Choice winner from our Best Blogger Holiday Recipe contest.  Congratulations to Leah Bergman from Freutcake for her Browned Butter Sage Crostini!

These elegant appetizers are impressive any time of year!

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5 Easy Holiday Hosting Tips!

1 Comment | Written on December 12, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

How is it that the “most wonderful time of the year” can also sometimes be the most stressful?  Hosting holiday gatherings can be a lot of work.  However, with a few tips and creative shortcuts, you can sit back, relax and be a guest at your own party!

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Best Appetizer Ever – Sweet and Spicy Appetizer Clusters

2 Comments | Written on October 3, 2013 at 5:00 am , by

Now that my big cross-country move is complete, we have some catching up to do!  I think it’s about time we announced the winner in our “Best Appetizer Recipe Ever” contest.  (Stay tuned, because tomorrow we will announce the “Best Crisp or Cobbler Ever” winner!)

Congratulations to “RoxieChan” for her Sweet and Spicy Seed and Nut Clusters!

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