Tag "Entertaining"

The Holidays

10 Easy & Elegant Holiday Brunch Recipes

Having family or friends over for brunch over the holidays? Aren’t you smart! We love the laid back easiness of daytime entertaining. Plus, brunch food is the best food in

Grains & Rice

8 Easy Party Snacks

In the spirit of stress-free entertaining, we’ve put together of roundup of easy-to-prepare party snacks. We’ve been known to put the kids to work making more than a couple of

Fruits

Grape and Parmesan Flatbread

To keep my stress levels at a low simmer, I need to make entertaining easy. Because, if I were to execute the Christmas season of my dreams (and vague probably

Legumes

9 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides

We know you’ve got a plan for the main event on Thanksgiving. It’s probably the thing you make every year and maybe it’s the same thing your Mom always made.

Vegetables

Thanksgiving Sides

I’m giddy just writing this post. I love Thanksgiving. And not just because I’m an American living in Canada so I get TWO of them out of the deal but

Summer

Panzanella

Here’s a classic post with a fabulous summer recipe. If you’ve got some picnics or barbecues coming up, you’ll want this in your back pocket. Not actually in your back

By Ingredient

Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

I never touched a Brussels sprout until I was in my 30s so it always amazes me that Scarlett has loved the little cabbage since she was a wee 5

By Occasion

Watermelon Cupcakes

My friend Dorna goes all out for birthdays. Her daughter Violet and Esme have been best friends since before they were three. I’m always teasing her about how crafty she

Snacks & Desserts

Lisa’s Letters Home: Chocolate Pots with a Side of Siena

It’s always a bit tricky when we have people over for supper. We don’t want to inflict our dietary choices on unsuspecting friends (“Here, I made you a crustless cheesecake

Articles

Chef Amanda On How to Throw a Dinner Party

Throwing a real grown up dinner party is overwhelming for the accomplished host/hostess.  To those with little experience it can be terrifying.  We recently hosted Al’s family’s Thanksgiving Dinner and have

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