Continental Easter Breakfast

Will you be hosting guests from out of town this Easter? Try setting up a fabulous continental breakfast with pastries, smoothies and bright flowers to get everyone in the mood for Spring. The inspiration for this post came from a recent trip …

Black and White Easter

Though the Easter holiday often brings to mind an array of soft pastels and dyed eggs and cute little bunnies in a rainbow of soft colors, this year I decided to create a more modern, sophisticated backdrop for this year's holiday celebration …
peonies in a mint julep cup

10 easy DIY Floral Centerpieces

You've painstakingly planned the perfect dinner party. The menu has been carefully selected, the wine properly paired, and you've chosen a color scheme. The only thing left to do is to decide on what beautiful floral centerpiece to use to pull it …

10 Favorite Pedestal Stands

It really doesn't make sense to spend lots of time in the kitchen baking fabulous eye-catching, mouth-watering desserts, such as a triple chocolate layer cake, just to serve it to your guests on an ordinary plate.

Downton Abbey Point to Point

Every year residents of Wilmington, Delaware gather on the first Sunday of May to celebrate the first race of the Season of Steeplechase, Winterthur Point to Point.

Patron Ice Cream Sundae

We have all been there; entertaining a group of eight of your closest friends, perhaps a wine group or neighbors who you are just dying to impress with your culinary and entertaining skills. Then disaster strikes. Your show-stopper dessert doesn’t turn out …

Foolproof Christmas Cookies

I'm sure many of you have experienced this scenario. It's the night before your annual work party or neighborhood cookie exchange, and you're in the kitchen, sweating profusely, cursing your procrastinating ways and desperately using every short cut to get your cookies …

Jewel Toned New Years Eve

New Year's Eve conjures up images of sparkle and glitz, making it the perfect night to bring out the decorating bling and incorporate a palette of metallic colors, such as gold and silver. The shine and glitter of the metallic colors …
Heart Shaped Tiramisu 3

5 Easy Valentine Desserts

Instead of stressing about getting a table at an overcrowded restaurant this year for Valentine's Day, why not celebrate with your sweetie in the warm comfort of your own home?

Mardi Gras Brunch

Every year my great friend hosts the "party of the year" in the neighborhood celebrating her favorite holiday, Mardi Gras. She decks our her home in purple, green and gold fanning beads of all shapes and sizes over chairs, cabinets, lamps and …

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