afternoon tea

a few months ago in late august, my friend threw a ladies afternoon tea party that was absolutely perfect.  good food, good friends, good conversation = a good time.  there’s something special about dressing up for “afternoon tea” and I think we should do it again, in fact more often if possible.  so, I put … More afternoon tea

meatless monday

meatless monday was founded in 2003, and has become a global movement and phenomenon.  now I personally do eat meat/chicken/poultry products regularly, but for the past decade I have chosen to eat one meatless meal everyday.  I just find it improves my digestion and I feel better overall.  and vegetarian foods are really good, trust me … More meatless monday

fall desserts

throw a fall dessert party one afternoon – just find another reason to celebrate the fall season. I have a few ideas below of what I would have on the menu if I were throwing this soiree.  tell me what you would bring! caramel apple dessert station (apples of course! this would be my feature dessert…and loads of … More fall desserts

movie night.

I love movies, and especially love going to movies with friends.  Sometimes, its more fun to bring the theater home and invite guests over to watch a movie together.  I found some great ideas to have a movie night!  Because Good Friends + Good Movie(s) + Good Food = A Good Time. (so, like how many times can … More movie night.

TGIF: pizza party

Who wants Pizza? Me! Me! homemade pizza dough (great dough makes a great pizza, said by someone great) pizza margarita  fig and goat cheese pizza with arugula whole wheat pesto pizza with fresh arugula and parmesan 4 cheese white pizza pepperoni and italian sausage pizza

summer backyard bbq

Outdoor Table Set (Love the red/white gingham color. Rustic Elegance) Perfect Summer Salad: Arugula, Blackberry, Avocado, and Pecorino  Barbecue Chicken Grilled Spicy Shrimp Grilled Corn with Herbed Goat Cheese (Grilling the corn in the husk just adds to the presentation. And who can deny goat cheese? Not me!) Classic Coleslaw DIY Sundae Set Up (Easy … More summer backyard bbq