Tag Archives: Entertaining

Buffalo Wings

I really truly love buffalo wings.  They are hot, crispy, and when done right, tender.  And the pairing with blue cheese dip and celery sticks is wonderful.  I LOVE celery sticks and often eat them with my sandwiches.  Pairing with hot spicy wings and cool blue cheese is perfection indeed. There are buffalo wing purists […]

Mexican Night

Mexican night was a huge success. I decorated the table very simply, with a colorful striped tablecloth, pinata (unfilled), a matador cape (repurposed cloth napkin), and a vase filled with Mexican candy.  For fresh flowers, I used sunflowers and red gerbera daisies. On the menu were carnitas, Milk’s famous turkey tacos, rice and beans, guacamole, […]

Ziploc Omelets

Use this recipe to make individual omelets on those mornings when you have a full house.  A great idea for sleepovers and family reunions.  Directions Crack two eggs into a quart sized Ziploc bag.  Shake to scramble them. Add seasonings and desired omelet additions such as mushrooms, onions, cheese, tomatoes, sausage, etc.  Shake to mix […]

Indian (or Meditterranean) Night

Friday was the start of my 3-day weekend and the perfect occasion for a casual dinner party.  Since coming across the Mango Rice Pudding Parfait recipe, I’ve been waiting for the perfect occasion to serve it.  I’m also ALWAYS looking for excuses to use cardamon.   I knew I’d have my fill of beef and chicken at […]

Salmon Tea Sandwiches

The saltiness of these sandwiches was a great compliment to my crunchy and slightly sweet chicken salad sandwiches.  I made these the morning of the Mother’s Day Tea.  I started with pumpernickel slices because I love it so much.  I swirled cream cheese with minced fresh dill and spread the mixture both sides of the […]

Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches

My chicken salad is very simple.  I just use seasoned roasted chicken, celery, and a little mayo.  I also like to season the chicken salad with fresh dill but I omitted it this time as one of my tea party guests doesn’t like dill. I made the chicken salad in advance and assembled the sandwiches […]

Memorial Day Weekend

I’ll be spending this Memorial Day weekend at weddings.  Some may call it wedding hell.  There’s a wedding today (Friday), one Saturday, and two on Sunday.  The Sunday weddings require a flight and a 2 hour drive from the airport – each way.  I complain but I’m happy to do it b/c I want to […]

Mother’s Day Tea

It was such a nice affair. The quote of the day came compliments of my mother: “Tea? I was expecting fried meat and some rice. Hmph.” Yes, my Mama can be quite the trip. The guest list included my mother, godmother, grandmother, and sister. I decorated the table with a pink and purple bouquet and […]

Mother’s Day Tea

I’m hosting a Mother’s Day Tea this weekend.  I can’t wait to pull out my beloved Japanese tea set and make a few nibbles for everyone to enjoy while socializing.  I’m still finalizing the menu but here’s what I’m thinking so far. Menu Chicken salad sandwiches Smoked salmon sandwiches Shrimp skewers Asparagus spears Lemon bars Sunken […]