PARTY FOOD

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Hosting dinner parties can always be stressful. It was great to have a conversation with Chef Sam Talbot about how to remain calm and get the food ready for guests at the Valspar Reserve launch…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…

Global Kitchen: Easy Bruschetta Recipe from Italy

I dedicated an entire post to little ways to enjoy food more, like the Europeans do and mentioned several examples how Italians enjoy food. I also wanted to share an easy recipe inspired by our…

12 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

12 Ideas for Cinco de Mayo Party Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture on May 5th? If you are planning a Mexican soiree or a fun Cinco de Mayo party…

Mango Salsa Recipe {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

Mango Salsa for Cinco de Mayo I’ve been making different kind of salsas for a while to test different flavor mixes and to give the same old salsa a new spin. I like this mango…

Lime Sangria and Sauza-Rita Cocktails {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

2 Easy Party Drinks It’s perfect time to start thinking of spring and summer parties, and for example hosting a party on Cinco de Mayo. I’m featuring several easy party recipes and ideas to make…

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Fried Cucumbers with Poppy seed, grapefruit, and Tabasco Caviar

Hosting dinner parties can always be stressful. It was great to have a conversation with Chef Sam Talbot about how to remain calm and get the food ready for guests at the Valspar Reserve launch…

Dream Party Menu: Black Bottle Bubbly with Seafood Delights

black-bottle-bubbly-party-menu

Retro Party menu with bubbly (retro = from my college years) I honestly have to tell you: I have THE BEST “Friday lunch/early dinner”-menu here. It is light, served with bubbly sparkling wine, absolutely delicious,…

Global Kitchen: Easy Bruschetta Recipe from Italy

Bruschetta recipe as seen on Skimbaco Lifestyle

I dedicated an entire post to little ways to enjoy food more, like the Europeans do and mentioned several examples how Italians enjoy food. I also wanted to share an easy recipe inspired by our…

12 Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

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12 Ideas for Cinco de Mayo Party Are you ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and Mexican culture on May 5th? If you are planning a Mexican soiree or a fun Cinco de Mayo party…

Mango Salsa Recipe {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

Mango salsa for Cinco de Mayo parties

Mango Salsa for Cinco de Mayo I’ve been making different kind of salsas for a while to test different flavor mixes and to give the same old salsa a new spin. I like this mango…

Lime Sangria and Sauza-Rita Cocktails {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

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2 Easy Party Drinks It’s perfect time to start thinking of spring and summer parties, and for example hosting a party on Cinco de Mayo. I’m featuring several easy party recipes and ideas to make…

Travel Insight: Reconnect over Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea in Durham, NC

Spring makes me think of beautiful china, cucumber sandwiches, petit fours, and blueberry scones with Devonshire cream. You know I love high tea yearround, but there is just something about the springtime that makes me…

Margarita Lime No-Bake Cheese Cake Recipe {perfect for Cinco de Mayo}

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Margarita Lime Cheese Cake This easy to make lime cheese cake is one of my favorite spring and summertime desserts. This time I added a little tequila to the cake to make it a perfect…

Drink: 5 Valentine’s Day Cocktails

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Valentine’s Day Cocktail Recipes We asked a few of our friends what kind of cocktails are hot this Valentine’s Day and got tips from Hollywood and Las Vegas hotspots, and even from our friends at…

Home: 5 Secrets of Hosting Easy Holiday Parties

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This post is brought to you by Breville. Secrets to super easy Holiday Entertaining I like big parties and I can not lie: sometimes I tend to overdo it, and when I do, I am…