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Top 5 Must Haves for Small Space Entertaining, January 6, 2011

Budget and space friendly items everyone should have.

Snowed In!,  January 12, 2011

Guide to heart and soul warming entertaining when you are stuck inside.

How Much Food Do you Need for a Dinner Party?, February 3, 2011

Easy to use guide breaks down estimating food quantities for parties and events.  No matter how big or small!

The Art & Science Behind Stocking Your Bar, February 4, 2011

Buying liquor and wine for a party can be tricky.  This easy to use chart helps to break down the necessities so you don’t find yourself over or under buying.

10 Tips for Stress Free Entertaining, February 6, 2011

The do’s and don’ts to make sure you enjoy your party as much as your guests do.

Food 911: Brining Food Back from the Brink of Disaster, February 6, 2011

Over cook your cake?  Add too much salt to your pasta?  Read this to learn all the tricks of the trade for turning “lemons in to lemonade”.

Ultimate No-Cook Cocktail Party, February 25, 2011

Want to have friends or family over but don’t want the hassle of cooking? This is a must read.  12 no cook hors d’oeuvres you have to learn.

Must Have Pantry Items for Impromptu Entertaining, March 7, 2011

Unexpected guests coming over for dinner or drinks? Keep these pantry items on hand you can whip up elegant hors d’oeuvres in a flash.

Wine and Food Pairing Cheat Sheet, March 7, 2011

This easy guide takes the mystery out of pairing wine with food.

Kitchen Therapy: Spring Cleaning, March 11, 2011

Spring is right around the corner, it’s time to clean and purge.  Don’t neglect your kitchen and pantry.  Get rid of the old and check out this guide to must have dinnerware for everyday and special occasion.

Flower Arranging 101: Get the Low Down on Decorating with Blooms, March 15, 2011

Everything you need to know about decorating your small space with big flowers.

5 Cocktails You Need to Know How to Make, March 18, 2011

These classics might be old but they are still in style.  Every good host should master these 5 cocktails!

How to Compose the Perfect Cheese Board, March 24, 2011

Cheese can be eaten as any course within a meal.  This simple guide gives great tips on how to make your cheese displays beautiful!

Tricks of the Trade: The Art of Recycling Everyday Items, March 27, 2011

Setting a beautiful and interesting table can be as easy as looking in your cupboard.  Check out great tips on how to turn everyday items into wonderful table decorations.

And That’s Why you Have a Plan B, March 30, 2011

Every good host has a set of contingency plans in their back pocket in case the evening takes a wrong turn.  This is a guide to common party hosting issues and how to gracefully correct them.

Entertaining Etiquette: How to be a Larger than Life Host in a Smaller than Most Space, April 9, 2011

Having a party is fun but there is also an art to being a good host.  Great tips to help you be the best host in town!

10 Questions NOT to Ask at a Dinner Party, April 11, 2011

Avoid the awkward moment and avoid these questions at all costs.

Shop Smarter: How to Navigate the Meat Counter Like a Pro, May 12, 2011
Take the mystery out of purchasing meat from your local butcher.  You really do “get what you pay for ” when it comes to meat.  Always opt for local, organic, or free-range.  It’s not only better for the planet but your health as well. 
Dining Alfresco: Summertime Picnic Guide, May 18, 2011

Everything you need to know about picnicking! 

Vodka Infusion, May 19, 2011

Spice up your next cocktail party by serving your own infused vodka! Recipes for any occasion plus the infusion method so you can create your own combinations. 

10 Things You Never Knew You Could Grill, May 21, 2011

Avocado, lettuce, cheese, who knew there were so many unexpected things you could toss on the grill? Read this, you’ll never look at the grill the same way again!

A Fresh Start: Give New Life to Old Pantry Items, September 12, 2011

Don’t throw away when you can repurpose.  Great money and time saving tips to make the most of old food in your kitchen. 

Adventurous Entertaining: 10 Unique Foods to Try at Your Next Dinner Party, September 26, 2011

Add a little flare to the same old dinner party menu.  Give one of these ten global ingredients a try and leave your guests reeling with excitement. 

The 15 Minutes Blitz: Turn Your Home from Disaster Zone to Party Ready, October 9, 2011

Last minute guests coming to cocktails? Here is your no-fail 15 minute plan for turning your home from messy to meticulous in six easy steps. 






  1. What a great source with ideas and receipts snd where to shop. It is great

  2. love this new blog

  3. Fabulous website! Clever, clean, witty and full of easy-to-read good stuff everyone wants to know!! I think you’ve hit it!

    Penny Lyons

  4. Hooorray for Ashley. Good one, and the future is like HuffPost being sold to aol !!
    Best of luck
    Peter

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