Party Panache, Hocus Pocus Party Dip

    We had a super fun Saturday           A little batting practice as we entertained friends and watched football on the patio         It was chilly enough to light the fire around 4 pm         58 degrees was quite a difference than the 98 … Continue reading

Halloween, Wickedly Delightful Treats, Eats & Sweets

  I am feeling a little wicked today…   Wicked Witches Candlelight Supper     Tempting you with Halloween sweet treats for young and old!   Spooky Empanadas         Mini taco empanadas with dough cut with a ghost cookie cutter Frosted with cream cheese and black peppercorn eyes         … Continue reading

Party Panache, Yummy Mummy Asparagus & Bacon Braid

  With Halloween on the horizon, I had some fun with this Yummy Mummy Stuffed Braid         But keep in mind, this is not just for Halloween!         Dress it with greens to suit any occasion… add edible flowers for a spring party or shower, rosemary or holly sprigs … Continue reading

Party Panache, Easy Football Feast

  Saturday football is something we look forward to all year long Last Saturday we decided to see if we could beat the heat with a patio tent and fans         Even though the thermometer hit 96, the tent, an umbrella         Afternoon shade and fans kept us cool! … Continue reading

Party Panache, Maple Leaf Bundt Cake

  We are celebrating Autumn at my house with pumpkins and falling leaves         Even though the temps are still in the 90s, we are enjoying fall foods like this irresistible Maple Bundt Cake       The batter mixes up in just minutes         Into the oven for … Continue reading

Party Panache, Let’s Talk Football!

  Okay, so now that football season is officially underway, let’s talk about some ways to make the season memorable with unique party ideas and yummy noshes!       Make a flower arrangement in your team’s colors… I made this arrangement for the Alabama {red & white} vs Ole Miss {red & blue} game … Continue reading

Party Panache, Breezy Easy Party Recipes and Shortcuts!

  Many prayers for the Bahamas, Florida, and the whole East US coast as they deal with Hurricane Dorian…we were lucky this time and didn’t have anything but sunshine and fun on the Gulf Coast for Labor Day…   We had 20 at our house for dinner Friday and Saturday night,  I tried to make … Continue reading

Party Panache, Sweet & Savory Fig Canapes

      This is going to be my go to party bite this fall Wonderfully sweet fig jam paired with savory Manchego cheese All tucked in between 2 layers of flaky puff pastry         Not only do they taste divine The prep is simple You can have them in the oven … Continue reading

Party Panache, Tex-Mex Summer Spread

  With Labor Day a mere 2 weeks away, I want to share this idea of feeding your group in a fairly laborless way!           This a family friendly way to have dinner, Easy on the chef/hostess and fun for the diners/guests         Set out a Tex-Mex Summer … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Peach Quiche Lorraine

  I have fond memories of Quiche Lorraine, the first time I ever had it was at a sophisticated lunch with my father and one of his colleagues         When I was in college I had a summer job as an intern for his company in downtown Los Angeles.  One day he … Continue reading

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