Party Panache, Summer Ladies Luncheon

Summer has arrived with a bang in the South, it is hot hot hot! Let’s keep cool today and have a fancy lunch inside I have been enjoying the flower filled Painted Birdhouse as a Summer centerpiece in the foyer It is the perfect spot to enjoy a cool Summer luncheon… Here is the menu … Continue reading

Party Panache, Ice Cream Birthday Party

CC told her mom she wanted to have her birthday party at home this year CC, DD and I had such fun planning it! {pretend the 9 is turned around} The theme of the party was Ice Cream and it was all very girly girl The decorations were ice cream cones, balloons and lots of … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bleu Cheese & Bacon Dip

Super Bowl is only 1 week away! Will you be watching and noshing? We love to gather with friends and family to watch football with an appetizer buffet of tasty bites, and a yummy dip is always included This easy dip takes only minutes to prep and can be made ahead and baked right before … Continue reading

Party Panache, Peppermint Bark Cheesecake Bites

Peppermint Bark is one of my favorite holiday treats and HHjr loves cheesecake… When I saw a recipe for Candy Cane Chocolate Cheesecake Bars made with white chocolate peppermint candy bars I knew it was going on our Christmas menu! I had a stash of a variety of peppermint chocolates, the Lindt Lindor White Chocolate … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cranberry Swiss Almond Holiday Spread

This spread is perfect for the upcoming holidays, a yummy pre-Thanksgiving nibble or a colorful red and green Christmas party dip Saturday we had our first fire of the season and watched football on the patio with friends and family HHjr had a pork shoulder on the grill and we noshed on this dip as … Continue reading

Party Panache, Food Bar Ideas

We love an excuse for a party or get together and love to entertain Over Labor Day we enjoyed a Hot Dog Bar It was so much fun! I started thinking about other Food Bars we’ve done and rounded them up to share with you~ inspirations for upcoming fall and holiday gatherings! Just click on … Continue reading

Party Panache, Feed a Crowd with a Hot Dog Bar

For the past four years we’ve spent Labor Day gathered with extended family on the coast They rent a condo nearby and at night we gather our house for dinner A Shrimp Boil is a great way to serve a crowd, Shrimp, corn on the cob, new potatoes and sausage, boiled in a huge pot … Continue reading

Party Panache, the WOW factor!

The other night HHjr made a pasta dish for dinner It was a simple combination of penne pasta topped with chopped garden tomatoes, corn, basil and sausage He toasted large hamburger buns, cut them in 1/4ths and placed them in the pasta bowl in a star pattern Quite the Wow factor, elevating a simple pasta … Continue reading

Party Panache, Caramelized Onion Dip with Maple Bacon

Have you ever had an onion dip made with real caramelized onions? Let me tell you, it’s a game changer! And, more good news, this dip is made with simple ingredients that you probably have on hand~ I always have sweet onions, bacon, mayonnaise and sour cream in my fridge, and often celery, cucumber and … Continue reading

Party Panache, Ham and Double Cheese Spirals

We had a fun Father’s Day dinner honoring my son and my son-in-law last weekend We wanted to make it extra easy on the guys who usually do the cooking HHjr did make an incredible guacamole from a giant avocado CCOG brought us DD brought pizzas and cheesecake and I made Cucumber Blueberry Crunch Salad … Continue reading