Party Panache, It’s a Wrap!

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For Super Bowl Sunday I wanted to do a lettuce wrap bar     I could picture everything clearly in my mind… Indulgent yet healthy, with 3-4 kinds of fillings, and several kinds of large lettuce leaves, Even grilled romaine     Of course you can provide tortillas too     You can offer hot … Continue reading

Party Panache, Birthday Weekend with Spooky Snack Buffet & Skellie Bone Bites

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We combined birthday celebrating with a little spooky Halloween fun last weekend     The Hospitality Buffet we used for guests earlier this fall was such a hit, I decided to use it for a family birthday weekend     A  chalk board birthday sign was front and center     Along with some party … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fall Hospitality Buffet

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Prayers today on this very solemn anniversary of 9/11  🙏     HH retired recently and we are spending most of our time on the coast   I thought it would be hard to enjoy fall decorating in a beach atmosphere, but I have been having a lot of fun with the challenge, creating Signs … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Green Goddess Salad Bar with Wacky Weeds

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We were having Chef’s salad for dinner and I am pretty sure some clever chef somewhere, long ago, came up with this title because it sounds a lot better then “Clean Out the Refrigerator Salad,”  which is what it basically is! To jazz things up a bit, I decided to set it up salad bar … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Halloween Beer Cheese Soup Buffet

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It’s so easy to overlook the potential of something that has been hanging around your house for years, and sometimes you just have to stop and think, “how could I do something different with this?”  The other day I spied this ceramic pumpkin on a shelf in my garage.  I had totally forgotten about it, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer’s End

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Welcome to the beach! As Labor Day has come and gone, the end of summer is official and my heart gets a little heavier.  We actually have about 8 months of nice weather in the South and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, it is time … Continue reading

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