All that’s missing is the food and the folks.
Oh how therapeutic laughter is! Can’t you feel it just looking at them? This is one of the favorite pictures I’ve ever snapped. I have no idea if it’s “any good” by photography standards, but it makes me happy every time I look at it.
The flavor is reminiscent of the onion dip in the plastic container served alongside potato chips at backyard barbecues, but it also has a jazzy, sophisticated taste and mouth-feel from the fresh yellow onions simmered to golden perfection and a dash of vermouth.
A Glover Gardens holiday recipe compendium, starting with breakfast and continuing through dessert, with stops at appetizers and savory sides along the way.
A well-worn family cookbook, Great Tastes from the Texas Coast, provides my late Mom’s guidance for antipasto success.
Chocolate Orange Pots are an impressive, decadent, and yet relatively easy dessert for a dinner party.
Steak is on the menu at a tiny dinner party at Glover Gardens with international guests.
A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.
This blogging thing is fun, especially the connections with other bloggers and the ideas they share and inspire. One of the blogs I subscribe to is Last Night’s Feast, where blogger Sara occasionally makes a post called Pretty Things, a collection of unrelated links and […]
My colleague and friend Stephanie makes the most marvelous dip, and we pester her to bring a batch to us at least monthly. It’s ‘formal’ name is Creamy Jalapeño Dip, but we mostly refer to it as Green Dip. And sometimes, Crack Dip (because it’s addictive). […]
Keep the activities to a minimum, and the wine and stories coming. Conde Nast Traveler published an article that perfectly captures my philosophy about entertaining: How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Parisian . I think I must be part Parisian.
As I visit my Dad in the hospital each day, I realize how much I take the simple things in life for granted. Like this weeknight dinner party.
The Bosnian national dish, cevap, reimagined with ground turkey and Southwest spices.
European colleagues of mine took potluck to a new level when they invaded my kitchen and created a marvelous vegan lentil soup.
I’ve always felt that the way I spend New Year’s (Eve and Day) foreshadows my experiences for the rest of the year. And it usually does: we’re either traveling with family, having a special outing with family, or spending time at home with family, celebrating […]