Category: Entertaining

The Best Contagion: Laughter

The Best Contagion: Laughter

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.

Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup

Glover Gardens Christmas 2018 Roundup

One big post is a roundup of the Christmas 2018 festivities at Glover Gardens.

Party Recipe: Golden Onion Dip

Party Recipe: Golden Onion Dip

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.

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

Glover Gardens Holiday Menu Classics

A Glover Gardens holiday recipe compendium, starting with breakfast and continuing through dessert, with stops at appetizers and savory sides along the way.

In the Christmas Mood! Holiday Tips from Colleagues include a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Board Game and Christmas Jazz

In the Christmas Mood! Holiday Tips from Colleagues include a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Board Game and Christmas Jazz

Tips from colleagues make Christmas more merry.

Antipasto Advice from Mom and Great Tastes from the Texas Coast

Antipasto Advice from Mom and Great Tastes from the Texas Coast

A well-worn family cookbook, Great Tastes from the Texas Coast, provides my late Mom’s guidance for antipasto success.

Get Your Game Day Menu On!

Get Your Game Day Menu On!

From the archives of the Glover Gardens Cookbook, a few great versions of obvious football party food choices, plus a couple you might not have contemplated.

Decadent Chocolate Orange Pots

Decadent Chocolate Orange Pots

Chocolate Orange Pots are an impressive, decadent, and yet relatively easy dessert for a dinner party.

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Tiny Dinner Party with International Guests

Steak is on the menu at a tiny dinner party at Glover Gardens with international guests.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

A Glover Gardens new year’s brunch menu and my best wishes for a happy 2017.

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

Rosemary Wreath Appetizer Platter

A rosemary wreath dresses up the standby party platter of cheese, salami and olives.

Rosemary Wreath

Rosemary Wreath

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 […]

Creamy Jalapeño Dip, AKA Stephanie’s Green Dip – Great for Game Day

Creamy Jalapeño Dip, AKA Stephanie’s Green Dip – Great for Game Day

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). […]

How to Throw a Dinner Party Like a Parisian

    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.

Set the Stage with a Beautiful Table

Set the Stage with a Beautiful Table

A beautiful table signals to guests that they are special, and the event is significant.

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

A Weeknight Dinner Party Lifts My Spirits

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.


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