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3 Tips To Kickoff Your Summer Entertaining Season

Memorial Weekend! The official unofficial start to the summer. The beginning of the Summer Entertaining season! Recipes inspired by the garden and farmers market finds, neighborhood block parties and sunset garden gatherings. In the media Summer is touted as the season of slowing down, sipping lemonade on the porch and reading at the beach. However to me it seems like a whirlwind of activity – every weekend […]

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Strawberry Shortcake with red flags fresh whipped cream red strawberries is the perfect dessert for a summer BBQ Memorial day, Fourth of July, Labor Day @KraylFunch AnAppealingPlan.com 29

Easy Strawberry Shortcake + Homemade Whipped Cream

The saying goes “nothing is more American than Apple Pie” – I beg to differ! To me fresh strawberries and whipped cream sitting on top of shortcake screams Americana and summer more than the pie in question. This easy strawberry shortcake with homemade whipped cream will have you whistling God Bless America {or perhaps..Summertime by […]

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Books On My Bedside Table

    This month the books on my bedside table are a motley group for sure. A fresh-faced lifestyle icon, an american culinary journey, a creative journey and solutions from a creative badass. An unusual mix yes, but all with a message all their own – which one will you pick up first? Martha Stewart’s […]

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Homemade Coconut Cake from scratch with frosting and coconut flakes. Yellow tullips for a spring tablescape - easter, mothers day, christaning #AnAppealingPlan.com DSC_6899r

Homemade Coconut Cake From Scratch – Even the Frosting

Let’s be real, is there anything prettier than a homemade coconut cake from scratch set out for a Spring gathering? Those pure white coconut flakes on the frosting remind of a newly born little bunny tail or a spring lamb in the field – fluffy white and pure. To complement the freshness, bring nature to […]

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The Pretty Peacock Cocktail via AnAppealingPlan.com by Krayl Funch A perfect cocktail for spring and summer gatherings featuring Pavan and edible flowers. 52

The Prettiest Spring Cocktail :: The Pretty Peacock

Spring flowers are not just to be kept in the garden – bring them to the table by adding them to your favorite Spring cocktail recipes. This Pretty Peacock cocktail gets it’s name from the Pavan Liqueur as well as the additional bright colors of edible flowers floating on top. The lovely combination of flavors […]

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Bourbon Bacon Deviled Egg Recipe from AnAppealingPlan.com via @KraylFunch (16) revised

Bourbon Bacon Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs recipes have traditionally varied greatly by ingredient mainly regionally, however in the last few years they have become more and more adventurous all across the nation with the addition of new flavor profiles. These Bourbon Bacon Deviled Eggs keep the filling clean with just a few ingredients to let the Bourbon Bacon flavor […]

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Taste Of South Tampa Ticket Giveaway

To win 2 tickets to the 10th Annual Taste of South Tampa 2015 event hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce on April 12th follow these 3 easy steps! 1- follow me on Instagram :: http://www.instagram.com/KraylFunch 2- tag YOUR favorite picture of Tampa using #STCOCtaste + #AnAppealingPlan {picture must appear in your feed for […]

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White Linen with Pussywillow and Green ribbon on white plate -  Napkins Nature Inspired Napkin Rings for a spring gathering - easter, mothers day AnAppealingPlan

Nature Inspired Napkin Rings For A Spring Table

Use clippings and found ribbon to easily bring a bit of the garden to your Spring table by creating nature inspired napkin rings. I love setting a pretty table and it doesn’t get any better than spring entertaining when it comes to incorporating nature into your tablescape + centerpieces. The world outside is bursting with […]

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Spring Bulb Centerpiece In Gold Urn via @AnAppealingPlan by @KraylFunch (18 revised thumb)

Spring Bulb Centerpiece

Forcing Spring bulbs to create a centerpiece brings the cheeriness of the outdoors inside, but requires you to plan weeks ahead to properly prepare the bulbs. This quick short cut creates the same look in a fraction of the time. Add this Spring bulb centerpiece to your Easter, Mothers Day or other Spring gathering tablscape and […]

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