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This category offers tips, inspiration and solutions for Summer Gatherings.

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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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 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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Stuffed Peppadew Peppers {#SundaySupper}

Recently I was introduced to Eating Rules and specifically to the #OctoberUnprocessed. {follow along with me on Twitter or instagram }First launched in 2009, the challenge encourages you to eat foods that pass the “kitchen test” and fall in the category of being unprocessed. Founder Andrew Wilder admits the definition of unprocessed varies person to […]

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How To Make Your Own Nautical Centerpiece.

Did you know that the glass floats we love to use in our summer decor were originally used in the 1930’s by fishermen in many parts of the world to keep their fishing nets, as well as longlines or droplines afloat.  In fact they were so abundant you can still find them floating in the seas today. […]

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Entertaining Summer Style: Finds For Your Table

Memorial Day. Fourth of July. Labor Day. Three holiday weekends that are classic summer entertaining opportunities. You can almost feel the excitement building in the air as the dates approach. Our Nations colors become part of our home and tablescape design. Fly your flag high and break out the Red, White & Blue with these […]

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#AnAppealingPlan Mint Julep Recipe fro Kentucky Derby Parties

Cinco vs Derby. Lime vs Mint. The battle continues.

Kentucky Derby or Cinco de Mayo? Mint Julep or Margarita? It is an age-old question leading up to the first weekend in May. Well OK, maybe not age-old but still, a question that I  have asked every year in May during my adult entertaining years. Living in the North East most of my life Cinco […]

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