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Food & Wine Conference Orlando July 2013

New Food & Wine Conference in Orlando. To Educate, Inspire, Connect Industry Professionals TV Chef and Cookbook Author Sara Moulton Headlines          Full Menu of “Foodie” Talent Scheduled to Speak Technology has changed the wine-and-dine game dramatically. The smart food industry professional of the digital age must be social-media savvy to tap into the now limitless […]

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Grilled Rosemary Chicken Recipe

  Summertime is grilling time and chicken is a staple in most homes that own a grill. Try this citrus and rosemary variation this weekend to shake things up a bit. I think you will find it juicy and delicious! Rosemary Grilled Chicken INGREDIENTS 2 3–4-pound chickens, each cut into 4 pieces, 3/4 cup olive […]

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Recipes + Tips for a Fresh Summer Berry Cocktail Bar

The summer entertaining season is upon us and just as if mother nature could read our minds, so is the juicy summer berry season. How did she know? What a fantastic combination! And what better place to combine this match made in heaven than on the cocktail bar. Prepare to greet your warm weather revelers! […]

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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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Champagne Selecting Tips

As far as I am concerned Champagne is the perfect beverage almost any day of the week and the perfect gift any time of the year – but how do you select the perfect bottle from the rows in your local wine shop? Although  I believe in the trial method below are a few champagne […]

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Vanilla Lemonade Sipper Recipe

  VANILLA LEMONADE SIPPER 1 part Mandarin Vodka 2 parts Vanilla Simple Syrup {see previous post for recipe} 3 parts Italian Sparkling Lemonade Ice to chill Lemon Zest for garnish Tall Glass Mix Simple Syrup, Vodka and Ice in shaker. Shake to chill. Pour into tall glass and top with Sparkling Lemonade. Top with Lemon Zest. […]

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Raspberry Rosemary Summer Sipper

A big part of entertaining is being the best host you can be so, I always like to offer my guests a beverage to sip on during an event. So here is the Suggested Sip of the Week recipe, with alcohol and non-alcoholic versions. RASPBERRY ROSEMARY SUMMER SIPPER Previous Recipes include: Basil Grapefruit Sipper, Thyme […]

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Tangerine Thyme Cocktail Recipe

If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again. At least that was the theme for this Spring Herb inspired cocktail. Luckily we were heading to a friends’ home for the Cinco/Derby weekend and I would have a few people to play with me. Taste testing versions #1 & #2 till we agreed […]

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