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Irish Cheddar-Whiskey Fondue. @girlichef #AnAppealingPlan

Easy Entertaining. Cheese Fondue for Two or Ten.

Entertaining. One simple word can create anxiety in some and joy in others. If you are in the first group, easy to follow recipes and simple tablescapes are your BFF. The below Recipe Teaser for Cheese Fondue falls in both categories; tastes great and will impress all your guests. {even if it is just your […]

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An Appealing Plan Holiday Tablescape

A Reflective Holiday Table

Looking to create a tablescape for a special gathering and not sure where to start? Begin with one item to create your  INSPIRATION. It can be a color, a texture, a word, your favorite vase, the holiday itself, anything will work.  For this tablescape it was the mirror top of the Antique French dinning table […]

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An Appealing Plan Pinecone Placecard Holders pair blank

Holiday Pinecone Placecard Holders

Placecards, a tradition that some consider to be too formal or fussy is making its way back to the table this holiday season. If you are setting the table this holiday season these Glitter Pinecone Placecard Holders are an easy craft for after school with the kids or a fun Girls Night activity.   GLITTER […]

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Mushroom Quiche Recipe

Quiche aux Champignons {Mushroom Quiche}

 Oh Julia! {note – this post has been recently “republished” under Julia’s Mushroom Quiche – read it here. Enjoy them both!} Two weeks ago my copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Ms Julia Child arrived at my door. I finally had the opportunity to crack it open. This being my first official attempt […]

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An Appealing Plan Tablescape

Fall Entertaining and Tablescape Ideas

Entertaining over the next few weeks? Or looking to getting a jump on your Thanksgiving table? Here are a few tips to get you started. A FALL HARVEST DINNER: TABLESCAPE & ENTERTAINING TIPS  * Start At the Beginning* {image by HGTV} Set the tone of your gathering as your guests step onto your front porch […]

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Festive Tailgating: Tips & Recipes

FESTIVE WEEKEND TAILGATING    It is Football time again and although I have to admit, I don’t track the rankings until literally days before the actual Super Bowl, I do LOVE this time of year for the mere fact that there are so many opportunities to do what I love: Entertain. Getting together with neighbors and […]

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Scallops An Appealing PLan

Bay Scallops Gratin #SundaySupper

Bay Scallops Gratin Ingredients 6 tablespoons LAND O LAKES®. Olive Oil & Sea Salt butter, at room temperature 6 large garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 medium shallots, minced 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto di Parma, minced 4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 […]

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Succulent Blue An Appealing Plan

Succulent Blue

Nature is the perfect inspiration when decorating inside, outside and all occasions. Take the blue of this Succulent on my patio, just imagine your kitchen walls or back-splash tile in this color. Or a dinner party tablescape design based on the shape and mood it inspires. Mixing inside and outside textures and colors makes for a truly interesting and […]

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An Appealing Plan Place Setting with chopsticks

Entertaining: Lets Agree to Disagree.

I follow Bon Appetit on twitter for daily postings and tips. I pick up the magazine when in my local grocery store. I visit their website frequently. Sometimes I have even cook the suggested recipes. Big Fan right. Then yesterday they post an article, 6 Rules for Setting Your Valentine’s Day Table, listing “rules” for setting your table […]

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