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From shamrocks to shenanigans – St. Patrick’s Day party tips

Paulette Tomaschko, event planner
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of everything Irish… from everyone wearing green and shamrocks to Irish beers and whiskeys. With more than 36 million Americans claiming Irish descent, St. Patrick’s Day could almost become a national holiday!

Of course the ultimate way to celebrate the day would be to visit the Emerald Isle itself but if that isn’t in the budget, don’t despair; there are plenty of ways to commemorate the day!

DIY Valentine’s Day dinner ideas

by Craig Thomas, catering specialist
Friday, January 31, 2014

It’s that time of year again when love is in the air ... Valentine’s Day!

If you’re looking to celebrate in style without breaking your budget, or simply prefer a more low-key evening in the comfort of your own home, consider planning a stay-at-home event with that special person in your life.

Cheese and spinach stuffed mushrooms

Monday, December 30, 2013

Whether you’re hosting a party or headed to a friend’s house for dinner, simple appetizer recipes are always a good trick to have up your sleeve, especially when there’s little time to do the cooking.

This recipe is meant to make you look like a chef, without all the work that goes into it. What I really mean is this recipe is simple – you combine a few ingredients, stuff a few mushrooms and throw it in the oven. *Insert fun cooking catch phrase you’ve created now that you’re a chef.*

Bubbly Companions – sparkling wine

Friday, December 13, 2013

A bit of the bubbly is the hallmark of festive celebrations. But sparkling wine is good for more than a toast at the stroke of the New Year. It’s also great with a variety of delicious foods ranging from caviar to cookies.

Holiday Pantry Stocking

Monday, November 25, 2013

Does the idea of holiday entertaining fill you with anxiety? You’re certainly not alone, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

“Entertaining doesn’t have to be stressful,” says hostess extraordinaire Tracey Tonsberg, author of Princess in the Pantry: A guide to cooking, entertaining, and party planning. “Every time you host a party or a holiday it gets easier, but the only way to master it is to keep trying.”

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