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Easter at Casa Rice

When it comes to Easter, Peter Cottontail ain’t got nothin’ on this bunny…

The Weather Channel~ Garden Party Inspiration

Planning a garden party is difficult, even for experts. For amateur party planners, it’s that much harder. If you’re planning an outdoor fete of your own, we’ve rounded up some of the best inspiration looks to get you started. Take baby showers. They present a unique challenge: should the design be cutesy or elegant? Valerie […]

Santa Barbara Skinny~ Tips for Elegant & Enjoyable Entertaining

Santa Barbara Weekend Guide Friday, March 14, 2014 What:   Home Entertaining 101 Where:   Jenni Kayne Home, 525 San Ysidro Rd. When:   Friday, March 14, 11am Why:   Join lifestyle blogger Valerie Rice for tips on easy, elegant and enjoyable entertaining. How:   Unleash your inner hostess with the mostess. What’ll It Cost Me:  Free to attend. Receive […]

My Recipes~ Padron Pepper Salad

Plant now to make this dish come summer. “It’s like sunshine on a plate,” says Valerie Rice. Padrón peppers are wonder­fully tender when blitzed on a grill, and they’re enjoyably unpredictable–most are mild, but every so often, you’ll get a hot one. See full article here: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/padron-pepper-salad-50400000133930/

Yum Sugar~ Spring Peas and Sausage

A Simple, Crowd-Pleasing Spring Dish The following post was written by Valerie Rice who blogs about fresh, simple recipes at Eat Drink Garden With Valerie and is part of POPSUGAR Select Food. Full article here: http://www.yumsugar.com/Spring-Peas-Sausage-Recipe-34287207

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Sweet: Best Brownies

It’s been a long, crumbly road, but I finally found my brownie recipe that’s just right.