Tag Archives: easy entertaining

guacamole

Naked Guacamole

I’ve recently become a convert to a simple guacamole. After eight years of trying to turn my kids into guac lovers, I finally got it right.

ice cream

Mini Mason Jars of Ice Cream

This summer I have been using my tiniest mason jars to store individual servings of ice cream for the kids. It makes handing out perfectly-sized portions of ice cream as easy as grabbing a Popsicle from the box—sans freezer burn.

dahlias

Summer BBQ

The goal of summer entertaining is making it relaxed, fresh and enjoyable— even for the hostess.

lamb burger

Better Burger Tips

This recipe and grilling techniques will be great additions to your Memorial Day barbecue; I often make these lamb burgers for easy summer entertaining.

chicken salad

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. It’s pure comfort food– a surge of protein with a mayo chaser, what’s not to love? Here’s my latest take on this classic, inspired by the green spring onions and basil in my garden.

Granola parfait

Breakfast In Bed

For Mother’s Day all I have requested is breakfast in bed. Well, breakfast in bed…and no whining, a chicken coop and maybe some new Louboutins (my guess is that I’ll get one of the four, the one that involves a cup of coffee).

crostini-w-white-bean-puree-fried-capers

Holiday Guests, Holiday Appetizers

Handing your guests a nibble (I’m talking food here) and a cocktail upon arrival is the quickest way to start a great night. Here are a few of my mainstay quick and easy appetizers.