entertaining

our thanksgiving menu (+ a recipe for tomato-pancetta butter)

by amy 22 November 2011

thanksgiving is an incredibly special time of the year for me. last year, the day before thanksgiving, my then-boyfriend (+ now husband!) proposed to me at sunset on the gorgeous beach at seaside, florida. see? here we are, just minutes after he proposed. for the past few thanksgivings, we’ve traveled down to florida with family [...]

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hot dog sugar cookies – perfect for labor day cookouts!

by amy 2 September 2011

happy labor day weekend! i hope for all of you, it entails gorgeous weather, delicious food + a party or two. last year, we hosted a labor day party, which is when the above picture was taken. for details on last year’s party, as well as a fabulous tutorial on how to make chalkboard menus [...]

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help with menu ideas? Let’s Bring on Fall party!

by amy 26 August 2011

today’s history lesson: in many cultures, people performed ceremonial rain dances to try to bring rain to protect their crops. seeing as temperatures here are still in the 90s (+ will be as far as the 10-day forecast can see), we’re putting a new spin on the rain dance. no, we won’t be dancing for [...]

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our valentine’s day (+ a recipe for brussels sprouts with pancetta + garlic)

by amy 17 February 2011

as i mentioned last week, we pretty much spend each valentine’s day the same way. we forgo dining out at restaurant (it’s just so crazy on valentine’s day) + opt to cook dinner at home instead. this valentine’s day we kept with that tradition! first, i came home to some beautiful springy tulips from my [...]

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super bowl party – call for recipes!

by amy 26 January 2011

we’re hosting a small super bowl party at our home this year (about 10-15 people, plus a couple kiddos) + i’m starting to work on the menu.  i’ve narrowed down the ‘main dish’ to a few different things, but still need help deciding on some appetizers, snacks + desserts. any ideas? for the main dish, [...]

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