Father’s Day Feast

June 4, 2010

In many households Dad may be King of the Grill, but on Father’s Day he can take a break from tending the coals but still enjoy a bold and delicious BBQ. Dad deserves a day to put his feet up, relax and take in a meal fit for a king. To show Dad how much… Read more »

Easy Easter Entertaining

March 29, 2010

  For many, Easter brunch is the beginning of Spring entertaining. Try this no-fuss menu that perfect for the holiday or any Spring brunch which features make-ahead dishes that are delicious and satisfying. The Sausage and Mushroom Strata sets the stage and the fruit salad, banana bread and lemon bread are perfect complements. Round out… Read more »

Academy Awards Viewing Party

February 25, 2010

It’s all about glitz, glamour and fabulous parties! The Academy Awards is America’s biggest movie event of the year. As Hollywood A-listers turn out for the Oscar event, you can hold a viewing party of your own that rivals those of celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck! Whether you’re hosting an intimate evening with family or rolling… Read more »

Mardi Gras Menu

January 29, 2010

  Mardi Gras Menu Mardi Gras is New Orleans’ premiere party! It’s irresistibly fun, vibrant and sassy. While you might not be able to head South to catch beads or take in the extravaganza of the parades and balls, you can create your own Mardi Gras at home with this festive menu. Be sure to… Read more »


New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 28, 2009

New Year’s Eve is a time for reflection and resolutions. And, there’s no better way to gather friends and family to celebrate the times ahead than with an easy, delicious meal. This New Year’s Eve menu is perfect for an evening celebration at home with loved ones. Cheddar Chutney Tarts Hearts of Palm Dip Pork… Read more »

Ladies Luncheon

November 24, 2009

This is a perfect meal for your bridge group or a larger gathering such as a bridal or baby shower – or just getting the girls together for lunch! Benedictine Cheese Canapés (p.14, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen) Layered Chicken Salad with Tarragon Dressing (p.80, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen) Buttermilk Cornbread (p.219, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen ) or Nama’s Rolls… Read more »

Cocktail Buffet for a Crowd

Once or twice a year we gather all the friends together for a fun evening of friendship and cocktails. To control your stress level, mom taught me to always make sure that at least half of the items for a large cocktail party can be made ahead and frozen, which you can do here with… Read more »

Book Club Dinner

A book club get-together should be as delicious as it is mind-provoking! So grab your favorite read – whether a timeless classic or a juicy novel – and add this contemporary menu to feed the conversation. Pesto Cheese Wafers (p.27, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen) Baked Halibut with Tomatoes and Capers with a Feta-Crumb Crust (p.143, A… Read more »

Après Ski

Make the Lasagna and Cake ahead and freeze them, then take them out the day you are serving, which leaves very little prep to be done after a long day of skiing. This is a hearty meal that satisfies those après ski appetites! Camembert Sauté (p.22, A Well-Seasoned Kitchen) Mexican Chicken Lasagna (p.171, A Well-Seasoned… Read more »


Holiday Celebration

Mom always served some version of this menu, with the Farfalle as the centerpiece, for our buffet dinner every year on Christmas Eve because she could make everything ahead and even freeze some of the items (such as the Clam Rolls and Nama’s Rolls). She served Sally’s Chocolate Almond Toffee, Christmas cookies and vanilla ice… Read more »

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