Dinner & Dancing in Downtown Southern Pines

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If you've been reading for awhile, the title is a play on last year's "Dinner & Dancing in Downtown Savannah," because here we are in another beautiful town, at another wonderful school, and our kids are still learning about the social graces--how to serve, how to be served, and how good manners … [Read more...]

Summer Dinner: Steak Salad Recipe

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I mentioned this recipe a few days ago; I served it to Amy when she came to stay overnight on our way to the Haven Conference.  It was yummy, and easy, and gluten-free, so I wanted to share. My husband thinks it's important that I tell you that this is a waste of a perfectly good steak, which … [Read more...]

Easy Entertaining: Taco Salad Bar

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Today I'm just posting a quick (and somewhat obvious) idea for your next lunch or dinner event.  I made taco salad for last week's dinner meeting, and it worked really well.  It was easy for me (the hostess) and customizable for my guests.  I put each ingredient in a separate bowl so they could make … [Read more...]

Fajita Chicken with Green Onion and Cilantro Rice

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Ingredients  4  chicken breasts  (thin) 1 cup white rice Green Onion and Cilantro Sauce 1 bunch of Cilantro 4-5 Scallions 2-4 tablespoons olive oil Salt and Pepper to Taste 1 Lime, juice Fajita Paste 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon paprika 1 … [Read more...]

Summer’s Bounty~Fresh Basil Pesto

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One of my favorite things to make as soon as fresh basil appears at the Farmer's Market is fresh basil pesto. If you have ever tasted pesto sauce that has been freshly made, you know there is no comparison to the packaged or even readily-available jarred pesto. Don't be afraid to try this, this is … [Read more...]

{How to} Cook for a Dinner Party

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    As promised I am back with more details on the menu I served for my recent Dinner Party. Here is the menu~ APPETIZERS Brown Sugar Dijon Brie Cheese & Cracker Plate MAIN COURSE Shrimp Scampi (from Barefoot Contessa) Feta Salad (brought by my friend Tracey) Focaccia … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Healthy & Delicious!

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  This recipe is SO good, I can't wait to make it again. I found it in the recent Wegman's magazine (if you don't have Wegman's in your area, its an amazing grocery store, and I am truly sorry you don't). Each quarter they mail out this wonderful full-color magazine filled with fabulous … [Read more...]

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