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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | April 11, 2014 | by Kim Vallee

5 Easter egg decorating ideas with a modern flair

tape eggs

+ photo credits: Living at Home – Easter egg decorated with Washi tapes. With Easter just around at the corner, it is time to for you to decide on how you will decorate your table and your home for your Easter brunch celebrations. In my mind, nothing says Easter more than decorated eggs. I made a [...]

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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | September 12, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Hold On Egg Cup by Doreen Westphal

hold on egg cup by Doreen Westphal

Every party benefits from a conversation piece. And you are sure to get many “Wow” with Doreen Westphal‘s Hold On Egg Cup. The egg cup is made of concrete. The shape was inspired by an egg cut in half. The most striking feature is a strategically placed magnet where to rest the spoon. Awesome! I have [...]

ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | July 5, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Garnish a Spinach and Lettuce Soup with Greek Yogurt

garnish a soup with greek yogurt video

If you think that serving a soup is boring, you will change your mind after watching this video. What I like about serving a soup at a party is that you can cook a day or two in advance. In summer, there are tons of tasty cold soup recipes that you can choose from. If [...]

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ENTERTAINING, EVERYDAY entertaining | May 23, 2012 | by Kim Vallee

Three Creative Uses of Washi Masking Tapes

washi tapes on flower vases

Keeping a reserve of washi tapes can be a time-saver when you have to create last-minute party decorations. Washi tapes immediately transformed a basic bags or bottles into something with personality. I compiled a lit of amazing projects made by crafters and small shop owners on the blogosphere. Loot Bags If you are looking for [...]


May 22, 2012 | by Kim

Ideas to Steal: Carpaccio Served on a...

Food plating on a table clothesline

I always keep an eye open for easy show stopper food plating that I could use at a party. The carpaccio served on [...]


March 27, 2012 | by Kim

The Costco Challenge: The Making of a Stylish...

stylish canapes costco challenge

This article from Town & Country is the proof that you do not need to spend a fortune to entertain in style 20 guests. [...]


February 2, 2012 | by Heather

Create Cork Creatures with Pins

corkers wine bottle pin animal

Planning to take a bottle of wine to that dinner party this weekend? Though your host probably won’t turn it away, a [...]


November 21, 2011 | by Kim

5-Minute Martha: Greet Your Guests with Tasty...

grazing board pate de foie

There is no need to rush or to prepare several types of appetizers when you are having guests over at the cocktail [...]


October 18, 2011 | by Kim

5-Minute Martha: Peter Callahan’s Bite by...

salmon pork and hot dog canapes

At last, you can get a finger-sized hors d’oeuvres cookbook that will not require you to stay up all night or cook all [...]


September 15, 2011 | by Kim

Ideas to Steal: Baby Potatoes in a Mason Jar

baby potatoes in a mason jar

We have seen tons of use for the Mason jar, and this one is a keeper. Next time that you are having [...]


September 13, 2011 | by Kim

Serve your Breakfast in a Bento Box

breakfast in a bento box

I always look for unexpected ways to serve food that are easy to do. I never thought to serve breakfast in a [...]

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August 1, 2011 | by Kim

Pretty Appetizers

scallop ceviche

See how one utensil makes all the difference. Take clues from these superbly done scallop ceviche for serving any appetizers on a [...]

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