Meeting planners, it’s cold outside! Help attendees escape the winter weather with a DIY warm beverage. Plan a festive hot cocoa bar for your event with this cheat sheet! Supplies: Hot Cocoa and/or Coffee Cups Spoons Napkins Table Decorations (pine needles and cranberries)     Toppings: Marshmallows Whipped Cream Chocolate Chips Peppermint Sticks (Bonus! […]

Cater to Cranberry Cravings

November 14, 2017

Trends may come and go, but cranberries have been a staple in holiday menus for centuries. Believed to have been served at the first Thanksgiving dinner, it’s no wonder we see these tart little berries appear in dishes, drinks and desserts from November to December. (Bonus: cranberries are an easy way to incorporate cost-friendly and […]

Food can leave an impression on attendees, but this doesn’t mean your spread must be extravagant or plentiful in a variety of options. You can create a simple menu that impresses without going overboard. Sometimes less is more, which can be the case when you’re working with a budget. Read on for our menu simplification […]

3 Creative Table Settings

September 11, 2017

Presentation is everything when it comes to elevating your event catering. Creative table settings can be hard to come by, but essential for delivering your tasty creations. To create an impressive table setting, think about how you can incorporate your event’s theme into the presentation. The following examples will help jumpstart your creative process. Food […]

The countdown to 2017 is officially on! We can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than with a few festive, bubbly libations. So pop some bottles and enjoy these champagne cocktails that are almost too pretty to drink.   French 75 1 oz cognac 1 oz lemon juice .5 oz […]

Sometimes people ask me for ideas for their holiday dishes. I always get the sense they feel like they’re taking the easy way by having the same things each year, like they feel complacent. They’re suffering from an unmistakable confusion about feeling a need to shake it up.   Here’s the deal: Holidays are about […]

  Almost Easter, and for many, hams will be the centerpieces of holiday dinner tables.   Ever notice those perfectly cross-hatched incisions in the fat of the ham when you see ham featured in cooking magazines? Of course, you have. Just like the grill marks on a steak — sort of.   It makes the […]

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

December 19, 2013

This is a nice twist on hot chocolate and perfect for the holiday season.   1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream 3 tablespoons of sugar 2 cups whole milk 4 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (or cocoa), coarsely copped ¼ teaspoon of peppermint extract 4 small candy canes   Beat ½ cup cream and about 1 […]

Oven-roasted Hash Brown Cakes

December 12, 2013

  Usually holidays means later than usual, large breakfasts. If you enjoy hash browns, you’ll love this. It’s simple to prepare and a nice alternative to the frozen hash browns most of are accustomed to.   1 ½ cups paper-thin onion slices 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, coarsely grated (usually about 2 ½ cups) […]

Like everything else, it seems, or at least most of the holidays, we Americans commercialize whatever we can, as best as we’re able, to sell more stuff. Don’t get me wrong; I love all the holidays as much as the next person. But, still, I wonder sometimes if we allow ourselves to be distracted by […]

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