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January 10, 2018

Who doesn't love Superbowl parties? Beyond watching the game, there is the half-time show, yummy food and adult beverages, and most of all enjoying it joking around with friends.

Here's the ultimate guide to throwing an easy-to-plan Superbowl Party that allows you to actually enjoy the festivities for a change.  This guide covers the following areas:

Party Decorations - Menu - Activities and Games - Party Favors

3 Party Deco...

December 17, 2017

The gastropubs have been fashionable now for the last 20 something years.  The term “gastropub” was coined in 1991 from a couple of guys who took over London’s The Eagle pub.  It's become just as important to pair handcrafted beers with food as much as wine.  Pairing food and craft beers are here to stay and so here's a cheat sheet to help with your adventure.

Source: thedrinksbusiness.com

December 16, 2017

Pairing food and wine perfectly can seem like some kind of magical super power, but it really isn’t.  There are no hard and fast rules but just guidelines.  Almost everyone has heard the age-old rule of red meat with red wines and white food with white wines.  The only rule to keep in mind is, if you like it together then serve it together.  But if you need a little help to get started, here’s something to make it a bit easier...

December 12, 2017

Have you ever tried to eat standing up at a buffet-style party?  Attempting to juggle the utensils, a plate full of food, and drinks while talking to guests takes one more set of hands than we all have.

Inevitably, we leave our drink somewhere we don't remember, accidentally drop our plate of food, or disengage in conversation while we try to eat quickly to get rid of our plate.

Unless you have enough seatin...

December 12, 2017

Whose mouth doesn't water when thinking about Italian cuisine? It conjures up images of vineyards and rolling hills, beautiful cities and culture, and of course simple and complex flavors of food and wine that bring comfort and joy unlike any other country's cuisine.

Having watched and learned how Italians cook and entertain during various stints at Italian cooking schools and extensive visits to Italy, I have boiled it do...

December 8, 2017

recipe white bean soup shooters with bacon appetizer

December 7, 2017

Nothing conjures up summertime fun quite like Sangria.

Chilled wine, summer fruits, and sparkling effervescence. Ah, you can almost feel the sun just thinking about it.

While many people turn to mulled spiced wine during the winter months, for those of you looking for a refreshing take on this summer classic, look no further.

This Sangria recipe uses seasonal fall and winter fruits and blackberry brandy to almost make you forget...

November 17, 2017

Entertaining at home is a favorite past time, but as we all know, it can be very stressful, expensive, and time-consuming. We may ask ourselves why bother, and be convinced that it is too much of a hassle to invite friends over.

These 4 hacks will help to keep you sane and have you well prepared to welcome anyone over at a moment's notice. So sit back, and enjoy hosting your next event or unexpected guests by taking...

November 16, 2017

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From ridiculously large and opulent to elegantly simple, there is no denying that cheese boards are a mainstay at dinner parties.  A well-stocked cheese board is a gift to the senses with taste, sight, smell, and even touch elements that compliment any beverage or food you serve.  

9 things to make a Cheeseboard a Sensory Masterpiece

  • Bread of...

November 14, 2017

When you think of Nachos do the gooey artificial cheese and overs-salted tortilla chips served at the movie concession stand come to mind?  Well think again.

Today's nachos offer the opportunity to enjoy marinated, grilled or smoked meats, topped with homemade guacamole and different salsas, cheese, beans, sour cream, olives, and whatever else you fancy. Nachos are a the perfect dish for sharing, and their savory and heart...

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