Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Elegant and Affordable: Wild Mushroom Risotto

After making Butternut Squash Risotto last week, I decided I was officially on the “Risotto Wagon”.  So I thought I would create a dish using a variety of mushrooms and … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 12 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Truffle Baked Penne Alfredo

The important thing to remember when you’re caught in an “Impromptu Entertaining” situation is to assess your pantry and get creative!  Look at what flavors could work well together and … Continue reading

December 14, 2012 · 14 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Hollandaise-Asparagus Tart

This is the perfect dish to add a little elegance to your lunchtime entertaining.  The lemon and tarragon flavors really work well with the asparagus, making this a very tasty … Continue reading

December 4, 2012 · 12 Comments

Homemade Staples: Buttermilk Pancakes

After yesterday’s post about Breakfast for Overnight Guests, I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favorite breakfast foods to make!  Pancakes!  And not just any pancakes… … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · 16 Comments

Homemade Staples: Pizza Crust

There is nothing that beats homemade pizza crust!  I’ve already discussed how versatile homemade pizza can be.  The topping possibilities are endless!  And if you can make a basic pizza … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 10 Comments

Brunch Basics: Pumpkin French Toast Bake

After making pumpkin butter gifts for our ‘Thankful with Friends’ dinner guests, we had some leftover.  The uses are endless.  But the idea of using it as part of a … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · 12 Comments

Holiday Entertaining: Brined Roast Turkey

The star — the main attraction!  For many, that is the turkey at Thanksgiving.  Our turkey came from our local butcher, Westphalia Market, and was raised on a small farm. … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 12 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Sausage, Broccoli, Linguini in a Garlic Chili Oil Sauce

Pasta is often my “go-to” when faced with impromptu entertaining (except when entertaining my gluten-free friends).  There are so many things you can do with pasta, and more often than … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · 13 Comments

Elegant and Affordable: Buttermilk Baked Pork Chops

These pork chops are so simple, tender, and delicious that your guests will be wowed!  Plus, because of the simplicity of the dish, you can pair it with a wide … Continue reading

November 3, 2012 · 5 Comments

Elegant And Affordable: Linguini with Bacon Alfredo

One of the biggest struggles for most of us when it comes to entertaining is being able to do so on a budget.  But budget entertaining doesn’t have to mean … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 11 Comments