Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Elegant and Affordable: Shrimp Beurre Blanc with Brussels Sprouts

This is a very simple yet elegant pasta dish — perfect for entertaining a few friends or as an intimate dinner for two.   The recipe combines recipe preparations from … Continue reading

September 6, 2013 · 13 Comments

Brunch Basics: Biscuits and Gravy

Falling in love and marrying a Texan means needing to learn how to make good biscuits and gravy.  So I turned to the person who has taught me so much … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 38 Comments

Impromptu Entertaining: Grilled Brussels Sprouts

As things heat up this summer, I try to find more and more ways to take the cooking outside to keep the house from getting too warm.  Grilling Brussels Sprouts … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 35 Comments

Lunchtime Hospitality: Meyer Lemon Granita

I love ice cream.  It is creamy.  It is awesome.  It is something that should never be kept in our house!  (See the first three sentences for the reason why).  … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 24 Comments

Homemade Staples: Buttermilk Biscuits

There is (almost) nothing better than fresh, homemade biscuits from scratch!  And once you’ve got the basic recipe down pat, you can alter the biscuits for some sweet and savory … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · 36 Comments

Finding Inspriation in Cookbooks

I am jumping on the bandwagon!!  Sharing of favorite cookbooks has been going around.  First Chef Mimi Blog and then A Pug In The Kitchen and then it was Fae’s … Continue reading

April 25, 2013 · 29 Comments

Homemade Staples: Meyer Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd is one of THE most versatile staples to keep on hand for preparing desserts.  Lemon bars, tarts, pies, etc.  Spread it on pound cake.  Dip strawberries in it.  … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 34 Comments

Ingredient Spotlight — Shallots

In a new series called ‘Ingredient Spotlight’, I will highlight a different ingredient each week and provide recipe suggestions as well.  For my first post in the series, I thought … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 19 Comments

Holiday Entertaining: Don’t Forget Pie!

We love pie in our household.  And there is a bit of a reason.  My pie recipes have been passed down from my family and they are extremely great!  That … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · 9 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